Some Free February Appy-ness with a new piece of free software for teachers from Microsoft every day in February. Many of these items are unknown heroes, but they all share two things in common: 1) They are useful for teachers or students and 2) they are free.
Inspire your students' creativity and help them better remember information by using AutoCollage to encourage both visual and verbal learning. With AutoCollage, you can engage your students in a fun and creative way by quickly creating a collage of images. Use it to focus on selected subjects, showcase school events, and much more. With just a few clicks your students can automatically create photo collages using nothing more than images from their phone, camera or online photos.
Create a collage quickly and easily
AutoCollage uses face and object recognition to swiftly create a collage of several images. You choose the collage that delights you and best displays the relevant content. With three easy clicks, you open, select, and save your image files, then AutoCollage does the rest by presenting your images in a perfect collage.
Use AutoCollage to inject fun and creativity into any learning situation:
- Increase class participation on a visually stimulating topic
- Design teaching content to focus attention
- Create compelling visual stories on complex subjects
- Review learnings and prepare for reviews in a creative, new way
- Create class memories of special activities or field trips
Where can I find out how to use it?
Stuart Ball, our Partners in Learning Programme Manager in the UK, has written two articles that give step-by-step instructions to using AutoCollage, and explains how it’s a great time saver when you’re faced with a class who’ve taken hundreds of photos and want to spend all afternoon sorting them. You can find Stuart’s articles here: Workshop 1 and Workshop 2
Where do I get AutoCollage from?
It’s free to teachers and students - you can get it from the Partners in Learning website