Tag Archive for design

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 learner to really learn something… Read more →

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 micro-model, as I said in… Read more →

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 attention, so we put them… Read more →

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 what all is possible with… Read more →

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 social. The Solution Imagine a… Read more →

Melt My Brain

I’ve been called a “new media expert”, “technologist”, “programmer”, “web guru”, “creative software ninja”. I have a degree in design, but am a self taught webist. I love the Open Web, and I spend a lot of time staying up to speed on what’s new and exciting. I can make the code do what I need it to do (most… Read more →