Friday, August 31, 2012

ArtKive: the clutter free way to save and enjoy children's artwork!

ArtKive: a free app to 'archive' your 'artwork'

ArtKive is a free app that allows you to set up your account and add kids by name and grade level.  Then, you can add people to your account, if you choose to do so.  I added my two children: Jacob and Riley.  I added my husband and my mom to my account.  This way, I can easily share my kid's artwork with family.  I look forward to printing my kid's artwork into a coffee-table memory book!

Below is an exert from the DailyCandy... please check out their site by clicking here...

"Artkive, a new app for iPhones (the Android version launches in September), lets you store, share, and print your kid’s scribbles without a moment of “I can’t throw this away” guilt.

Simply snap a picture of the artwork and the app automatically tags each image with your child’s name, grade, and date created. Add a title or description and then share the gallery with other parental units or whomever you invite to your circle."

Here is how it works:

1.  Set up an account (your name, email, and password)
2.  Add a child (name and grade level)
3.  Create your share circle (add family and friends)
4.  Snap a picture of your child's artwork or upload from your photo album
5.  Tag which child the artwork belongs to
6.  That is it - the program will automatically time stamp your photos!
7.  You can view your artkive by selecting certain children's portfolios, too.

For classroom use, I think it would be a creative idea to add my students to my account.  I could snap photos of their projects throughout the year.  Then, at the end of the school year, I could print their work into a book so that I can have a yearbook of memories from their creations.

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*Thanks to DailyCandy for sharing this great, free app!*

1 comment:

  1. I need to check this app out - it's everywhere! Here are some more ideas for storing, displaying and making keepsakes from kids’ art.