Teach the Web

Let's teach the world the web. Together.

Week 8: Make it Real

MAKE Project this week: Make an invitation for the people you care about to explore the web with you. Let yourself be inspired by feedback from the playtesting round, and think about how to #teachtheweb in a way that speaks to your participants’ interests. more →

Week 7: Playtesting

MAKE Project this week: Try out your activities from last week on friends, family members or group of learners, then create a make (or several makes) that reflects on that experience. What went right? What went wrong? Did your learners learn something? What would you change? Were all of your learning goals addressed? Were there other skills/competencies your learner acquired that you hadn’t thought of? Etc! Share your playtest and reflection with the #teachtheweb community. more →

Week 6: Peers Working in the Open

MAKE Project this week: Use remix as a form of constructive criticism. Try running someone’s activity from last week and/or do a critical review of their resource, learning goals, idea, etc. Remix the activity/resource to ask questions, give ideas or otherwise give your peer some feedback. more →

Week 4: Add the Web to Anything

MAKE Project this week: Make an overview of the learning goals and web literacy skills you’re most interested in teaching. Think about the people you want to teach and their interests. We put together this Hackable template to help you think about these prompts and make a resource that your peers can give you feedback on. more →

Week 3: the Open Web

MAKE Project this week: Find someone to collaborate with and create a make about why being open is important to you.

Plan your makes with your collaborator and then do it! If you’re in a study group, you’re encouraged to work together around your topic. Share your makes with the #teachtheweb community. more →

Week 2: Connected Learning in Practice

MAKE Project this week: Explore the awesome makes from last week, choose one, and remix it. Then share your make with the G+ Community and be sure to +mention the person whose project you remixed.

Other Makes to try:

  • Go to the DML Hub or Connected Learning sites find a resource (video, blog, webpage, graphic, image) and remix or comment to/on it using Webmaker or other production centered tools.
  • Create a resource (media, web, blog) about how you use Connected Learning in your practice, work mentor relationships. Use Webmaker or other tools more →

Teach the Web: a Mozilla Open Online Collaboration for Webmaker mentors
May 2 – June 30

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? 

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!)