Category: teachtheweb

These are my reflections and ideas, many of them bad (the ideas not the reflections) documenting the development of the Web Literacy Map and the Mozilla Web Clubs.

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Rethinking Assessment

To many in higher education they see problems as nails and testing as the only hammer in our kit. Yet we stand at a time where we can re-mediate assessment using new technologies and old definitions of what it means to learn. I serve on the Tech Fluency (TF) affinity group at Southern Connecticut State…
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How I will Assess…I mean Contribute to a Community of Writers #OpenBadges

There will be no rubrics. Just feedback. There will be no numbers just criteria and evidence. The Academic Blogger Pathway Students accomplish the pathway by earning badges. Students must provide  evidence of their growing capacity as a writer. There are nine badges to earn before a student can earn the academic blogger credential. New Blogger A…
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How to Search for Images and Use the Flickr CC Attribution Tool

Many of us rely on the generosity of others as we search the web for all of the images  used on our blogs, keynotes, and slide decks. Passionate artists and makers often share their work using a Creative Commons license that allows us to openly use and remix the work of others. As committed people…
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Glimpses at the Possibilities of a Decentralized LMS

I checked out the #helloweb website: It is a vision of the decentralized LMS I want. The website is part of the #Helloweb campaign,  a Mozilla project to teach web literacy across rural India. I like the site. It is actually  super easy to do, but looks good. Just the grid view of embedded Twitter timeline.…
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Pop-Up Remix during #HipHopEd

In a recent post on my backstage blog (I use it to describe process or half baked thoughts) I explained my excitement for #HipHopEd in order to gather some song lyrics. I am pop culture deficient yet carry some knowledge of early hip hop. I got there on a strange path long after the original…
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Creating Storytellers Through Agency as we #TeachTheWeb

This summer we hope to unleash a new wave of webmakers on the Elm City. For the first time our 11th grade Gear Up students will take college level credit bearing classes. We will start with EDU 106: New Literacies for Life Long Learning. The hybrid class will focus on telling the story of us.…
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Celebrating the Young Women of #FemHack

The crowd beamed with pleasure as each team crossed the stage. One by one, cheering on each other, they took  the microphone to share their projects. Four teams of young women at  our first annual #femhack had two minutes to explain the problem they were trying to solve and how they would solve it.  …
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Open Learning and Leadership in #Walkmyworld

[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="640"] flickr photo shared by lucas.leite under a Creative Commons ( BY-NC-ND ) license[/caption] I think that leadership may be mostly a commitment to the constant mediation and care required by love, that place where both individuality and relationship must assert themselves and somehow walk and dance together. Gardner Cambpell I have…
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Counting What Matters: A Semester with Thimble

[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="640"] flickr photo shared by Therese Tjernström under a Creative Commons ( BY-NC ) license[/caption] The end of the semester, unlike the winter weather,  has rolled on in. Similar to meteorologists we teachers  have to use tools to gather data and make predictions. On their own these readings do not describe much.…
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Reflecting on #MyMozFest

I learn so much by volunteering my time as a teacher for Mozilla. This year I attended my first #MozFest.  As a participation leader I want to help my team. We want to get you more involved as a contributor to Mozilla. flickr photo shared by mozillaeu under a Creative Commons ( BY-SA ) license…