Showing posts from March, 2012

Bag the Web

Bag the Web I recently found this new site (through my RSS feeds), Bag the Web.
Its appeal is that you can organize web resources according to a topic. The site says, "BagTheWeb helps users curate Web content. For any topic, you can create a "bag" to collect, publish, and share any content from the Web.
Beyond most curation tools' capability, BagTheWeb enables users to build networks of bags. This way bags can be linked together to provide rich and complete information about any topic." And if that isn't enough for you, it is also free. That was enough to draw me in! So let's see what this site can do.... Once I signed up and confirmed my email, I was in. I noticed a message from the site (see #1): "Using a bag, you can collect the best web content for a topic you are interested in. More than pure collection, this bag is also your creation. You may share it with friends and the whole web community.The site has many features helping you use bags better. …

Sock Puppets and YouTube Editor

This is a continuation from the last post on how to put the single saved video parts from Sock Puppet (app). Once each part has been uploaded into YouTube the parts can be put together using the video editor.

Sock Puppets!

This is a follow up to my previous post covering the differences between the apps of SockPuppets and the other one :). As I stated, I prefer SockPuppets. Last week I decided to "mix" things up in my class and introduce SockPuppets to my Science Methods class.

As I write this I am kicking myself that I did not video them exploring this app! It was priceless! From the minute that I showed the app projected for the whole class, to the group work there was excited laughter.

I first gave them a very basic "how-to" choose each item and recording audio with the characters. I have a small class to six and decided (because of lack of devices) to split them into two groups of three. Each group was to give an overview of part of the previously assigned reading material for that day. The groups got to work making their scripts (I told them to make sure that they knew what to say or the recording would not go well).

Once the recording began, we ran into our first…