I posted about Pic Collage last year, but had not said much about it since. I didn't mention it much because it has a feature that allows it to search the internet for images. For the most part, it filtered things fine. However, if the search language got specific, then it would provide some inappropriate images for our young ones.
This year, our filtering system is blocking the image search. This is not such a bad thing because you as the teacher can provide them with a collection of images so that they can safely gather materials for their projects.
Pic Collage allows the user to gather a collection of pictures and add text all to one board. This application could be used in all subject areas and at a rate that was previously inconceivable.
It is available on iPod Touch and the iPad.
Here are some examples created by first graders on their iPods:
[caption id="attachment_1346" align="aligncenter" width="632"] The image was emailed to the students. The students wrote their inference based upon the picture.[/caption]
[caption id="attachment_1347" align="aligncenter" width="428"] Author study example.[/caption]
[caption id="attachment_1348" align="aligncenter" width="632"] This student drew pictures in Doodle Buddy and saved them to the camera roll.[/caption]