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Updated by Tonia Taylor McMillan on Aug 01, 2014
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Picture/Text Apps and Websites to Help Build Vocabulary

Here is a list for you to use with your students to help them increase their vocabulary.

Pic Collage

Millions of people use PicCollage to create quick photo memories with friends and family, or make poster-worthy collages of their favorite bands and brands. Add cool stickers, fun fonts, web images and Youtube videos!

Presentation Software that Inspires | Haiku Deck

Haiku Deck is a completely new kind of presentation software -- it's simple, beautiful, and fun.

Word Clouds by ABCYa.com

FREE for a limited time!

Word Clouds by ABCya.com is an easy-to-use app to create and share beautiful word clouds.

A word cloud is a graphical representation of word frequency. While there are many practical applications for word clouds, a common use is to analyze a body of text.

The screenshots depict the Gettysburg Address as a word cloud after it was copied and pasted into the app.

Million of students have used ABCya.com's Word Cloud app online. Now it can be utilized on iPad.

WordFoto

Featured by Apple as "App of the Week" in Canada, Germany, Australia, Italy, Japan, Hong Kong and several other countries.
Featured by Apple as "New and Noteworthy" and "What's Hot" in US, UK and several other countries.
#1 Photography App in US, UK and several other countries.

"My favorite app this month is WordFoto." - Robin Rhys, AppAdvice Daily

"WordFoto offers a great way of adding a message within photos, producing some intriguing results." - Jennifer Allen, 148Apps

"If you're looking for a funky and fun new app to add to your iPhone photography arsenal, then this is it." - Christine Chan, AppAdvice


WordFoto - Pictures Worth a Thousand Words

You've probably heard the tired cliche about a picture being worth a thousand words. We've taken this phrase quite literally and created WordFoto, an app that turns photos and words into amazing typographic works of art.

Feature Highlights:

• Fast fully automated space finding, word filling algorithm.
• Manage and create your own word sets.
• Eight unique Preset Styles.
• User definable Custom Styles with parameters for brightness, contrast, fonts, etc.
• Import images from photo album or camera.
• Crop editor.
• Inspect detail in zoomable preview.
• Manual fine tune parameters.
• Resulting word images are full resolution.
• Save, email or share on Facebook.
• Save original and cropped original.

Requirements:

Compatible with iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPod Touch 3rd generation, iPod Touch 4th generation, and iPad. Requires iOS 4.0 or later. No native iPad support.

Wordle - Beautiful Word Clouds

Wordle is a toy for generating "word clouds" from text that you provide. The clouds give greater prominence to words that appear more frequently in the source text. You can tweak your clouds with different fonts, layouts, and color schemes. The images you create with Wordle are yours to use however you like.

ABC Magnetic Board Plus with Alphabet, Numbers, Shapes, Toys and Magic Shape Puzzle Backgrounds

Classic Magnetic Board with letters, numbers, common shapes, symbols and artistically designed toy magnets, some of them making funny sounds on touch, some with magic effects of a gentle shine or animation, to purchase (do not miss our SPECIAL OFFER).

This free version includes:
- free set of magnets containing several pieces from different sets;
- 1 regular background;
- 6 magic backgrounds which may turn into fun shape puzzles; you can use them as additional boards;
- you have enough magnets in the free set to complete one of the shape puzzles to watch the animated reward - each of the puzzles has its own magic behind!

Visual Poet

Visual Poet is an application for creating visual poetry. With Visual Poet, the user can combine imagery and text to author compelling mixed media works of art and publish them to the internet.

*Create fun, 3 panel visual poems
*Email your work or post it to Tumblr
*Use images from Tumblr, Flickr, Google image search, or from your own photo library!

PicMonkey

Editing your photos is easy with PicMonkey! Add filters, frames, text, and effects with our free online photo editing tool!

ThingLink

Welcome to the Future of Images.
Make your images come alive with private video, notes, or even music from YouTube.
Holiday, family, interiors, sports, and personal images can be shared privately or with your network on Facebook and Twitter.

PLEASE NOTE! ThingLink is completely free to use.

◆◆◆◆◆ “Whoa, my images become alive! ”
◆◆◆◆◆ “Family photos, music, reporting, traveling... the possibilities are endless”

Use ThingLink to instantly add video and text to images. Create unforgettable greetings, interactive travel photos, and capture best moments. Share images to your friends on Twitter or Facebook — and communicate in new ways.
ThingLink introduces a new, richer way to share the world through photos. Touch the Future of Images. Download the app now and start tagging.

= FEATURES =
√ FREE TO USE
√ Choose or take a picture with your phone’s camera

√ Add interactive tags on your image
- YouTube videos
- Videos from your phone’s camera

- Twitter handles
- Text
√ Share with friends on Facebook, Twitter and Email
√ Browse your own interactive image gallery
√ Join the ThingLink community at ThingLink.com
√ Take advantage of your own channel at ThingLink.com

Note: a network connection is required to use this application.

If you like ThingLink please take the time to rate the app!
It's pretty painless and keeps our boss from making us add those annoying "please, rate us" popups.

Path on - Swipe to Type

Introduced by official App Store Facebook!!!

Now your pictures can have a thousand words with Path On.
Use crazy fonts to decorate your pictures with words, quotes, and lyrics, and
share it with your friends.

Photolettering

Create, edit and share images using fonts from world-renowned type foundry House Industries.

· Take a picture or import one from your camera roll.
· Scale, rotate and crop your photo with finger gestures.
· Select your lettering style from our collection of original fonts.
· Type, rotate and scale text with finger gestures.
· Share or save your image directly from the app.
· Even send a printed postcard.
· Includes three free original House Industries fonts
· Add more original fonts at 99 cents each or $9.99 for all 26

Comic Puppets Lite

Have you always wanted to draw comic strips but don't know how to do it? 
ComicPuppets for iPhone and iPad provides you with all the tools to express your creativity. 
Join the community of "comicpuppeteers" too by using the vast gallery of characters and backgrounds, or by creating new ones with your own photos. 
You decide the ideal position of the character: thanks to the joints of the limbs, this will be easy and funny. Then add wigs, hats, expressions and objects. 
Fill the balloons in with jokes, wishes for a Merry Christmas or a happy birthday. 
Create the funniest situations and share them with friends. And why not sending them to some newspaper/magazine?
From the ComicPuppets gallery you can choose among the most important Heads of State to make the satire more biting. 

The world is waiting for you to express, you are the mind ....ComicPuppets will be your arm. You really cannot do without it!
ComicPuppets APP is perfect/suitable for children also, try it!

Skitch - Snap. Mark Up. Send.

See something that sparks an idea? Use Skitch to snap it, mark it up with simple tools, and send it on in an instant. Your bold ideas stand out even brighter with Skitch.

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People everywhere use Skitch to help them visually share their thoughts with others. Here are a few ways you can use it, too:

FOR FUN
Mark up photos of silly, cool, or inspiring things you see and share them via social, email, SMS, and more.

FOR HOME
Annotate photos of your backyard to plan out your vegetable garden.

FOR SCHOOL
Share a diagram of the earth’s layers and have students label it with you

FOR EVENTS
Capture a map, mark it up, and share it with your friends to show them where you'll be.

FOR WORK
Open a PDF and highlight changes to skip the lengthy, confusing email chains and give clear feedback.

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Skitch’s PDF Markup feature requires either an in-app purchase or an Evernote Premium account.

Quozio - Make Beautiful Quotes

Quozio turns meaningful words into beautiful images in seconds. Then share 'em on Facebook, Pinterest, email and more!

The QR Code Generator

Free Online QR Code Generator to make your own QR Codes. Supports Dynamic Codes, Tracking, Analytics, Free text, vCards and more.