Campion proposes a solid gold idea: have teens compete in a Musical Tag Cloud game. First, students would choose a song (you could even give categories) that was school appropriate and then enter its lyrics into wordle to create a tag cloud. These can be posted to the library’s flickr site or printed out and displayed. The rest of the contest would consist of setting a time period in which participants could identify the tag clouds, and then naming a champion – prize to be determined.
To get you started, Campion has created a set of 18 Musical Tag Clouds and posted it here.
Of course, this contest can be adapted in a variety of ways – you are only limited by your imagination!
a banned books tag cloud
a YA authors tag cloud
a state or national book award list cloud
a cloud of teachers’ names in your school
a cloud of the seniors’ first names
a cloud of new titles in your collection
Whatever you choose, you have instant art that you can display in your media center.