We spent some time in the later part of the morning looking at some amazing tools for examining text. The first one should be of interest to Monica.
TextArc - A TextArc is a visual representation of a text—the entire text (twice!) on a single page. A funny combination of an index, concordance, and summary; it uses the viewer's eye to help uncover meaning.http://www.textarc.org/
Be sure to explore the Alice in Wonderland link.
US Presidential Speeches Tag Cloud - This tag cloud shows the popularity, frequency, and trends in the usages of words within speeches, official documents, declarations, and letters written by the Presidents of the US between 1776 - 2007 AD. The dataset consists of over 365 documents downloaded from Encyclopedia Britannica, ThisNation.com, and WhiteHouse.Gov.http://chir.ag/phernalia/preztags/
I'm not sure how I'll use these, but I'm going to share them with teachers and see what they think.