Creating a word cloud means creating a world of excitement in your computer class! You’ve probably seen them in advertisements, lesson plans and websites. If you ever wondered how they were made and wished you could make them too - here’s a free download that will take you through the website application known as Tagxedo.com step-by-step. If you haven’t come across the wonderfully creative idea of a word cloud, the definition of one is simply a group of words that have something in common, and which are then organized into a shape that reflects the theme of those words. World Clouds are an artful way to express personality, emotion, and ideas. I’ve taught Tagxedo.com for five years to students from 4th through 8th grade and have taught other teachers at area workshops. My free download includes five pages of instruction, 20 samples of word clouds, and how they can be worked into your lesson plans. This 16-page download is formatted as a PDF.
by Diane Yale-Peabody
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