People are already making a bunch of crazy cool stuff in the Teach the Web track at MozFest. The World’s Largest Scrum Board has three categories: to make, making, and made. You can watch each of the 150+ projects become real as they move across board. And stuff’s already shipping to the made column. Continue reading What are people making in #teachtheweb?
What inspires you to teach the web? We asked Webmaker community members for their answers — then invited them to share their stories using this remixable Webmaker template. What’s your story? We’d love for you to make and then share your own using the #teachtheweb hashtag on Twitter.
Ankit Gadgil, Pune, India
I want users of the web to understand it better, so they can have better control over their online lives. Teaching the web also helps me learn something new every time.
Ankit is a Master’s student in Computer Science, Webmaker Mentor and Mozilla Rep.
Yoe One Ariestya Niovitta, Surabaya, Indonesia
I love sharing knowledge and skills. I’m always very happy every time I see the cheerful, enthusiastic faces of young people when they teach and learn the web.
Yoe One is a student in System Information, blogger and journalist.
Chad Sansing, Waynesboro, Virginia
The future should be something our kids can make for themselves rather than have to buy or go without.
Chad is a language arts teacher, National Writing Project teacher consultant and connected learning ambassador.
Ibraahiima Saar, Paris, France
I want to empower everyone to become the makers of the web that we as citizens of the world need.
Stephen Fortune, London, United Kingdom
Stephen is a interactive media artist and visiting research student at the Centre for Cultural Studies in Goldsmiths University. He using Webmaker tools like the X-Ray Goggles to remix pages like the one below.
“The three Webmaker tools – X-Ray Goggles, Thimble, and Popcorn Maker – each promise methods for snapping and reshaping the web — website remixing, website building and cloud based video remixing,” he says in this article. “They channel the playful anarchy of punk hacktivists and opens up their methods so everyone can remix the web and share the results with one another.”
Jeannie Crowley, New York City
I teach the web because a teacher once said to me, “I can’t learn that.”
Jeannie is the Manager of Digital Media & Learning at Bank Street College of Education, and loves teaching about “Hip Hop, Remix & Political Discourse.” She was one of the first-ever Webmaker mentors, and created data visualizations and social media analysis of our “Teach the Web” open online course. She also created a Webmaker music video response to the NSA Prism scandal, and made this Rihana mash-up.
Why do *you* teach the web? Hit the “remix” button to make and share.
“Geeky grandmas.” Middle-school teachers. Novelists. Programmers who have never taught anyone before. Science museum managers. Former girl scout hacker sailing enthusiasts. Secret superheroes in the “Librarian Justice League.”
That’s a small cross-section of the 2300 participants who signed up to participate in Mozilla’s new “Teach the Web” open online course. Here’s a tiny sample of what some of those mentors made to introduce themselves and say hello. Lots more here. Meet the community who will teach the world the web.
Students today enjoy the connectedness of social networking; it is part of their very being. My goal is to bring my instruction into that cloud to teach the content required in ways that inspire online responsibility and ethics in this new, very public world. —Sheri, Middle School Educator and “Geeky Gramma”
My goal in participating in this MOOC is to shift my paradigm from one of “using” things to one of “creating” things. The power and importance of creativity has been identified as something that we are born with, and over the years as we are “educated” we seem to lose the skill, or the motivation to create. — Doug Walters
I do web programming myself but I do not have prior experience of how to teach it to other other people. —Pekka
Ideally, I’m hoping that the course will encourage me to think about ways I can have my own students write the web and I hope to be able to gather a better sense of what that means. I think that this type of creation lends itself very nicely with the English classroom and I look forward to having resources in my class to be able to experiment next year. — Joel Malley