- change the size of a word or image by using ‘pinch to zoom’ (actually it is a 2 finger reverse pinch)
- enlarge the size of the text box by doing a horizontal or vertical reverse pinch
- rotate the image with a two finger twist
- double tap a photo to bring up the photo editing menu
- double tap a word to edit the word, change the font style and colour, shade the background and more (the three dots beside the paint can indicate there are more options – tap them to find out what option are there)
- double tap a sticker to copy or flip it
- single tap a photo or word and it will bring it to the top layer of all photos
- tap a word to bring it to the top layer and then drag it over a photo to put the label on a photo or sticker
- delete an image or text box by dragging it to the trash can in the upper right corner
- Kindergarten: Select 5 or 6 objects in the classroom that students can take a photo of. Write the names of these 5 or 6 objects on individual pieces of paper. Using the iPads, have students take photos of each individual word and object. Then have students open the app Pic Collage and import the photos of the objects and name. Arrange the photos and names so they match.
- Grade 1: Using manipulatives (e.g. blocks) in your classroom, have students put the manipulatives into two or more separate piles to make a total of 5 (e.g. a pile of 3 and pile of 2). Take a photo of this and then do another combination of blocks to ‘Make 5’ (e.g. piles of 1, 3 and 1). Do this for a total of 4 photos. Open Pic Collage and import the 4 photos. Arrange the photos on the screen by resizing and rotating them, then add the addition sentence next to the photo. Put on the title “Make 5” and then share them.
Make 5 Lesson
- Grade 1: This lesson can be an extension of the above ‘Make 5’ lesson. Students will do a similar activity but instead of taking photos of 5 objects, they take a photo of only one object (can be any object of any size). After taking the photo, open Pic Collage and import the one photo. Arrange the photo on the screen by resizing it smaller and putting it in the middle of the screen. Double tap on the image and a menu will appear – click on ‘Clip Photo’. With their finger, students outline the part you want to keep, then click save. The clipped picture will appear on the screen. Double tap this clipped picture and tap on ‘Copy’. Tap somewhere else on the screen and another menu appears – tap on ‘Paste’ and past as many photos as needed. Arrange the photos into groups that represent an addition sentence. Tap one more time on the screen and tap on ‘Add Text’ to write the addition sentence with numbers. Arrange the number sentence to place it near the visual representation of the addition sentence.
|Visual representation of addition equations|
- Share with a partner or small group using individual iPads.
- Share with the whole class by connecting the iPad to a projector or apple TV.
- Share with the teacher by emailing the work. We suggest that the students export the collage to their camera roll / photo album and then email it as a jpg from the camera roll / photo album.
- Add the collage to the photo library to use in another app (e.g. screencasting app or to add in an ebook).