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Re: Moving forward with web education work

From: Janet Swisher <jswisher@mozilla.com>
Date: Fri, 10 Feb 2012 05:44:59 -0600
Message-ID: <4F35033B.3000402@mozilla.com>
To: Osman Yüksel <yuxel@sonsuzdongu.com>
CC: Chris Mills <cmills@opera.com>, prisca <prisca@eyedea.eu>, public-webed@w3.org
The Hackasaurus project is also working on creating open source tools 
and resources for teaching Web-making to kids:
http://hackasaurus.org


On 2/10/12 12:11 AM, Osman Yüksel wrote:
> Should we also aim kids? Github organizes such thing : 
> https://github.com/blog/1034-kids-are-the-future-teach-em-to-code
>
> May be we can prepare such things for kids Or we can poke someone from 
> Github and they may prepare those things for WebEd community?
>
> 2012/2/6 Chris Mills <cmills@opera.com <mailto:cmills@opera.com>>
>
>     Thanks Prisca! We weill definitely explore what to do for
>     teaching/beginners. Getting some feedback from your colleagues
>     would also be much appreciated, if you can find the time.
>
>     Chris Mills
>     Open standards evangelist and dev.opera.com <http://dev.opera.com>
>     editor, Opera Software
>     Co-chair, web education community group, W3C
>
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>
>     On 5 Feb 2012, at 15:09, prisca wrote:
>
>>     Chris ;)
>>
>>     thanks for geting back to me about my points :)
>>     (and no need to say sorry - you weren't grumpy :) :) :) )
>>
>>     About doing work ~ yes, please, do feel free to hand me a task
>>     and let me get onto it when I can - that sounds good to me ;)
>>
>>     About the tutorials and the learning materials generally...
>>     glad to see that Anna agrees with some of my points here. I think
>>     it is the nature of the presentation on the site - the lengthy
>>     text without sufficient visuals which makes this less suitable
>>     for teachers who are new to the web subject and students of entry
>>     levels.
>>
>>     The idea of slideshows sounds good - or even just more
>>     illustrated examples.
>>     Rachel Andrew just published a post on the topic of writing
>>     tutorials for beginners, very good points:
>>     http://www.rachelandrew.co.uk/archives/2012/02/05/writing-beginner-level-tutorials/
>>
>>     About getting feedback: yeah, I know - this one is hard....
>>      especially considering the ever growing paperwork teacher have
>>     to deal with... so I don't have any solid answers here, but I
>>     feel very strongly that this resource we're building will only be
>>     useful if tested and edited to suit...
>>     I will ask my colleagues about this when I can catch them next
>>     time. Maybe they might have some suggestions for us which we
>>     havent' thought of... will let you know ...
>>
>>     About my suggestion of a forum: that might of course just be
>>     me.... was just an idea ;)
>>     For getting feedback on specific resources etc... I do think it
>>     would make sense.
>>
>>     Will get back to your survey in a minute as well :)
>>
>>     Stay warm and enjoy the snow :)
>>     Prisca
>>
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