Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Use a Word Cloud to Analyze the SOTU Address

President Obama gave the State of the Union address last night. This would be a great time to work on analyzing text with students.

Take the text from the speech (found as prepared for delivery).

Highlight and copy that text.

Go to to create the word cloud.

Paste in the text into the text field

Click the Go button

Once the word cloud is created you can play with the font, layout, and color to adjust your cloud to your preference.

Now students can analyze the speech by looking at the words that stand out most.

Then you can do the same for the Republican response and compare the words used most in each speech.

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