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Thursday, August 7, 2014

Creating & App Smashing with App Dice

I have to give all the credit for this awesome idea to Ryan Read.  Ryan is an Integration Specialist in Illinois and boy does he have some great ideas! I ran across his #appdice idea while perusing my Twitter stream last Spring and was immediately intrigued.

It's a simple way to get students to creating in your classroom and #appsmashing.  I wanted to create a set of my own geared towards using the iPad to create, so I  created two types of die for my set (and other sets I created and gave out to our teachers). One die has six "creation" apps, while the second die has six "showcase" apps.

For the creation apps I used Popplet Lite, Pic Collage, Doodlebuddy, Trading Cards, Skitch and Word Clouds.

For the showcase apps I used ShowMe, Educreations, Tellagami, Thinglink, 30Hands, and iMovie.

Have your students roll the "creation" app, then the "showcase" app.  Have your students create something with those two apps based on what you are learning/studying/analyzing/reading.  Have them hand in their products via Google Drive, Showbie or eBackpack. Better yet, have them publish what they created using their KidBlog accounts.


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