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Tagxedo - Word Cloud with Styles

Tagxedo turns words -- famous speeches, news articles, slogans and themes, even your love letters -- into a visually stunning word cloud, words individually sized appropriately to highlight the frequencies of occurrence within the body of text. Create Shop Learn Gallery The following are a few examples to show the versatility of Tagxedo, especially how tightly the words hug the shapes. Feel free to click the pictures and play with them in Tagxedo. If you like these word clouds, you must also check out the Tagxedo Facebook page which has many more candies for your eyes, and read about the 101 Ways to Use Tagxedo. Now...

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Weather Sensory Bottles for Circle Time Last updated Wednesday, October 22, 2014 Last week I added a new element to our circle time routine in my two- and three-year-olds classes…a simple weather check. I wanted some sort of hands-on manipulative to keep the children engaged and make the concept of weather more tangible, so I decided to try my hand at making some simple weather sensory bottles. These sensory bottles only took a few minutes to make using bits and bobs from my craft stash, and the children really respond to them. To make these bottles, I used fillable craft bottles I found at Hobby Lobby, but you could use any size bottle you wish. Raid your recycling bin!

Synonyms for words commonly used in student's writing Amazing- incredible, unbelievable, improbable, fabulous, wonderful, fantastic, astonishing, astounding, extraordinary Anger- enrage, infuriate, arouse, nettle, exasperate, inflame, madden Angry- mad, furious, enraged, excited, wrathful, indignant, exasperated, aroused, inflamed Answer- reply, respond, retort, acknowledge Ask- question, inquire of, seek information from, put a question to, demand, request, expect, inquire, query, interrogate, examine, quiz Awful- dreadful, terrible, abominable, bad, poor, unpleasant A Few Tools That Make It Easy To Analyze Your Writing One of the traps that many student writers fall into is overusing favorite phrases and adjectives. I've edited and graded enough essays over the years to confirm this. There are a couple of tools that can help students avoid overusing the same phrases and adjectives. WordCounter is a simple tool that writers can use to identify the words that they use most frequently in their text.

this is a great creative tool for students to use or teachers to incorporate words for students to guess the overall theme. by pammers27 Apr 21

Tagxedo is a website that allows students to create word cloud art. The words can be molded into various shapes or even portraits. This art can then be used in presentations, posters, or printed onto tshirts, bags, etc. • Students can create a word cloud to analyze characters in a book. • Students can create a word cloud to summarize key ideas of a text. • Students can create a word cloud to make book recommendations. by cheryllr5 Oct 11

No, I haven't. I promised myself to slow down and attempt to fully integrate a tech tool before moving on to a new tool. I know, from my readings, that Badges have garnered excitement among educators like us. by avalent Oct 15

Thank you I will try to use this for craftsmanship when kids produce something. Have you used badges? by gminton Oct 15

This is very similar to wordle. Students can input text to show themese and create visual representations of themes. Teaching Tips Use to show themes in text Use to show important terms in text or words they do not understand by k3nolen Sep 27

Very nice word cloud making tool - incorporating shapes. Good examples and community around the tool. by shellyw39 Feb 27

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