Teacher Review for PicCollage Grid & Photo Editor

Effective for graphic design

Luz M.
Classroom teacher
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My Grades 7, 8
My Subjects Science, Health & Wellness
My Rating
Learning Scores
Engagement
Pedagogy
Support
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time 5-15 minutes
Great for Creation
Further application
Individual
Knowledge gain
Practice
Student-driven work
Whole class
Great with General
How I Use It
I used Piccollage in a unit of graphic design, a group of year 7 students had to develop creative posters of specific aspects of school life such as being a thinker, or open-minded, or communicator, among others. I decided to use this app because it is free and it looked easy to use, yet full of potential for creativity. My students finished their projects with sufficient quality standard for the year level, they had fun exploring the resources such as backgrounds, fonts and inserting images. It is worth to say that Piccollage is easily adaptable for ELL students, the visual component is high which converts the app straightforward.
My Take
In general, I consider Piccollage as a valuable alternative to explore visual creativity and the development of graphic design products such as posters, advertisements, or reviews, of course, the possibilities are endless. After using it with year 7 students, I can recommend if for children as young as grade 4 up to grade 9 or 10. The combination of Piccollage products with video editors would offer the opportunity for students to create neat and eye-catching animations. As a teacher, you just get it downloaded to your classroom devices, or alternatively to your students' personal devices, for free, and off you go, they are ready to explore, invent and be creative. That is what technology in the classroom is for, isn't it?