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Hack Video on the Web:

with Popcorn Maker


  1. step01_openPopcorn

    If you haven’t already, visit the Popcorn here. Tell participants that they will be hacking a video. On the Popcorn page, click the "Start from Scratch" button. If you need an introduction to Popcorn Maker, check out the WikiHow tutorials!

  2. step02_groupPopcorn

    Demo the Popcorn Maker interface, then allow learners to work individually or together. You might also allow learners to choose the Beginner Popcorn Maker project they would like to work with.

  3. step03_PopcornInterface

    Float around to help learners that get stuck. In the Hands on Hacking hacktivity, learners will have a specific task to complete, so for now, allow them to play with Popcorn and get used to the interface.

  4. Have learners publish their projects and post them to a blog or save links in an Etherpad.

  5. Examples



Have participants talk about their films. Ask them what they had to do to make a story of their own. Reinforce the idea that Popcorn allows them to pull in dynamic data. Ask learners what the difference between a traditional film and a web native film is.

Following the presentations, facilitators should direct participants to other resources in their community or online to learn more about storytelling, user participation and interactivity. Provide individual constructive feedback during presentations.