Category: Mozilla

London Learning Jam

>**How would you teach something about the web using a game?** This was the [design brief](https://wiki.mozilla.org/Events/London_Learning_Jam/Design_Brief) we gave a talented group of educators, designers, and developers last week at the [Mozilla London Learning Jam](https://wiki.mozilla.org/Events/London_Learning_Jam). Our thesis is: * **Use game-like mechanics** to encourage learning and…

A Learning Network for Berlin

There’s a **long road ahead to bring Europe’s “start-up darling” Berlin up to par with learning & and the web.** Digital literacy and simple computational competencies are often lacking; and there’s no indication yet that Berlin schools will step to fill the gap.* There’s an…

Betatesting Around the Kitchen Table

We had a lot of fun doing some betatesting for the **[Mozilla Summer Code Party](https://wiki.mozilla.org/Summer_Campaign_2012).** The idea is to **gather a few friends around your [kitchen table](https://wiki.mozilla.org/Webmakers/events/kitchen_table),** have some drinks and snacks, and play around on the web together. It’s through the informal, friendly setting…

The Mullet: What We Made Last Week

I spent last week in San Francisco with a few dear colleagues from Mozilla. Definitely take a look at [Ben Simon](https://engagingopenly.wordpress.com/2012/03/05/moving-forward-with-distributed-events/) & [Michelle Levesque’s](https://rwxweb.wordpress.com/2012/03/05/an-event-kit/) great summaries, too. Hundreds of whiteboards and office snacks later, I’m happy to say we ended the sprint with: * **A…

Teaching the 4th “R”. Fireside Chat with Cathy Davidson

Last week Mozilla hosted [a fireside chat](http://lanyrd.com/2012/CathyDavidson/) with Cathy Davidson: author, academic, and pedagogic provocateur. The chat was framed around what the Duke professor calls the **fourth ‘R’**. Cathy [argues](http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/answer-sheet/post/a-fourth-r-for-21st-century-literacy/2011/12/29/gIQAxx2BWP_blog.html) that in addition to reading, writing, and arithmetic, we need to teach **“algoRithms,”** the logic…