Cloudart : iPad App to make a word cloud http://cloudart-app.com/ Cloudart : iPad App to make a word cloud
Simply give Cloudart some text from a web page or paste some into the app and it will automatically create a gorgeous word cloud for you in seconds.
Next, get busy with the intuitive sliders to customise your cloud to your heart's content.
When you're happy with your masterpiece, share it with friends!
Word Clouds for Kids (ABCya : Wordle look-a-like) http://abcya.com/word_clouds.htm Word Clouds for Kids (ABCya : Wordle look-a-like)
This application was designed specifically for primary grade children. The navigation and controls are simple and easy to learn. Saving and printing a word cloud is only one click away!
Guide to Wordle for Educators http://bit.ly/bQX9VC Guide to Wordle for Educators
The beauty of Wordle is that there is no signup or login and the whole process can be completed in as little as a minute depending on how complex you wish to get.
Wordshift for creating Word Clouds http://wordsift.com/ Wordshift for creating Word Clouds
WordSift was created to help teachers manage the demands of vocabulary and academic language in their text materials. We especially hope that this tool is helpful in supporting English Language Learners.
Wordsift Tutorial Use in Classrooms
Tagxedo ... Wordle look-a-like (create tag cloud) http://www.tagxedo.com/ Tagxedo turns words -- famous speeches, news articles, slogans and themes, even your love letters -- into a visually stunning tag cloud, words individually sized appropriately to highlight the frequencies of occurrence within the body of text. CLICK HERE for Screencast tutorial
ABCya ... Word Cloud http://www.abcya.com/word_clouds.htm ABCya ... Word Cloud
A Wordle look-a-like .... which actually works very nicely.
I think I prefer this .. especially if working with younger students.
A really useful Wordle trick http://www.jamiekeddie.com/602 A really useful Wordle trick
Like many of us, Sylvie is a big fan of Wordle.net, an online application for making word clouds.
She showed me a really useful little tip that opens up all sorts of new possibilities ...
Participatory Visualization with Wordle http://www.research.ibm.com/visual/papers/wordle_final2.pdf Participatory Visualization with Wordle
We discuss the design and usage of “Wordle,” a web-based tool for visualizing text.
Wordle creates tag-cloud-like displays that give careful attention to typography, color, and composition. We describe the algorithms used to balance various aesthetic criteria and create the distinctive Wordle layouts.
We then present the results of a study of Wordle usage, based both on
spontaneous behaviour observed in the wild, and on a large-scale survey of Wordle users. The results suggest that Wordles have
become a kind of medium of expression, and that a “participatory culture” has arisen around them.
Using Wordle in the classroom (1 of 2) http://bit.ly/3lf9nQ Using Wordle in the classroom (1 of 2)
Text-analysis and visualization applications are terrific teaching tools!
I firmly believe that Wordles are the gateway drug to getting students interested in textual analysis.
In a word cloud, the most frequently used words are the largest words in the display, while words used less frequently are displayed in a smaller font. It’s so very simple, yet so very useful.
Using Wordle in the Classroom http://www.techlearning.com/blogs/20322 Five Reasons to Use Wordle in the Classroom by Terry Freedman
So, how might Wordle be used in an educational context? I would suggest the following 5 ways:
The Ultimate Guide to Wordle for Educators http://bit.ly/7CxSMe The Ultimate Guide to Wordle for Educators
Wordle is incredibly popular with teachers and students because of its simplicity and capacity to offer multiple open-ended opportunities across all curriculum areas.
So I am going to share some of my knowledge of using Wordle and some Lesson ideas that will hopefully make Wordle your preferred option next time you do a class brainstorming session or you are looking for a tool to inspire some creativity in your lessons.