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Heading to #Mozfest and thinking about leadership and advocacy

[caption id="attachment_1852" align="alignnone" width="1024"] flickr photo by Ziki Questi http://flickr.com/photos/zikiquesti/5812713881 shared under a Creative Commons (BY-NC-ND) license[/caption]   We will come together at #mozfest to celebrate the new mission of Mozilla. Unleash the next wave of openness and opportunity in online life — where people are empowered, safe and independent even as the complexity and scale of…
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UX of Parenting

In designing our parental services I often think about the user experience I provide to my children. Unlike many start-ups the overall health of the network matters more than the individual. Our user experience is family driven. Terms of Service Constantly In Flux All users agree to a non-revokable license of “I own your ass,…
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Humanize not Disrupt: Misadventures in 21st Century Skills

What about Ada Lovelace (1815-1852)? She helped create the analytical engine. Commonly recognized as the first computer. She wrote the first algorithm.  Could she not problem solve? [caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="294"] flickr photo shared by Mathematical Association of America under a Creative Commons ( BY-ND ) license[/caption] What about Mahatma Ghandi (1869-1948)? He lead India…
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Building a Connected Classroom

flickr photo shared by opensourceway under a Creative Commons ( BY-SA ) license As I begin to put off assembling my promotion and tenure file I have thought often about the open classroom. This has caused me to reflect on my teaching (really need to get this stuff stuck in a binder not a blog)…
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Thirty Days with Thimble

I do my best learning when I am teaching. HTML is no different and the new Thimble, an online html editor from Mozilla, has transformed my ability to teach our shared vision of the Web. Late last month, after years of planning, hard work by contributors, and thanks to David Humphrey and the Seneca College…
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Why Collaborative Inquiry Matters to Future Teachers #EDU106

Inquiry never works better alone. Whether you bury yourself in a book or attend a #hackjam you seek answers with others. As a teacher I find how I participate on the Web influences my personal growth more than what I contribute to my networks. [caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="640"] flickr photo shared by karola riegler photography…
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Practices and Participatory Learning Environments

[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="640"] flickr photo shared by ▓▒░ TORLEY ░▒▓ under a Creative Commons ( BY-SA ) license[/caption] Never been a fan of 21st century skills. I must admit, I even added to the hype; publishing a set of skills using the latest trope of alliterative "C buzzwords" in a white paper and then…
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#GearUpNH #MakerParty Learning to Play with Code

We went from the courts to the code. It was hot. Real hot. Melt the soles of your kicks hot. So many of the Youth from the Gear Up New Haven Summer Academy retreated indoors during their self-selected learning time. I decided to take advantage of the over crowded activities (and the superior air condition…
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Scaling Up and Onboarding in Mozilla Learning Networks

No project or space designed to #teachtheweb could ever exist in stasis. Change is  the only constants on the Web. Well, actually change isn't the only constant. There is also the mission of Mozilla---the  other fixed variable-- as old as browsing itself. [caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="640"] flickr photo shared by balleyne under a Creative Commons (…