When I attended the All Things Google conference last week, of course I brought my Samsung Chromebook, which I love! However, after speaking with +Kate Baker she enlightened me on a few things about the device. She is trying to replicate the tasks she does on her traditional laptop onto a Google Chromebook. Of course, this only makes sense, and one of the tasks she wanted to complete was to generate word clouds.
Since Google Chromebooks do not run Java, Flash or Silverlight, generating word clouds was an issue. However, after sharing a few tools with me, I wanted to pass the information along to my audience too.
Here is a list of word cloud generators that will work on a Samsung Google Chromebook. That is what I used to test these tools on.
This website will allow you to generate word clouds for free and you do not need to create an account. Just select a grade level from 2-5 and find the above image or you can simply perform a search on the website for 'word clouds'. Once you find it, then type the word list and it will generate a word cloud. You can customize the color, layout and font.
Just a note: if you want to save the word cloud, you would have to screen capture the image.