I ran across this blog article on app smashing the other day. I love the flow chart that shows how to combine a variety of apps to create a final project. Honestly I don't know enough about combining various apps to produce a movie. He both explains it and shows the workflow so I know which apps were used for what part of the project. The author even gives a link to another place that explains appsmashing and what to look for in apps to do this. This is awesome because it gives me a starting point on planning a similar activity in my classroom. The last week of school, I never am able to do much teaching so I think I may try this with my students.
Off hand I think I could have students create:
movies on one topic covered during the year as a final test for class.
a book covering a topic.
maybe an instructional presentation.
hmmmmm, lots of possibilities.
I wonder if I could create a movie using various apps in this manner first so I can show them. Perhaps even include the video in an iBook I make. Now I have a summer project to work on for next year. This type of activity could be integrated into the unit for credit. I am looking at turning my classroom into a multiplayer classroom and this would fit perfectly into the schema of things as a group project for experience points. I think I could even include a menu of choices so they can both individually and collaboratively decide how to attain the experience points to advance up the ladder.
Love the idea. I need to go write it down and put it in my note book for next years plans.
I am reading a book on creating a multiplayer classroom by Lee Sheldon. So far, i really like what I've read and I can see ways to implement it. I will talk about this book tomorrow.