This Free Web Content Curation and “Learning Playlist” Tool is Becoming More Popular Every Day. Have you Created a Learning Playlist on MentorMob yet?
News Flash: MentorMob renamed themselves “LessonPaths” in late 2013! – KW 1/7/14
I've had a few students in my 4 Week Online Flipped Class Workshops use MentorMob as their content delivery platform, and this prompted me to put it on my “check this site out” list. This weekend, I got around to giving it a look over. Pretty brilliant.
The idea behind MentorMob is to let anyone create easy to access and view “Playlists” of web content (as an improvement on the inefficiency of scrolling search engine results and trying to identify which results are truly informative). Apparently I'm not the only one who thinks MentorMob is a great app – they've been mentioned by such web luminaries as Mashable and The Huffington Post, and covered more in-depth by education-focused sites like eSchoolNews and WiredAcademic.
Examples of MentorMob Learning Playlists
I accessed MentorMob and easily searched out some content of interest. Then I put together a Playlist of my own. Here are a few examples of MentorMob Learning Playlists that help to give a quick sense of how the application can be used:
- Here's a cool Playlist about one of histories most beloved politician's, Abe Lincoln: http://www.mentormob.com/learn/i/abraham-lincoln-3/getting-to-know-abraham-lincoln-kids
- I created my own Playlist, focused on the Flipped Classroom: http://www.mentormob.com/learn/i/flipped-class-resources/flipped-class-resources. MentorMob is really easy to use – signing up and creating my first Playlist didn't take more than about 15 minutes.
- Here's a neat Playlist about the first and in many ways, the ultimate, Rock Band (okay, ‘the ultimate' is a little silly since there are so many ways too look at that, but anyway here's …) The Beatles! http://www.mentormob.com/learn/i/the-beatles/the-beatles-2.
What Teachers Have to Say About Mentor Mob
To gain further perspective, I did a Google search to learn about what teachers and technologists are sharing online about how they are using this tool. Here's a few of the articles I came across that offered useful and interesting insights.
- MentorMob: What’s On Your Playlist?
- Another Awesome Use for Mentormob
- 10 Reasons Why I Love MentorMob…
There are a lot of stories out there like this. Teachers love this tool, and I'm not surprised. Give MentorMob a try yourself. Check out their Introductory Video to learn more:
We'd love to hear about your experiences with MentorMob and see your Playlists, so please don't hesitate to share!
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