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.