Category: teachtheweb

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Tenke, #Teachtheweb, and Two Questions

I love design. Early in my career, my first NCTE actually, I stumbled upon a museum exhibit celebrating the work of Stephen Heller. I picked up his book Design Literacy. It helped change the way I think about how we #teachtheweb. Since that moment I have considered how opening up the tools of design to…
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Skill Levels and the Web Literacy Map

[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="640"] Ken Mathews CC by-nc-sa. Kings Advance. Flickr[/caption] Busy day yesterday for webmakers and the #teachtheweb movement. We had our first call about the web literacy  map, The Connected Learning Alliance kicked off their #teachtheweb month, and Mark Surman released Mozilla's three year plan on his blog. While I will address all…
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Web Literacy Map-Slow Your Roll-Reflections on 12/14 Call

Sorry to open with a tired trope, but I want to date myself. Good change does not have to happen quickly, and in fact it rarely does. Web Literacy Map v1.2, v1.5, or v2.0? We spent the  call discussing how far and how fast to change the map The options we discussed were: v1.2 -…
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Self-Programmable Readers–My Big Take-Away from #LRA14

The Literacy Research Association annual conference presents young scholars such as myself an opportunity to grow our thinking. You can challenge scholars, sit down with literary heroes and examine trends in the fields. It is home. Each year the new president, who planned the program gets to host an integrative research review. The session, one…
The Web as a Literacy Issue- A text and tool NOT a tech issue 1

The Web as a Literacy Issue- A text and tool NOT a tech issue

Moving to Web Literacy Map 2.0 I have been following  and contributing to the work of Doug Belshaw and the #teachtheweb project to develop a web literacy map. The project, supported by the Mozilla Foundation, is currently revising version 1.0 to launch 2.0 A discussion has emerged  around naming the strands of web literacy. In…
A WebMaker Challenge: #BurpeesForBobby 0

A WebMaker Challenge: #BurpeesForBobby

I herby issue the following webmaker challenge:  Can you make a gif, infographic, comic, stick figure animation,  or any silly cat meme about how to do a burpee?I am helping my family start a fundraising campaign for my 8 month year old nephew who has a rare neurological disease leukodystrophy. They have created an idea around #BurpeesForBobby.…
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Applying for the Web Ninja Badge

Update: I submitted my badge application and recieved feedback from Doug. This "just for fun" badge actually documents the successful work flow of a badge. Doug created the badge, explained the competencies being addressed, described the evidence needed. I then submitted my material. Doug reviewed it and left me this feedback:   I then went…
Small Differences Matter: The DNA of Online Reading Comprehension 1

Small Differences Matter: The DNA of Online Reading Comprehension

Two percent. Just 2% of code separates us from our Chimpanzee brethren. Yet that small difference has lead to humanities’ migration, the rise and fall of civilizations, and the creation of vast works of art. Small differences matter. Much like our genetic code online reading and traditional reading share many similarities. The differences, however, create…
The Day I Quit Coding 1

The Day I Quit Coding

It's amazing how the smallest comments can have large impacts on ones life. I once spent hours coding and then just I simply quit. The year was 1987. I  stood as a scrawny 6th grader in fron of a class getting ready to demonstrate a progam I created in BASIC. The computer I used was…