If you are looking for a good, free, screen capture program with editing tools, try Snaggy. To draw or write on your screen capture, just paste your screen capture image into Snaggy. Snaggy offers tools for highlighting a section of your screen capture, typing on it, drawing free-hand on your image, and cropping your image.
Check out the article on "12 Valuable Wordle Tips You Must Read...Word Clouds in Education" from Tech & Learning. The suggestions are great for using this online, free tool with your students.
Do you have additional tips from your own use of Wordle in the classroom?
OH Wait! Tim from Tincher used Wordle for a Mother's Day card. He is so creative
Also I am going to use it for 3-6 spelling words. My theory is, if you can see it, hear it, play with it, then you might just remember it......plus they should stick it on their refrigerator.
I just cut and past thePowe rof the Walk and Talk Technique by Jim Patterson that I was interested in using next year into wordle and it is nice to see the most frequent words: student, students, goals, walk, positive, grades.. I'm still having trouble saving an electronic copy.
You may have already had this posted as a response, but I just learned about Jane Hart's list of Top 100 online learning tools. She is associated with the UK's Centre for Learning and Performance Technologies. Here is the link: http://c4lpt.co.uk/top-100-tools-for-learning-2011/.
I came across this review of different Web 2.0 screencasting tools. I have not reviewed them all but some looked it it could help you.
Have you seen the latest game Sproutster that is a free iPad game that has a concept similar to the one behind Free Rice. The difference between the two games is that Sproutster wants you to spell words and Free Rice wants you to guess the definition of words.
Free Technology for Teachers states that "Sproutster asks you to spell three to five letter words by catching letters in a bucket as the letters rain down on you. You don't need to catch all of the letters. You just need to catch letters in sequence to spell any word that you like (proper nouns don't count). When you have spelled a word dump it out to make a plant grow. When the plant has reached its full size you move on to the next level. For each plant that is grown Sproutster donates 30-50 grains of rice to the UN WFP."