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ERIC Number: ED562116
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Oct
Pages: 4
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 9
Creating Innovative, Student-Centered Projects with App Smashing
Brenner, Aimee M.; Hauser, Janel S.
International Association for Development of the Information Society, Paper presented at the International Association for Development of the Information Society (IADIS) International Conference on Cognition and Exploratory Learning in the Digital Age (CELDA) (12th, Maynooth, Greater Dublin, Ireland, Oct 24-26, 2015)
Students today share a unique characteristic in that they have all been raised in a digital era. Students from all socioeconomic levels have been impacted by digital media in one way or another, and many yearn to be engaged through the use of digital technologies in the classroom. One such digital project has sought to aid in meeting the need to develop such skills in preservice teachers and subsequently transfer these skills to future students. This project has been coined with the term "App Smashing." App Smashing is the process of developing content on multiple digital applications and then integrating or "smashing" them together in order to create a richer, innovative digital product (Kulowiec 2013). Combining digital apps can be utilized for the process of research, note taking, understanding, creating, and sharing in any grade level classroom or subject matter. This paper seeks to further define the process of App Smashing and examine relevant literature. Lastly, one example of a project that utilizes App Smashing will be described. This project has been implemented in a teacher education course in order to educate preservice teachers about how to actually design a student-centered, project-based assignment and then reflect about the process upon completion. [For the full proceedings, see ED562093.]
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Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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