Wordle is another web-based application that is incredibly simple and pretty darn cool. According to the website (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.”
Basically, you type or dump in a block of text or link to a blog, then hit “go” – and, voila! – instant word art. You can tweak the colors and fonts to your heart’s content. For 38 ideas on how to use Wordle in the classroom, be sure to check out http://clifmims.com/blog/archives/2626.