Cardboard Fort Night = Awesome

The Toronto Awesome Foundation‘s April prize-winner, “Cardboard Fort Night,” came to beautiful duct-taped and beer-soaked fruition last night. The creativity and paper-cuts on display were awe-inspiring, as you’ll see from the event photos. Huge congratulations to Sherwin, aka Inconsolable Cat, for his awesome event-wrangling and coveted Lifetime Awesome Achievement Award. (Sherwin alone contributed 30% of the April project submissions — …

“Social video” and the 21st century classroom

Video is the lingua franca of our age. What if we could bring it into the classroom in exciting new ways? What if we made video social — collaborative, interactive, and linked to a wealth of deeper context and resources — instead of the traditional “TV in a box” experience? What if students could talk back to video, remixing and …

“Maker kids,” Mozilla and the future of school

What would school look like if it was all about actively doing stuff — making, tinkering, building, exploring — instead of just passively learning about stuff? That’s the question the “Maker Kids” edition of TEDx Kids took up in Brussels last week. And the Mozilla Hackasaurus crew were there to bring web-making and hacking into the mix. Sixty fired-up 10-year-olds …