I was so excited when I saw Wordsalad, developed by Libero Spagnolini. With infographics catching on quickly in education, this app will prove too valuable. Creating a Wordsalad is quite easy by just typing text and touching start. Twenty-eight languages are supported, as well as the ability to stop little words like "the" or "a". Numbers can be stripped out and there is an on/off option for automatically filling the space with words. Words can also be linked together with special characters like the underscore.
Let the magic begin! The ruler turns different words. The magic wand creates different images. There and many options for customizing the colors and shades. Various backgrounds are available. A neat feature I liked was being able to clone a Word salad, then tweak the second one, making each unique. Under the help section, it shows the word ranking, as well as FAQ's. While you can not edit the text, this app allows you to save the text to the clipboard to start a new one. There are excellent export options such as a PDF, camera roll, Twitter, and Facebook. Teachers could easily use this to teach vocabulary, spelling words, and rules of the classroom. Parents and kids could create interesting wall art with their names, interests or likes. This s definitely becoming a "go to" app in my class. I even copied and pasted my review into Wordsalad and it looks great! Try the FREE edition or get the School Edition for $2.99.
About the Author
Ann Francis is a die hard special education teacher of who believes everyone can learn. She has been using iPads in the classroom for three years and it has totally changed the way she instructs. Ann also offers professional development on collecting data with apps, training teachers on apps and using the iPad.