Site URL: Tagxedo.com
Content: Tagxedo creates “word clouds,” which are images formed by placing words together in the shape and form of a specific image.
Design: The site’s design is one of the simplest we’ve seen, which in this case is a good thing. The main input box dominates the homepage, and the site prominently features links to handy pages like “how to best use Tagxedo.”
Review: If you know the source of the words that will form your word cloud, you’ll be able to see the image in about 15 seconds. That’s how easy Tagxedo is to use. Simply type in a Web URL, Twitter ID or subject keyword, and the site does everything else.
There is a level of customization available. Users can select the image they want their words to form, as well as the color scheme of the final product.
Despite all of this glowing praise, Tagxedo only earns a 3-star rating due to limited applicability to the classroom. Sure, it’s pretty cool to see your words form a picture, but other than that, there really isn’t a lesson to be learned.
Bottom Line: While not that useful in the classroom, teachers could do a lot worse than this quick time-filler.