Showcasing awesome stuff people are making on the web.
Now we know what a Reverse-Field Trip is!
Gina Tesoriero was a member of the NSLA fellowship with Hive NYC for their Summer Learning Experience and she built what is essentially a full website that includes learning activities, blog posts, instructions, and two remixable Popcorn Pieces that can act as a hackable resource for other teachers to build upon her work.She knew no HTML, CSS, or Webmaking as of July 1st (!)Take a look at her awesome achievement:https://ginatesoriero.makes.org/thimble/nsla-fellowship-with-hive-nyc-summer-learning-experience

Now we know what a Reverse-Field Trip is!

Gina Tesoriero was a member of the NSLA fellowship with Hive NYC for their Summer Learning Experience and she built what is essentially a full website that includes learning activities, blog posts, instructions, and two remixable Popcorn Pieces that can act as a hackable resource for other teachers to build upon her work.

She knew no HTML, CSS, or Webmaking as of July 1st (!)

Take a look at her awesome achievement:
https://ginatesoriero.makes.org/thimble/nsla-fellowship-with-hive-nyc-summer-learning-experience

Huge fun at NYC Summer Quest Maker Party

Hive NYC clearly threw a fantastic Maker Party last Thursday at NYC Summer Quest, a five-week summer learning program led by the Department of Education, The Fund for Public Schools and The Department of Youth and Community Development.

The program is designed to combat summer learning loss by engaging students in fun, project-based academic and enrichment activities.

The kids clearly enjoyed the activities - ranging from stop-motion animation techniques and HTML/CSS programming to digital beat-making and building paper circuits.

Find a Maker Party near you at Webmaker.org/Events

Photo Credit: Brian Palmer
Young Rewired State’s first #makerparty outside the UK - a 2-day hackathon focused on solving New York City problems using NYC Open Data
Mozilla, Hive NYC and the Museum of the Moving Image hosted the first ever non-UK event for Young Rewired State this last weekend.The event began on the Saturday morning, where the participants formed groups, hacked through the day, iterated and polished the next, and finished with 15 working prototypes of web and mobile apps using NYC Government Open Data. The hacks were completed, submitted and presented for a Show & Tell session where they were awarded cool prizes such as:Best In show - CityScenesWish I thought of That - Citi Bike Range FinderShould Exist Award - NYC Public HSBest Example of Coding - WiFoodBest Example of Design - Rotten Potatoes
See all of the projects the teens created here: http://hacks.youngrewiredstate.org/events/yrs-nycCheck out more photos from the event:https://www.flickr.com/photos/newyouthcity
 

Photo Credit: Brian Palmer

Young Rewired State’s first #makerparty outside the UK - a 2-day hackathon focused on solving New York City problems using NYC Open Data

Mozilla, Hive NYC and the Museum of the Moving Image hosted the first ever non-UK event for Young Rewired State this last weekend.

The event began on the Saturday morning, where the participants formed groups, hacked through the day, iterated and polished the next, and finished with 15 working prototypes of web and mobile apps using NYC Government Open Data. The hacks were completed, submitted and presented for a Show & Tell session where they were awarded cool prizes such as:

Best In show - CityScenes
Wish I thought of That - Citi Bike Range Finder
Should Exist Award - NYC Public HS
Best Example of Coding - WiFood
Best Example of Design - Rotten Potatoes

See all of the projects the teens created here:
http://hacks.youngrewiredstate.org/events/yrs-nyc

Check out more photos from the event:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/newyouthcity

 

Meet the young Webmakers who went to the White House
What is possible when kids embrace the idea ‘Making is Learning’?
Mozilla’s community hub, the Hive Learning Network, creates new opportunities for teens to explore their interests, create  their own spaces, experiences, and projects, and share what they make  with their peers. Meet two amazing kids who participate in the program, and see what they took to the White House:
Zainab Oni is 16 years old and a High School junior in New York. She and her family moved from Lagos, Nigeria to the United States after her mother passed away, so that she and her siblings could find better educational opportunities. She joined the MOUSE Corps technology design program in 2010 and in 2012, she interned with the HIVE NYC as a Mozilla Webmaking Mentor and hopes to study design and technology at the Parsons New School for Design.  
The project she developed and brought to the White House Science Fair:The Dining Band is a wrist-mounted Arduino circuit that uses distance and temperature sensors to communicate the location of food on a plate, for diners who are blind and visually impaired.  The Dining Band team (7 NYC public school students) spent a year learning and practicing the process of Human-Centered Design. Through interviews at Visions at Selis  Manor (a center for the blind/visually impaired), they learned that people who are blind often struggle to eat discreetly in public without making a mess, or needing to use their fingers to find the food on the plate.  With this challenge in mind, they brainstormed ideas and built several prototypes with a physical computing mentor. Their final prototype, the Dining Band, won top prize at the Emoti-Con! NYC Youth Digital Media and Technology Challenge and was selected to present at the New York Maker Faire in 2012. 

Senqué A. Little-Poole (bottom row, second from right) is a sophomore in Pittsburgh.  In addition to being a full-time high school student, he is an apprentice in the Campbell Laboratory for Infectious Eye Diseases at the University of Pittsburgh Eye and Ear Institute.  Senqué observes the varicella zoster virus at a molecular level to isolate the gene that inflicts pain on those who are infected. During the summer of 2012, he completed an 8-week internship at the Thomas Jefferson University College of Medicine in the Department of Cancer Biology where he learned advanced lab procedures and contributed to the production of fusion cells for Glioma Cancer research. As a result of his outstanding performance, Senqué has been invited to return this year. Senqué is also a Hive Youth Mentor with middle school students at the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh. The project he developed and brought to the White House Science Fair:Brain Quest: Cell Tracing with CFSE. The purpose of this investigation is to find out how to get anti-virus cells to successfully proliferate within the brain, which could cure diseases such as rabies, Alzheimer’s, sclerosis and several forms of cancer.Maker Party 2013:
This summer, kids like Zainab and Senque will participate in Mozilla’s Maker Party 2013 - sharing what they’ve learned, and teaching other youth how to use the web to Make, Connect and Share. Get involved now, sign up for updates and event info:https://webmaker.org/en-US/party

Meet the young Webmakers who went to the White House

What is possible when kids embrace the idea ‘Making is Learning’?

Mozilla’s community hub, the Hive Learning Network, creates new opportunities for teens to explore their interests, create  their own spaces, experiences, and projects, and share what they make  with their peers. Meet two amazing kids who participate in the program, and see what they took to the White House:

Zainab Oni

Zainab Oni is 16 years old and a High School junior in New York. She and her family moved from Lagos, Nigeria to the United States after her mother passed away, so that she and her siblings could find better educational opportunities. She joined the MOUSE Corps technology design program in 2010 and in 2012, she interned with the HIVE NYC as a Mozilla Webmaking Mentor and hopes to study design and technology at the Parsons New School for Design. 

The project she developed and brought to the White House Science Fair:

The Dining Band is a wrist-mounted Arduino circuit that uses distance and temperature sensors to communicate the location of food on a plate, for diners who are blind and visually impaired.  The Dining Band team (7 NYC public school students) spent a year learning and practicing the process of Human-Centered Design. Through interviews at Visions at Selis  Manor (a center for the blind/visually impaired), they learned that people who are blind often struggle to eat discreetly in public without making a mess, or needing to use their fingers to find the food on the plate.  With this challenge in mind, they brainstormed ideas and built several prototypes with a physical computing mentor. Their final prototype, the Dining Band, won top prize at the Emoti-Con! NYC Youth Digital Media and Technology Challenge and was selected to present at the New York Maker Faire in 2012.

Senqué A. Little-Poole (bottom row, second from right) is a sophomore in Pittsburgh.  In addition to being a full-time high school student, he is an apprentice in the Campbell Laboratory for Infectious Eye Diseases at the University of Pittsburgh Eye and Ear Institute.  Senqué observes the varicella zoster virus at a molecular level to isolate the gene that inflicts pain on those who are infected. During the summer of 2012, he completed an 8-week internship at the Thomas Jefferson University College of Medicine in the Department of Cancer Biology where he learned advanced lab procedures and contributed to the production of fusion cells for Glioma Cancer research. As a result of his outstanding performance, Senqué has been invited to return this year. Senqué is also a Hive Youth Mentor with middle school students at the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh.

The project he developed and brought to the White House Science Fair:

Brain Quest: Cell Tracing with CFSE. The purpose of this investigation is to find out how to get anti-virus cells to successfully proliferate within the brain, which could cure diseases such as rabies, Alzheimer’s, sclerosis and several forms of cancer.


Maker Party 2013:

This summer, kids like Zainab and Senque will participate in Mozilla’s Maker Party 2013 - sharing what they’ve learned, and teaching other youth how to use the web to Make, Connect and Share.

Get involved now, sign up for updates and event info:
https://webmaker.org/en-US/party

Hacking at the White House: introducing Maker Party 2013
We’re extremely excited to be participating in today’s White House Science Fair—and even more excited to have President Obama help us kick off our new summer-long Maker Party: thousands of community-led events around the world to celebrate the amazing things we can make and learn thanks to the Web.
Webmaking at the White House Science Fair 
Today, Mozilla joined President Obama at the annual White House Science Fair, celebrating the student winners of science, technology, engineering and math competitions across the United States.

Cathy Lewis Long from Sprout joins Zainab Oni,   Senque Little-Poole, and Mark Surman at the White House Science Fair

A student member of Mozilla’s Hive Learning Network project—16-year old Zainab Oni from MOUSE in NYC—was honored for her contribution to a wrist-mounted Arduino circuit, which helps visually impaired diners find their food. 15-year-old Senqué A. Little-Poole, from the Sprout Fund‘s Hive Pittsburgh chapter, was also honored, for his research on how to use anti-virus cells to cure diseases.
Mozilla’s Executive Director Mark Surman also was there, to talk about our efforts to teach technology skills and, with the help of the White House, to kick off Mozilla’s big summer-long campaign: Maker Party 2013.
Find out more about Maker Party 2013:https://blog.mozilla.org/blog/2013/04/22/makerparty2013

Hacking at the White House: introducing Maker Party 2013

We’re extremely excited to be participating in today’s White House Science Fair—and even more excited to have President Obama help us kick off our new summer-long Maker Party: thousands of community-led events around the world to celebrate the amazing things we can make and learn thanks to the Web.

Webmaking at the White House Science Fair 

Today, Mozilla joined President Obama at the annual White House Science Fair, celebrating the student winners of science, technology, engineering and math competitions across the United States.

Mozilla and Hive kids at the White House Science Fair

Cathy Lewis Long from Sprout joins Zainab Oni,   Senque Little-Poole, and Mark Surman at the White House Science Fair

A student member of Mozilla’s Hive Learning Network project—16-year old Zainab Oni from MOUSE in NYC—was honored for her contribution to a wrist-mounted Arduino circuit, which helps visually impaired diners find their food. 15-year-old Senqué A. Little-Poole, from the Sprout Fund‘s Hive Pittsburgh chapter, was also honored, for his research on how to use anti-virus cells to cure diseases.

Mozilla’s Executive Director Mark Surman also was there, to talk about our efforts to teach technology skills and, with the help of the White House, to kick off Mozilla’s big summer-long campaign: Maker Party 2013.

Find out more about Maker Party 2013:
https://blog.mozilla.org/blog/2013/04/22/makerparty2013

Hacktivate Learning

Teaching the world digital literacy and webmaking
We’re in the early stages of building a Mozilla Webmaker program for educators called Hacktivate Learning. In 2013, Mozilla will be engaging people who are dedicated to teaching and learning with the web. If you are motivated to teach something to others or help people learn, you are an educator.  We’re creating a big tent for parents, librarians, engineers, after-school coordinators, artists, young people and teachers of all stripes and disciplines, from all over the world.  We are asking educators who are motivated by the concept of the “4th R”, web literacies, an open ethos, and the Webmaker mission, to help further conceptualize and design how we will Hacktivate Learning!



Dive into HiveNYC’s MozFest recap - the best place to get a handle and get started!
Join our new "Hacktivate Learning" instructor community.
Check out Webmaker projects or contribute your own.
Join the conversation on #Hacktivate or the Webmaker newsgroup

Hacktivate Learning

Teaching the world digital literacy and webmaking

We’re in the early stages of building a Mozilla Webmaker program for educators called Hacktivate Learning. In 2013, Mozilla will be engaging people who are dedicated to teaching and learning with the web. If you are motivated to teach something to others or help people learn, you are an educator.

We’re creating a big tent for parents, librarians, engineers, after-school coordinators, artists, young people and teachers of all stripes and disciplines, from all over the world.

We are asking educators who are motivated by the concept of the “4th R”, web literacies, an open ethos, and the Webmaker mission, to help further conceptualize and design how we will Hacktivate Learning!

hacktivatelearning:

The folks from REV- produced a mini anthropological documentary about webmakers at Mozilla Festival using Popcorn! Here’s the team responsible for chronicling these fascinating creatures!

hacktivatelearning:

Scenes from Hacktivate Learning, Sunday, Nov. 11, 2012. Building hacktivities, creating an open schools handbook for teachers, making a media history timeline in Popcorn, chronicling the superheroes of MozFest, developing materials to help grandma - and others- learn about the web, illustrating, post-it making, remixing, connecting…

wnycradiorookies:

Human API for Hive @Heatherpayne making “How to install X-ray goggles to hack websites — hackasaurus” video! At #hacktivate with @radiorookies @hivelearningnyc Come on over and make your own popcorn diy

wnycradiorookies:

Human API for Hive @Heatherpayne making “How to install X-ray goggles to hack websites — hackasaurus” video! At #hacktivate with @radiorookies @hivelearningnyc Come on over and make your own popcorn diy

(via hacktivatelearning)

hacktivatelearning:

Educators + developers + youth = great things to come! Hive NYC members Global Action Project and their youth working with ReMos to develop a digital version their analog Media History Timeline. 

hacktivatelearning:

Educators + developers + youth = great things to come! Hive NYC members Global Action Project and their youth working with ReMos to develop a digital version their analog Media History Timeline. 

hivenyccodeparties:

Webmaker.org at Maker Faire 2012


This weekend, educators and teens from more than ten Hive NYC member  organizations ran activities that demonstrate the collaborative  nature of the network and the  innovative (mainly after school)  programs offered to youth across the city.

hivenyccodeparties:

Webmaker.org at Maker Faire 2012


This weekend, educators and teens from more than ten Hive NYC member 
organizations ran activities that demonstrate the collaborative 
nature of the network and the  innovative (mainly after school) 
programs offered to youth across the city.

hivenyccodeparties:

X-ray Goggles hack. Long live unicorns!


Hive Learning Network NYC (aka Hive NYC) is a coalition of 40 non-profit organizations museums, libraries, media and others-that work together to develop programs that promote interest-driven learning and the creative use of digital media and technology for youth.

hivenyccodeparties:

X-ray Goggles hack. Long live unicorns!

Hive Learning Network NYC (aka Hive NYC) is a coalition of 40 non-profit organizations museums, libraries, media and others-that work together to develop programs that promote interest-driven learning and the creative use of digital media and technology for youth.
hivenyccodeparties:

Thimble at #makerfaire!

This weekend, educators and teens from more than ten Hive NYC member  organizations ran activities that demonstrate the collaborative  nature of the network and the innovative (mainly after school)  programs offered to youth across the city.

hivenyccodeparties:

Thimble at #makerfaire!


This weekend, educators and teens from more than ten Hive NYC member 
organizations ran activities that demonstrate the collaborative 
nature of the network and the innovative (mainly after school) 
programs offered to youth across the city.

Hive NYC Street Squad - Teen Webmakers Activate!

In just a few weeks, Hive NYC’s three high-school summer interns—Zainab, Wilson and Eddie, aka the Hive NYC Street Squad—went from playing with Webmaker projects to creating their own Thimble projects and sharing their newfound skills with their peers at six Summer Code Party events!

From kitchen table-type skillshares with other teens at the Rubin Museum of Art, MOUSE and Brooklyn Public Library, to an event with over 150 middle schools students at the Bronx YMCA (and even an outdoor flea market!), the Hive NYC Street Squad helped over 400 people learn how to remix and build the web using X-Ray Goggles and Thimble. Check out the many memes and hacks they helped facilitate here: http://hivenyccodeparties.tumblr.com/post/27728905965/hiveness1

Zainab and Wilson also created their own Thimble projects, which were inspired by the documentary, “Bully,” and lead people through the process of building a webpage about a topic or issue they’re passionate about.

Try the projects: here and here.

hivenyccodeparties:

HIve NYC Street Squad + Iridescent Technovation Challengers are keeping them working and churning out the pop-themed memes in the Bronx.