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Greg McVerry

We had a wonderful #tech4teens camp with our @scsu mentors #literacies

Stories Are the Source Code of Code

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Today in the camp we practiced nested semantic elements as we built our Movie Posters.

I love this project we designed originally with Mozilla and Girls Who Code. It lives on with Glitch but it is by far one of the best digital storytelling tools.

The task was to create a scary Halloween movie about technology.

Sure students build websites and learn HTML, but that's not the point. Something about the movie poster lends to backstories. I heard pitches today that would make Hollywood gaga.

In Bill's  example discarded Fax machines cpme back to life and attack everyone with a screeching sound.

In my example "The Node DNA computing has lead to advancements in gamin with people jacking into nueral netowrks. Except  a bionic compouter virus feeds off the code and turns people into zombies.

Not your run of the day mill horder but more fierce social creatures with strict territorial boundaries and clear hieracrchical relationships.

Humanity is on the brink and live in clustered city states who can clear nearby countryside. This tale follows two star crossed hackers, each from two different cities at war with each other.'

Can they work together to defeat the virus?

Code is copy pasted. The world needs storytellers.

This project is funded by the Davis Educational Foundation established by Stanton and Elizabeth Davis after Mr Davis's retirement as chairperson of Shaw's Supermarket Inc and the Yale Community Foundation Fund.

Greg McVerry

Blackboard tip: If you are adding an @internetarchive video using the WYSIWYG editor click on the button, choose HTML5 video, cut and paste the link it but change /details/ to /download/ otherwise video will not work.

Greg McVerry

@Sphinx_Twitt Hey, I totally forgot it is @mozilla All-Hands week. I don't want to bother folks during critical f2f time. Just somebody asked for a great example of HTML5 section elements...was surprised to find article not being first in class.

Greg McVerry

Hey @mozdevnet any objections to me starting on redoing this page: most of the page discusses HTML4 and a spec that never became a w3c recommendation, didn't know if could just delete the stuff and totally restructure the page around html5 sectioning elements

Greg McVerry

I always found @Mozilla's now defunct PopcornJS HTML5 media editor to be a wonderful example of simply making the trail of permalinks an easy and intuitive UI. @zeega did a good job with this as well.

Greg McVerry

@slanger community directly uses "common standards", carrying metadata in HTML classes, anyone can, and this is a W3C standard:

Greg McVerry

@slanger community directly uses "common standards", carrying metadata in HTML classes, anyone can, and this is a W3C standard:

Greg McVerry

@dogtrax I am on a mission to replace Popcorn with some other HTML5 remix machine by the end of the year. I will Sawyer someone into building one by year's end. Promise. Until then love using @tellio fork of @zeega ...RIP Popcporn RIP @mozilla webmaker, RIP @zeega

Greg McVerry

@arasbozkurt Not sure I agree that metadata is the great savior of the web. Problem we tried to increase capacity by simplifying design in large silos rather than letting the open web flourish. What we do now, beyond some new html5 tags, not really that different.


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