Tagxedo

Overview

Tagxedo is a word cloud, infographic, creator. The site tag line is, “Welcome to Tagxedo, word cloud with styles.” From the site:

Making word cloud is fun, and is much more fun with Tagxedo! With Tagxedo, you can:

  • make word clouds in real-time
  • customize font, theme, color, orientation, and shape
  • fine-tune with lots of options
  • save as images for printing and sharing
  • view your word clouds as thumbnails, and pick the one you want for further tweaking or saving
  • choose from many standard fonts
  • use custom fonts (e.g. downloaded from Font Squirrel, DaFont, FontSpace, or your own hand-drawn fonts)
  • constrain the word cloud to selected shapes (heart, star, animals, etc)
  • use images as custom shapes (e.g. a portrait, an animal silhouette)

  • Has an on-line shop
  • Gallery is under development, not sure if it will be an open gallery or “clean”
  • At this time it doesn't seem to work with iOS devices

Instructional Uses

  • Capture brainstorming.
  • Have students use to analyze their writing.
  • Students use to create visual representation or analysis of phrase, written work, or website (blog).

Process

  • Click the “Start Now” link or paste your url in the appropriate box
  • Click the “Load” button on left side tool panel to supply a link or text
  • Use the left side tool panel to change options, save, load, etc.
  • Use the “Save” option to download an image file, save on the site, etc.

Tips

Print/export
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