Mozilla is excited to partner with educators from the National Writing Project and The LAMP for a Letters to the Next President “Remix to Speak Back to Media” Make Cycle!
What is a Make Cycle?
A week-long set of challenges to engage in political discussion using free, relevant resources and tools to creatively add your voice to the conversation. National Writing Project will be hosting six make cycles during the months of June and July.
Participate with us!
SIGN UP for the Letters to the Next President newsletter so you’ll receive weekly Make Cycle challenges from the campaign.
JOIN US LIVE on Tuesday, June 7 4pm PT/ 7pm ET for our webinar to learn about free, open source, and remixable tools and resources, community remix projects, and how you can add your voice to the political conversation happening in your local community from anywhere in the world.
ADD YOUR VOICE to the #2nextprez Tweet chat June 9 4pm PT/7pm ET.
What Are We Making?
Try your hand at remixing a few fun items to make them your own. Thimble allows you to remix online content by editing HTML and CSS directly. A great way to learn about basic web mark-up language while making your message clear. Click on “Remix” to get started and notice there is an online tutorial within each activity to walk you through step-by-step:
Want to take it another step further? You can speak back by make your own version of the news with this Hack the News activity – check out this Student Example.
LoFi/NoFi – Make Offline
Find a physical newspaper or magazine with an article to speak back to or “remix”. Have students create a collage by replacing images with cutouts or hand drawings, and having them replace paragraphs or sections by handwriting reflections and pasting them over the printed text.
We hope you’ll join us throughout the week to look at a range of youth creations and learn more about the resources you can use to make and disseminate your own online media.