After some lazy Christmas days (Happy New Year, btw!) I’m now spending my last days of holiday remixing maker boxes for a Connected Learning Meetup and a Maker Party for all Ages this Tuesday, at the new Kista Library. I’m happy to be hosting these events together with some good friends: Soumya Chakraborti, with whom I’m organizing connected learning events here in Stockholm, Harriet Aurell, who is an amazing maker and educator, and Rebecca Fleischer Medici, who kindly invited us to set up the maker party in the library, yay!
I’m filling the boxes with some new updated workshop material (such as Makey Makey, Strawbees and some awesome DIY kits from Technology will save us) together with some Mozilla Webmaker related challenges: “Hack your library with X-Ray Goggles“, “Make your own app with Mozilla App Maker” and “Claim and issue your own Open Badges“.
After reading Doug Belshaw’s excellent book on digital literacy I realized how well his eight essential elements of digital literacies fit into a context like this. So, consequently, I’ve now named the first eight boxes accordingly: the cultural box, the cognitive box, the constructive box etc. Big thanks Doug for providing the ingredients for these recipes!
To be continued… /Åke