By: Ellen Cordeiro
Objectives• Tools• Define• Educational Uses• Create
What’s aWord Cloud?
A tag cloud (word cloud, or weighted list in visualdesign) is a visual representation                       fortext data, ...
Examples
Wordle constructed from Wikipedias top 1000 vitalarticles sorted by number of views by RichardF      By RichardF (Own work...
By Nevit Dilmen (talk) and wordle.net (wordle.net and Nevit Dilmen (talk)) [CC-BY-3.0 (www.creativecommons.org/licenses/by...
By Hardy Leung and tagxedo.com [CC-BY-3.0 (www.creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0)]
SomeEducational   Uses
What sum of two dice occur the most often?
What sum of two dice occur the most often?
About Me
Take a current event article and paste it into awordle and ask the class to find the main idea.
Class Warm Up       What document do you       think this taxedo       represents?       Can you describe the       main i...
Can you think of any additional ways           you might use   word clouds in the classroom?
Create
Wordlehttp://www.wordle.net/
See your Word Cloud Appear
Notice wordle doesn’t notice the difference      between “word” and “words”
Use the toolbar above your Wordle for customization
ShareNote: You can also print to a PDFfrom a PC
Or
Use the tilde (~) to connect wordsFor Example: Native Hawaiians will display   Native~Hawaiians will display as two separa...
Tagxedohttp://www.tagxedo.com/
Share
To embed or to create a link to,Fill out the text fields indicated below and click submit.     Copy and paste this code to ...
You may also choose to print your Tagxedo
Or save it as a thumbnail...
Remember...Both Wordle and Tagxedo have more advanced functionsyou can discover as you work with each tool. Thispresentati...
Word Clouds in the Classroom
Word Clouds in the Classroom
Word Clouds in the Classroom
Word Clouds in the Classroom
Word Clouds in the Classroom
Word Clouds in the Classroom
Word Clouds in the Classroom
Word Clouds in the Classroom
Word Clouds in the Classroom
Word Clouds in the Classroom
Word Clouds in the Classroom
Word Clouds in the Classroom
Word Clouds in the Classroom
Word Clouds in the Classroom
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Word Clouds in the Classroom

  1. 1. By: Ellen Cordeiro
  2. 2. Objectives• Tools• Define• Educational Uses• Create
  3. 3. What’s aWord Cloud?
  4. 4. A tag cloud (word cloud, or weighted list in visualdesign) is a visual representation fortext data, typically used to depict key words onwebsites, or to visualize free form text. Tags areusually single words, normally listed alphabetically, andthe importance of each tag is shown with font size orcolor. This format is useful for quickly perceiving themost prominent terms and forlocating a term alphabetically to determine its relativeprominence. When used as website navigation aids, theterms are hyperlinked to items associated with the tag. According to Wikipedia
  5. 5. Examples
  6. 6. Wordle constructed from Wikipedias top 1000 vitalarticles sorted by number of views by RichardF By RichardF (Own work) [CC-BY-SA-3.0 (www.creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0) or GFDL (www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html)], via Wikimedia Commons
  7. 7. By Nevit Dilmen (talk) and wordle.net (wordle.net and Nevit Dilmen (talk)) [CC-BY-3.0 (www.creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons
  8. 8. By Hardy Leung and tagxedo.com [CC-BY-3.0 (www.creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0)]
  9. 9. SomeEducational Uses
  10. 10. What sum of two dice occur the most often?
  11. 11. What sum of two dice occur the most often?
  12. 12. About Me
  13. 13. Take a current event article and paste it into awordle and ask the class to find the main idea.
  14. 14. Class Warm Up What document do you think this taxedo represents? Can you describe the main idea of this document?
  15. 15. Can you think of any additional ways you might use word clouds in the classroom?
  16. 16. Create
  17. 17. Wordlehttp://www.wordle.net/
  18. 18. See your Word Cloud Appear
  19. 19. Notice wordle doesn’t notice the difference between “word” and “words”
  20. 20. Use the toolbar above your Wordle for customization
  21. 21. ShareNote: You can also print to a PDFfrom a PC
  22. 22. Or
  23. 23. Use the tilde (~) to connect wordsFor Example: Native Hawaiians will display Native~Hawaiians will display as two separate words together
  24. 24. Tagxedohttp://www.tagxedo.com/
  25. 25. Share
  26. 26. To embed or to create a link to,Fill out the text fields indicated below and click submit. Copy and paste this code to embed.
  27. 27. You may also choose to print your Tagxedo
  28. 28. Or save it as a thumbnail...
  29. 29. Remember...Both Wordle and Tagxedo have more advanced functionsyou can discover as you work with each tool. Thispresentation is just meant to get you started.
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