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crossposted from the Webmaker Blog We started running online learning modules in response to the growing need for people to learn how both the technical and social structures of the web work. Open, online learning can activate and inspire people, and we’ve been trying to make Webmaker’s #TeachTheWeb program a sustainable engine of learning and support for our community. We’re pleased to partner...
Several weeks ago, The Northern California Writing Project hosted what we lovingly termed “Nerd Camp”. A group of teachers who were involved in a several-year inservice project exploring the Common Core was invited to consider how web technology might support the work. We started by writing reflections regarding our discoveries during the project. We then turned to the web to showcase our...
Once again, my friend Chad Sansing has created a cool remixable project via Webmaker that I just had to check out and remix myself. Chad made a 'zine template with Thimble, which you can adapt for your own area of interest, print out, fold up and hand out to friends. How cool is that? I went in and made a little zine for the Making Learning Connected MOOC, which launches into its second...
On April 10, 2014, Educator Innovator hosted a webinar in partnership with Mozilla's Webmaker team. The webinar focused on Thimble, a tool developed by Mozilla's Webmaker team to allow anyone to be a creator of the web and not just a consumer. Thimble was recently recognized as one of the best educational tools online—a "game changer"—of 2014 and given an "ON for Learning" award by Common Sense...
reposted from zythepsary.com 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. the Popcorn Maker interface back in 2012 A year later, during the Summer Code Party in 2012, a small group of us took the...
reposted from Zythepsary.com (http://www.zythepsary.com/education/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...
After a Department of Education kick-off at the Reimagining Education Conference and initial practitioner learning opportunities by partners Scratch, the Afterschool Alliance, and Mozilla Webmakers, the Summer of Making and Connecting kicks into even higher gear with the launch of  Maker Party 2013 and the Making Learning Connected mooc on June 15. Maker Party consists of hundreds of meet-ups and...
Oh Snap, it's been a month!? My, oh my, how the time flies. I won't make excuses for myself, I'll just tell you what's going on in my world. There's a lot of stuff, and there's no way I can cover all of it in my scribble of reflections, so if you are looking for more information, comment or contact me! Train the Trainer Back in January, we tested a couple of train the trainer related things,...
I've been calling the last couple weeks my East Coast Tour. I only played air guitar once though, and there was, regrettably, no karaoke during my excursions. I've been traveling though. Traveling, running events, coworking with colleagues, and conferencing. This post is a breakdown of what my intentions were with all the stuff I've been doing, how things went, and what I learned. #StoryCamp 2.0...
Connected Learning’s most recent webcast features Mark Surman, Executive Director at Mozilla, and members of the Mozilla Open Bages project, Carla Casilli and Doug Belshaw, along with Jon Worona and Elizabeth Dill who are both librarians. Howard Rheingold serves as the moderator. You can view the entire webcast and find resources and links related to the conversation here.   The focus of the...

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