Category: teachtheweb

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Ian O’Byrne and I Discuss #Webliteracy

Doug, Ian, and I we recently published a paper for the Journal of Adolescent and Adult Literacy entitled Guiding Students as They Explore, Build, and Connect Online. At the time of the publication Version 1.1 of the Web Literacy Map was in full swing, the Teach site was not launched, and we were deep in the design…
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How I Forked Mozilla Web Clubs for a Formal Educational Setting

[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="640"] flickr photo shared by dmelchordiaz under a Creative Commons ( BY-NC-ND ) license[/caption] I teach a class called EDU 106: Digital Text and Tools: New Literacies for Lifelong Learning. It fulfills our universities university's liberal education program requirement for Technology Fluency. Forking Clubs by Remixing Curriculum I forked the Mozilla Web Clubs…
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Connecting with Global Thought Leaders #OER15

In the next decade a billion more people will come online. I am happy to work within the Mozilla Learning Networks to  ensure these newly connected Web citizens will have a future online (click here to learn more about my journey). Recently these efforts have taken me  across the globe without leaving Connecticut. A group of…
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#MozAcademy and Engagement

[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="640"] cc licensed ( BY ) flickr photo shared by Josep Ma. Rosell[/caption] I spent some time over the weekend really digging into Adam Lofting's work with the metrics around #teachtheweb looking for insights into Marc Surman's call for a Mozilla Academy by the year 2017. You know family is town if…
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How do you build the #MozAcademy?

Marc Surman, Executive Director of the Mozilla Foundation, asked for us in the #teachtheweb community to think about Mozilla Learning. He described the efforts to take #teachtheweb and scale it across the all of the Foundation's efforts. He wants to build the global classroom. Marc has spearheaded Mozilla's efforts to not only help bring the…
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Three Tools to Annotate the Web

  [caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="640"] cc licensed ( BY-NC-ND ) flickr photo shared by vaXzine[/caption] In order to #questiontheweb we will first learn to annotate the web. Annotation is as old as text itself. Yet it has long been an interaction involving fewer readers in isolated incidence. Annotation has gone social. This opens up wonderful…
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Mirror into the Future: My History as a Webmaker

  [caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="409"] Hackasaurus. CC BY-SA Mozilla Foundation.[/caption] It began with a dinosaur. [caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="640"] cc licensed ( BY-NC ) flickr photo shared by NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center[/caption] As part of #walkmyworld we were asked to consider our mirrors. I am going to try to keep hacking at Palindrome Poems…
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Welcome to #QuestionTheWeb

Next week our small little corner of the Web kicks-off. #QuestionTheWeb will be an exciting way to examine credibility of sources and argumentative writing. We will focus on critical evaluation and I think this emphasis on sourcing will improve how we construct and deconstruct arguments. This is the first time I have tried to create…
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Making Progress on the Web Literacy Map

[caption id="attachment_1511" align="alignnone" width="1024"] CC BY-NC-ND. Charis Tsevis. Design Walk: Analog VS digital. Flickr[/caption] We had a wonderful call today. We have begun the process of finalizing the edits to ship version 1.5. Listening and learning from everyone who joins the calls always impresses me. Today we returned to the spreadsheet and began to hack away.…
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Why I Want to Remove Open Practices From the Web Literacy Map

  [caption id="attachment_1475" align="aligncenter" width="478"] CC BY-SA. Ewa Rozkosz. (2011). Knowledge Sharing. Flickr[/caption] The web isn't just for knowledge. The web is knowledge. It is a cognitive tool engrained into our literacy practices. It  does our thinking work with us, and as a tool of and for knowledge the web works best when it is…