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Michelle Thorne
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I work for the internets. Mozilla Global Strategist on the Webmaker Mentor team. Creative Commoner. Organize #mozfest, #makerparty,. Let's #teachtheweb!
I work for the internets. Mozilla Global Strategist on the Webmaker Mentor team. Creative Commoner. Organize #mozfest, #makerparty,. Let's #teachtheweb!

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Kicking off Webmaker Training today. Join us for the live session here: https://beta.homago.com/webmaking/geekout/184/webmaker-training-exploring-module and see the agenda and more modules here: http://training.webmakerprototypes.org/en/

This week we're focusing on Exploring. Learn about the theoretical frameworks and pedagogies (teaching methods) behind Webmaker. This module helps you understand the web as an ecosystem and why an open web is so important.

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Got curriculum that teaches the web? Share it as part of #openeducationwk  

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+Emma Irwin started a Webmaker Club in Victoria, Canada. 28 students meet x2 a week and learn about the web.

http://webmakerclub.org/

Here are some of her resources, including a brilliant idea to make an image gallery for easy remixing (like one of Harry Potter images).

https://github.com/webmakerclub/club_resources/tree/master/lesson_plans/theme_libraries/harry_potter

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In continuing to level up my webmaking skillz, I tried this out over the weekend: https://michelle.makes.org/thimble/super-mario-game

I learned about CSS positioning, margins and padding (although I still need practice on those) and next I want to learn a little Javascript to make this page interactive.

Feel free to remix and make your own favorite arcade game!

#webmakerinayear

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Just wanted to share a pledge I made with myself: to be a webmaker in a year.

I was inspired after seeing a great project called Dance in a Year. It's about committing yourself to practice and try something everyday for a year, until you get better at it. I know little bits of code, but there is so much more I could learn and ways to improve.

Here's my first piece!
https://michelle.makes.org/thimble/webmaker-in-a-year

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Making a difference by making the web. My thoughts on post-Prism, #teachtheweb and #makerparty.

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Hi all! Hope this is a fun way to start your week. Three great #webmakerwins from this weekend:

* A new Webmaker Mentor,@MerajImran, with the support of the intrepid Super Mentor +Gauthamraj Elango  took the #makerparty   to a neighborhood shop, where he taught the shopkeeper how to hack. They remixed the store's price list and added some nice familial touches: https://merajimran.makes.org/thimble/this-is-a-make-made-by-shopkeeper-avenu

* +Michael Kohler  (@KohlerSolutions), with help from Super Mentor +Henrik Mitsch  has been developing activity kits for Webmaker + FFOS. He recently tested these at FirefoxOS Apps Days in Vienna and Zurich, and published a blog post and these great hackable lesson plans:

http://www.michaelkohler.info/2013/firefox-os-app-days-combined-with-webmaker
https://mkohler.makes.org/thimble/firefox-os-app-activity-sheet
https://mkohler.makes.org/thimble/firefox-os-app-resource-template

* This weekend +Leah Gilliam and +Kat Braybrooke were in Detroit at Allied Media, running a Maker Party space for activism and art. I'm sure they can share more about the event, but check out these beautiful pics and crazy make:

http://instagram.com/p/a6rRzrFwcz/#
https://twitter.com/aspirationtech/status/348902871980462080/photo/1
https://goamcmakerparty.makes.org/thimble/amc-future-landscapes

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#webmaker mentor training in Kampala, lead by Super Mentor +Lawrence Kisuuki. They'll host a tour through Uganda, to #teachtheweb in 5 schools in the coming weeks.

https://secure.flickr.com/photos/lawrencekisuuki/sets/72157634199949231
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