Creativity Archive

OHM 2013 Part 1

Over the last five days, I’ve been in the Netherlands at the OHM Festival with 3500 hackers, makers and like-minded activists to hack together, learn from one another and try to understand the various perspectives that make up Hacker Culture. I went with a couple colleagues from the MDN to run a few workshops and [&hellip

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Planning, Running, Visualizing #teachtheweb

Week 3 of #teachtheweb is right around the corner, and I thought it might be nice to do a quick shareout of the planning and running of the MOOC. Kudos! Before I say another word, I have to give my partner in crime a gigantic love bomb. The word “collaboration” only begins to describe the [&hellip

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Mozilla wants YOU at Learning at MozFest 12

Calling all teachers, educators, instructors, mentors, youth and anyone teaching digital skills: Mozilla wants YOU at Learning at MozFest 12 Photo Credit: Angela Jimenez The Big Idea: Build a big tent for everyone teaching the web We’re in the early stages of building a Mozilla Webmaker program for educators called Hacktivate Learning. In 2013, Mozilla [&hellip

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What I write

If you follow this blog, you probably know that I like to wax poetic. I get long winded. I say too much. My blog posts are usually TLDR. You might have thought that I have issues cutting sentences and paragraphs, but actually I just don’t have time to make my posts short and to the [&hellip

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1.4 Research Methodology

This thesis uses a pragmatic approach. The goal of this paper is to contribute new ideas to media education through the scholarly review of education theory as applied to web literacies and curriculum design. Or to put it very simply, the goal of this paper is to link theory and practice. The use of the [&hellip

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Hacktivating Educators

Recently there have been some gentle shifts in the Learning Team at Mozilla. The ebb and flow of changing the world through the educational hacktivism we duly named Webmaker, revealed an underwater cave of…ok, I’m going to nix the poetics and get to the point. This year, we’ve done A LOT of stuff. We defined [&hellip

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The #EdTech “Hysteria”

I read this article “Let’s get to the Bottom of the #Edtech Hysteria” and my thought pattern got all jangle jumbled up. Then I read some of the comments, including the exchange between “foresure” and Shaun Johnson and the one from “tultican” that uses the phrase “ridiculous scheme” to describe flipped classrooms. I had to [&hellip

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Responsible Storytelling

The thing is, given the opportunity people do like to be assholes. Especially teenagers. Why, when I was a teenager…irrelevant, nevermind, you don’t want to know. On Friday I completed a rather interesting and really fun task for Popcorn Story Camp. I made a list of every swear word I could think of and a [&hellip

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Embedding Webmaking

Background: There’s a beautiful piece of land across the street from my house, 13 hectares, undeveloped, unspoiled, natural biotope in the middle of Dresden North. It’s home to a number of protected species, and it’s the only park-like land in several neighborhoods. My neighbors and I founded a citizen initiative in July, 2011 after a [&hellip

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Web Literacy Micro-Models

On Friday I posted the macro-model here, the thing that encases all the Webmaker Skills. This will give you a general overview of how Mozilla should likely organize it’s learning content (from a pedagogic point of view, which may or may not interest anyone). This post goes one step further and begins defining micro-models. A [&hellip

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