4 Great Scrapbooking Apps for Students

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Digital scrapbooking is an important multimodal literacy where learners get to practice their creative thinking, experimenting with a variety of shapes and layouts to produce expressive artworks to share with others. There is now a number of interesting apps designed specifically for scrapbooking and unlike traditional softwares (e.g Adobe Photoshop, Microsoft Digital Image Pro) that pose a real challenging learning curve for beginners, these apps are easy and simple to use and do not require any advanced photo editing skills. The list below comprises some of what we think are the best scrapbooking apps to use with your students. Check them out and share with us if you have other suggestions to add to the list.

1- Pic Collage

‘PicCollage is THE coolest collage-maker in town! Join over 100 million people who use PicCollage to combine photos, Youtube videos, funky fonts, sassy stickers and cute cutouts to create the prettiest collages you'll ever see on a mobile device. We have stickers from Sanrio and LA-based independent designer, Sara M. Lyons. When you're done, you can print your collages as high-quality phone cases, posters, magnets and photo print-outs as gifts for yourself or your loved ones!’

2- ScrapPad (update: no longer working)

‘ScrapPad is the most user friendly scrapbooking app for iPad. Your photos will look GREAT in a scrapbook and it's FUN, EASY and FAST to create quality layouts. Use your fingers to touch, drag, pull, plop and pinch your layout to just the way you want it. It only takes a minute to create a cool page design to share with your friends and family.’

3- You Doodle

‘You Doodle is widely considered to be one of the best photo editors on iOS for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch. You Doodle contains the features of dozens of other photo editors combined, and is the fastest and easiest way to draw on pictures for iOS. Create amazing pics and share to Instagram, Facebook and Twitter and be the envy of all your friends.’

4- Project Life

‘Built-in templates and pre-designed artwork allow for scrapbook pages to come together in just minutes. Pull in your photos from your Camera Roll, Photo Stream, or Dropbox. There are hundreds of fantastic designer cards to choose from within the app and more being added on a monthly basis. Add some quick journaling notes and you’re done!’