The days are going by so quickly!
I just wanted to share my first Tagxedo creation:)
Yesterday, I had the students complete the sentence, "Math is important because..." using post-its to record their answers on the board, as explained in the post on Middle School Math Rules.
I took all of the responses from the 85 students that I have, entered them in the Tagxedo creator, and this word cloud was the result! I love it!
In the "word options" section, I set it so that common words were not removed, and identical words were not combined, so that the students could see how often the same words were repeated. Some of the phrases that so many of them wrote, like "everyday life," or "helps in everyday life" or "helps with obstacles," were separated, but I think their message still comes through...that math is important in everything in life!
I wish I could print this on poster-size paper, but do not have the capability to do so. So for now, I printed it using my color printer at home and will hang it on the board at school on the 8.5 x 11" paper.
Any suggestions for enlarging, without losing the quality?