A "Word Cloud" is a visual depiction or graphical representation of word frequency. Some Word Cloud tools (Wordle, for example) will look for the most frequently used words (or tags) and display them as a random pattern, with the more common words or tags appearing larger in the cloud. some word cloud apps let you adjust colors, fonts, shapes, while others focus more on the analysis of the text.
Educators are using word clouds in the classroom because of the many different and creative ways that they can be integrated within the curriculum. Below, you will find a list of ideas how to use word clouds in the curriculum! (article by Jonathan Wylie – see more on http://www.brightbulb.com)
Check out some of the more popular word cloud apps: Each is different in their own way..
Word It Out: http://worditout.com/
Make Word Mosaic: http://www.imagechef.com/ic/word_mosaic/
Tagul: http://tagul.com… and here’s a link to a page with full descriptions: