Tagxedo. You've just got to check it out! It's just like Wordle ... only better. You can enter text from any site, blog, search, etc. The site automatically turns it into a word cloud, but with Tagxedo, you can CHOOSE a shape! You can even pick a picture or photograph from your computer to use. How ridiculously cool is that? It took me about 5 minutes to make this apple - I entered the URL from my blog for the text. The site also includes a link to a google doc slideshow for 101 Ways to Use Tagxedo. You could use Tagxedo to summarize books, create logos, create autobiographies with students' pictures (would be so fun for a back-to-school activity) ... the possibilities are endless! If you'll excuse me, I'm going to go play a little more with this site. I'm sooooo excited!
How would you use Tagxedo in your class?