Mentors teaching mentors: sign up for the new Webmaker course
Teach the Web: a massive open online course (MOOC) for Webmaker mentors
Webmaker Mentors are volunteer instructors, educators, techies and everyday people helping others learn digital skills through webmaking. In this course, experienced mentors and community leaders will share knowledge, provide training and support, and teach each other how to teach web literacy and digital skills.
What you’ll gain:
- How to teach digital literacy and webmaking. Through a fun, social, “learn by making” approach.
- Exchanging knowledge and best practices with each other. Sharing resources, tips and new teaching methods with other educators, techies and community leaders.
- Preparation and support for “Maker Party 2013.” Our big summer learning campaign, June 15 – Sep 15, with big and small events and teaching parties everywhere.
- Sign up for the MOOC or learn more here.
- The course runs May 2 – June 30. Drop in anytime. And invest as much or as little time as you want each week.
- New topics each week. With Twitter chats every Thursday.
- Attend an online learning lab. Getting together in real time with presenters and other mentors. May 2, May 23 or June 13 at 4pm UTC.
- Get help and ask questions any time. Just tweet using the #teachtheweb hashtag.
Help design and run the course
- moderate the course once it starts
- write posts to introduce topics
- think up questions for each topic’s twitter chat
- make teaching guides, kits and resources
- Interested? email laura[at]mozillafoundation.org
Webmaking in Nasik, India
Cool Popcorn themes in small groups
What’s your favorite thing to eat, and how do you make it? Try making a Popcorn video about it.
That was the starter webmaking project this group of egineering students in Nasik, India dove into with mentors and Moz Reps Ankit and Gauthamraj. They also learned HTML using Thimble and the X-ray Goggles.
Ankit’s top tips:
- Try breaking learners into small groups, instead of working on their own. Breaking people into small groups can sometimes help participants feel more creative.
- Give participants themes to work on. For example, when trying to teach Popcorn Maker, participants were asked: “what do you like to eat? how do you make it?”
- Learn more. Blog post and photos, event page and poster.
- Attend the next Nasik, India event on April 27. Aimed at youth: Young Webmakers Nasik
- Get in touch with Ankit. To help organize or do more
- Host your own event. Using these teaching guides and event kits
Brand spankin’ new Webmaker Projects
Show the world some awe. Use Popcorn Maker to weave together audio, videos, images and text to share the vast wonder of the universe.
Make a Hackable Game with Craftyy. Ever wished you could change around your games a bit? You know, like making the hero a girl instead of a boy? Or turning the boss’s head into a piece of broccoli? Well here‘s your chance.
Hive Toronto’s NASA Youth Space Challenge
Ooblecks, 3D printers and aliens unite. On April 20th and Kate, Scott, and Jbuck are hosting a Popcorn station. Maybe incorporating this astronaut Popcorn project. And hacking on cool NASA space app challenges.
- Attend the event. Saturday, April 20, at the Royal Ontario Museum
- Learn more about the Toronto NASA Space Apps Challenge
- Create your own hack jam or learning event.
It’s here. It’s pretty. Learn more.
Badge System Design
- Read and comment. And include your name in the comments, please.
- Give examples or share your own case studies. Share best practices. Or chat with Carla. About your own experiences. carla [at] mozillafoundation [dot] org
- Check out these other papers for context: Badges for Lifelong Learning
and Erin’s badge validation paper.