Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Mentormob - Best of TCEA 2013 Continued

Mentormob is a free web 2.0 resource that allows users to create "learning playlists" for their students or colleagues. Essentially, you can create a slideshow that contains websites, uploaded files, online quizzes, or self written information pages.

As you create each new "step" containing one of the above, you will be asked to add a description of what that step includes.  The steps can be edited, moved into a different "play" order, or deleted.

Once the list is complete, simply share the playlist with others by giving them the shortened URL that was created by clicking the "Share" button. As students move through the playlist, a progress meter is displayed at the top of the page letting them know how many "steps" of the playlist are left.

One of my favorite aspects is the ability to create a multiple choice or true/false quiz anywhere in the playlist.

Classroom Integration Ideas:
  • Teachers can create playlists of websites they want students to use for that day or week in class. Especially useful for elementary classrooms since students will only have to type in one URL.
  •  Create a playlist that uses a mixture of web pages, photos, and written articles to focus on a particular subject. Then evaluate your student's their learning with a quiz inserted into the playlist.

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