Saturday, January 31, 2015

ABC Word Cloud app

If you don't have the ABCya Word Cloud app on your devices yet, I highly encourage you to pick this up while it's free. If you know what Wordle is, you'll love this app for the younger students. f you don't have iPads, you can also access ABCya Word Cloud online. Using the word cloud, students are able to create a graphical representation of word frequency. This could be a wonderful tool for a student written story, adjectives to describe a character, adjectives to describe an animal as part of a research project, and so much more. 

I've written about this app before here and used it last year to make part of our Mother's Day gifts as well. The app itself is very easy to use and only took my kiddos last year about 5 minutes to be able navigate independently.My one suggestion would be to either compose your words in the notes app so you can copy and paste or to copy your words in the app prior to creating your word cloud so if you have to go back, you won't have to retype everything.

Have you used ABCya Word Cloud in the classroom? If so, please leave a comment below to share how you used it.

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