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.