Teacher Review For Mozilla Popcorn Maker

The bugs aren't worked out entirely, but I love it just the same.

Sarah M.
Technology coordinator
Chapel Hill High School
Tyler, TX
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My Grades K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
My Subjects English Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies, Arts
My Rating 3
Learning Scores
Engagement 3
Pedagogy 4
Support 3
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time Less than 5 minutes
Great for Creation
Further application
Homework
Individual
Small group
Student-driven work
Great with Advanced learners
General
How I Use It
I'll admit, this was an example lesson I made for teachers. I mixed in pictures from the New York Public Library's collection from Ellis Island at the turn of the century. In the background, I put a Soundcloud tune, and when the stage was set, I gave students the instructions for their project and the downloadable rubric. "Students" were to make a remix focused on one of the immigrants pictured in my mix. Here's my example: http://popcorn.webmadecontent.org/14w4
My Take
Now, I would LOVE to use this with high schoolers. It's intuitive (to users of the inter webs) and fun and incorporates copyright protection as well. That said, my teachers were just so thrown off. "WHAT IS THIS THING?" The practice lesson taught me to teach the tech before I try to use it. Lesson learned.