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Wordle and Tagxedo

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According to its creators, "Wordle is a toy for generating 'word clouds' from text that you provide. The clouds give greater prominence to words that appear more frequently in the source text. You can tweak your clouds with different fonts, layouts, and color schemes. The images you create with Wordle are yours to use however you like. You can print them out, or save them to the Wordle gallery to share with your friends."

Tagxedo turns words -- famous speeches, news articles, slogans and themes, even your love letters -- into a visually stunning tag cloud, words individually sized appropriately to highlight the frequencies of occurrence within the body of text. You can customize the size or shape of your word cloud and create images related to the words that make it up.


Classroom Uses:











Tutorials / Help: 


Wordle FAQ's


Wordle User Forum



Tagxedo FAQ's


Tagxedo Forum



Related Articles:


"Wordle: Using Clouds in a Lesson"


"A Word or Two About Wordle"


Tips for Teachers:


The Wordle front page will never feature images or links that are inappropriate for classroom use. Therefore, it's possible to configure an institution's "site-blocking" software to keep Wordle safe for classroom use.

Simply have your networking administrator block the following base URLs:

Word cloud tools like Tagxedo can be useful for visual learners who need a visual depiction of the words of emphasis in a text. You could try having students use Tagxedo as an tool in the editing of their written work. Have students paste the text of an essay they've written into Tagxedo to see how often they use particular words or phrases. The students can then reflect on why they've used a particular word so often. (Information Courtesy of Richard Byrne)




"Guess the Wordle" game



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