web literacy Archive

Web Literacy Lensing: Identity

Ever since version 1 of the Web Literacy Map came out, I’ve been waiting to see people take it and adjust it or interpret it for specific educational endeavors that are outside the wheelhouse of “teach the web”. As I’ve said before, I think the web can be embedded into anything, and I want to [&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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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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Teach the Web (MOOC)

Ok remember a while back when I was all MOOC this and MOOC that? Well it wasn’t for naught. It’s happening, the Webmaker MOOC will launch on May 2 and conclude June 30 (or actually the 27th because Starting May 2nd, Thursdays will be MOOC days. For those of you who don’t know, MOOC stands for [&hellip

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Making, Curating and Sharing Resources

Last year I started the /Teach wiki and filled it with a bunch of links out to resources, curriculum, descriptions and other useful tidbits of content designed to support the teaching of digital literacies and spread all over the web. The wiki became my own personal dumping ground to save resources authored by the budding [&hellip

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Making is Learning (Chad Sansing)

I recently made this video and wanted to make sure and share the Popcornified version :)

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Webmaker Mentors in 2013

Cross-posted on Michelle Thorne’s blog. AN INFLECTION POINT We’re at an inflection point with learning and making. What was once simmering quietly in makerspaces and classrooms is now boiling. Makers and mentors, and all sorts of hackers and radical educators in between, are the key players. The maker movement, iconized by MAKE: Magazine but is [&hellip

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A Hivesque Network of Educators

This past week Doug and I attended the European Children’s Universities Network‘s conference (co-hosted with SIS Catalyst) #Technucation. Children’s universities, museums, YMCAs and other youth focused groups and organizations make up the very Hivesque EUCU network. This is a network of over a hundred different organizations all over the world. It’s called the European Children’s [&hellip

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The Road to [Term TBD]: Semantics are fun.

Everybody knows that the shortest distance between two points is a straight line. There’s proof. But sometimes point A and point B are so obscured from each other that you have to use a series of straight lines that navigate through all the crazy between the two points. In this blog post, point A is [&hellip

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Mountains of Enrichment

When I was in the fifth grade, I was pulled out of my classes and put into a series of classes called “Enrichment”. It was for “gifted” students, and I remember not really understanding what made me different. On my first day in Enrichment, I recognized the difference between my old classes and Enrichment classes [&hellip

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