Come play and learn the power of App Smashing, the process of using multiple apps in conjunction with one another to complete a new and creative final task or project. We’ll put together fun combinations of apps to use with middle and high school formative assessments, presentations and student work. Recommended by ISTE’s Mobile Learning Network
||Participant devices required
||This sessions will showcase iPad apps but the concept of app smashing is open to any platform or device.
Participants may choose ANY apps to smash. I recommend they install five different types of apps but are not limited to these suggestions:
Photo Editing/Collage/Comic Strip apps (including one where you can add text, such as: Phonto, Pic Collage, Strip Designer, etc )
Screencasting / Presentation apps (Such as: Keynote, Haiku Deck, Prezi, EduCreations, Explain Everything, etc)
Interactive / ePub creation apps (Such as: Thinglink, Book Creator, Snapguide, etc)
Multimedia Apps (Such as iMovie, VoiceThread, Tellagami, etc)
||Digital Age Teaching & Learning
||Students : Creativity and Innovation
Students : Communication and Collaboration
Students : Technology Operations and Concepts
|Common Core State Standards:
||English : Reading (6-12)
English : Writing (6-12)
English : Language (6-12)
Purpose & objective
The purpose of this session is to provide participants with a hands-on session where they can extend the power of their iPad or mobile device to improve student learning - specifically geared towards middle and high school students. Participants will learn about and explore various iPads apps and learn how "smash" the apps together to form a new product. Workflow solutions will be share as well as suggestions for managing classroom activities.
How does using mobile devices encourage creativity and collaboration?
How can I encourage problem-solving by "thinking outside the box" and brainstorming solutions?
How can I combine free apps to create a new and unique product?
How can I plan workflow routines that keep students focused on learning and not just on doing?
How can my student showcase their creations for authentic audiences?
Participants will demonstrate success by documenting their app smashing product and sharing during the public showcase.
1. Introduction / Goals
2. App Smashing defined - kudos to Greg Kulowiec for the term.
3. App Smashing showcase - share real examples gathered from classrooms.
Basic Example: Camera roll + Photo/Strip Designer + Thinklink/Explain Everything = Interactive photos with narrations and links.
4. App Smashing workflow tips: Begin with the end in mind, brainstorm apps that will be smashed, decide smashing workflow. storage and transfer, and then create the final product and decide how it can be shared.
5. Let the Smashing Begin! Workshop members will create project for their subject area.
Step One: Create products from apps that can be “smashed” using: the camera roll, photo editing apps, comic strip apps, simple presentation apps, simple video apps -- which then ... Step Two: Can be combined with more sophisticated apps that allow embedding, annotations, narrations or sharing/publishing to a wider audience.
6. Academic App Smashing: combining apps to improve and produce a smoother and seamless academic workflow. Example: Schoology + Notability + Google Drive apps = assignments that have annotations which then can be shared with small groups.
7. Share final products using a Gallery Showcase.
8. Questions / Evaluations
App Smashing - Unleashing Creativity by Greg Kulowiec https://docs.google.com/a/edtechteacher.org/presentation/d/137B8alwc-L8OdXAIxOkN28IuZzBlIViJTxTpR9f_fX4/pub?start=false&loop=false&delayms=3000#slide=id.p
App Smash Creations - http://edtechteacher.org/unleashing-creativity-greg-kulowiec-app-smashing-from-beth-holland/
App Synergy - http://www.techchef4u.com/history/app-synergy-the-art-form-of-app-smashing/
The Definitive App Smashing Guide - http://www.mguhlin.org/2013/07/the-definitive-app-smashing-guide-no-of.html