PicCollage is one of my favorite apps for creating multimedia collages on my iPad. Creating those collages is a great way to visually summarize a trip, to tell a story, or showcase the highlights of research. I’ve shown PicCollage to hundreds of teachers over the last couple of years. The only complaint I’ve heard about it is that there is a public gallery of collages. I just discovered this morning that PicCollage for Kids removes that gallery. PicCollage for Kids also removes all social media connections to the app. Students do not need to create accounts in order to use PicCollage for Kids.
Frame Artist is a nice iPad app (free and paid versions are available) for editing images and creating collages. The app provides two dozen templates. If the pre-made templates don’t suit your style you can create your own. Whether you use one of the stock templates or you create your own, you can add stickers, fonts, and filters to your images.
When I opened Frame Artist the magazine template caught my eye. I used the template to quickly assemble a magazine cover that features my dogs. Students could use the magazine template to create a cover for a document or to create an opening slide for a presentation.
Frame Artist allows you to import pictures from your camera roll, Facebook, Tumblr, Flickr, and Instagram. You can also search the web for pictures through the Frame Artist app. When your collage is complete you can share it to all of the popular social networks, email it, or save it to your camera roll. The free version of Frame Artist allows you to save five projects. There is not a limit to how many projects you can save if you purchase the pro version of Frame Artist.
Thanks to Shelly Terrell for sharing Frame Artist on Google+ over the weekend.
Pic Collage is a free iPad app for creating collages with your pictures. Pic Collage provides fifteen frames, including a blank layout, for your collage. You can pick from dozens of background colors and patterns to use on your collage. To complete your collage add blocks of text and stickers to it. When you’re done with your project you can save it to your camera roll, share it to your favorite social networks, or email it and print it.
Pic Collage isn’t the fanciest app you’ll try this week, but it is good for what it is intended to do. Students could use Pic Collage to put together simple posters to advertise school events. And your students could use Pic Collage to assemble a simple, visual report about a book or a topic they’ve researched.