“I am not a teacher, but an awakener.” Robert Frost

‘App Smashing’ (I have also heard it called App Synergy) was invented by Gregory Kulowiec.  App Smashing is when students create content using a variety of apps for example smashing Tellagami and iMovie to make a video. Intro to App-Smashing from misterkling on Vimeo does a great job of explaining what App Smashing is more in-depth.

Why should you be App Smashing? That is easy, because why limit yourself or your students to just one app! App smashing allows more creativity, critical thinking, collaboration and communication of content mastery; all 21st century skills we want our students using along with integrating technology seamlessly. Take the concept a step further and have the students explain how they created their app smash.

10 FREE Apps You Can Smash:

1. Telligami

2. iMovie (now free) or TouchCast

3. Thinglink

4. Evernote

5. Skitch

6. Popplet Lite

7. Google Drive

8. Pic Collage

9. Haiku Deck

10. Story Me

Below are more resources on App Smashing:

On Twitter: #appsmashing #appsmash

App Synergy: The Art Form of App Smashing 

App Smash: The Ben Bloom Fist in the SAMR Glove

The Definitive App Smashing Guide

Place Value App Smash

How about you? Please share what App Smashing you have done with your students on the iPads?

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Comments on: "Why we should be App Smashing!" (2)

  1. Kids really love being able to use multiple apps to create a finished product. Here is a post I made about app-smashing in fourth grade science with sound waves.

    http://elementarytechblog.wordpress.com/2014/01/26/app-smashing-in-fourth-grade-sound-waves/

    The more that we engage students with multiple methods, the more ideas they will have about creating and collaborating! Thanks for the great post!

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