Storycamp Teaching Kits

A couple years ago the Popcorn team of the time set out to involve youth filmmakers in beta-testing the first version of Popcorn Maker. They called their experiment “Storycamp” and the very first version resulted in new features for the software. A year later, during the Summer Code Party in 2012, a small group of […]

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Storycamp Teaching Kits

Mentor Community Call December 5th

Yesterday, we had another Webmaker Mentor Community call, and it was a great one. WARNING: this post has too many GIFs. As per usual, we kicked things off with some silent ether padding. The first prompt, stolen at the funeral of the Webmaker Community call, was a collection of interesting stuff people have seen on […]

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Mentor Community Call December 5th

“Making” as Creativity at the NWPAM13

This year I was able to attend the National Writing Project’s Annual Meeting, a day and a half of workshops, sessions and conversations around teaching reading and writing. The NWP is an outstanding network of forward-thinking educators doing everything they can to innovate in their classrooms despite policies and processes that make their jobs so […]

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“Making” as Creativity at the NWPAM13

Mentor Team Meeting Nov. 6th

Wednesday November 6th, the Mentor team gathered in a team call to debrief on Mozfest and talk about what’s coming up in 2014. Here’s the TL;DR Best Moments from the Last Week The New York crew is excited about their recent move to a bigger, better more integrated office, which is located at 45 Main […]

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Mentor Team Meeting Nov. 6th

My Thanks to Mozfesters

It was an incredible weekend of collaboration, peer to peer learning, and making at the Mozilla Festival. Thanks to all the Scrum and Session facilitators who showed up, engaged people and made things in collaboration with your peers. Thanks to ALL the people that participated in Build + Teach the Web. I didn’t go to […]

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My Thanks to Mozfesters

Part 2: Machine Learning & Serendipitous Communication

Disclaimers: the Summit and Mozfest are pretty much back to back, so please excuse me for not being faster with these posts. Did you read Part 1? Part 2 is kind of long, as this post is a bit philosophical. I don’t know the answers or implications – I’d love to continue the conversation though. […]

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Part 2: Machine Learning & Serendipitous Communication