One of my favorite “little or no prep” tools is a web site called ABCya.  The site is a PLETHORA of activities organized abcya-logoby grade level and categorized by letters, numbers, strategy, skills, and holiday.  Too many activities to list here. While many are games/drill and kill several allow for creation - Word Clouds, Animation, Word Search Creator, Secret Message Creator and a number of others.

Simple Uses?

Students use the Word Cloud activity in place of Wordle to work on vocabulary exercises.  EXAMPLE: 2nd graders enter a vocabulary list of terms for Math or Social Studies, then evaluate the list and make more important words appear larger in the word cloud by typing them twice.

Do I Plan To Use It?

I DO use it.

Commitment And Learning Curve

Low learning curve.

Best For



Free for web version on computers, Individual apps cost about $0.99 US each.