Play with the app. | Create with it. | Smash it!

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Welcome to App-Smashing!

  • Browse the gallery of Apps.

  • Choose the app you want to try.

  • Learn how to use the app.

  • Create a project with the app.

  • Use the app with other apps to create
    an APP-SMASH!

What IS App-Smashing?

  • Using 3 or more iPad apps to create a project

  • Greg Kulowiec asks, “Why limit our students to one tool at one time?” With App Smashing, students can create content with a variety of apps and then publish it to the web – don’t let content “die on your iPad.”

  • The key to App Smashing is the camera roll – use apps that can save to camera roll or take screen captures and bring them in. What’s important is that content be created, but it doesn’t have to be digital. Imagine a student who creates in the real world, takes a picture or video, brings it into a product, and publishes to the web. The idea is creation and publishing without limits.
  • While the concept is to create content, get it into a central location, and make something with it, now, what can you do???? What can you prompt students to create?

Rules For Apps
That Work Well Together:

  • They create images or video that can be
    saved to the camera roll.

  • Each app can access the camera roll to
    retrieve and/or save work.

Sample App-Smashing Challenges!

1. Google Earth + Skitch + Tellagami:    

Use Google Earth to locate your favorite landmark. Capture a picture of the location. Now bring the image into Skitch to annotate the image. Using Tellagami, students can record their own voice in order to animate the avatar and discuss what they know about the landmark while pointing out features they have highlighted with Skitch.

2. Turbo Scan + Pic Collage +                 
MoviePro  + Thinglink:                      

Students use TurboScan to scan in hand-drawn pictures of their adventures at CIMI. They then use Pic Collage on the iPad to create a large collage of their adventures. Using video recording equipment, they do short interviews of fellow students to capture impressions of their favorite activities. Thinglink is used to bring it all together with links on their collage that access additional pictures, audio recordings, as well as their video interviews.

3. Turbo Scan + Pixlr + Audioboo           
      + Kidblog:                                          

Students use iPad document stands and Turboscan to scan in digital version of hand-drawn CIMI pictures. They then take the pictures into Pixlr to clean them up and crop the images. Using Audioboo students create 60 second podcasts of their adventures at CIMI and then cross-post the Audioboo recordings to the class Kidblog account.

4. Camera + Pixlr + Google Drive +        
      + Google Sites:                                  

Students use camera to take pictures of projects in class. They then take the pictures into Pixlr to resize them for the web and crop the images. Finally, they upload the doctored pictures to their Google Drive account & flow the pictures into a class Google Site project.