This is a close-up. This is the finished product of an assignment I did with first graders. They researched a winter animal using pebble go. They filled out a graphic organizer and then typed those words onto a word document. They then copied those words into Tagxedo.com. Tagxedo.com makes a word cloud into almost any shape.
This will be neat if I teach 8th grade again! Make a word cloud with all of the names of the students for 8th grade promotion (or high school graduation): Ten Thoughtful and Inexpensive Graduation Gifts for Your Students #edchat
♥♥ Wordle: For generating “word clouds” from text that you provide. The clouds give greater prominence to words that appear more frequently in the source text. You can tweak your clouds with different fonts, layouts, and color schemes. The images you create with Wordle are yours to use however you like. You can print them out, or save them to the Wordle gallery to share with your friends.