3. ProsPros ConsCons
Tagxedo turns words into word clouds for classroom
or personal use.
There are numerous choices of pictures/ideas to
You may use a variety of urls, twitter IDs, or
Delicious IDs to create a tagxedo.
You can create your own font.
There are a variety of color options, as well as
themes to choose from.
There is a “respin” option, which will change the look
of your tagxedo easily.
Tagxedo is easy to save and use. You also have the
option to upload to twitter, facebook, or other social
The site was not extremely
user friendly, in my
opinion. I had to watch
several videos on how to
use the program before
4. Lesson IdeasLesson Ideas
Use the school bus shape and have students create a
tagxedo based on their feelings about the first day of
school. Students will come up with adjectives to
describe the way they felt on the way to school and
create a tagxedo to represent those feelings. They
can share with a partner or with the class when
First Day of School ActivityFirst Day of School Activity
5. Lesson IdeasLesson Ideas
Types of Clouds ActivityTypes of Clouds Activity
After learning about the various types of clouds, divide
students into small, collaborative groups. Assign each
group one type of cloud to research further. Each group will
then create a tagxedo using words that describe the type of
cloud they were assigned. After all groups are done, hold a
small class share time. I call if “Afternoon Tea” in my
classroom. We all sit around in a circle and share and sip
“tea” (which is really juice).
6. How will this science activityHow will this science activity
help meet content standards?help meet content standards?
By using the Types of Clouds Activity mentioned in the previous slide, you
will be meeting several second grade North Carolina Standards.
Understanding the various types of clouds falls under the NC Science
Essential Standard 2.E.1, which states that students will “understand
patterns of weather and factors that affect weather.” By understanding the
different types of clouds and when we see each type, students will better
understand the different patterns of weather that occur over time.
By using this activity, students will also meet the needs of different
technology standards for second grade. Technology Standard 2.TT.1 states
that students will “use technology tools and skills to reinforce classroom
concepts and activities.” The standard goes deeper by stating that students
must “use technology tools to present data and information.” What better
way to meet these second grade standards than to combine both science
and technology into one activity? Integration is crucial in the elementary
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