The fun thing about these is that it takes collections of words and allows to you add different dimensions to them using colour, shape, perspective and so much more. If you are a visual or spatial learner this may help you engage in the text more easily.
So what might you use a Wordle for? Well you could use it to......
One of the first word cloud builders
Tagxedo is another word cloud creator. This one is really cool, because you can make your words into shapes that reflect the topic or concept you are talking about. Have a look at the one below on pianos.
WordArt (formerly Tagul)
This word cloud generator has an added feature that allows the user to make each word an active link to connect to a website you determine.
The Word Cloud Guessing Game. This app allows you to elicit evidence of learning or determine background knowledge about a topic. These word clouds are pictures composed of a cloud of smaller words that form a clue to the topic.
This app generates word clouds from the text you provide, and they can be exported and shared.