If you love Wordle and Tagxedo, then you probably love the power of word clouds. Many teachers use word clouds as ways for students to preview reading assignments for key themes and words. Google has an Add-on called Tag Cloud, which generates a word cloud in the side margin from your document's text with keywords, themes, or tags.
How does it work?
Step 1: Open up a Google Doc and select the Add-on menu. Choose Get Add-ons.
Step 2: Search in Add-ons for Tag Cloud and install it OR you can click here.
Step 3: Select the Add-ons menu, choose Tag Cloud Generator and then select Create Tag Cloud.
What does it do?
Although this is not a traditional word cloud generator, in the sense of saving a JPG of your cloud, it does give you a tool to quickly assess your text for themes and categories. This tool will only work if your text is 100 words or more.
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