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Teach the Web: a Mozilla MOOC for Webmaker Mentors


from Teach the Web

Learn how to teach digital literacies, master webmaking tools, develop your own educational resources, and take what you learned back to your communities and classrooms.

  • Join us for this free and open online course. As part of our non-profit mission, Mozilla believes that web literacy—the understanding how digital things work—is an essential life skill for the 21st century. We want to empower users of the web to become makers of the web.
  • Participate in guided discussions, tackle hands-on activities, develop and remix teaching resources, and compare notes with a global community of makers, mentors and educators.
  • We’ll introduce new topics and activties each week. You can drop in any time and work at your own pace.
  • Want to join? Sign up and get started at webmaker.org/teach http://webmaker.org/teach

Is this for me?

  • Estimated time: 2hr/week or as much time as you have. This experience is completely self-serve.
  • Equipment needed: Laptop, internet and a G+ account
  • Skills required: Just an interest in helping others to learn how to make things on the web. Oh, and a spirit of adventure.
  • Sound doable? Read on!

Topics will include:

  • teaching digital literacies through making, remixing and sharing
  • incorporating openness and online innovation into teaching practises
  • adapting educational resources to meet your learners’ interests and needs
  • getting feedback from peers on your own resources and lessons
  • preparing for Maker Party 2013. Hosting local events as part of this global learning campaign fostered by the MacArthur Foundation, National Writing Project and Mozilla.
  • see the course syllabus

Who should participate?

Anyone curious about teaching the web and digital literacy  — through fun making and building. All levels of experience are welcome — from mentors, educators, teachers, instructors and librarians, to makers, youth, parents and Mozillians.

How does it work? 

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Each week, we’ll introduce new topics and facilitate conversations and activities across a range of easy online channels.
  • Sign up to the right and get started
  • Join the Google+ Webmaker Community to meet fellow participants and discuss the course.
  • Connect your blog to the course blog hub. Share what you’re making and doing, ask questions of the community and get feedback from peers.
  • Get help and ask questions any time through #teachtheweb
  • This is flexibile! Participate as your schedule allows. You can design your own participation in live sessions and online discussions.
  • Check-in weekly each Thursday. Contribute to ongoing conversations via Google Plus and Twitter chats.
  • Attend an online meet-up with other course participants on May 2, May 23, June 13 at 4pm UTC (Tech TBD!)
Teach the Web is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License.

Related reading :

WebLiteracy Standard (first draft released on MozillaWiki) – descriptions for each term here : Competency Descriptors

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