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Wordle lets you generate word clouds from text that you provide. You can tweak your clouds with different fonts, layouts, and colour schemes.

Website: wordle.net
Cost:
Free.
Availability:
Online

Top 100 Tools for Personal & Professional Learning 2018:
Top 100 Tools for Workplace Learning 2018:
Top 100 Tools for Education 2018: 71

Past Overall Rankings
2017: 140   2016: 111   2015: 96   2014: 73   2013: 73   2012: 79   2011: 39   2010: 33   2009: 30   2008: – 2007: –


Comments from some of those that selected Wordle as one of their Top 10 Tools

“For creating attractive slides show key words as well as relative importance of each. Colourful. Flexible. Easy to use.” John Thompson, University/College teacher, Canada,  2016

“Using Wordle is a great way to see the major themes and ideas in an article.” 2015

“a creative way for students to brainstorm and synthesize” Diane Lowery 2014

“this is just so much fun; great to create artwork for a classroom; I create a poster for outside my class door the first day of class” Sarah Davis

“Word clouds. Nice for topic starters.” Leia Fee

“A great web app where you can generate word clouds from the text that you provide. Paste in text, rss url or del.ico.us username.” Scott Hewitt

“Input some text, then get a highly visual “word cloud” illustrating which words are most frequently used. Throws out some very interesting results when used with famous speeches, poems, constitutional documents.” Rusel Tarr

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