Podcast episode 47 – Mozilla Popcorn! – November 15, 2012

 

Another awesome podcast. What can I say we are on fire this week. Check out the agenda below and leave a comment.

  1. Tony’s post about a unified calendar system.
  2. Reviews on Meograph& Mozilla’s PopcornMaker (it’ll be up this afternoon)
    1. http://www.meograph.com
      1. Making stories in a different way
      2. Ideas for improvement?
      3. How can it be used across the curriculum
    2. https://popcorn.webmaker.org/
      1. enhancing online media
      2. presenting it
      3. ease of use
  3. Dr. Gary Stager’s question about web2.0 why are there so few, if any, demands being made for evidence of Web 2.0′s efficacy in schools?– the post is titled Accountability and is very short
    1. Are web 2.0 tools going to fade away?
    2. Are teachers really justified in being frustrated by their peers who don’t use these tools?
    3. How transformative are the tools themselves?
  4. iPhone app of the week – Quizlet
  5. How can schools use technology to improve meetings -video conference
    1. agenda ahead of time
    2. optional meetings
    3. recording meetings?

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Meograph.com – A review – UPDATED!

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A while ago I received an email from Misha Leybovich asking me to try our Meograph “Four-dimensional storytelling.” I took a look at it but was a but busy with other things so I put it on hold. Many may describe Meograph as another timeline generator but I say NO! Timelines give you a brief overview of a series of events. The story is there but it’s not up front. Meograph focuses on the story of those events. As my high school history teacher said, “There is no history without a story.” Cheesy, but oh so true.

Like I mentioned I got the email a while back but have been just a little too busy to really give it a test run. Now, the test run is over and I’m hear to report back to all the millions of IT Babble readers out there. As always, if you agree, disagree or have a general comment please leave it below. To get all the meaty details on Meograph click on past the break.

UPDATE: Misha Leboyvich was kind enough to send an email to me after reading the review. He noted that the odd electronic voice that Meograph recorded was actually due to Adobe Flash. I suspected it may be that and tried it out with Soundcloud.com and got the same result. Basically this is not Meographs fault. There are a few more updates, click past the break to see them all!

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