Anywho, back to the topic - Pic Collage!
It is a free app at the app store, and is a great go-to for a quick assessment (or quick introduction to a topic for that matter).
For those of you who are unfamiliar with it, PicCollage is a free app that allows users to import pictures from your camera roll, the web, or even take pictures within the app. Once you have imported your pictures, you can size them how you like, add video, add text, or even add stickers.
This is an overview of all of the different buttons on the main screen.
There are several different layout options (including a scattered layout where you move all of the pictures wherever you want to).
There are some pretty terrific fonts included!
Search right within the app for google images
Choose different patterns for your background.
There are some cute stickers included, but not many of them. There is an in-app sticker purchase if you wish.
My final product!I know what you are thinking. How in the world could I use this for my classroom? Well, I have some ideas:)
1. Have students create a board for a vocabulary word. They could find pictures that illustrate the word, as well as add text defining the word, and including an example.
2. Have students compare and contrast a particular topic (such as reflection and refraction in science). They can find pictures of each, and type definitions or examples.
3. Create a board to share with your class about a new topic. Include only picture clues and see if they can figure out what your new unit will be about.
Hopefully, you have some ideas you can take back to your classroom and use this awesome app to inspire some creativity with your students!