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Summarizing the Day With Pic Collage

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In an article that I recently wrote for School Library Journal I mentioned using services like Pic Collage and PicMonkey to have students create collages about things they did over the summer. Creating the collages can be a good way for students to organize their thoughts in a visual manner. The collages also give them something to refer to while introducing themselves to new classmates at the beginning of the school year.

Now that the new school year is in full swing you could have students create collages to summarize a fun day, a weekend, or what they learned during the week at school. I used Pic Collage on my Android phone to create the collage you see below. Below the image I wrote a short summary of the day.

Cycling and paddling on a sunny day in Maine.

In terms of weather, we had an absolutely beautiful weekend here in Maine. It was warm during the day, cool at night, sunny, and the leaves are starting to change. To enjoy the great weather I packed my inflatable boat from Alpacka Raft into my backpack and rode my bike down to a nearby river where I then put the bike on the raft and explored a few miles of the river.

Pic Collage is a free app available for Android and iOS devices. The collage you see above is a very basic use of the app on my Android phone. If I had used the app on a tablet I would have spent more time adjusting the background, adding more text, and perhaps adding some fun stickers to the collages. From the app I can share my collage to Google Drive, Instagram, Facebook, Dropbox, and many other file sharing services.

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