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Shakespeare is better with Popcorn

For all who are watching or studying Shakespeare’s plays and get forever confused or distracted or even discouraged – help is on the way!

Take a look at Kate Hudson‘s demo of Popcorn.Macbeth:



Matt Thompson of Mozilla points out some highlights of the project and also describes a possible future of this kind of hyper-video:

For me, Kate’s demo speaks to the larger potential of social video in the classroom: turning a formerly passive activity (video watching) into an interactive and social experience. This can allow educators to speak the multimedia language that’s native to most learners, while at the same time making it a more engaging, “lean forward” experience than sitting in a darkened room watching some one-way film.

You can also make your own social video now with Popcorn Maker.