Wednesday, April 23, 2014

App Smashing

Moving past using apps for worksheet substitutions and kill and drill practice and into transformative  content-creation involves a process recently coined as App Smashing.  Sometimes this process called App Synergy or iPad Workflow.  App Smashing is the process of using multiple apps in conjunction with one another to complete a final task or project.  The trick to app smashing is to learn how to use your camera roll as a means to communicate between apps.  App smashing gets the learner involved with more than just sharing what you've learned.

App smashing evolved from the term "Mash-Up" which basically meant creating web content from more than one source.  When the iPad arrived in the educational market, it didn't take long users to use multiple apps to create something.   In fact, now it seems almost impossible to create on the iPad without App Smashing.   Creating infographics is an example of one of my favorite App Smashing activities.

Greg Kulowiec from Ed Tech Teacher has written and presented the idea of "App Smashing."

Download a copy of  "The Definitive App Smasher's Guide" by Miguel Guhlin to learn more about App Smashing.

The following video does a great job of explaining the concept of App Smashing.

AppSmash Round 1 from Greg Kulowiec on Vimeo.

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