Now available: Hacktivity Kits for Webmaking! Use the Hacktivity Kits as a guide to running your own learning events. Take a look, try out some of the hacktivities at your next learning event, and give us some feedback! There are kits for each of the Mozilla Webmaker tools, and they cover a mess of skills - both cognitive and affective. All content is open and free, and you’re invited to submit your own hacktivities and learning materials.
In an amazing feat of webmaker collaborations, educators and youth from Global Action Project partnered with Emma Irwin @sunnydeveloper and others to bring their analog media history timeline into the digital age using Thimble AND Popcorn!
This prototype highlights significant events in history as they pertain to personal experiences and media. It’s part of a bigger effort to engage youth in NYC around charting the media’s role in political, economic, and social movements, a project for which they recently received funding from the Hive Digital Media Learning Fund in the New York Community Trust.
Developed during MozFest with the help of minds from around the world, led by @ChadSansing, this working draft of the Open Schools for Open Societies Handbook for Teachers is for everyone interested in helping school become part of an open and writable society.
Meredith Summs from MOUSE (Hive NYC member) collaborated with other educators, designers and programmers in an effort to start creating artifacts that help teach youth web basics. “They just posted something online. But what actually just happened?” They’re looking to collect and build resources that provide more context around teaching how to use webmaker tools.
Here’s one activity they created on the spot around the concept of search engine optimization!
Chock full o awesome in the Hacktivate Learning space at #MozFest this morning!
There was a rich discussion about open schools and broken societies. What do we remember as powerful learning experiences and how can we get that back into schools? Chad’s group outlined user experiences, core beliefs, and is planning to continue the conversation. They’re especially interested in input from experts in out-of-school learning as well as developers.
Another group worked on developing a project to “explain how computers talk to each other to your grandmother.” They created a narrative (here!) with illustrations to explain the technical process, and are now looking for someone this afternoon to help combine the text and illustrations into a functioning webpage.
Future Webmaker projects in the making for Hive Fashion! Think remixing Burberry runway shows using Popcorn, online paper doll Thimble project and more!
A bunch of roving reporters have been chronicling the lifestyles and habits of web makers for “Superheroes of MozFest” documentary to screen tomorrow eve! Submit ideas, photos and more to firstname.lastname@example.org and #supermoz.
MOUSE has been whittling down abstract concepts to teach youth about webmaking. What are the foundational concepts to start with? How do we define the Internet? What are metaphors to help explain the building blocks of the web? Answering these q’s and more.
National Writing Project is working on a new Thimble project, “Web Treasure Hunt for Writing.” More to come as they continue to build it out!
First meeting of the minds! Here’s a quick taste of some of the projects that’ll be hacked upon, prototyped, discussed and built on the 6th Floor at #MozFest
Marisa from REV- is producing a “Superheros of MozFest” documentary! Help look for and document extreme feats of web making, feeding and leisure habits of web makers, and YOUR personal MozFest Superhero! Share on Twitter using #supermoz or email email@example.com
Courtney from WNYC Radio Rookies is making How-To Videos. Check out their VOX Pop video and work on building a template for others to make their own how-to videos.
Meredith from MOUSE is looking to build learning artifacts that explain abstract concepts about the web with young people.
Chrystian from Global Action Project is looking to take their analog media history timeline and turn it into a web tool to help young people support social justice efforts.
Chad Sansing - also a Human API re: interfacing with schools, asks, “In an open society, what would open schools look like? How will teaching, learning and relationships change?
Andrea from Drexel is looking at webmaking as on-ramp to other technical learning. She’s hoping to make tools to help people learn more easily, and to identify where they need more knowledge.
Kristin from Beyond Access: Libraries Powering Development is capturing info to bring to the international development community. She’s working on a book too, so find her to tell her about your projects!
Ben from Mozilla is thinking about Summer Code Party 2013, and leading a session tomorrow at 4pm to plan for how to improve events and make them successful for more people.
Carla with Mozilla is here to help build Webmaker projects (today from 2-5pm), and to connect them to badges (tomorrow between 2:30-5:30).
Elyse from The National Writing Project wants to connect developers/technologists to their network of teachers.
Jack with Hive Fashion wants to talk about what “hacking fashion” looks like online.
Rebecca from the Tate Gallery/Tate Collective is thinking about digital making and bringing expertise to their youth group. She’s leading a fireside chat from 2-3pm this afternoon.
Dorine from Epic (a UK project to get kids coding) is hosting a big event in February and looking for input on how to rock it out! She’s expecting 72 youth and 40 IT mentors.
Emma, software engineer/web developer/Mozilla ReMo, is interested in sharing what you’re learning on the web with others.
Hacktivate Learning facilitators met today in preparation for #mozfest. Folks from MOUSE, WNYC Radio Rookies, REV-, Global Action Project, Creative Commons, National Writing Project, Ladies Learning Code and others getting ready to help build new resources for educators to teach web literacy skills.