The first web site is Wordle. Wordle creates a word cloud from text. The idea my colleague shared with me was modeled on an alphabet book, thus the thought of students using Wordle to create the cover of the book seemed perfect.
Below is a video showing how to use Wordle.
The second site is Glogster. This website will require you to register all of the students in your class before they are able to create a poster. The “EDU basic” Glogster is free. Glogster provides everything for a student to create an online interactive poster with pictures, podcasts, text, music and videos. The Glogster “poster” may then be embedded in a class blog, website or wiki. While Glogster takes some time to set up, it is a very creative educational tool.
Below is a video showing how to use Glogster.
If you are interested, check out the Wordle and Glogster sites. They are easy to use.