All Together Now: App Smashing to Support Literacy Integration Across the Curriculum
Explore and create : Creation lab
Sunday, November 29, 8:00–9:30 am PST (Pacific Standard Time)
Dr. Rosalyn Washington
Ready to explore combining two or more interactive apps to allow students to create, publish and share content in language arts and across the curriculum? Encourage students to be creators utilizing multiple apps to review, reinforce and think critically — combining research, writing, speaking and constructing artifacts. Explore, innovate and smash!
|Audience:||Teachers, Technology coordinators/facilitators, Library media specialists|
|Attendee devices:||Devices required|
|Attendee device specification:||Smartphone: Android, iOS
Laptop: Chromebook, Mac, PC
|Participant accounts, software and other materials:||Flash
|Topic:||Online tools, apps & resources|
|Subject area:||Language arts, Social studies|
|ISTE Standards:||For Educators:
|Additional detail:||Session recorded for video-on-demand|
Participants will have opportunities to explore combining/smashing interactive apps which allow students to construct a meaningful artifact related to their learning. For example, participants will combine Blabberize + Classtools (Twister- fake Twitter) + Book Creator to create a work sample of a Civil War Journal from the viewpoint of Abraham Lincoln.
The examples presented in the hands-on workshop illustrate how teachers can allow students to not only actively Create artifacts and think Critically about the process, but Collaborate with peers and Communicate their findings or about the process.
Participants will exit with confidence in their abilities and concrete examples of how to combine apps to further engage learners and make the most out of technology.
1.Overview of Workshop & Rationale
2. Interactive Icebreaker
3. Example of Appsmashing
4. Exploration of app smashing Digital Tools to create artifacts
4a. The Participant will combine Blabberize + Classtools (Twister- fake Twitter) + Book Creator to create a work sample of a Civil War Journal from the viewpoint of Abraham Lincoln.
4b. The Participant will combine Smithsonian online Archives +Google Slides + Screencastify to create a Virtual tour of a Science/Art Museum with voice-over narration/explanation.
5. Further discussion of Tools & Best Practices to allow students to independently create artifacts
6. Q & A
7. Door prizes and Closeout
Exs of Apps:
Classtools (Twister- fake Twitter)
Boosting Creative Confidence With Invention Literacy
Google Tools for Struggling Students
Using the Design Thinking Process to Create an Interactive Educational Museum Experience