As much as I use Pic Collage for reading and language arts skills, we use it for math just as much. We love adding pictures of our manipulatives that we use for math practice. It helps us to document what we have been working on but it is a great reminder before math tests. Here are a few ideas for your classroom-no matter what grade you teach.
With this activity, we used a graphic organizer for our background. After setting that sheet as the background, we can then add our pictures of different types of perimeter problems. I love how Pic Collage allows us to add the text that we need to add in our own language. We love being able to change the color along with different definitions.
As I said earlier in this post, we take a lot of pictures of our math problems. Almost every math lesson, we take pictures of our manipulatives. The lifesavers on the paper plates allow for us to create our our story problems for sums of ten. You could do this any kind of manipulative and journal it by adding text to the collage.
Dominoes are a great way to show different types of math problems. Something as simple as adding the dots on the domino could replace a worksheet. With one to one iPads, my students can create their own unique math sheet in the app, Pic Collage. So easy to use that even a preschooler could add their own pics and text with assistance.
MORE IDEAS FOR MATH AND PIC COLLAGE....
Until next time....more useful and practical ideas to come! So, teach with APPitude everyday and go PAPERLESS with PIC COLLAGE! Your kids will thank you!
I have had iPads in my classroom for the past six years. I started using the Pic Collage app as an alternative to worksheets and my students LOVE it. They have been become Pic Collage experts in fact.
For example, instead of using a PRONOUN worksheet from the story, we created a pronoun collage and my students took pride and ownership into their project. They understood what pronouns do for a writer and they started using them more often in their own writing after the project.
Instead of filling out our goals on a paper this year, we did it digitally in Pic Collage and showed our parents our goals and best projects using our iPads. To start this, I created a graphic organizer for them to set as a background for their collage. This gave them a guideline of what my expectations are and what I wanted their parents to see. Parents loved having this digital copy. These could be printed but we uploaded them to Seesaw and the parents have a digital copy for themselves.
We love typing in the Pic Collage app. I airdop graphic organizers and writing paper to the students all the time. Pic Collage allows us to change color, text, background colors, etc. which make for more eye-catching projects. The six reasons I would not make a good Herdman pictured above shows the versatility of this amazing app and how to make your projects stand out from others.