So you keep hearing about Word Clouds and want to know more. Well then look no further! We are here to explain what exactly a Word Cloud is, how ours work, and we also have plenty of examples you can use in your next Mentimeter presentation.
What Are Word Clouds?
A Word Cloud (also known as tag cloud, wordle, word map or word collage) is generated from the answers an audience enters. Every idea, word, or even emoji submitted appears in real-time while popular submissions become bigger and stand out even more. Words appear in a variety of impressive colors so the visual effect is both dynamic and clear.
All of this means that Word Clouds are one of the very best ways to visually represent your audience’s submissions. It can be a challenge to gather insights from data in its raw form or identify common themes. Our Word Clouds are a quick and easy way to simplify reams of data down to an attractive, digestible format.
Why Use Word Clouds?
When used in a live setting it immediately increases the interactivity and engagement of the presentation with the audience. There’s a very good reason it is one of our most popular slide types. Everyone sees ideas expand and shrink before their own eyes.
This is a great way to spark conversation and to get an unbiased representation of what the audience truly thinks or feels. Add some dynamism to a presentation by helping students focus, making sure everyone understood key takeaways from the meeting, or finding out how people felt about a trip.
How can I use Word Clouds?
Word clouds are powerful, insightful, and make understanding data easier to understand. Now if you’re wondering when you should use one and what questions to ask, don’t worry, Mentimeter has you covered. Here are some great ideas to help you get started:
Educational Word Clouds
Business Word Clouds
Icebreaker Word Clouds
Break the ice and engage your audience before a big presentation: The amphitheatre is full, you have made your fantastic presentation, but the audience seems half asleep or glued to their devices, get them engaged and using their devices for what you want them to….. Use a Word Cloud.
Too many things to vote on for a multiple-choice: The heads of every department have given presentations, but there were 50 of them! How can you make it easy for everyone to vote and get a result…. Use a Word Cloud.
Get to know your audience: So you're giving a presentation at an event where you don’t know anyone and you want to find out who is out there…. Use a word cloud.
50 Educational Word Clouds
25 Subject Word Clouds
Here are some Word Clouds you can use in your next English, history, or science class.
Name one of Shakespeare’s works
Think of a synonym for ‘To say’
Give an example of a superlative in German
Give an example of a preposition
Give an example of a verb conjugated with Être in the Passé Composé
Give an example of a movement verb in Spanish
Think of a antonym for ‘To like’
Name a Roman Emperor
Name a characteristic of Ancient Egyptian society
Name something associated with Medieval England
Name a signatory of the Declaration of Independence
Give an example of a former British colony
Name a European country
What country has red in its national flag?
Name a US State
Name a capital city in South America
Give an example of a mammal
Name a flightless bird
Name a bone in the human body
Given an example of a metal on the periodic table
Name a noble gas
Give an example of a Prime Number
Name a Renaissance artist
Give a characteristic of Latin music
Name an example of a string instrument
25 Get to know your students Word Clouds
Get to know your students a bit better with these Word Clouds.
What school did you attend?
What author would you recommend to your classmates?
In one word describe how you feel about school?
Why did you choose this course?
What subject do you find the most difficult?
If you could study anything, what would it be?
How do you prefer to be graded?
What is your main hobby?
What’s your favorite ice cream flavor?
What do your parents do for a living?
What is your favourite subject?
What do you want to study in college?
What is the first word that comes to mind when you think of learning?
What is your main goal this year?
In one word, what do you think of homework?
Homework Word Cloud
20 Business Word Clouds
10 Team Meeting Word Clouds
Here are some examples you can use in your next team meeting.
What team member do you think deserves recognition?
In one word, describe last week’s team event.
What KPI are you focused on this quarter?
What new market do you think would be best to target?
What new language should we translate our website into?
What made you want to work for this company?
If we opened a new office, where would be the best location?
What is something we can improve as a company?
Is there any specific training you think would benefit everyone?
How would you describe our team meetings?
10 Conference / External Meeting Word Clouds
Here are some examples to use at a conference, presentation, or external meeting.
Name one problem with working from home.
Name one problem with working in the office.
Is there any benefit you wish your company had?
How many times per year do you travel for work?
What speaker are you most looking forward to hearing from?
Name one problem your industry is facing today.
What university did you graduate from?
In what department do you work in?
Why did you decide to attend this conference?
What is your official title?
25 Word Cloud Icebreakers
Finally for some fun icebreakers to use in any and every situation.
How are you feeling today?
What food can you not live without?
What is the most overrated TV show / movie?
What book should everyone read?
What country have you always wanted to visit?
If you won the lottery, what would you buy first?
What is the greatest genre of music?
What was your dream job as a kid?
If you could time travel, where would you travel?
What one skill would you love to have?
What animal do you identify with the most?
If you could play any role in any movie, which would you pick?
What one person would you invite to your dream dinner?
What one sport would you love to try?
Name one thing on your bucket list.
What is the name of the person to your ight?
What is the occupation of the person to your left?
What is your job title?
Where are you from?
What did you have for breakfast this morning?
How did you arrive here today?
What is your biggest fear?
What was the last book you read?
What was your favorite subject at school?
Who is your role model?
Where can I create a word cloud right now?
Can’t wait to get started? Well we have created a guide to help you create your very own Word Cloud.