Storycamp Teaching Kits

A couple years ago the Popcorn team of the time set out to involve youth filmmakers in beta-testing the first version of Popcorn Maker. They called their experiment “Storycamp” and the very first version resulted in new features for the software. A year later, during the Summer Code Party in 2012, a small group of [&hellip

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Mentor Community Call December 5th

Yesterday, we had another Webmaker Mentor Community call, and it was a great one. WARNING: this post has too many GIFs. As per usual, we kicked things off with some silent ether padding. The first prompt, stolen at the funeral of the Webmaker Community call, was a collection of interesting stuff people have seen on [&hellip

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“Making” as Creativity at the NWPAM13

This year I was able to attend the National Writing Project’s Annual Meeting, a day and a half of workshops, sessions and conversations around teaching reading and writing. The NWP is an outstanding network of forward-thinking educators doing everything they can to innovate in their classrooms despite policies and processes that make their jobs so [&hellip

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Mentor Team Meeting Nov. 6th

Wednesday November 6th, the Mentor team gathered in a team call to debrief on Mozfest and talk about what’s coming up in 2014. Here’s the TL;DR Best Moments from the Last Week The New York crew is excited about their recent move to a bigger, better more integrated office, which is located at 45 Main [&hellip

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My Thanks to Mozfesters

It was an incredible weekend of collaboration, peer to peer learning, and making at the Mozilla Festival. Thanks to all the Scrum and Session facilitators who showed up, engaged people and made things in collaboration with your peers. Thanks to ALL the people that participated in Build + Teach the Web. I didn’t go to [&hellip

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Part 2: Machine Learning & Serendipitous Communication

Disclaimers: the Summit and Mozfest are pretty much back to back, so please excuse me for not being faster with these posts. Did you read Part 1? Part 2 is kind of long, as this post is a bit philosophical. I don’t know the answers or implications – I’d love to continue the conversation though. [&hellip

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the Future of Communication Part 1: The Session

A couple weekends ago I was at the Mozilla Summit in Brussels. In a couple posts, I want to focus myself not on the Summit as a whole, but on one particular session that got me thinking. The “What’s Next for Real-Time Communication on the Web” session was described in the schedule as: Communication and [&hellip

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September Mentor Community Call

Well one thing is for sure, holding the Mozilla Webmaker Mentor Community call once a month is quite simply not enough. Each month we come together, we laugh, we share stories, we talk about what we want to come next, and every month the hour is over long before we’re done hanging out and learning [&hellip

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Let’s Wing it!

One of the best things about being a lifelong learner is that you’re not afraid to try something new. Starting September 30th, the Mentor Community Team will be running a series of informal Geekouts through HOMAGO, a new initiative from our friends over at Connected Learning. HOMAGO is a new platform that aims to “build [&hellip

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August Mentor Community Call

Ahh yes, the monthly Mentor Community Call. What can I say? This is already my favorite call of the month, despite the fact that yesterday was only our second call. Read about our first Mentor Community call here! A group of Webmaker Mentors from all over the world call in on the 4th Thursday of [&hellip

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