This week in Webmaker Training we concentrated on building open educational resources. We used the Webmaker Teaching Kits to document activity ideas and learning objectives for teaching the skills and competencies on the Web Literacy Map.
Participating in this kind of open, online learning experience is like learning to ride a bicycle. It might be difficult to get used to how this thing works and to stay on it, but once you’ve learned to ride, there are endless possibilities of places to go and people to ride with.
We are making interesting things:
- Mick Fuzz took all of the Webmaker Training materials and compiled them into an eBook, and he’s clearly documenting his steps so that anyone can make eBooks from Web resources.
- Jlweichler made an epic Processing Teaching Kit
- Julia shared an activity that will get you speed dating Web Mechanics
- Much to Valebb84’s delight, Tripad made a Teaching Kit on Markdown and Doug remixed it
And having interesting discussions:
- Leah and Shelley discovered that starting at interests and then embedding competencies and skills from the Web Literacy Map was the best way to go
- Jeff asked about using Webmaker tools where firewalls are an issue and lots of folks jumped in with advice
- Jane Park talked about the School of Open and gave us a sneak peek of the new site on the TeachTheWeb call
- William hosted a Geekout on KitBuilder and the technicalities of Teaching Kits
- Maha4Learning shared learny animated gifs
It’s never too late
Come collaborate and make things with this engaged community. We all have something to teach and something to learn, so join us now in Webmaker Training!
Here’s how YOU can participate:
You can join in any time to ask questions, provide feedback and have fun learning and making with the entire community. Next week, we’ll talk about facilitating participatory learning experiences and playtesting our events.
Thanks to all the participants, I’m loving teaching and learning alongside you!