This post by Meghan Zigmund calls App Smashing “The art of imaginatively using multiple apps to create an enhanced project.”
Two of my favorite edtech tools right now are Screencastify and FlipGrid. One missing feature in Screencastify is an easy platform for students seeing each other’s recordings. One missing feature in FlipGrid is including screen recordings, rather than just webcam recordings.
Enter App Smashing. On a Chromebook, it’s pretty easy to record in Screencastify and then post in FlipGrid. Check out how in the GIF below. After the GIF, check out a list of possible applications of this. (Did I leave something out? Feel free to share it in the comments or on Twitter!)
Tons of ideas for how to use this . . .
- Narrate Google Slides, like the example above.
- Show how to do something on the computer.
- Share a piece of writing in Google Docs, like a poem.
- Share and explain a Scratch project.
- Show off a #StopMotionSlides video.
- Have multiple students give feedback on 1 writing project
NOTE: If you’re not on a Chromebook, you’ll likely need to download your video from Screencastify (or Google Drive) before uploading it to FlipGrid.