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Friday, March 8, 2013

iPod Wordle Poem

Slice 8 of 31
Thanks Stacey and Ruth for hosting the
Slice of Life Challenge 2013
So by reading other blogs, I saw this wonderful idea called ipod poetry!  Check out links to those blogs here and here!  Thanks Michelle and Michelle!  So, I decided to take my first 50 ipod faves play list and type the songs into the Tagxedo Word Cloud.  After creating my wordle, I took a screen shot of the words and imported the screen shot into Paint and got this image:
 
Some of the biggest words that popped out at me were:  Today, time, coming, Don't, ways, great, heart, gonna, and day. **And Christmas, but that was just a little to seasonal for me so I left it off.
So here is my poem a bit of slice advice, if you will:
 
 
 

Don't waste today

Time is fleeting

With all of your heart

and in all ways

in your coming and going

Make today

a great day

You're gonna do

great things!


 

28 comments:

  1. Amy, I love your poem and the process you used. Very creative! Kids would love this. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Thanks Catherine!

      I agree that kids would like doing this! It was pretty easy!

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  2. Your poem is a keeper...into my file it goes...and the wordle...still gotta try that one! PS It's a snow delay so I challenging myself to read all of today's posts - so far!

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    1. Good luck with reading all of the posts so far! Hope you met the challenge with having extra time on your side Anita!

      Glad you like my poem!

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  3. What a cool process! I can't wait to try that and we have a snow day today so it just might be today! Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Ahhh! I would love to have a snow day about now! Glad you like the process-hope you share in a slice if you do!

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  4. This is a really cool idea! And I agree with Catherine-- my middle school kids would love this! People on SOLS amaze me with their creativity!

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    1. Carol,
      I am amazed by the creativity in this community of writers as well! Let us know if you try it with kids!

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  5. So...they will love it and to me that is so important. I think the visual aspect is so worth trying. Thanks for the how to get it other places. xo

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    1. Thanks, the other slices did theirs a little different from me-they rearranged the titles on their playlist-which reminded me of spine poetry!

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  6. Just fabulous, Amy. I love both. Tagxedo is such a great app. I like the rhythm "with all of your heart and in all ways..."

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    1. Thanks Linda!

      I am glad this slice came out on poetry Friday too!

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  7. I've used Tagxedo for grammar and literature , but never for poetry...what a lovely idea!

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  8. I love your idea. Thanks for sharing.

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  9. I love the iPod poems - have done those. I love Tagxedo - have done those. But making a Tagxedo using the iPod poems - gotta try that! Fun!

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    1. Thanks Donna! Have fun and share what you come up with when you try it!

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  10. Thanks for the inspiration!! I haven't used Taxedo or Wordle in awhile. Beautiful!

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  11. I love your poem and I am a huge fan of wordle...so much fun!

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    1. Thanks Betsy!
      Have you tried the wordless for kids on ABCya?

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  12. Amy,
    This is sa-weet. Did you type in just your titles or the entire lyrics? The poem you created with the words really speaks to making the day the best it can be. You must listen to pretty uplifting music. ;o) I think this would be fun to try. Thanks for sharing!

    Cathy

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    1. Cath,
      I just used the titles! And I just to the first 50 from my faves playlist! I think it's funny that most of it is from the 80's and Christmas music! Glad you likely!

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    1. Thanks Michelle-you're the inspiration

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  14. I went back and read the slices I had missed this week. The slices from your childhood are precious. I like how throughout the week you have played with different topics. I was a bit sad that as a conclusion to one of your days you felt bad. From this playful slice I'd like to believe that you are having a better day. Have a fabulous weekend.

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    1. Thanks Terje!
      I had a rough week with my class. They have been tough all year -some days better than others...
      The slices this year, I am truly feeling them...I am not at a loss in any way for what to write-I am writing more in the experience of a day-something strongly pops out and inspires me!

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  15. VERY NEAT! I will have to check out those other blog posts to learn how to create one of my own. Yea for mentoring!

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