Today I’m sharing word cloud generators. Word cloud programs make it easy to create your personal word clouds.
A Google search will list many. Tech&Learning offers a review of ten sites here.
I’ve selected three sites that I’ve had fun with and all three are easy to use.
Word clouds are great for promotional materials and presentations. I also create clouds to help me visualize characters and settings.
I used Wordle to create word cloud above. Wordle is the king of word cloud generators and produces awesome results with full editing capabilities. No log-in or email are required. Program allows printing, in order to save right click on Wordle picture and save as a jpeg and or make a screen print.
ABC Ya created this cloud. Final results that allow for font change, color change, and a randomized layout. Save options are in jpeg format and there are print options. It’s an easy application that kids will enjoy using.
I created the word cloud on the right with Tagxedo, a beta-released word cloud application that offers various cloud shapes. The only way I could get it to print was using Print Screen then pasting into Paint. Not a big problem because the shapes are fun.
Have fun creating your own personal word clouds. Click on the program names to link to the sites.
YOUR TURN: Can you think of ways to use word clouds?
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