1,600 words = 1 image

Ignore me, I’m playing.

I have given kids Wordle versions of their research papers before and so wanted to see what Tagzedo could do:

The first is a paper by a young lady who suggested that total war was as much a moral wrong as slavery itself. I tell them if they see “I would have read this one for free” on their paper, I really liked it. She got her paper back and that was the only comment she looked for. It was there. Probably one of the best I’ve read in seven years.

I love that ‘slave war’ ran through the south and ‘destruction land’ across the north. Completely random.

The second paper did not have that commendation on his paper but I loved the ambition of his thesis. The South lost Gettysburg due to arrogance, disregard of orders and poor execution. I’d rather them be ambitious and come up short (I love helping them get the rest of the way) rather than striving for the mediocre.

I love that Longstreet connects the fuse on this one. Its like the guy who designed Longstreet’s statue at Gettysburg now works at Tagzedo.

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3 comments on “1,600 words = 1 image
  1. Jodi says:

    I never thought of putting the student’s papers into Wordle or Tagazedo! Duh! What a great idea! I also like the tag line “I would have read this one for free” – a great contemporary version of the old gold star.

  2. janeapplebee says:

    (I read this post for free. Just saying.) The tagxedos look great. Have you printed them out? I remember when I used wordle before that I had a hard time printing them out so that they would fill a single piece of paper, they tended to be very small and to pixelate at 8.5×11.

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