As part of the MOOC that I joined last week. I made an app smash project.
So there’s lots of references already. A MOOC is a Massive On-line Open Course. And it’s free which is a bonus.
An App Smash involved bringing content from one or more apps into another. So for example create a stop motion animation then bring it into iMovie to edit it or add headings and other details.
The app smash I did was using three apps if never used before. I created an animated video with Plotagon which was quite entertaining. It’s an app where you can create characters and then write a script for them. I shared the video via my You Tube channel.
It was good fun.
The Main App that I brought everything into was Thing Link which I was very impressed with. It was simple to make, easy to edit and very easy to share. I used Edmodo to give it to the students who were ten.
The Thing link had web page links and text and I linked it to a Titan Pad to record the student voice simultaneously in one place.
I also brought in a photo montage with Haiku deck but didn’t find it as easy to share.
And I added a link to a web page of resources for the lesson.
All in all it was a worthwhile experience where I learned a great deal about the new apps.
When I used it it created engagement and helped us to share our ideas.