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6 Great Apps to Create Word Clouds on your iPad

Word cloud tools are great for bringing into focus the main elements in a learning activity. You can use them to deconstruct a text or to pull out the main characters in a story or a book. Educational Technology and Mobile Learning has already featured a detailed guide on  how teachers can use these tools in education and here are some of the ideas mentioned there:

  • Use word cloud tools to brain storm a topic or create a discussion either inside the class or online
  • Use them to teach vocabulary
  • Use them in reading activities to promote comprehension
  • Students can use them to feature important ideas from a discussion or a video content
  • The entire class can use word clouds to react to a certain topic
  • Have students create word clouds that generate understanding of a concept, standards or vocabulary word.
  • Illustrate classroom thoughts or views using a word cloud to survey students.
  • Create a class word cloud that highlights class expectation
  • Post students first names to create a class or group word cloud
Today I am sharing with you the mobile version of the word cloud tools. These apps can work great on your iPad. check them out:

1- Wordsalad

Make great wordsalads out of documents that matter (or not) to you! With WordSalad you can make beautiful word clouds, super customized with different fonts, colors and words layouts.

Unleash your creativity by making beautiful word clouds on your iPad. 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!

Visual Poetry lets you make beautiful text collages.Type your text or phrase and watch it instantly arranged as a mosaic in a variety of shapes and styles. 24 symbols are included or you can draw you own shapes. Pinch and drag to resize and rotate individual words.

Make beautiful tag clouds from your iPhone and iPad! Create a word cloud from a web page, custom text, your own spreadsheet file, or try sample clouds included with the app...

Create stunning word collages on your iPhone and iPad! Set up a collage with your text(or website URL), different layouts, fonts, and color themes.Simply start by clicking on the "Text" button. Add some text or input a website url. Select color theme and font in Settings. Select Landscape or Portrait orientation. Word Collage even lets you pan and zoom the picture.

WordFoto offers a great way of adding a message within photos, producing some intriguing results
Courtesy of Apps in Education

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