Social entrepreneurs Kris Chinosorn, Vince Leung and Kristin Demidovich from MentorMob have found a model for improving online education for everyone and at the same time they’re working to rescue victims of trafficking and abuse in Uganda through the Kwagala Project.
MentorMob is creating curated courses on a variety of topics to facilitate learning for everyone. From the website:
“At MentorMob, we’re fueled by the belief that education is a basic human right, and we aim to organize the highest quality information on everything worth knowing by bringing out the expert in everyone.”
With MentorMob, I can create playlists with web content for my classroom. With MonsterMob, I know that my students are engaging in activities that are relevant to the curriculum and that I have curated.
It’s so easy to use!
To get started, simply create an account. Once inside, you can access the creation screen. It is at this point that you name your playlist, select sharing options, and tag it.
Once you have created the actual playlist, it’s time to add information to it. You have a variety of different options for adding content to your playlist. As you can see above, it is easy to add existing websites, files, or you can even create your own slides!
You can make a playlist for Centers. For the lab I create playlists with links, videos, games, and materials to extend our content area studies in the classroom. For instance, click HERE for an example of a playlist for States of Matter.
What I really like about MentorMob is that it is so easy to use. You can EASILY embed your playlists right into the blog pages. When the kids arrive at the center, they simply click on the Mentor Mob playlist to get started. There is never any question as to what they need to work on or where to find the items- it’s all right there!