As back to school session is underway , I love greeting new students with artfully decorated bulletin boards. My favorite way to do so is with Tagxedo’s word cloud maker. To use the Tagxedo site you must have Silverlight (a free Microsoft plug-in) installed on your computer. Silverlight does not work with all browsers. I ended up using Explorer. Once you have cleared this hurdle making word clouds on Tagxedo is very intuitive.
I had a great time playing around with the different shapes, fonts, colors – it is very entertaining and totally free! I finally settled on the traditional apple shape and loaded it with the names of fictional students. Check out tagxedo.com, see my sample below!