Teach the Web Forever
We are a community of practice.
We are all contributing to the spread of web literacy through our interactions online and through our activities to #teachtheweb in our local communities.
Until learning web skills, openness and learner-centric methods are inherent in our educational systems, until collaboration and connectivity are integral parts of our learning pathways, until we can recognize learning no matter where it happens, until people all over the world can read, write to and think critically about information in the global knowledge ecosystem that is the World Wide Web – our work is not done.
We can't expect that someone else, some other organization, some other community to change the world for us. WE have to make commitments to ourselves and each other that we will spread web skills, the open ethos and maker culture in our communities in whatever ways we can.
Connecting to the broader movement: Maker Party
The last reading said “There is value to whatever kind of contribution you are willing to make.” This week's post underlines, highlights and bolds that statement.
There is value to whatever kind of contribution you are willing to make.
There are lots of ways to continue contributing to #teachtheweb, Mozilla and the Making is Learning movement. Whether it's making and sharing content, spreading other people's ideas and makes, reporting or fixing a bug, developing new prototypes, running events, volunteering at events, giving feedback, improving someone's design, remixing a make to include constructive criticism, participating in community calls or making a donation, contribution to the cause is key.
Maker Party is a great way to plug in to the broader movement. For the next three months join Mozilla and the National Writing Project to throw a global party celebrating all the amazing things we can make thanks to the web. Get out there and #teachtheweb, and use the online community we've been building to share your plans and thoughts with the #teachtheweb community. Put your Maker Parties on the map, make stuff, share outcomes and if you need help or more information, ask for it!
We cannot #teachtheweb alone, the task is too great. There is an entire community of people that care about this work and are eager to keep you involved. Be inspired by this amazing community, and make your own commitment to #teachtheweb, then share your commitment with the rest of us.
We aren't going anywhere. We're here to help and learn from one another. Now that this part of #teachtheweb is over, let's party!