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Mozilla Awards Nearly $300,000 to Research Grant Winners

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We’re happy to announce the results of the Mozilla Research Grant program for the first half of 2017. This was a competitive process, and after three rounds of judging, we … Read more


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Improving Internet Security through Vulnerability Disclosure

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Supporting the PATCH Act for VEP Reform   Today, Mozilla sent a letter to Congress in support of the Protecting Our Ability to Counter Hacking Act (PATCH Act) that was … Read more


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Inspire Your Students with the 2017 Google I/O Opening Animated Video

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Last night following our weekly EdTech Situation Room webshow and this evening, I watched the 2 hour Google I/O 2017 conference keynote on YouTube. There were lots of exciting announcements during the keynote, but in this post I want to share and comment on the introductory video. I used SafeShare.tv to create

New York 2017: State of the Hive Meet-up

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May 22 2017 New York 2017: State of the Hive Meet-up , , , , , , , Hive NYC’s State of the Hive 2017, our annual meetup to celebrate and assess the network’s strategic direction, was held on Friday, May 12th at with 76 attendees from 53 organizations, community allies, and field partners.  In response to we heard from members last spring, Hive HQ has spent the past year with an intentional focus on creating a more inclusive network. This includes developing more opportunities to build trust and learn through critical and deep-dive conversations, and experimenting with participatory ways to foster engagement and collaboration for members across roles, professional experiences, learning styles, and programmatic areas.

Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin Misunderstands Testing and School Quality

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On May 4, 2017, Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin (@GovMaryFallin) was interviewed by NewsOK.com capitol reporter Dale Denwalt (@denwalt) about the current Oklahoma budget crisis. The full interview is 18.5 minutes long. Near the end of the interview, Dale asked Governor Fallin about her reasons for

Pocket Share Jesus (May 2017)

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This weekend was the annual MoRanch Men’s Conference near Hunt, Texas, and I prepared an updated version of the workshop, “Pocket Share Jesus,” which I shared last year. Tonight I recorded a 43 minute narrated slideshow and video demo of the session. Here’s the video and

March Meet-Up: Hive NYC Welcomes New Members!

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May 01 2017 March Meet-Up: Hive NYC Welcomes New Members! , , , , , , , Network members working together through the Marshmallow Tower Challenge, using their collective knowledge to build structures out of uncooked noodles and marshmallows. Hive NYC members gathered at the on March 30th to welcome new member organizations and to share updates on opportunities and milestones.  As part of the , a selection committee of network members reviewed candidates using .  The goal was to welcome organizations who could contribute to the Hive learning network’s supportive peer learning space, activate partnerships between member organizations, and commit to collectively develop accessible, innovative, and equitable digital education opportunities for NYC youth.

Restrict Plex Shared Movie Library to Include Just G, PG, PG-13 Films

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Do you know about Plex? My short definition of Plex is “a robust platform for digitally sharing movies you convert from DVD, download or purchase with others on a variety of screens.” The English WikiPedia article for Plex (software) explains it is composed of two parts: the “Plex Media Server” and “Plex Apps.” As home media software [...]

New Mozilla Foundation Board Members: Mohamed Nanabhay and Nicole Wong

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Today, I’m thrilled to announce that Mohamed Nanabhay and Nicole Wong have joined the Mozilla Foundation Board of Directors. Over the last few years, we’ve been working to expand the … Read more


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Why I’m joining the Mozilla Board by Mohamed Nanabhay

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Mozilla has been at the forefront of shaping internet culture and fighting to keep the Internet open. Being able to join the Board and be of service to that mission … Read more


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Why I’m joining the Mozilla Board by Nicole Wong

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It’s an honor for me to join the Mozilla Board. I’m so inspired by the Foundation’s mission and by the incredibly talented people that lead it. And, I’m looking forward … Read more


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Podcast452: Classroom Wireless Projection Options, Coding, Toy Hacking, CyberSecurity & More from ATLIS 2017

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This podcast features an extended reflection by Dr. Wesley Fryer on the multitude of educational technology learning nuggets he gleaned from sessions shared at the ATLIS 2017 Conference in Burbank, California, April 23-26, 2017. All of Wes’ shared notes from keynotes, workshops and sessions at ATLIS 2017 are available in a shared Google Drive folder [...]

Pictograph Memories at Camp Cimarron

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This weekend Sarah and I went on a survival campout Friday evening and Saturday with her Venture Crew. We camped about an hour north and east of Oklahoma City, at an old Campfire Girls Camp called “Camp Cimarron” near Coyle. For over 50 years, Camp Cimarron was a much-loved summer camp destination for many Oklahomans, [...]