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The only independent smartphone OS to launch in multiple countries will demonstrate the next generation of its HTML5-based platform. San Francisco, February 18, 2014 – Mozilla is pleased to confirm it will be attending, exhibiting and speaking at this year’s … Continue reading
Barcelona, Spain – Mobile World Congress – February 23, 2014 - Mozilla, the mission-based organization dedicated to keeping the power of the Web in people’s hands, demonstrated the breadth and growth of its Firefox OS open mobile ecosystem at a … Continue reading
When I’m asked to look at organizational plans, one item that emerges as problematic is when it is initiative rich without clear connections to mindsets. Initiatives get all the buzz. These get all the focus. But very, very little in terms of organizational growth is about initiatives. The key is collective and individual mindset growth. How do you know if ...
Barcelona, Spain – Mobile World Congress – February 23, 2014 – Mozilla, the mission-based organization dedicated to keeping the power of the Web in people’s hands, today announced new developer reference hardware and tools that will continue to accelerate momentum … Continue reading
This is the first in a series of blog posts where Chris Lawrence, Mozilla’s Senior Director of the Webmaker Community, details plans for a global network of Hive activity. These posts will provide an overview of Hive, as a philosophy and as a Webmaker strategy. They will detail Mozilla’s ongoing involvement and map a path […]The post Taking Hive Global appeared first on Hive NYC.
Hello Mozillians and friends of Mozilla! A departing note from Mobile World Congress where we’ve been asking the questions and having the conversations that advance the opportunities for Firefox OS in 2014. While the efforts to deliver the devices and … Continue reading
The 62 second video, “CPS Teacher Professional Development from CEO’s Network,” is being shared by a lot of folks on social media. Valerie Strauss posted it today on her blog for the Washington Post, The Answer Sheet, with the title, “A video that shows why teachers are going out of [...]
Spring Break starts next week for students and teachers in Oklahoma City Public Schools, and the following week for most of the other districts in our state. The OKC Metro Libraries have declared the month of March to be Teen DIY (Do It Yourself) Tech Month. by
There are a lot of challenges I face at school, but two stand out to me tonight. One concerns depth of learning with STEM content, and the other involves iPads and deep reflection. We finished the second day of a four-day unit on kitchen chemistry today, and after two and half months of using [...]
Barcelona, Spain – Mobile World Congress – Feb. 23, 2014 – Mozilla, the mission-based organization dedicated to keeping the power of the Web in people’s hands, today previewed the future of Firefox OS to show how the flexibility, scalability and … Continue reading
STEM seeds (STEMseeds.org) is a teacher-created, non-commercial, free website and soon-to-be periodic podcast / webcast about STEM lesson ideas, links, and connections. The goal of STEM seeds is to amplify creative and engaging ideas for teaching and supporting STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) education inside and outside the classroom. STEM seeds supports open [...]
The Firefox stand has been crowded and loud this week, but the most clear voice from our floor has been a single chorus of collaboration. Our celebration of 16 launches across 15 countries with four global operators and as many … Continue reading
Hello again from Barcelona – This year when attendees visit our booth at MWC, we’re asking them to “Unleash the Future” with a web based platform that enables an entire mobile ecosystem. The phrase is on our stand’s wall, our … Continue reading
For over twenty years, different conservative groups in the United States have advocated for and promoted “educational vouchers” as a way to (ostensibly) improve public education and learning outcomes in public schools. As both a masters and doctoral student in education, I’ve studied voucher programs and voucher proposals. Whether you’ve studied these proposals in the [...]
At the IL Google Summit last year, I wanted to try something different with students. In the past, I’ve invited students to join events like this volunteers and panel speakers. But it always felt like they were tokens no matter how unintentional. It never sat well with me despite knowing there was value to them and to others in attendance. Yet ...
We’re headed to Boston for the annual Digital Media and Learning Conference, DML 2014 Connecting Practices! As in years past, DML provides an opportunity for Hivers across cities to meet up, exhibit together, learn from each other… But above all–and given the theme this year–it’s a chance to find connections in our work, and to […]The post Hive at DML2014 appeared first on Hive NYC.
Greetings from the Gran Via – What’s unique for Mozilla at this year’s Mobile World Congress are the tangible results of the partnerships we have built over the past 12 months with mobile network operators, device manufacturers, and app developers. … Continue reading
Today I’m presenting “Mapping Media to the Common Core” as the day 2 keynote address for the eMINTS conference in Columbia, Missouri. If you aren’t familiar with eMINTS, according to their website: eMINTS professional development uses interactive group sessions and in-classroom coaching/mentoring to help teachers integrate technology into their teaching using an [...]
I’ve used “backchannel” websites and collaborative documents MANY times with teachers during professional development sessions and conferences, as well as with graduate and undergraduate students in classes. Monday I substituted for one of our fifth grade teachers who was out sick, however, and this provided me with my first chance to use a text [...]
EdCampOKC was a great success last weekend on February 15th, and at least three other EdCamps are coming up this spring, summer and fall you won’t want to miss if you’re an educator living in or near Oklahoma. Here’s the information about these upcoming EdCamps emailed out by EdCampOKC organizers tonight. (Remember all [...]
Hello Hive community! The Hive Research Lab is currently working on sharing interim briefs related to the our two research areas: supporting youth trajectories and pathways, and developing the Hive as a context for networked innovation. (Here’s a link to an earlier brief related to the networked innovation strand, in which we consider what counts as an innovation […]The post Youth Trajectories Interim Brief #1 – Introduction to Case Portraits of Hive Youth appeared first on Hive NYC.
Last Saturday I participated in our second annual EdCampOKC, this year at US Grant High School in Oklahoma City Public Schools. OKCPS was a fantastic host for EdCampOKC – not only were the facilities great, the wifi network was fast and reliable all day! Woo hoo! Thanks to Cisco, Eric Hileman [...]
Dodge City, Kansas (USD 443) is 1:1 with iPads for students and teachers in grades K-12. This past Monday, I had an opportunity to join PBL-guru Ginger Lumen and many other educators in Dodge City for a day of professional development focused on digital literacy and blended learning. We enjoyed two keynotes from [...]
What if we took time in our classrooms to pose these three questions to students: What do you love? What are you good at? What do you want to change? And then we challenged them with “It’s your turn to change world! What do you need to make it happen? These are the starting point questions and challenge for Google ...
These are the presentation slides for my morning workshop today in Dodge City, Kansas, on “Digital Literacy.” The session description is: Digital literacy today means much more than searching the Internet and using Microsoft Office. To be digitally literate, teachers as well as students need to be able to create and share online a [...]
Today, we’re proud to announce a number of major educational and workforce development organizations including Pearson, edX, Educational Testing Service (ETS), Workforce.io and more have committed to adopting the Open Badges standard. This news was announced today at the Open … Continue reading
There are moments that I find myself reliving that scene in Good Will Hunting. You know the one where Will has the run in with the Harvard guy. Clark: No, no, no, no! There’s no problem here. I was just hoping you might give me some insight into the evolution of the market economy in the southern colonies. My contention ...
I’ve been an AT&T customer for years, but the rising costs of AT&T’s wireless charges for our family combined with T-Mobile’s simple and VASTLY less expensive family wireless plans have enticed us to switch over. T-Mobile’s 4G and LTE wireless data support in Oklahoma City for the iPhone is the other main reason we [...]
Sunday afternoon and evening I drove from Oklahoma City to Dodge City, and I noted the cellular data speeds available from T-Mobile on my iPhone5s and from Verizon on my JetPack mobile hotspot on the trip. I used Google Map Engine Lite to create a GeoMap comparing the results. This is the [...]
Today, as we hold a historic badge summit, the Open Badges Summit to Reconnect Learning, in Redwood City with more than 300 people, I wanted to reflect on why Mozilla got involved in badges, and what it is we’re building. … Continue reading