Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day…

…For Teaching ELL, ESL, & EFL

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Last week I posted about Wordle. It lets you either copy and paste or upload text. It then produces a word cloud that give greater prominence to words that appear more frequently. You choose from different formats about how you want your word cloud displayed, and then have them displayed on the website with its own url address.

David Kapuler just let me know about a similar web tool called Tag Cloud.. The advantages Tag Cloud has over Wordle include it makes it easier to upload a file, and you can also have it analyze a url address. The disadvantages seem to be that it provides an embed code but not a unique url address for your creation, and it only provides one option for a a display — one of the great things about Wordle is that you have several options and it’s shown in color.

Both provide excellent learning opportunities for English Language Learners and others, as I described in my Wordle post.

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Author: Larry Ferlazzo

I'm a high school teacher in Sacramento, CA.

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