Create a Tagul Word Cloud for Researching

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Create a Tagul Word Cloud for Researching

  1. 1. Go to http://tagul.com/ and register
  2. 2. You can create up to 10 word clouds. Click on create.
  3. 3. Type in the words you want researched
  4. 4. Repeat words you want to appear larger in the word cloud
  5. 5. http://www.wordnik.com/ You could also use Visuwords, Eyeplorer, lexipedia. Choose a site to use for the research. Tagul automatically Or any online dictionaries and uses google. I have encyclopaedias chosen Wordnik.
  6. 6. Type in a word to search
  7. 7. Highlight the URL before the word you typed in and copy
  8. 8. Highlight the link before the ‘$’ and paste the new URL
  9. 9. It should appear like this Keep as lower case
  10. 10. Click on Fetch tags
  11. 11. Select a shape for your word cloud
  12. 12. Select fonts, you can choose more than one. Select angles for the words to appear or select random and then click on >> Click on ‘build a cloud’
  13. 13. The word cloud will be generated
  14. 14. Click on preview
  15. 15. Your word cloud will appear. If you are not happy you can go back and make alterations. I have noticed that too many are upside- down
  16. 16. I have changed the angles and click on build cloud again
  17. 17. Select Style Options. Select colours for text, background and rollover colours
  18. 18. Click on Preview. If you are not happy with the colour combination, click on refresh.
  19. 19. Here is a new colour combination
  20. 20. Move your mouse over a word and click
  21. 21. It should go to Wordnik and give information on the word you selected
  22. 22. Click on finalize, choose the size of the word cloud, save and copy the embed text
  23. 23. You can then add your word cloud to your blog or virtual classroom.

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