Wordle http://www.wordle.net/ This Web 2.0 tool creates wonderful 'word clouds' from related words. The size of the word is based on the number of times the word is used. Isn't this a great way to have students pull out the main idea(s)? and detail points? You can select different fonts, layouts, and color schemes to match your content.

If you don't want the Wordle embedded (by copying the code and pasting in the widget) and you want a different size image, simply do a screen capture. In Windows, here are the instructions: http://graphicssoft.about.com/cs/general/ht/winscreenshot.htm On a Mac, simply use Command+Shift+4 and click and drag a frame around the object you want to capture.

IDEA: Guess the Wordle – Today’s Wordle (not my idea but from Jennifer Wagner, another techie teacher.)
Guess the Wordle Activity - ReadMeFirst - http://guessthewordle.pbworks.com/ReadMeFirst http://guessthewordle.pbworks.com/Today%27sWordle
You can even purchase 52 Wordles for your grade level. http://guessthewordle.pbworks.com/GTW-Resources

Top 10 Wordle Activities for the Classroom - http://www.brighthub.com/education/k-12/articles/58905.aspx

Forty eight Interesting Ways to use Wordle in the Classroom - https://docs.google.com/present/view?id=dhn2vcv5_157dpbsg9c5


Little Kids, Big Possibilities - watch a video about Wallwisher, Wordle and Comics.com http://k12onlineconference.org/?p=440

For little kids – Word Clouds from ABCya http://abcya.com/word_clouds.htm

More Than Wordles - from Jen Wagner - great ideas under the tabs - http://morethanwordles.pbworks.com/w/page/31148968/FrontPage
Here's my Wordle on Dyslexia embedded:
Wordle: Dyslexia

For history buffs, why not try making one of these? GUESS WHO?
Wordle: Guess Who#1