Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Three Tools for Creating Multimedia Year-in-Review Collages

In my previous post I shared some tools for creating year-in-review videos. A video might not be the format in which you want students to summarize the year. You may find that a collage of images, videos, sounds, and text is a better format for your students. Here are three tools that could be used to create multimedia year-in-review collages.

PicCollage is my go-to iPad and Android app for creating multimedia collages. It is a free app that allows you to quickly arrange pictures, video, text, and stickers into collages. From the app you can share your collage to Google Drive, Instagram, Facebook, Dropbox, and many other file sharing services. You can also simply save your collage to your tablet's camera roll. A video tutorial on PicCollage is embedded below.

PicMonkey is a web-based tool for creating image collages. If you import your PicMonkey collage into ThingLink you can create a multimedia collage. I demonstrate that process in the video embedded below.

If you want all of your students to work together on the development of one collage, Padlet might be the tool for you. You could create a Padlet wall to which your students post videos, images, links, and files summarizing the highlights of the year. The video embedded below provides an overview of how to use Padlet.