When we are working with schools an app that staff always seem to enjoy and to get a lot of value from is Pic Collage. For us, Pic Collage falls into the category of apps that are simple to us and can be used in a variety of creative ways, and what’s more it’s available for free… if you’re willing to have watermarking through your image and be limited with colour schemes and stickers.
How could it be used?
We have seen Pic Collage used in a number of creative ways such as:
- A mind map demonstrating learning from a topic or unit of work.
- A Collage celebrating a school trip or experience day.
- Teachers could create displays for a working wall.
- Documenting a science experiment.
- Evidence of concrete/ apparatus based learning which could added to class books or even better a class portfolio such as Seesaw or Showbie.
- Showing the development of project in Art and Design.
- Celebrating a special day in your class or school.
- Creating posters for after school clubs.
- Adding stickers and emojis over the faces of children who may not have permission to be shared on social media.
- Pic Collage allows you to manipulate images and the orientation of images, this means you can use the app as an editor.
Finally, it may seem obvious but Pic Collage is brilliant at combining picture from various apps that may not normally work together, more can be found on this here: https://geekyteacher.blog/2018/11/14/armistice-app-smash/
We hope this helps you to think about how you could use Pic Collage in your school, how have you used Pic Collage? We would love to hear and add it to the list to help other teachers. Which idea do you think you might use in your school now?
Thanks for Reading!
Adam, Casey, Cherise and Sim
The EdTech Hub Team