ImageChef: An Excellent Tool To Create Word Clouds

ImageChef Word Mosaic -

This lovely word cloud was made using a tool in the ImageChef library of templates.  They call it a word mosaic in their library but what ever you want to call it, you can make some interesting and thought-provoking images with this tool.  I like ImageChef because of its flexibility to be used on the iPad, Android tablet and computer.  ImageChef is free through iTunes but the app costs $1.99 through Google Play android store.  Of course it is free to use on the computer.  These images can be saved to you computer, exported to various social media, and printed out to use as a piece of art.  

These word clouds can be use to create therapeutic statements or poems.  Students can input feelings vocabulary or statements that are thoughtful, the uses are endless.   Allow various students to make them, print them out in color and laminate the print to hang on the wall.  What a beautiful wall quilt when all placed together.  Students love to see their work of expression showcased in your office space.  Check out ImageChef, they have much more templates to create with.  My students also liked the photo frames when using the iPad.  They had a treat laughing at themselves in different frames with captions.  

Here are links to other word cloud makers:  Wordle  this one is often used but not easy to save to the computer.  You have to use a screen shot and then paste into the paint tool where you can crop off the unnecessary items on the frame. Tagxedo is a word cloud that uses images as custom shapes, and choose your fonts.  You can even have the word cloud used for custom printing.  And for the younger students go to ABCYa where they make Word Cloud creations so simple!

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