Classroom App Review Friday: Picle
Claim: ‘Preserve the moments that matter. Telling stories with photos and sound clips.’
Picle (pronounced “Pickle”) is a new app for the iPhone that is focused on delivering stories. Instead of having just pictures from the moments you want to capture and share, you are now able to easily integrate the sound from that moment too. Each of these captures is called a ‘Picle,’ which acts as the building blocks of the story you want to tell.
Here’s a breakdown of the process:
As soon as you take a picture in Picle, the app will begin recording the sound happening at that time for about 8 seconds (this is the default time).
2. Create another Picle…or two or three…or twenty!
You can make as many Picles as you’d like. The app will prompt you to either keep the captured Picle or delete it.
3. Create a new story.
Once you have all of your captures, or Picles, you can create a story where you are able to include the Picles you want in the story.
4. Your story is complete
Click Play and all the Picles you have just selected will play like a slide show, slightly similar to a PowerPoint presentation but with the addition of your recorded sound.
In the end, your story might end up being a bit choppy and sound almost like you just forgot to turn your camera off and it kept recording. However, the sound adds a bit of personality and character to the still frame photo you captured.
I’m sure with some fine-tuning and practice, you can make your ‘Picles’ flow together like an abstract film at Sundance. And even better, the Picle app is free, so get Picling!
Possible Classroom Idea
Field trip review - Bring your field trip experience back to the classroom. Take Picles of your field trip to discuss and analyze in your class.