Highlights from our last community call! These are held on the first Tuesday of every month from 2-3pm. Leave a comment if you’re interested in joining and we’ll share the details.
- Girls Write Now posted their final remix projects and they rule! They selected a handful of mentor-mentee writing pairs that participated in DorkShops (led by Parsons graduates) to learn how to remix their own writing works, as well as some from Figment.com, into video poems, audio diaries and short films.
- Check out the final mix of the WorldUP/DreamYard collaboration from DY’s Dream Studio program
- Get a glimpse into digital badge development from the Global Kids Badges Fast Action Team
- Barry Joseph shared a recap of the exciting HungerCraft Jam, a collaboration between Hive NYC, Brooklyn Public Library, Global Kids and Minecraft EDU: Minecraft and The Hunger Games
- Other great updates from Global Kids: NYC Haunts at Curtis! Geo-caching with Wingate High School. They’re also working on a civic geo-caching summer camp with New York Public Library–at parks around the city they’ll create digital scavenger hunts with election-themed content. More to come!
- Hsing Wei gave us a brief intro to the DTC Lab (housed at Eyebeam). They held a recent demo showcase and invited Hive members to continue to help them build and prototype interactive learning experiences, such as the Reading Robot iPad app.
- Some quick highlights from Iridescent’s Technovation Challenge. They’re currently developing the program for 2012-2013 and will be sharing more details soon. Here are highlights from a recent “Pitch Night” where students presented their science education apps.
We had two guest attendees, including Laura Fleming from Inanimate Alice and Todd Kern from 2Revolutions.
We’ve been in discussions with Inanimate Alice and have been exploring ways we can work with them to encourage digital literacy utilizing their transmedia novel approach and Mozilla’s new webmaking tools. In the meantime, she shared more details about the project–how it came about as well as future plans–and announced that they’ve recently been recognized by the American Library Association as a top site for teaching and learning. Inanimate Alice is available in 5 languages in 100 countries, is aligned with Common Core Standards, and they’re looking to align with more schools, libraries and other youth-serving organizations to introduce more youth to Alice!
Todd Kern from 2Revolutions provided an intro to LearNYC Swarm, a collaboration with Hive NYC HQ and DreamYard to design experience across the community that frame the city as a learning game board. The charge is to meld the best of what school has to offer with the rich experiences to be had out of school, and to identify ways to bridge that gap. We’ll be posting more details on this blog shortly, in advance of our design charrette next Thursday, June 21st. For now, watch this video that explains 2Revolutions’ Future of Learning concept.