Jeffco loves Seesaw! Teachers, students and parents across the district are using Seesaw as a digital workflow in their classrooms. What is app smashing and how can that improve the student experience when using Seesaw?
The term “app smashing” was coined by former history teacher and current edtech guru, Greg Kulowiec.
Back in 2013, he defined app smashing as “the process of using multiple apps in conjunction with one another to complete a final task or project.”
These apps could range from the most basic, like the ones that come built-in on your iPad or Chromebook (think the camera app), to the latest and greatest edtech apps in formative assessment, video-editing and so on.
By using multiple apps, not only will you become an edtech legend, but you’ll also create wildly engaging lessons and projects for your students, sparking engagement and keeping your parents and admins happy and singing your
Google Draw & Other G-Suite Tools
Students and teachers can create in Google Draw and then upload the link to Seesaw to share with their peers and their parents. You can also have students record a voice or caption. You can control the file type. Download as a JPEG and then upload into Seesaw.
There are multiple ways to add a file to Seesaw from the G-Suite tools. The tools in the G-Suite smash well with Seesaw!
Making Flash Cards with Flippity
Flippity is an add-on, not an app. You need to open a Google Sheet, click on "Add-Ons" and then "Get Add-ons" and choose Flippity from the G-Suite Marketplace. Fippity turns information from a Google Sheet into Flashcards. You can make interactive flashcards around vocabulary.
Smashing with Math Tools
Number Pieces is a Chrome app. You can have students create in Number Pieces and then screenshot their work to add to Seesaw. In Seesaw, students can add voice, drawings, labels, captions...
Taking a screen shot on the Chromebook....
Create an EPUB with Book Creator
Visual story telling with discovery ed and Seesaw