"How do we continue to build a world of creators and not just consumers? That’s a question we at the National Writing Project, along with our friends at the Mozilla Foundation, repeatedly ask ourselves and our networks of co-conspirators. One way is to learn to be a maker of the web, through a lived understanding of the building blocks of websites: Hypertext Markup Language (HTML) and Cascading Style Sheets (CSS)."
This November we flew to London for the Mozilla Festival, a gathering of over1,000 passionate people that came together “to push the frontiers of the open web, learn together, and make things that can change the world.” Sounds about right.
For Mozilla Festival, Codery built the world’s first, and therefore largest, smallest, and best, digital badge bingo game. Badge Bingo is an interactive game where Festival attendees used digital badges they earned to connect 5 in a row! Digital badges recognize and connect skills and achievements that happen anytime and anywhere. Digital badges are the foundation of a growing global phenomenon that supports individuals to get recognition for skills and achievements online and out of school. You can learn more and earn your first badge at www.openbadges.org.
256 badges were played including Mozilla’s very first Webmaker badges and a “You Rock! Badge” we built that uses Moo’s NFC (Near Field Communications) cards and can be earned by making a positive impact on someone. In two days, 99 unique badges were played many of which were built as the game was played.
" HACKTIVITY KITS is a collection of nine hands-on and web 2.0 activities intended to explain and reinforce the concept of web hacking -- that is, the idea of remixing, reusing, and re-purposing existing content to create new material or glean interesting insights. Created by NYC HIVE, a MacArthur Foundation-supported group of civic-minded organizations (there's a Chicago one, too), the Hacktivity Kits are largely built upon Mozilla WebMaker tools: Popcorn Maker, Thimble, and X-Ray Goggles. Each Hacktivity includes a detailed list of learning goals and objectives, expected results, and supporting resources. There's also an extensive list of icebreakers to get the creative juices flowing and skills tutorials for the WebMaker tools. For example, look to the Online Storytelling kit which explains the SVT (Story, Vision, Tech) model for making "web native" stories. In addition to introductory tutorials on how to use the kit and associated technology, there's also the Spectrogram icebreaker, Popcorn Maker deep-dive, and an out-of-the-box design challenge for teachers just getting their feet wet."
Inanimate Alice is a popular multimedia novel that tells the story of an aspiring game animator and designer through text, images, music, puzzles and games.
Use Mozilla's X-Ray Goggles to create the next chapter in the story, using characters and a storyline you create, remixing the web along the way.
Dive into an existing episode of Inanimate Alice.Install the Hackasaurus X- Ray Goggles bookmarklet.Outline your own episode. Things to think about include:Character- it could be Alice, it could be anyone!Location-pick a country, any country!What happens next- is it a mystery the character is trying to solve, new friends the character meets, something new the character learns?Create a storyboard or story elements using new or remixed multimedia:.....
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HTML5 web-development platform Wix has today announced a new mobile solution for its worldwide user base, allowing them to create mobile-optimized versions of their websites without altering the traditional desktop ...
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