PhotoCard (also called Bill Atkinson's PhotoCard) is an app for creating postcards with text and an image. There is a Lite version and a Full version that are both currently free. The full version includes 200 nature photos, 200 stamps, and 400 stickers. The lite version is the exact same app, but only has 10 nature photos, 20 stamps, and 20 stickers. Students can choose one of the built in photos or insert their own. You can create an account for using the app to actually mail postcards. However, students can simply save the image to the camera roll (by tapping the "Actions" icon in the bottom right hand corner and choosing "Share Postcard"), so no account is necessary.
Tips for Using:
- Use the app in portrait mode to see the entire card at one time. Holding the iPad in landscape mode shows only the front or back.
- FAQ's from the website: http://www.billatkinson.com/photoCardFAQ.html
Ideas for Using:
- Share research about an animal.
- Document discoveries from a science experiment.
- Share research about an historical person, place or event.
- Summarize or review a story.
- Great for lessons on imagery and description.
Have you used PhotoCard with your students? Leave us a comment below. We'd love to hear how you used it!