Intro to App-Smashing. App Smashing List. Creating & App Smashing with App Dice. I have to give all the credit for this awesome idea to Ryan Read.
Ryan is an Integration Specialist in Illinois and boy does he have some great ideas! I ran across his #appdice idea while perusing my Twitter stream last Spring and was immediately intrigued. It's a simple way to get students to creating in your classroom and #appsmashing. I wanted to create a set of my own geared towards using the iPad to create, so I created two types of die for my set (and other sets I created and gave out to our teachers). One die has six "creation" apps, while the second die has six "showcase" apps. For the creation apps I used Popplet Lite, Pic Collage, Doodlebuddy, Trading Cards, Skitch and Word Clouds.
For the showcase apps I used ShowMe, Educreations, Tellagami, Thinglink, 30Hands, and iMovie. Have your students roll the "creation" app, then the "showcase" app. App Smashing for Beginners. App-Smashing iPad (Late 2014) App Smashing - Zig Zagging. App Smashing is the act of using multiple apps to create a project.
The term was originated by Greg Kulowiec. With App Smashing the possibilities are only limited by imagination! You are basically creating a work flow for yourself and your students. You start with one app, then use one or more apps to add more features. I call it “adding a layer of awesome”. Here’s a video I created a while back that gives you a simple example. Any learner can become an expert app smashers. The iPad’s camera, and ability to take screen shots, in addition to file saving tools like Google Drive & Dropbox, make app smashing possible. In addition, we also use both physical and virtual manipulatives to create app smashes for specific content areas like math, science or language arts. We also especially love publishing our writing through app smashing. She used: Paper by 53, Pic Collage for Kids, Path On, ChatterPix Kids and iMovie Interested in more?
App-Smashing App-Pack X ThingLink. App Smash. I sent a App Smash challenge on my Twitter Feed Earlier today.
I used the Apps: Plickers, Chirp and Nearpod. What’s great they they work on any system. Here is how you can use them for a student lead classroom: Continue reading With the Emoji classroom wrapped up and the school year about to start, I wanted to introduce this great idea for your students and your classroom. Continue reading. Pinterest: Discover and save creative ideas. App Smash Examples. Shake Up Learning Blog. Pinterest: Discover and save creative ideas. App Smashing - iPad Summit - Google Slides. LEARNING & IPADS. Inspired by the last #1to1iPadChat , I thought it was time to post on the world craze that is App Smashing.
The term App Smash was coined by the great Greg Kulowiec (@gregkulowiec) from EdTech Teacher fame. It is a hot topic in EdTech and obviously has its own Hashtag – #AppSmash. What is an App Smash? Content created in one app transferred to and enhanced by a second app and sometimes third. Preferably the final product is then published to the web – remember, digital presence is the new résumé (CV). Reasons to App Smash: It demands creative thinkingIt demands more from the technology (value for money)It turns the issue of not having a ‘wonder app’ into a positiveIt removes any restrictions to take a topic as far as it can be taken.It often results in more engaging learning productsIt’s a fun challenge for ‘digital natives’ App Smashing. Free App Smash Resources. Splurge on Some Paid Apps. TechChef » Why App Smashing With Tackk is HOT! The Definitive App Smashing Guide.
For fun, I decided to create a short ebook (e.g. multimedia ePub for iBook) that summarizes some of the main points of app smashing workshop and blends in an example of digital poetry as I once taught it.
Get a free copy of The Definitive App Smasher's Guide... ePub version (best viewed on an iPad in iBooks, otherwise it's a bit dull looking )PDF version (ok, this one has the pictures but not the audio/video, so...) Have fun and drop a note in the comments!! Special thanks to the following:Whomever I swiped the cover image from before adapting it for my own use.
Sigh.Greg K at The History 2.0 Classroom blog. Check out Miguel's Workshop Materials online at Everything posted on Miguel Guhlin's blogs/wikis are his personal opinion and do not necessarily represent the views of his employer(s) or its clients.