Popcorn and a Movie

02 Nov

Before you head to class with the video you nabbed from the Internet, don’t forget to take some Popcorn with you. Yes, with  Popcorn, the folks at Mozilla (and friends) have developed a free web video editing tool that allows you to add clickable layers of information to a video. You can add to, edit, or remix an online video.  If you have an idea, video on the web, and a browser, you can use Popcorn to add live links, maps, and information that can be edited and updated live.  Imagine showing a video to your students and layering an article from Wikipedia on top of the video. You can publish and share remixed video on your blog, Twitter, or Tumblr or just grab the code and embed it into your course on Canvas.

Curious? Watch the Ted Talks video and find out how you can remix online videos to engage your students to explore content in a non-linear fashion while maintaining the original intent of the author and watch your presentations pop!

1 Comment

Posted by on November 2, 2012 in Uncategorized


One response to “Popcorn and a Movie

  1. Center for Learning with Technology

    November 7, 2012 at 10:33 pm

    This really intrigues me. Delivering academic content is often more a ‘point by point’ narrative, but with some creativity it can also be a story. I was talking about this with a colleague in reference to how to use something like this with say cost accounting. Is there a story that can be crafted and told in a cost accounting class? I suspect there is and this tool could be used to bring life and vigor to that story.I look forward to seeing Popcorn for real, and to see how someone used it in a cost accounting class.


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