I have been exploring www.Tagxedo.com today and I wanted to try out my idea of using Tagxedo as a tool to help students summarize a piece of text. Since you have the option in Tagxedo to make words larger the more often they appear in the text, it would make the names of main characters, key events, and commonly used words stand out. I tried an example using the story, The Three Little Pigs. I found an online text version, which I was able to copy and paste into www.Tagxedo.com. I chose to have it come up in the shape of a pig and voila!
An online resource that helped me with this Web 2.0 tool was a tutorial I found on Youtube.
Another helpful resource was a Frequently Asked Questions page on www.Tagxedo.com.