Friday, November 30, 2012

iPad Lesson: Solids, Liquids, and Gasses with PicCollage

I used the PicCollage App (FREE) with my 2nd grade classes to assess the students' knowledge of  the states of matter: solids, liquids, and gasses.  I spent two 45 minute sessions working with the 2nd grade classes and their teachers to model this lesson.  Before I worked with the classes, the students had prior knowledge of the states of matter.

In the first session, the students gathered pictures directly through the PicCollage App using by the "Photos from Web" tool.  The students chose two pictures to represent each of the categories.  In the second session, the students added all the labels, a title, and a background.  Then, with teacher assistance, the finished projects were emailed to the teacher.

The students really enjoyed creating the PicCollage poster projects.  The projects were then published to the teachers' websites, but if you wanted to print the posters you could (I would recommend removing dark backgrounds to save on ink). 

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