#AppSmashing for Beginners!

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Participate and share : Interactive lecture

Joe Merrill  
Kristin Merrill  

Join Joe and Kristin Merrill, authors of "The InterACTIVE Class" series, as they share simple and engaging ways to enhance students' creativity and boost the academic level of thinking. Interact with basic apps and learn how to export/import projects to one another to create unique projects!

Audience: Coaches, Teachers, Teacher education/higher ed faculty
Skill level: Beginner
Attendee devices: Devices required
Attendee device specification: Laptop: Chromebook, Mac, PC
Tablet: iOS
Participant accounts, software and other materials: Flipgrid, Seesaw, Buncee, PicCollage EDU, Adobe Spark
Topic: Online tools, apps & resources
Grade level: PK-12
Subject area: Language arts, Math
ISTE Standards: For Students:
Empowered Learner
  • Students use technology to seek feedback that informs and improves their practice and to demonstrate their learning in a variety of ways.
Innovative Designer
  • Students know and use a deliberate design process for generating ideas, testing theories, creating innovative artifacts or solving authentic problems.
  • Students select and use digital tools to plan and manage a design process that considers design constraints and calculated risks.

Proposal summary

Purpose & objective

Our goal is to help educate teachers on how to enhance technology in their classroom. Participants will become familiar with several basic apps, and how they can work together to foster student voice and creativity. They will understand how these apps can be used for differentiation, and provide a choice for all students.


1. Introduction [2 min]
2. App Smashing with Flipgrid [10 min]
3. App Smashing with Seesaw [10 min]
4. Chatterpix into Flipgrid [10 min]
5. Buncee into Flipgrid [5 min]
6. PicCollage EDU into Flipgrid [10 min]
7. PicCollage EDU into Seesaw [5 min]
8. Questions [8 min]

Supporting research

Flipgrid in the InterACTIVE Class, by Joe and Kristin Merrill (Elevate Books EDU - Jan. 2021)

The InterACTIVE Class, by Joe and Kristin Merrill (Elevate Books EDU - Jan. 2020)

The Microsoft Infused Classroom, by Holly Clark, Tanya Avrith, Felisa Ford, Natasha Rachelle, and Joe and Kristin Merrill (Elevate Books EDU - Mar. 2020)

Personally published eBooks:
#AppSmashing with Mr. Merrill's Class Vol. 1 & 2:

#AppSmashing Book Creator and Flipgrid eBook:

App Smashing with Flipgrid:

App Smashing with Jornea Erwin:

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Joe Merrill, The Merrills EDU, LLC
Kristin Merrill, The Merrills EDU, LLC

Kristin Merrill: Fourth Grade teacher; 13+ years of experience working in intermediate (3-5) grade levels, 5+ years of implementing iPads, laptops, and Chrome books in the classroom. Kristin is the co-author of the book, "The #interACTIVE Classroom," on Elevate Books EDU.

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