Thursday, February 12, 2015

Tagul - Clickable Word Clouds

Tagul is a fantastic free tool to reinforce academic vocabulary.  The tool provides various shaped word clouds with an added feature - interactive links specified by the cloud creator (try clicking the cloud shown above).

  1. Create an account or sign in:
  2. Click the button
  3. Enter a name in the CLOUD NAME field:

    This step is necessary for the interactive linking features
  4. Click the   button
  5. Place a checkmark next to:
    - Show URL column in Words table
    - Open links in new window (optional)
  6. Click OK
  7. Under the WORDS section:
    - Enter in the words or phrases under the TEXT column
    - Optional - select a SIZE, COLOR, ANGLE, FONT or REPEAT
    Copy and Paste desired URLs into the URL column:
  8. Periodically, click the button
  9. Select a preferred shape under the SHAPES section:
  10. Select the desired font under the FONTS section:
  11. Select a preferred layout under the LAYOUT section:
  12. Select desired colors and animations under the COLORS AND ANIMATIONS section:
  13. Specify sharing options under the GRAB AND SHARE section:
See Tagul's FAQ page for additional help.

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