Tuesday, August 21, 2012

How to Make a Collage of Pictures in Any Shape!

It's Tuesday again, so obviously it's time for another technology tutorial!  This one is definitely one of my favorite... how to make a collage of pictures in any shape you want!


This poll won by a pretty large margin, but there were definitely some other contenders... it'll be interesting to see what wins next week!


Now, onto the tutorial!  This tutorial uses the program Shape Collage, which you can download by clicking that link.






 You can download this tutorial as a PDF by clicking this picture!
Note: This tutorial is hosted on Google Docs.  To save it from there, just open the file and click File > Download to save onto your computer!

I have so many ideas for how I want to use this program in the classroom this year!  Primarily, I want to make a collage of photos of my students in the shape of the Cat in the Hat's hat... but I think it has tons of other uses as well!

My students always seem to struggle with the "Which one does not belong?" questions on a test, despite tons of practice.  I'm thinking I can make cute photo collages to use for this activity... for example, using all pictures of winter items in the shape of a winter hat, with a summer image placed in as well.  I think the kids will have a blast playing "I Spy" to look for the picture that doesn't belong... plus this shape will give them a hint as to the category it belongs in, which would make a great introduction point!

How do you think you'll use this in your classroom?

As for next week's poll, I did promise last week that I'd add how to add HTML code to a blog post.  I'm excited to see which one wins this time!

7 comments:

  1. this is GREAT! Thanks for sharing! I can't wait to get started on a shape-collage project with my friends at school. I'll let you know how it turns out.

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    1. I'd love to hear how it turns out! I can't wait to snap pictures of my new students so I can make a collage of them for our room!

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  2. you are always a wealth of information. I really enjoy coming here because i know whatever you post will probably get pinned for later use. thank you

    Come check out my new blog/classroom. love to have new visitors :)

    Melissa
    Pre-Schooler Daze

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    1. Aww thank you! I love your blog layout... so precious!

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  3. I love this! Thank you for sharing. I can't wait for the weekend to play with this. :)

    Antoinette

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    1. Enjoy! I'd love to hear if you like it!

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  4. I love all of your techy-tips! Thanks so much for doing these every Tuesday.

    Elizabeth

    Fun in Room 4B

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