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Why App Smash?

Why App Smash?
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’ Key rules for successful App Smashing: Key Apps when App Smashing: Examples I’ve used: Watch me here chatting about App Smashing Final thought Other links: Like this: Related

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