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A presentation by Kathleen Stokes (Nesta) and Doug Belshaw (Mozilla Foundation)

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Supporting a Generation of Digital Makers (SXSWedu presentation) Supporting a Generation of Digital Makers (SXSWedu presentation) Presentation Transcript

  • Supporting a Generation of Digital MakersDoug Belshaw, Mozilla Foundation and Kathleen Stokes, Nesta #digitalmakers
  • Kathleen StokesPolicy Advisor, Digital EducationNestakathleen.stokes@nesta.org.uk@KathleenStokes #digitalmakers etherpad.mozilla.org/digitalmakers
  • Doug Belshaw Badges & Skills Lead Mozilla Foundationdoug@mozillafoundation.org @dajbelshaw #digitalmakers etherpad.mozilla.org/digitalmakers
  • First things first… Ask: Introduce What’s youryourself to the definition of Share it onperson sitting ‘making’? Etherpad. next to you. What about ‘digital making’? Go to: https://etherpad.mozilla.org/digitalmakers #digitalmakers etherpad.mozilla.org/digitalmakers
  • How we define digital making Digital making is the creative process ofmaking a product or digital artefact – fromwebsites, apps, games, and 3D animations to physical objects driven by microcontrollers.Digital making will often mean using coding and programming skills as well as the creative use of digital tools to make new products… #digitalmakers etherpad.mozilla.org/digitalmakers
  • How we define digital making Digital making skills are fundamentally underpinned by an understanding of computational thinking but may also include things like creative teamwork, problem solving, engineering and design in order to build new technologies. #digitalmakers etherpad.mozilla.org/digitalmakers
  • Introduction The ScheduleActivity 1 – DefinitionsWhat is digital making? Why is it important?Activity 2 – Getting started with digital makingThe UK Digital Makers programmeQ&AGoing forward #digitalmakers etherpad.mozilla.org/digitalmakers
  • What to expect§  60 minutes to share our experiences and hear from you…§  So interact, debate and take part!§  Please, be polite and considerate§  Add, don’t delete§  Maker principles – we’re going to create something! #digitalmakers etherpad.mozilla.org/digitalmakers
  • Introduction The ScheduleActivity 1 – DefinitionsWhat is digital making? Why is it important?Activity 2 – Getting started with digital makingThe UK Digital Makers programmeQ&AGoing forward #digitalmakers etherpad.mozilla.org/digitalmakers
  • “One the best ways people can learn is by making and sharing things.” Luckin et al. #digitalmakersetherpad.mozilla.org/digitalmakers
  • "You can’t take on twenty-first-century tasks with twentieth-century tools and hope to getthe job done." Cathy Davidson (Now You See It) #digitalmakers etherpad.mozilla.org/digitalmakers
  • "The less involved and aware we are of theway our technologies are programmed andprogram themselves, the more narrow ourchoices will become; the less we will be ableto envision alternatives to the pathwaysdescribed by our programs; and the moreour lives and experiences will be dictated bytheir biases." Douglas Rushkoff (Program or Be Programmed) #digitalmakers etherpad.mozilla.org/digitalmakers
  • #digitalmakershttp://youtu.be/pXVhn_pkD4U etherpad.mozilla.org/digitalmakers
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  • http://youtu.be/bOf4EMN6-XA Flickr by @bdesham Flickr by @ScratchEdTeam #digitalmakers etherpad.mozilla.org/digitalmakers
  • Why do we need to do something?Microsoft Images #digitalmakers etherpad.mozilla.org/digitalmakers
  • #digitalmakersetherpad.mozilla.org/digitalmakers
  • #digitalmakersFlickr by @WheelzWheeler etherpad.mozilla.org/digitalmakers
  • Activity 2§  Access the Etherpad (address below)§  Where can kids participate in digital making now? Where could they?§  What else can you add in the way of resources, contacts or ideas? #digitalmakers etherpad.mozilla.org/digitalmakers
  • Introduction The ScheduleActivity 1 – DefinitionsWhat is digital making? Why is it important?Activity 2 – Getting started with digital makingThe UK Digital Makers programmeQ&AGoing forward #digitalmakers etherpad.mozilla.org/digitalmakers
  • 67% of British children (aged 8-15) say they are 60% of British parents interested in learning say they would like how to code their children to learn about coding … but only 3% know how to code. What’s going on in the UK? and spends an UK children (aged average of 102 9-16) are more minutes online avid users of the daily compared Internet than in The average child to 88 minutes by the rest of Europe. first accesses the kids in the rest of Internet at age 8 Europe. #digitalmakershttp://mozillafestival.org/blog/building-a-big-tent-for-teaching-the-web/and http://www2.lse.ac.uk/media@lse/research/EUKidsOnline/Home.aspx etherpad.mozilla.org/digitalmakers
  • Digital Making Champions #digitalmakershttp://youtu.be/SfBeLvy4IpE etherpad.mozilla.org/digitalmakers
  • Example: Coder Dojo #digitalmakers etherpad.mozilla.org/digitalmakers
  • Example: Code Club #digitalmakers etherpad.mozilla.org/digitalmakers
  • Example: Technocamps #digitalmakers etherpad.mozilla.org/digitalmakers
  • The Digital Makers Programme #digitalmakers etherpad.mozilla.org/digitalmakers
  • The Digital Makers Programme #digitalmakers etherpad.mozilla.org/digitalmakers
  • Digital Maker Applicantshttp://goo.gl/maps/2nioj #digitalmakers etherpad.mozilla.org/digitalmakers
  • Applicants to the Open Call Open Call Applicants: Type of Organisation 3% Company (39) 3% 2% 3% Charity (19) University (10) 5% Other (10) 5% 37% Community Group (5) 5% Local Authority (5) School (5) 10% Community Interest Company (3) Further Education (3) 9% 18% None (3) Other Public Body (2) #digitalmakers etherpad.mozilla.org/digitalmakers
  • Applicants to the Open Call Open Call Applicants: Years in Operation 1% > 1 year (6) 7% 6% 1 year (25) 6% 2 years (8) 3 years (8) 9% 24% 4 years (5) 5 years (3) 6 to 10 years (11) 7% 11 to 15 years (7) 16 to 20 years (7) 7% 7% 21 to 50 years (10) 51 to 100 years (6) 10% 8% 101 to 200 years (7) 5% 200+ years (1) 3% #digitalmakers etherpad.mozilla.org/digitalmakers
  • Digital Making Values and Principles§  Digital technology is a tool to change the world, knowing how to harness it is a fundamental literacy for the 21st century.§  We learn through making and doing.§  We work better together (this is an open movement. Collaboration and sharing are key to its success.) #digitalmakers etherpad.mozilla.org/digitalmakers
  • Introduction The ScheduleActivity 1 – DefinitionsWhat is digital making? Why is it important?Activity 2 – Getting started with digital makingThe UK Digital Makers programmeQ&AGoing forward #digitalmakers etherpad.mozilla.org/digitalmakers
  • Questions?Ask us now or…•  Tweet #digimakers•  Comment on etherpad.mozilla.org/digitalmakers•  Write a post-it note #digitalmakers etherpad.mozilla.org/digitalmakers
  • Introduction The ScheduleActivity 1 – DefinitionsWhat is digital making? Why is it important?Activity 2 – Getting started with digital makingThe UK Digital Makers programmeQ&AGoing forward #digitalmakers etherpad.mozilla.org/digitalmakers
  • How can we support a generation of digital makers? Our next steps… #digitalmakers etherpad.mozilla.org/digitalmakers
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  • #digitalmakersetherpad.mozilla.org/digitalmakers
  • How can we support a generation of digital makers? Your next steps… #digitalmakers etherpad.mozilla.org/digitalmakers
  • Final Questions?Ask us now or…•  Tweet #digitalmakers•  Comment on etherpad.mozilla.org/digitalmakers•  Write a post-it note•  Email doug@mozillafoundation.org•  Email kathleen.stokes@nesta.org.uk
  • <The End>