Saturday, November 7, 2009

Wet Mount Helps You Organize Web Research

Wet Mount is a website designed to organize findings from the Internet. The organization process is based on a simple number-line concept. When users find information (text, image, or video) that information is placed in a chart. As more information is found the chart can be reorganized to accommodate more information and place it based on relevance to the original search terms. Watch a screencast here.

Applications for Education
Wet Mount could be a great tool for helping students to organize their findings from Internet research. Often students will find a video or image relevant to their search terms, but don't have an immediate use for that content. Using Wet Mount students could put that information aside for later use without forgetting where it fits into their research. I think of Wet Mount as a digital version of organizing research using notecards with "slugs."