Technology Tips for Teachers  

May 30, 2013
Overview:
Pic Collage is a fun, easy, and powerful app to create collages. It allows you to access photos from your camera roll, the web, Facebook, or take a picture from the app. The app comes with a standard set of stickers, with the option to buy more sets. You can add text, colored borders, and even crop your photos by tracing around the section you want. For $1.99 you can have your collage sent to someone as a postcard.
The finished collage can be shared on Facebook, Twitter, and Tumblr. You can also save it to your photos or send it in an email. Pic Collage now has an account option that allows you to share your collages on Pic Collage’s site.

Why I like it:
Designing the collage is easy. Rotating, resizing, arranging, and even trimming the photos are gesture based. In no time you can create a nice looking collage. The ability to access images from the web makes the app a creative tool for the classroom.

Use in the classroom:
I have used the app as a poster alternative. The example to the right is a poster of a student’s persuasive topic. I think Pic Collage can be used for any class or grade level. Being able to access images from the web enables students to research and show their understanding of any topic in a new and inviting form.

Whether it is for the classroom, or a collection of photos from Thanksgiving, I think you will enjoy Pic Collage. Share your collages with me via Twitter (jdog90).