I chose to review an APP that I know is being used more and more by educators for a variety of purposes. I wanted to share some of the ways that we are using Pic Collage in our classroom!
- An app that allows users to combine photos in different ways.
- Text can be added to the pictures.
- Collages of photos and text can be then saved as a photo or shared via social media (Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Path, and Instagram)
- The app is very user-friendly and can be manipulated by students, educators, and families.
When clicking on the plus symbol there is an option to "Add Text". The text box will pop up and you can alter the colour of the text, the background colour, and the font type. Once you click done, you can shrink or enlarge the text box using the touch screen as well.
After you have completed your Pic Collage, click on the arrow box on the right hand side. From there you can share or save the collage in different ways. I often will save to Library and then paste the collage into a Word/Pages document to print.
Many of our students will use pic collage to Tweet out photos to families. The children enjoy using Pic Collage to add text as they are able to manipulate and choose the fonts/colours. We find that it is a great way to connect with reluctant writers or with students who struggle with fine motor control. Being able to type their thinking onto the iPad engages them and helps them to feel successful in writing.
Check out the follow blogs to learn more about other incredible apps that will document and capture student learning and support educators in their classrooms:
Heather McKay - Book Creator
Sergio Pascucci - NoteLedge
Laurel Fynes - Vine
Tina Zita - Soundbrush
Joanne Babalis - iAnnotate