๐Ÿ‘ป Appsmash ๐Ÿ’ฅ Innovation ๐Ÿ”ฎ Month ๐Ÿ’š

๐ŸŽƒ October is upon us and weโ€™re celebrating the spooky month with unbeLEAFable ingenuity: Happy AppSmash Innovation Month!

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Have you everโ€ฆ

  • used more than one app or tool to create something? Youโ€™ve appsmashed!

  • leveraged more than one tool to enhance a lesson? That is appsmashing!

  • captured the best elements of two or more platforms to improve learning outcomes? This is appsmashing!

To put it simply, appsmashing allows students to create something that isnโ€™t possible with just one tool and ultimately provides endless opportunities for students to show what they know by engaging with multiple tools.

๐Ÿค” So, why are we spending an entire month celebrating #AppSmashing? There are many reasons, but most importantly, because we believe in empowering students (and educators!) to share their unique voice and showcase their learning. Appsmashing adds pizazz and a whole lot of fun to the learning task! Student Voice Ambassador and Grid Guide, Lanny Watkins says, โ€œAppsmashing is of huge importance in the classroom, for both teachers and pupils. Through this process I have found you really get to know your classroom tools, and in doing so promote creativity and innovation โ€“ two skills that our pupils are going to need to succeed in the future.โ€

โœ๏ธ Appsmashing stretches the imagination for creative thinking.

๐Ÿ’ป Appsmashing allows you to push the limits for whatโ€™s possible with technology.

๐Ÿ’ก Appsmashing engages learners in critical thinking tasks.

๐Ÿ’ซ Appsmashing brings an element of whimsy and fun to the learning.

Tip or treat, webinars, and more: check out all the Appsmash Innovation Month festivities below!

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Every week: this month, our weekly #GridTip will focus on appsmashing Flipgrid and a variety of fellow edtech friends with expert tips from the AppSmash King Joe Merrill!

#GridTip: Flipgrid + Book Creator

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Create & Innovate Webinar: AppSmashing 101, October 9 at 6:00 PM CT

Jornea will lead us in a savvy intro to appsmashing with the what, why, and how to get started. Register over here!

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Flipgrid Feature: The InterACTIVE Classroom with Kristin and Joe Merrill, October 23 at 7:00 PM CT

Our first Flipgrid Feature! Join Kristin and Joe Merrill as they share their secret sauce for creating mind-boggling, jaw-dropping, double-take activities with appsmashing and more! Register here.

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Tip or Treat: Follow @Flipgrid on Instagram for daily ๐Ÿคฏ #TipOrTreat ๐Ÿซ surprises on our story all month long!

StudentVoiceIsMagic Stickers

#StudentVoiceIsMagic Stickers + #FlipgridVoicePod Challenge, all month long, everyoneโ€™s a winner! Head over to flipgrid.com/magic and record your why or how of appsmashing! Everyone who submits a video will win one of the majestic #StudentVoiceIsMagic stickers and every day one lucky person will win a #FlipgridVoicePod!

With Flipgrid, the possibilities are endless! We all know that #StudentVoiceIsMAGIC - appsmashing takes creativity to the next level and brings out the innovative wizards, dragons, unicornsโ€ฆ in all of us! Hereโ€™s to a freaky fun month of tips, treats, and more!