Tagxedo

General Description

Tagxedo is a web tool that allows you to create word clouds. This is easy to use like all the other word cloud generators out there and it offers so much more. You can cut and paste words in and you can also edit the words in your cloud, even after you have generated the cloud. The frequency of words dictate its size (i.e. the more words you have on the place, the bigger it will be in your cloud).

Pros/Affordances

  • quick and easy to use
  • easily accessible
  • allows you to save your work
  • can edit word cloud
  • many customization features

Cons/Constraints

  • at this time I cannot think of a constraint for this tool

Final Recommendation

I love tagxedo and think it is a great tool for students and teachers. A great idea is to enter an entire article into the word cloud generator to see which words come out larger than the others. These words could potentially tell you what the main ideas, themes, or topics were of the article. There are so many other fun uses and it can be a very handy tool for the classroom.

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