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Teacher Appreciation - Tip #13: Create a Wordle of Thanks

Get tips and ideas every day in May for Teacher Appreciation Month on how you can thank your favorite teachers -- and support them throughout the year!
Credit: Illustration by Walter C. Baumann

Tip #13: Create a Wordle of Thanks

Shower your favorite teacher with thanks by using Wordle, a free Web-based tool that creates a word cloud based on text you provide. Simply copy and paste thank you letters from parents and students into Wordle to generate a word cloud of thanks. Alternately, you can ask students and parents to write down descriptive words about the teacher. You can then use those responses to create a word cloud packed full of nice adjectives that paint a portrait of the teacher. Want an alternative to Wordle? Try Tagul.

"Every Day in May"

Every day in May we'll be offering up a new way to appreciate teachers.

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