This week I’ve been:
- Collaborating with community members to nail down the learning objectives for the next Webmaker curriculum activity around Open Practices.
- Running a Webmaker Club with Chris Wilde. It was an awkward time to run it (after school, last week before half-term) but a few came along. We did the Kraken the Code activity and a bit of remixing with the X-Ray Goggles.
- Building-out more of the Wikipedia page for Web Literacy, which I started last week. We’re co-ordinating efforts in this GitHub issue.
- Writing blog posts:
- Drafting a new section of the upcoming Learning Pathways whitepaper. I’ve also been responding to helpful comments by colleagues.
- Creating questionnaires for the Open Practices activity to be filled in before and after the sessions by learners and mentors.
- Re-reading and making notes on the Pathways working doc that Chloe Varelidi, Lucas Blair, and Grainne Hamilton put together last year for the Mozilla Discover project.
- Filing issues, commenting on them, and organising them in various GitHub repositories.
- Sorting out my travel and accommodation for FutureFest.
- Testing Eisenhower, a prototype productivity tool started by William Duyck (aka FuzzyFox) during his gap year on our team at Mozilla, and continued during his final year at university. He’s looking for feedback.
- Creating an epic spreadsheet of all of the skills for the upcoming Web Literacy Map v1.5.
- Hosting this week’s Web Literacy Map community call.
- Meeting with representatives of a couple of organisations around partnerships.
- Working on pricing for on-demand, one-off, and ongoing consultancy.
- Dealing with enquiries from various people/organisations.
- Joining Ian O’Byrne and Bryan Mathers for a video podcast entitled Digitally Literacy 006 – A Picture of Literacy.
- Suffering from getting out of routine. I stayed up until just after midnight on Monday night getting something (technical) sorted out for a family member. This had a knock-on effect all week.
- Rescoping one of my planned e-books as The Essential Elements of Digital Literacies: worked examples after revisiting some of James Paul Gee‘s work.
- Swimming (Monday, Thursday)
- Gym (Wednesday, Friday)
- Walk (Tuesday)
I’m going to be away on holiday from Monday 16th to Monday 23rd (inclusive) with my family in Dubai. I can’t tell you how much I’m looking forward to that! 🙂
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