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Come betatest!

The ask is simple:

This round of betatesting runs from March 6 - May 10. If there's something you'd like to add to our test calendar, email teachtheweb@mozillafoundation.org

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We are looking especially for input from Webmaker Mentors, Maker Party partners and other brave souls.

Your feedback will be incorporated into the Webmaker core offering and used to help people all over the world run learning & making events in their homes, schools and everywhere.

Interested in other pages about QA testing for Webmaker?

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April 3 (#1)

Photo by Kat Braybrooke

Test the Webmaker Training Building Module (part 1)

  • Webmaker Training is a modular, remixable offering designed to teach people our pedagogies, web literacy skills and competencies, real world community building, and global engagement. Here's our Training Roadmap.
  • The Building Module: Do you know what you want to teach? Can you use Webmaker tools to build learning resources? Do you know how to design participatory activities? Work with individuals in the Webmaker community to design and prototype a teaching kit using paper prototyping, then share what you made!

Here's what you should do:

Do one or more of the following and share your thoughts!

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April 3 (#2)

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Test the draft Web Literacy alignment resources

Now that the Web Literacy Map is at version 1.1.0 it's time to help people start to align with it. We've started work on two resources: a wiki page and a Web Literacy 'canvas'.

We're sharing this very early in the development process so you can help shape it to become a really helpful resource for anyone who wants to teach the web!

Here's what you should do:

April 10

Test the Webmaker Training Building Module (part 2)

Photo by Kat Braybrooke
  • Webmaker Training is a modular, remixable offering designed to teach people our pedagogies, web literacy skills and competencies, real world community building, and global engagement. Here's our Training Roadmap.
  • The Building Module: Do you know what you want to teach? Can you use Webmaker tools to build learning resources? Do you know how to design participatory activities? Work with individuals in the Webmaker community to design a teaching kit based on your paper prototype, then share what you made!

Here's what you should do:

Do one or more of the following and share your thoughts!

  • Read this article and share your thoughts.
  • Click on Make Take your paper prototype from last week and put it into Thimble as a Teaching Kit, or if you didn't make a prototype, outline your learning objectives with the new Kits. Focus on trying out the new UX features/additions.
  • Next, try to write participatory activities that address your learning objectives. Plug your prototypes into the Activity Template or, if you didn't make a prototype, you might like to try it: Paper Prototyping!
  • Encourage others to remix, make and share
  • Think about and answer one (or more!) of these questions
  • Share the entire experience in the Community Call, on the Webmaker list, through a blog post - however you like! Just make sure we know about it ;)
  • Your activities may be included in the 'official' Webmaker "Remix" kit we're building!


April 17

Test: Playtest your "Remix" Kit & Design Webmaker Mentor badge

  • playtesting draft 1 of your "Remix" Kit (kitchen table)
  • Mentor Badge
    • Criteria
    • Naming of the badges (e.g. 'Mentor')
    • How it fits with contribution pathways
    • Design

Prompt

April 24

Test: Engagement Module

Prompt

May 1

Test: Review and Issue the Mentor badge

Prompt

May 8

Test: Translate key teaching kits.

Prompt

May 15

Test: Reflection on whole profess

Prompt


May 10: MASSIVE TRAINING

  • May 10: Run Module 1 Exploring -->
  • May 15: Run Module 2 Building -->
  • May 22: Run Module 3 Facilitating --> Playtesting
  • May 28: Run Module 4 Connecting --> Doing it for real
    • Test: forkability

Archived Tests

March 13

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Test: What is a Super Mentor?

Super Mentors are the backbone and leadership circle of the Webmaker community. Yet, we currently don't have formal support structures nor pathways describing what Super Mentors do and how to become one.

We'd like to have a community consultation about Webmaker Super Mentors.

In particular, we'll look at:

  • the skills and experience that make a good Super Mentor (criteria)
  • how one demonstrates they are a Super Mentor (evidence)
  • the organizational and peer support needed to active, train and celebrate Super Mentors

Do: Here's how you can help

Results

Read the findings about what is a Super Mentor.

Summary:

  • In general, there's was a lot of support for the skills, experiences and support we identified for Webmaker Super Mentors.
  • Training, badging and decision making were key ways that people identified as good for Super Mentors.
  • There is some discussion around:
    • Web literacy. How much does a Super Mentor need to know? Do they need to know about tools beyond Webmaker, like Scratch, Arduino, etc.? Consensus seems that those are great to have, but not essential.
    • Pedagogy. This term was a flashpoint. It resonated with some people and not others. It's been reframed now as Super Mentors are very knowledgeable and experienced in how people learn and strategies to teach skills to others.
    • Recognition. We don't have a clear and good way to recognize Super Mentors. Profiles on webmaker.org didn't seem adequate or interesting to most.

March 20

Test: Webmaker Training Exploring Module

Photo by Doug Belshaw
  • Webmaker Training is a modular, remixable offering designed to teach people our pedagogies, web literacy skills and competencies, real world community building, and global engagement. Here's our Training Roadmap.
  • The Exploring Module: Are you up to speed with the foundations behind Webmaker? Can you name the pedagogies behind Webmaker? Do you know why they matter? Come interact with the remixed, revised learning content around the theories underpinning Webmaker and let's see what we learn about the structure of this module.

Do: Here's how you can help

Do one or more of the following and share your thoughts!

  • Read this article and then scroll down to the bottom of the page and click to "Join the Conversation". You'll be taken into Discourse, a new type of forum. Join the discussion, add your thoughts. Please beware this is active development, so we can't promise we'll save all your posts (though we'll certainly try!)
  • Click on Make and make something (or if you've already made something that you think fits, share that!). Again, at the bottom of the page, click "Conversation", share what you make, see and comment on what others have made.
  • Encourage others to remix, make and share, both in the Discourse and in public. Perhaps you have a local community you would like to get involved? Share this wiki with them!
  • Spend some time reflecting on the experience of interacting with your peers and this content. What was hard? What did you like? Did you feel like you were part of a community? Did you learn something? Did you have ideas for design, images, or text that would make this easier to learn with?
  • Share your thoughts (and your makes!) in the Community Call, on the Webmaker list, through a blog post - however you like! Just make sure we know about it ;)
  • The best makes from testing will serve as examples for the mega-meta-May launch.


March 27

Photo by Kat Braybrooke

Test the Web Literacy Mapper and Finding Great Resources

The Web Literacy Mapper is a bookmarklet that allows you to tag resources from around the web with the competencies from the Web Literacy Map (https://webmaker.org/literacy). We imagine people using it in a similar way that they might use a bookmarklet from Delicious, Pinterest or Diigo - but specifically focused on web literacy-related resources useful for teaching the web.

Here's what you should do

Results

Lots of great feedback and issues raised on GitHub!