Get your class creating shapely
word clouds using Tagxedo

By Fiona Beal
What is a word cloud?
Tagxedo turns words -- famous speeches,
news articles, slogans and themes, even
your love letters --...
An example of a word cloud
Ask Google for Tagxedo.com

1

2
This
Look around the Gallery for
inspiration
After looking around the Gallery for
ideas click on Create
The menu bar
This is where you select all
your options
Step 1: Load your words

You can write your own
words or import words
here.
Click on Submit when you are done
Step 2: Choose a theme
Themes are located
under respins on the
toolbar. There are
many themes to
choose from, select a
the...
Step 3: Now, choose a colour

Although a theme
designates which
colours are put into
your word cloud,
you can swap the
col...
Step 4: Select a font
Step 5: Select a shape for your
words
Choose a shape
under the heading
respings. Shapes can
add meaning to the
words which...
Step 6: Select an orientation for the
words – any, horizontal, vertical or mix
Step 7: Save your word cloud
2
3

1

Select “Image 125KP
JPG“ to save it on
your computer. Title
your image. Select
"save"...
Word cloud ideas
Icebreaker – All about me
Write poems and add poem to
Tagxedo
The Internet is full of ideas

http://www.slideshare.net/lisavangemert/using-word-clouds-in-the-classroom
This SchoolNet b...
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This is part 2 of a SchoolNet webinar held on 6 February 2014 showing how to inspire your class with he wonderful word cloud creator Tagxedo.

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Get your class creating shapely word clouds using Tagxedo

  1. 1. Get your class creating shapely word clouds using Tagxedo By Fiona Beal
  2. 2. What is a word cloud? Tagxedo turns words -- famous speeches, news articles, slogans and themes, even your love letters -- into a visually stunning word cloud, words individually sized appropriately to highlight the frequencies of occurrence within the body of text…
  3. 3. An example of a word cloud
  4. 4. Ask Google for Tagxedo.com 1 2 This
  5. 5. Look around the Gallery for inspiration
  6. 6. After looking around the Gallery for ideas click on Create
  7. 7. The menu bar This is where you select all your options
  8. 8. Step 1: Load your words You can write your own words or import words here.
  9. 9. Click on Submit when you are done
  10. 10. Step 2: Choose a theme Themes are located under respins on the toolbar. There are many themes to choose from, select a theme which matches your subject and a theme which you enjoy.
  11. 11. Step 3: Now, choose a colour Although a theme designates which colours are put into your word cloud, you can swap the colours around to show a particular colour with a particular size of word.
  12. 12. Step 4: Select a font
  13. 13. Step 5: Select a shape for your words Choose a shape under the heading respings. Shapes can add meaning to the words which you entered into the word cloud. You can select an image from the list provided or you can add your own image.
  14. 14. Step 6: Select an orientation for the words – any, horizontal, vertical or mix
  15. 15. Step 7: Save your word cloud 2 3 1 Select “Image 125KP JPG“ to save it on your computer. Title your image. Select "save". For later use, open up your documents and find the word cloud.
  16. 16. Word cloud ideas
  17. 17. Icebreaker – All about me
  18. 18. Write poems and add poem to Tagxedo
  19. 19. The Internet is full of ideas http://www.slideshare.net/lisavangemert/using-word-clouds-in-the-classroom This SchoolNet blogpost has many ideas http://schoolnetsa.blogspot.com/2014/01/try-creating-word-clouds-inyour.html
  20. 20. Thank you!
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