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End of Year Activity I will definitely be doing this year! Each student writes one word that describes each of their classmates. Teacher then takes words and makes a word cloud as a gift for students.

Tagxedo. Why it is better than Wordle: you can save it (ta-da!), you can make it into shapes, you can embed it in a blog, you can manipulate it easier, and it is just very kid friendly.

More word art...free! This is a little more awesome than wordle...

a canvas and letters......viola

Easy-to-follow tutorial from @ Centsational Girl on how to make your own word art!

Word It Out, like wordle but you can save it and add to it later

In this activity, students will analyze a character's traits and will create a digital word cloud based on those traits. A word cloud, sometimes called a Wordle, is an artistic arrangement of words of different sizes. The size of each word is related to the number of times it appears in the text.

Another great website where you can print (free) any shape word cloud you like...I am making the kids Valentine cards here with a heart shaped word cloud describing who they are in my words. Tugxedo.com

ABCya.com word clouds for kids! A word cloud is a graphical representation of word frequency. Type or paste text into the box below and press the arrow button to view the word cloud generated. The appearance of a word cloud can be altered using the graphical buttons above the cloud. It is also easy to save and/or print the cloud by simply pressing a button.

Tagul - gorgeous word cloud art. good for discourse discussion. what are other ways we can say.. why were these words used often. different forms of words discuss. take a narrative sample and put it in word cloud to work on.

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.

How to create Character Trait Word clouds - includes link to video explanation