#teachtheweb is Making an Impact – What’s Your Story?

Kristina Gorr

We kicked off a recent Mozilla Learning planning meeting by asking the team to share brief stories about friends, family, and community members who have been positively impacted by our work in some way.

We received incredible stories! In fact, one of our goals is to collect and share more inspiring stories about how you #teachtheweb. So, consider this the first of many posts that illustrate how the diverse Mozilla Learning community is helping us achieve our mission of universal web literacy in homes, classrooms, and cities around the globe.

We’ve highlighted a few examples below, and you can find more here. Prepare to be inspired!

  • Sue Smith, co-founder of Hack Aye in Scotland, recently shared in a recent blog post: “Mozilla’s learning programs led me to co-found  a new creative technology organisation in Scotland. With Hack Aye, our goal is to develop an engagement model exploring open source practices as a method to increase participation in work, education and community, initially via the arts, technology and activism. The idea is inspired by many of Mozilla’s initiatives, particularly Hive Learning Networks.” 
teachtheweb, Mozilla Learning Network

Train-the-trainer workshop for women in Hyderabad, India

 

  • Best Britta Badour has a great way of teaching young people through spoken word and has started to access our work to bring into her after school programming. Learn more about her here.
  • Melissa Mark Viverito, NYC Council Speaker framed digital access as digital literacy across the five boroughs for constituents and residents.

NYC Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito at the Digital Inclusion Summit

  • Madeleine Bonsma is a Study Group Lead at the University of Toronto. She’s in the process of planning a semester of open science lessons with about 10 others. Her commentary on the project at hand was simply, “What a time to be alive.”
  • Marina Malone is a high school student who was inspired to contribute to an open-source  project in Chicago (RideW/Me) and has quickly realized the potential of the Web. “Input from a variety of people is key, and the Internet has made it so much easier for us to get connected, from little things like asking my friends which color looks great on green through Facebook, to awesome stuff like getting an actual graphic designer from Canada   collaboratively making a style guide with us through YouTube and Slack. The Web is a hub for collaboration, and it can be used to find people who genuinely want other people to succeed.”

Article about Ride With Me app created by, for and with youth in Chicago

 

Have an inspiring story you want to share?

Head over to our Discourse forum and share it proudly. You can also reach us anytime at @MozTeach or teachtheweb@mozillafoundation.org. 

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