App Smashing has become the conversation rage of late. The best explanation I can give you was already given by Jon Corippo in his “App Smashing FALL CUE” presentation. Jon quotes Greg Kulowiec to define app smashing as:

  1. Created content with one app
  2. Created content with another app or apps
  3. Merge content together (smashing)
  4. Publish the content to the web.

I do this when I look up quotes online (Safari) and then pull them into Quoter, then send them to Instagram to share them. Each app does a different part of the workflow. I love the linear flow and hyperlinks in Jon's presentation so I hope you'll take time to flip through it. (H/T Darren Kuropatwa for liking this on Slideshare which then popped this up to my slideshare homepage.)

If this interests you:

  • Follow Greg Kulowiec who seems to be quoted everywhere you hear people talk about App Smashing. (Rightly so, he coined the term)
  • Richard Wells (@ipadwells) also has an excellent overview of why you should app smash. (Hear Richard talk about iPads and the SAMR Model) Richard has some fantastic graphics such as the one shown below explaining his smashes. Consider having your students smash and create a similar chart.
A Thinkling comic app smash.

An App Smash graphic from Richard Wells, he has tons of them.

TIP: If you want to find amazing things just follow people like John and Darren on Slideshare. (Here's mine.) He has so many great presentations as do many others. Inspiration is just a click away on slideshare. (Plus, now you can even create slides on Slideshare using Haiku Deck – how crazy is that?

This past month as part of the Grand Canyon University Global Mastermind Workshop, I updated my 50+ favorite tools for schools presentation.

Since today is my blog birthday (9 years and counting), I just want to say thank you to all of you who read my blog and teach me so much! I'm very grateful for your support. It is pretty amazing that I get to stay in the classroom and share with you. Pictures like those below fill my heart with gratitude that my dream of being a writer can peacefully coexist (most of the time) with my love of teaching.

Thank you to all of you who tell your friends for truly, I am a product of all of you out there who tell your friends, email them my posts (it astounds me how many of you do that), and share things  you learned here in your staff meetings. Thank you for an amazing nine years and teaching me so much. Your comments, tweets, and stories inspire me to be a better teacher.

An amazing audience for the project based experience - the Global Mastermind Workshop this past November 18, 2014. What an incredible experience!

An amazing audience for the project based experience – the Grand Canyon University Global Mastermind Workshop in Phoenix Arizona this past November 18, 2014. What an incredible experience!