May 24, 2016

AppSmashing Guide: Let Students Show What They Know – From Tom

This post is the second in a series exploring AppSmashing with a core set of Evergreen Apps on eSchoolNews from EdTechTeacher Director, Tom Daccord. The articles focus on the ability of students to create multimedia content that showcases their learning through a performance or demonstration of understanding.

Powerful Evergreen Apps strike a great balance between flexibility and ease, and can be used in many different situations for a variety of purposes. Take Book Creator, for example.

Book Creator facilitates the easy creation of multimedia books, reports, stories, and many other variations of written, visual, and audio communication. Yet, there are creative limitations to the app that can only be overcome by AppSmashing other app content directly into its pages. As I discussed last article, Tellagami enables students to create speaking avatars and these can be inserted directly into Book Creator pages. AppSmashing Tellagami into Book Creator is one useful strategy to enhance the creative possibilities of a single Evergreen App and enable students to express what they know in different ways.

Another intuitive and versatile app to AppSmash with Book Creator (and other apps) is Shadow Puppet Edu, a free iOS app that will play on both an iPhone and iPad. With Shadow Puppet, students and teachers can easily create a video slideshow consisting of text, images, narration, animation, and music. With these multimedia possibilities, it’s easy for a student or teacher to create a video presentation, a video tutorial, a digital story, or a portfolio on any number of topics.

>> Read the full article on eSchoolNews to learn more about AppSmashing with Shadow Puppet Edu.

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