Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Wibbitz is an Interesting Way to View Blog Posts

Wibbitz is a new service designed to turn text-based blog posts into an interactive video. The basic function of Wibbitz appears to be grabbing the RSS feed of a blog, capturing the images from each post, and automatically reading the titles of each blog post aloud. People watching these videos can click on the title of each blog post as it appears in the video. I tried it out and as you can see in the video below, it works fairly well but you do have to have an image in each blog post or Wibbitz will just display a default image that it grabs from your blog.

Applications for Education
You don't have to input an RSS feed to use Wibbitz. You can also manually enter a series of links to sources from all over the web. By doing that you could create a short video about a particular theme or story circulating in the news. Wibbitz might be a neat way for students to organize and share information they've gleaned from the web.