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Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Calling All App Smashers--Day #1 App Smash

It's late into Day #1 and I have yet to post my product for the "Calling All App Smashers" challenge that I issued yesterday.  In browsing through some of the products that have been shared, I see that I am going to have to step up my game!

What an amazing response we've had and I can't wait to see even more of your app smashes as you submit them via your blog post or by using the #appsmash4 hashtag. Awesome stuff!  Keep it coming!

I am going to start this challenge with a very basic App Smash.  This is a smash that could be used pretty much in any subject area in grades pK-12.  YOU just have to be creative (remember, creativity costs you nothing) in how you integrate it into your curriculum.

The two apps I am going to be using today are Croak.it and QR Beamer.  The Croak.it app allows you to record up to 30 seconds of audio, while QR Beamer allows you to create QR Codes on your iPad. Smash the two together and you have an easy way to share that 30 seconds of audio.

Smashing Steps 
Open Croak.it app 
Tap on record button (Croak.it symbol) and record your audio
Tap again when done
Give your new Croak.it a title
You used to be able to copy the link, but now that takes you directly to their website.  You can get the embed code here, but I choose to tap on the share via email feature (or Twitter) and just copy the URL by copying it from within the body of the email.
Open QR Beamer app
Double tap in the white text box
Tap on "Paste" (your URL should appear in box)
Tap on "Beam"
There is your QR Code
You can choose to Save, Email or Print.  Email each code you create, naming it in the subject line of your email. 

Happy Smashing!

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