I was catching up on my blog readings when I came across a great post on Langwitches which was showcasing an app called Pic Collage. She was having first graders use this app to create a collage showing the life cycle of a butterfly. What a wonderful idea!!! Of course I had to download the app and try this as well. Below is my collage. The only tweak I may make is in how the students get their collage off the IPad and onto my computer. Email is not an option for us at this time; however, the collages do save an an image file which can be downloaded to a computer. Very nice app. I intend to get my hands on a set of elementary IPads and plan a lesson using this tool.
_Hi, my name is Melanie Lewis. I am an Instructional Technology Resource Teacher for Amherst County Public Schools,
located in the beautiful state of Virginia. I LOVE my job! I get to
work on my hobby, anything that has to do with computers. I get to work
with teachers and students, and I am definitely a people person. Plus,
I DO NOT have to give grades. Wonderful, huh? Let me know how I can help you better integrate technology into your classroom.
ACPS' 1st computers
I know only one thing about the technology that awaits us in the future: We will find ways to tell stories with it. ~Jason Ohler