Learning2gether Episode 228
Wed Jul 23 – Joe Dale taking the multimedia appsmashing iPad challenge!
On Wednesday of this week I had the great pleasure of being one of the participants at Joe Dale’s remarkable presentation on appsmashing which was put on as one of a series of webinars offered by Saarland Landesinstitut fur Padagogik und Medien (LPM) and organized by Jürgen Wagner.
I first heard of Joe Dale through an interview by Darrel Branson and Tony Richards of the Ed Tech Crew, which was so interesting that I listened to it twice, and I since met him in Istanbul where he gave a plenary talk at a conference at Sabanci University. This most recent webinar on appsmashing was 1.5 hours long which gave Joe ample time to take the topic out for a long ride. Appsmashing requires skill and experience with the apps utilized, and relies for example on creating products in one app and storing them on the device’s photoroll or in the cloud, and then developing that product through another app to produce a more elaborate product. For example, Joe showed how animated characters could be created in one app, greenscreened in another, and laid onto a background such as a photo of a local scene to create an animated character overlay on that scene. Joe described several such processes in fine detail and demonstrated considerable knowledge of the apps he was talking about.
Joe’s presentation is one that will be worth replaying hands-on with an iPad handy. I won’t have a chance to do that for week or two, so in this post I want to archive as much as I can in order to eventually make that possible. For this reason I have preserved Jürgen’s comments at the end of this post, after my own here:
- Find further free webinars for teachers of foreign languages at http://v.gd/webinars
- Joe Dale is an independent languages consultant from the UK who works with a range of organisations such as Network for Languages, ALL, The British Council, the BBC, Skype, Microsoft and The Guardian.
- He is host of the TES MFL forum, former SSAT Languages Lead Practitioner, a regular conference speaker and recognised expert on technology and language learning.
- He has spoken at conferences and run training courses in Europe, North America, the Middle East, the Far East and Australia.
- He was a member of the Ministerial Steering Group on languages for the current UK government and was short-listed for a NAACE Impact Award in 2013 too.
- Joe was recently described in a Guardian article as an ‘MFL guru’ and ‘the man behind the #mfltwitterati.’
- His blog http://www.joedale.typepad.com has been nominated for four Edublog Awards.
Here are the links I harvested at this session, all from posts in the text chat
- Joe’s Classroom 2.0 presentations
- Joe’s favorite screen capture tools:
- free – http://www.techsmith.com/screenchomp.html
- not free – Explain everything
- Joe’s YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/joedale100
- Appsmash challenges
- Appsmashing tools mentioned:
- Answer Garden – http://answergarden.ch/
- Book readers
- Cloud Art – http://cloudart-app.com/
- Flipsnack – http://flipsnackedu.com/
- Flubaroo – http://www.flubaroo.com/flubaroo-user-guide
- ProCam, make the most of iPhone camera –
- Yakit kids –
- Sylvia Duckworth tutorial from Joe’s tips –
- Google Tools
- Jeff Thomas – (How to use your iPad without training) http://jeffthomastech.com/blog/?p=13682
- Mark Anderson
- EdTech Teacher –
- Sylvia Duckworth – https://twitter.com/sylviaduckworth
- Tom Barret –
Two more links from Edudemic: http://sco.lt/9JVifR to wit
This pair of posts, starting with this one, explain how appsmashing, or guiding students to create deliverables from a series of precursor operations on iPad, can be set up and implemented. This article leads to a second one showing by example how to create an iMovie product from Tellagami, 30 hands, and Photospeak http://www.edudemic.com/app-smashing-digital-storytelling-ipad/. View these tutorials in preparation for fully appreciating Joe Dale’s 1.5 hour presentation on appsmashing https://learning2gether.net/2014/07/23/learning2gether-with-joe-dale-about-appsmashing-with-ipads/
Joe sent a follow-up email to the Learningtgether list, here
providing a link to another webinar he did subsequently on useful iPad apps to enhance language learning for the LARC Social Media Workshop:
- Zugangslink: https://webconf.vc.dfn.de/joedale/
- Info: http://v.gd/joedale
- This is part of a series of webinars offered by Saarland Landesinstitut fur Padagogik und Medien (LPM) in various European languages; schedule and recordings here: http://tinyurl.com/aufzeichnungen
- Registration: If it’s a first time registration, please send along the name of your school, university, institute, etc. to JWagner@lpm.uni-sb.de
The top half of this writeup is mne (Vance’s) and the other half (below) comes from Juergen’s great email which recapped the webinar with some of the same material I had mentioned. I intend to do more work on this webinar deconstructing it so that I can apply some of its lessons in my teaching, more about which when I have time later. I fly home to Abu Dhabi tomorrow.
What follows here is from Jürgen Wagner’s “post-paratory” email following the event. I have reproduced it verbatim here, as it is rich in content, but there will be some duplications from my own notes. In Jürgen’s words …
App-Smashing has developed into a craze in the US and though it can not even be found on Wikipedia blogposts, Pinterest-boards, YouTube- and Vimeo-clips and tweets about the phenomenon are “exploding” and I forecast that it will “arrive” in Europe soon, with Joe being the only European protagonist in Europe so far.
- So, here’s the link to the recording that will be online for a couple of months
- Here you find Joe Dale’s presentation as a PDF
Thanks for contributing these links to the chat which I gladly share
Peggy George: so many of these multimedia projects can consume a lot of memory on an ipad! I’ve recently started using a wireless flash drive to remove things from my ipad and easily transfer to other devices. http://www.sandisk.com/products/wireless/flash-drive/
Peggy George: there are some great Thinglink examples compiled on this Listly by Shelly Terrell. http://list.ly/list/35b-thinglink-edu-examples
Peggy George: Doctopus How To: (great instructions) https://docs.google.com/document/d/1m4Lq6x66Th3O5kCBDlB8KuzN0zMATbqH3fgIPVqIs4U/edit
Jenny Léger: I have read epub books using Aldiko on an Android tablet.
Mary Cooch: yes Jenny http://www.aldiko.com/features.html
Multimedia app smashing at #ettipad Boston
by Joe Dale http://youtu.be/J2xBslydHqE
My App Smash Live Challenge
by Joe Dale https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W3UZE7IgpTc
Joe Dale’s YouTube Channel
Yakit Kids tutorial from Sylvia Duckworth: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1RETmEvdC8PRU93EK8Sm6LeUj1AOfM-xkEEqtWClLTlw/mobilebasic?pli=1
Peggy George: Livebinder link for Joe: http://www.livebinders.com/play/play/718751?tabid=b0ea0e5d-32bb-f7e8-11c8-3abcc6e55564 – Classroom 2.0 LIVE January 2013
I’ll share some additional links and quotes from my article – to be published towards the end of the year – with you.
I submitted an extensive linklist to the publisher, hoping he will make it accessible along with the article.
What Joe might have stressed a little more is the central tenet of Ed Tech Teachers:
All the Good Apps Fit on One Screen as opposed to “There’s an app for that”.
or, what struck me most: “Educators shouldn’t think of iPads as repositories of apps but rather as portable media creationdevices.” (Ed Tech Teachers Tom Daccord and Justin Reich)
I’ll just share a few here:
- Unleashing Creativity with App Smashing with Greg Kulowiec – by Kate Wilson
- Beyond Worksheets, A True Expression of Student Learning
- Educators Continue Innovating with App Smashing – by Dave Guymon
- The Definitive App Smasher’s Guide ebook! – Miguel Guhlin’s site
In my article you’ll find loads of links to App Smash App Packs, Task Challenges, Idea Cards, etc.
I must admit I am a bit annoyed concerning the recent Tellagami update, which introduced in app purchases and crippled !!! the free version
Here are two blopgposts that reflect my own thinking quite well
Tellagami published http://blog.tellagami.com/2014/06/14/message-to-educators/ but has not yet answered an email I sent them a week ago.
I submitted an article about Tellagami to German portal site http://lehrer-online.de and overnight my draft became worthless. I had to send a new one that is waiting to be published.
Towards the end of August I’ll take part in the Colloque CyberLangues in Rennes (France) with a workshop about Tellagami and had to scrap most of what I had planned. Can I expect participants to download the EDU-version for 5 dollars???
I suppose I can’t, so I’ll work with two iPads, one with the crippled FREE version, the other on with the paid version on it (for demonstration only).
I mentioned the iUSBport 2 in the chat as well, which can be used to address privacy issues. My friend and LPM-colleague Patrick Schäfer wrote an excellent article about that, due to be published in the next issue of http://www.lamultimedia.de/ and I’m planning to translate it into English, French and Spanish and have it published in suitable mags there.
Anyone offering there help in proofreading my translation?
I suppose there were quite a few particpants who may be presenters in their own right. Please feel free to tell me what subjects you’d like to share with us.
By the way
On the occasion of the publication of my Newsletter 100 for teachers of foreign languages I created 2 padlets for feedback:
http://padlet.com/wagjuer/newsletter / (still open)
http://padlet.com/wagjuer/feedback / (still open)
I’ve only just realised that I’ve passed the 100-mark for webinars without noticing, thus I created a webinar feedback padlet to which I hope you will contribute: http://padlet.com/wagjuer/webinars
Following Joe’s example I started my own Pinterest-Board about App-Smashing
Mit freundlichem Gruß
Earlier this week
Sun Jul 20 Catching our breath: Reflecting on RSCON5, iDTi MOOC, TTO MOOC, and MMVC14
Mon Jul 21 00:01 GMT IHAQ 14
with Jeff Lebow, Dave Cormier, Jennifer Maddrell, and John Schinker
Mon Jul 21 Roseli Serra on What teenagers want – on iTDi MOOC
Download mp3 for Roseli Serra
In WizIQ – For connection details or to view recordings, enroll in the course at http://bit.ly/iTDiSummerSchoolMOOC
Roseli played some videos during her presentation:
- Regina Spektor – US
- Maroon 5 – Daylight http://youtu.be/N17FXwRWEZs
Mon Jul 21 Chrysa Papalazarou and Chuck Sandy – on iTDi MOOC
This MOOC is open in the sense that it is free to sign up for and to enjoy, but not open in the sense that its artifacts are accessible to anyone online without pre-condition, which is that you must enroll in the iTDi Summer School MOOC For English Teachers: Fly High With iTDi! runs July 20th – August 17th in order to attend the live events or see the recordings
- Complete Session Schedule
- Enroll free in the MOOC anytime at http://bit.ly/iTDiSummerSchoolMOOC
- Enroll for a free account at iTDi at http://iTDi.pro
Mon Jul 21 EdWeb.net presents Selecting Mobile Apps for K-5 Learners
Introducing Mobile Devices and Selecting Mobile Apps for Your K-5 Learners
Mon, July 21, 4pm – 5pm (not sure what time zone this is) found this NOTE: All of our webinar start times are listed in Eastern Time
Presented by Liz Kolb, Clinical Assistant Professor, University of Michigan
Click here for more information and to pre-register for the live session.
Join the live session at the scheduled time at: www.instantpresenter.com/edwebnet3 .
Join the Mobile Learning Explorations community to participate in online discussions with peers, for invitations to upcoming webinars, to view past webinar recordings, to take a quiz and receive a CE certificate for a past webinar, and for access to more resources.
This webinar is co-hosted by CoSN, ISTE MLN, and SIIA.
Tue Jul 22 1500 GMT EdWeb.net presents Concrete Ways to Use OER in the Classroom
Concrete Ways to Use OER in the Classroom
Tue, July 22, 11am – 12pm NOTE: All of our webinar start times are listed in Eastern Time
There is a time zone conversion tool at the registration link
Presented by Michelle Comen, 5th Grade Teacher at Orange Grove Elementary Charter School Click here for more information and to pre-register for the live session. Join the live session at the scheduled time at: www.instantpresenter.com/edwebnet22 . Join the Open Educational Resources (OER) in the K-12 Classroom community to participate in online discussions with peers, for invitations to upcoming webinars, to view past webinar recordings, to take a quiz and receive a CE certificate for a past webinar, and for access to more resources. This webinar is sponsored by Net Texts, Inc.
A plethora of links in this one:
- This presentation settled on a complete systems with electronic assessment, etc. takes work to develop, but pays off – http://www.net-texts.com/
- Getting started: http://www.net-texts.com/teach/intro-course
- Tutorials: http://www.net-texts.com/media/full-tutorials-courses
- Also recommended in text chat: http://www.thinkfinity.org/
- Sources for e-texts
- Media and media conversions
- Worksheets etc.
- Reading: http://www.readworks.org/
- OER resources
- Suggested by Peggy George: http://www.eschoolnews.com/2014/07/15/15-oer-tools-493/2/
- EdWeb OER resources are archived and available at http://www.edweb.net/OER
July 22 iTDi rapping with Jason in Fresh (fresher freshest)
‘Fresh (fresher freshest) * * Thru Rhythm & Rhyme by Jason R. Levine’.
This MOOC is open in the sense that it is free to sign up for and to enjoy, but not open in the sense that its artifacts are accessible to anyone online without pre-condition, which is that you must enroll in the iTDi Summer School MOOC For English Teachers: Fly High With iTDi! runs July 20th – August 17th
In order to attend the live events or see the recordings
- Enroll free in the MOOC anytime at http://bit.ly/iTDiSummerSchoolMOOC
- Complete Session Schedule
Wednesday, July 23rd Teachers Teaching Teachers, Weekly conversations hosted by EdTechTalk, a collaborative open webcasting community.
For more information, click here.