App Smashing Madness! #ettipad

I love this picture that GregKulowiec shared via Twitter during his time at #ettipad (whatever that is, presumably a conference). While I’d seen it before, it really does serve as a powerful analogy for how schools often drop technology into the classroom:
It’s  a fantastic picture and I’m grateful that GregK tweeted it out. App-smashing is a fun example of the kinds of creative projects are possible when we allow ourselves to use a tool the way it was fully intended rather than strap it on to existing, past innovations. Rather than limit ourselves to the old ways of using the new, we accept the new and see how it will change what we do.
Shared by Lisa “TechChef4U” Johnson on Facebook

How neat it is to see others feature your hard work with their stuff, even when your stuff is already quickly being smashed down as others build on top of it! Just last week, I featured Greg Kulowiec (Twitter: @gregkulowiec) and other app smashers work in my TechForum presentation and materials, completely over-awed by the incredible creativity of recent app smashes.

In the image above, you’ll see Greg sharing his presentation. As I’ve been back at work, as well as helping a partner company launch a cost-effective Moodle hosting and support service for school districts,  I’ve had a few moments of time to catch glimpses of great app smashing examples Greg’s been coming up with, like this ThingLink entitled App-Smash App-Pack:

My presentation at TechForum was a web site and included this slide show:

http://www.slideshare.net/mguhlin/techforum-app-smash
Click image to view slideshow
In that presentation and on the web site, I highlighted quite a few more examples of app smashing, but GregK’s work remains the definitive creations given his proclivity for app smashing with new and paid tools. What fun!
Not to be outdone, check out this beautiful app-smashing diagram that Richard (@iPadWells) shares via his blog, iPad4Schools:
If you aren’t app-smashing yet, you should be! Absolutely fun, entertaining and engaging for learners of all ages!


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One thought on “App Smashing Madness! #ettipad

  1. Sandy Kendell November 16, 2013 at 2:00 am Reply

    Ask Carl Hooker about EdTech Teacher iPad Summits (#ettipad). He presents for them.

    Thanks for sharing the resources here, Miguel!

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