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Get your class creating shapely word clouds using Tagxedo

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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.

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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  • 1. Get your class creating shapely word clouds using Tagxedo By Fiona Beal
  • 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. An example of a word cloud
  • 4. Ask Google for Tagxedo.com 1 2 This
  • 5. Look around the Gallery for inspiration
  • 6. After looking around the Gallery for ideas click on Create
  • 7. The menu bar This is where you select all your options
  • 8. Step 1: Load your words You can write your own words or import words here.
  • 9. Click on Submit when you are done
  • 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. 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. Step 4: Select a font
  • 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. Step 6: Select an orientation for the words – any, horizontal, vertical or mix
  • 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. Word cloud ideas
  • 17. Icebreaker – All about me
  • 18. Write poems and add poem to Tagxedo
  • 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. Thank you!