Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Taxedo- Another Alternative to Wordle

If you read this blog regularly, you know that I enjoy using Wordle, ABC YA! and Word it Out to create word clouds with students. Word clouds can be used for a variety of activities, including advance organizers, summaries, and text analysis. Well, Taxedo is a new word cloud site that is joining the scene. Note that you may have to download Silverlight to create tag clouds. I did. I realize that this may be problematic for some schools. (I am hoping this issue is resolved since the site is in Beta.) I really like Taxedo for 2 reasons:
  1. You can generate word clouds in different shapes.
  2. You can save your word clouds as a .jpg directly from the site. (No more print screens!)
If you use word clouds, definitely check out this site!

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