Tag: Popcorn Maker

Weeknote 12/2013

This week I’ve been:

  • Delayed coming back from the DML Conference in Chicago (my write-up of the conference is here). My flight was cancelled due to the First Officer being ‘sick’ on St. Patrick’s Day. 😉 My subsequent flight was delayed meaning I didn’t get home until Tuesday lunchtime!
  • Taking a day off to spend with my family.
  • Working with Matt Thompson on a diagram to explain what Mozilla’s Web Literacy standard is for. It still needs some work before sharing more widely!
  • Summarising the previous week’s Web Literacy standard work.
  • Booking travel to OER13 and the PELeCON conference, both of which I’m keynoting. Also booked flights to the Mozilla All-Hands meeting in Toronto in May.
  • Planning out my OER13 keynote in Evernote. I’ll be talking about ambiguity, Open Badges and Web Literacy.
  • Talking to people who may want to align with the draft version of the Web Literacy standard being launched on April 26th.
  • Continuing to talk to people/organisations about Open Badges.
  • Writing an abstract for the PLE conference (with Tim Riches) and sending Brian Kelly a title and abstract for IWMW13.
  • Helping interview a potential new hire to our team.
  • Getting things sorted for Nesta’s One Day Digital event in Edinburgh next Saturday. I’m running a workshop on Mozilla’s Popcorn Maker and taking my family up for Friday/Saturday.

Next week I’ll be returning to the place of my birth (Nottingham) for the OER13 conference (Tuesday/Wednesday), continuing to work on the Web Literacy standard stuff and travelling up to Edinburgh on Good Friday with my family for the Nesta event mentioned above.

Mozilla Thimble + Popcorn Maker: a productive Webmaking partnership

Yesterday Brett Gaylor, our newly-minted Senior Director of Webmaker.org and all-round awesome guy, posted New Webmaker Prototypes. In it he featured some work by Bobby and Atul on an experimental build of Popcorn Maker, a web native HTML5 video editor that integrates with Thimble, an HTML/CSS editor.

The reason I’m highlighting it is because it’s a taste of things to come in 2013 from Mozilla. And because I got to make this (see below) which you can remix/hack/fork (try clicking some of the underlined words!) 🙂

This is what it looks like when you’re editing/remixing:

Thimble in Popcorn Maker


This greatly improves our ability to allow people to level-up in their webmaking skills not only through fairly static activities but through engaging video-based content. Now we just need some learning activities that map onto the emerging Web Literacies framework!


Image CC BY Daniela Vladimirova