Thursday, 30 August 2012

30 Days of webools #24: Create a MentorMob playlist

What is MentorMob?

It’s that word ‘curating’ that is popping up again! I found MentorMob, a curating tool,  by chance when surfing the Net and I really like this free tool. This is a great tool which allows one to put together articles, videos and blogs related to a subject of interest in a play list. The end produce has a gorgeous look in my opinion

Examples of MentorMobs

To show you what I mean
1) Take a look at this one on Blended Learning by Anna Conway  http://bit.ly/NNlNDs
It is a mix of items - videos and articles.



Create your own Playlist on MentorMob!

2) Using Technology to maximise instruction by Susan Oxenvad http://bit.ly/zhVvJ4
This one seems to concentrate on blog posts Susan has written.


Create your own Playlist on MentorMob!
3) A collection of curating tools by Susan Oxenvad http://goo.gl/5eJ0s


Create your own Playlist on MentorMob!

Why should one use MentorMob?

This video gives some reasons for using MentorMob:
What is MentorMob? from mentormob on Vimeo.

How to create a MentorMob

Here are my instructions on how to create a MentorMob playlist from Slideshare




This is my created MentorMob playlist - Great tools for teachers by Fiona Beal. I have used only articles and no videos or uploads this time around!

http://bit.ly/PShgAL

Create your own Playlist on MentorMob!

Webinar recording
Still to be added

Classroom uses

           
         *It is great to use for a flipped classroom instruction post.
         *Students can collect articles for the same project in a team and then present to the
          class with a verbal explanation
         *It could allow absent students to catch up with work.
         *Provides further resources on a topic.
         *For language learning one could include reading, writing, listening and speaking resources.
         *You can use a playlist for assessment as well, as there is something called a ‘Popquizz
           that can be added where one can assess if students understood the material.
         *Professional development resources – this is a great way to create teacher training
 material instead of the bulky paper booklets/handouts.




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