To get us started, I'd like to tell you about a really cool new website I learned about this week during our faculty inservice. It's called Wordle - a FREE online word cloud maker. What's this? Well, the picture above is an example. Type or past any text you'd like into the box on the Wordle website, and it will do the rest for you. You can do some (simple) customization of color and layout if you'd like, as well.
What might you use this for? Well, other than for some classroom activities, I plan to make some inexpensive art for my desk at work (and maybe for my mantel at home). I'll print the Wordle that I've created, and put it in an inexpensive frame that I've probably purchased at the dollar store. Art for $1...now that's a great deal!