Earlier this month super ThingLink guru Susan Oxnevad invited me to participate in the ThingLink App Smash Challenge. I happily agreed to participate because I LOVE both ThingLink and App Smashing! November has seemed to slip away from me, but I finally got to put together an App Smash recipe with ThingLink for the Challenge!
A Step By Step ThingLink Recipe
I already loved the idea of using pictures of our work to app smash, see one of my favorite ThingLInks here, but after being inspired by Greg Kulowiec’s Keynote at the EdTechTeacher iPad summit in Boston earlier this month, (see my #sketchnotes here) I knew I needed to do this project for the #TLAppSmash challenge. He spoke about merging digital and analog tools to bolster student creativity, and I just think it makes SO MUCH SENSE! You can follow the steps in the annotated image above to create a really interesting project with your students. Work together as a class or individually to create. The possibilities are really pretty limitless! I also added a few suggestions on other apps that you could add into your app smash – see the exclamation mark nubbins!
Be sure to check out the other resources on the ThingLink App Smash Challenge Channel!
ThingLink App Smash Example
My class created this app smash, following the recipe above, in October as we began to think about creating mental images. I just love it, and hope it inspires you and your students to create in your classroom!