For our Tech Tac Toe project, we were instructed to try out three new "tech tools" we hadn't used before but were curious about. For my first tool, I wanted to learn more about making word clouds.
To make word clouds, there are multiple websites that will create these based on the words you input. I chose Tagul, and could not figure out how to get the program to generate the cloud once I had typed in the words I wanted. After struggling with this for a while, and losing a few sets of words, I tried clicking, "Visualize," and voila!, a beautiful word cloud was created. I then played around with colors, font sizes, importance of certain words, and capitalization. In the end, I made two word clouds about Orff-Schulwerk teaching, and one about the qualities I would like to see in my music students. As it turned out, the Music Student word cloud was my favorite.
I will definitely use this Tech Tool in the future, maybe even for this year's Christmas card!