As our district is transitioning into a 1:1 learning environment, this Web 2.0 tool can provide various instructional and professional development opportunities.
1) MentorMob can be used as an introduction to a new unit or concept. Students can preview the information and be ready for the new learning the next day.
2) It can be posted to a teacher webpage, blog, or wiki to be used to review concepts and information presented during class.
3) Students can work individually, in pairs, or in groups to create a MentorMob and then post it to the teacher's web page, wiki, or blog for everyone to view and learn new information. Students can comment on each other's MentorMob. What a great way to respond authentically!
4) Teachers can create MentorMobs to be viewed by each other and then discuss the information learned at PLC meetings.
5) MentorMobs can be created by teachers for parents and used as training tools.
6)MentorMob can be used by instructional coaches, curriculum directors, or instructional tech personnel to provide resources for teachers for professional development.
Before recommending its use, I created two playlists. My intention is to use one playlist with new staff during our professional development training sessions and the other playlist during an upcoming workshop with parents. I will also post the playlists on my blog Resources page. Since I already had the resources organized and did not have to search for them, it was not difficult or time consuming to create the playlists, Using Twitter for Professional Development and Twitter Basics. The playlists can be viewed below. When searching Twitter in Education on MentorMob, 2100 playlists were presented so if you don't have time to create your own, use another persons!
Thank you toKate Peila and Erin Klein for their inspiration and for sharing such a great resource.