Twitter search and tagging is becoming increasingly relevant, especially in light of recent events in Iran. This timely video from Common Craft explains the basics of Twitter search, tagging, and trends. This may help people who are not currently on Twitter to understand it’s usefulness and relevance for capturing public thoughtstreams.
There’s a new version of Google Maps Mobile. Here’s the accompanying Common Craft video that explains the new “My Location” feature. Pretty neat for someone who doesn’t have GPS on their phone.
One of my students, Veronique, has just completed a mini-project for a first-year undergraduate course I teach. She used the Common Craft format to produce a neat little video on the Angel Hair for Kids program.
We didn’t allot much class time to work on this, but I’m really happy with what she was able to produce in a short period of time. Certainly it’s not perfect, but I particularly appreciate her adoption of this instructional format. I think there is so much potential here.
There’s another great CommonCraft video. This time, however, the subjects include lightbulbs, energy savings and the environment.
This just goes to show that good teaching/presentation methods can tackle any topic.