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This Week in Webmaker Training: Exploring

Over at Webmaker Training we’re working together to learn how to #TeachTheWeb. On Monday, May 12th, we launched the first course on Exploring the methodologies behind Webmaker – including Making as Learning, Connected Learning and the Open Web. This is how YOU can participate: Here’s how others are participating I strongly encourage you to go [&hellip

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Training with Friends

This weekend, I’ll be leading a Webmaker Training for the National Citizens Service (NCS). NCS is an organization in the UK that provides learning opportunities for young people living in England and Northern Ireland – young people who are encouraged to lead positive change within their communities. For the first time ever, NCS has invited [&hellip

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Webmaker Training: Why Modular?

I’m a serial MOOC dropout. My most recent dropout experience (though I keep saying I’m going to go back) is from Harvard’s CS50 course. I never took Computer Science, I just taught myself how to make the web. I had a knack for it, I accessed and consumed thousands of articles and tutorials and tidbits [&hellip

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The Spark, the Confusion

Over the holidays I did my best to forget about education, technology, and everything in between. 2013 was an epic year of various successes, and I needed a break. But it’s impossible to escape from the things you’re passionate about and my work is one of those things (otherwise, why do it? duh.) This post [&hellip

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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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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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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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