Create a Word Cloud!
A word cloud (or tag cloud) is a visual representation of text where certain words are given importance according to their weight, size, colour and positioning.
They can be useful in the classroom for exploring a variety of subject areas and topics, for example looking at a famous figure’s speeches in history, or pinpointing key features of a geographical location…the possibilities are endless!
You can create your own word cloud very easily using some of the free tools below:
WORDLE – http://www.wordle.net/
Wordle is a toy for generating “word clouds” from text that you provide. The clouds give greater prominence to words that appear more frequently in the source text. You can tweak your clouds with different fonts, layouts, and color schemes.
The images you create with Wordle are yours to use however you like. You can print them out, or save them to the Wordle gallery to share with your friends.
TAGXEDO - http://www.tagxedo.com/
“Tagxedo turns words — famous speeches, news articles, slogans and themes, even your love letters — into a visually stunning word cloud, words individually sized appropriately to highlight the frequencies of occurrence within the body of text”.
WORDFOTO APP - http://www.wordfoto.com/
“You’ve probably heard the tired cliche about a picture being worth a thousand words. We’ve taken this phrase quite literally and created WordFoto, an app that turns your photos and words into amazing typographic works of art”.
TYPEDRAWING APP - http://www.storyabout.net/apps/typedrawing/
“TypeDrawing is really easy to use, but it’s perfect for creating TYPOGRAPHY ART and UNIQUE WATERMARK over your photos. If you love typography, this poetic visual art app is absolutely yours.
Start by typing a sentence you want to say, and then just draw with your finger. This simple action leads you to make stunning typography arts and wallpapers. Of course, every screenshot is made only with TypeDrawing. It’s your turn”.