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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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3.2 Appendix

3.2.1 Granularized Learning Objectives for Introduction to Web Native Filmmaking These learning objectives were created in collaboration with Michelle Levesque and other Mozilla Foundation staff. They begin to define specific learning objectives needed to reach the meta-definitions of the first three Web Literacy categories as defined in Chapter 1.6.1. This list is currently under review. [&hellip

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1-Pagers and Contributing

In the course of conceptualizing our modular Hacktivity Kits, we decided to create simple, visual 1-pagers for activities. Here are some prototypes (that are crappily compressed and impossible to read :P): We’re also putting assessment stuff into 1-pagers, cheatsheets in 1-pagers, everything in 1-pagers. Why are we doing this? Because it makes sense to give [&hellip

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Hacktivity Kits and Modular Curriculum

We’re in the process of creating Hacktivity Kits for each of our software tools and for a variety of event types. The kits contain information on the Mozilla Webmaker initiative as a whole, specific information on the particular tool and event format that the hacktivity kit is for, and then modular content that allows a [&hellip

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Academic European Instructor Evil Robot

WHOA! I know, I know, I’ve totally been slacking on my “Blog Every Single Tuesday” rule. I’ve been busy. Really busy, and I haven’t had a chance to actually think about what I wanted to write. Thus, I’m doing a roundup post. Here’s some brief insight into what I’ve been thinking about and doing: Linking [&hellip

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Embrace the BORING then get CREATIVE

You know what? Writing curriculum is freaking BORING. You know why? Because educators are taught that learning requires specific activations in the brain. Long-term memory encoding happens through meta-cognitve processes. For information to be truly learned, various centers in the brain need to be activated. Educators are aware of the psychological strides needed for 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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Hackjam Parking Lot

This past week, we ran a Hackasaurus/P2PU hackjam to implement functional changes to the P2PU platform and create challenges curriculum for Hackasaurus. It was a whirlwind three days. While we had specific goals, we also had a lot of ideas that aren’t in scope for this phase of the Challenges Project. Those ideas deserve some [&hellip

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Decontextualization of the Maker Mind

While I was at Mozfest, we came up with this random idea to teach people the concepts of web native filmmaking. Basically, the idea is to take a well known story and remix/hack it using random content, popcorn, html, and CSS. It’s just a way to get the creative juices flowing when you’re not sure [&hellip

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Newsle Pitch

The 2 Minute Pitch The Problem Newsle addresses the problem that people aren’t very curious about what’s going on in the world. They’re curious about what’s going on in their world and how something affects them. The solution is a web-based platform that allows the organization and categorization of news to be crowd sourced and [&hellip

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