Reading, writing and arithmetic are literacies taught in school. In the 21st Century, digital literacy needs to be the fourth.
TVOParent’s host Cheryl Jackson will be interviewing Mark Surman in front of a parent audience on Saturday, October 27 at Communitech in Kitchener-Waterloo. K-W is the first stop in the “TVO on the Road: Learning 2030” tour. Over the next year, TVO will be visiting Ontario communities and exploring how education is changing, and what it might look like by the year 2030.
TVOParents will be running a Parent Zone at Communitech, where the parents of the kids signed up for the Mozilla Hive Pop Up event can find out more about TVO’s resources for parents and watch the Mark Surman interview, which will focus on how parents can move from being consumers of digital media to actual creators.
So what is a Mozilla Hive Pop Up? It’s a digital literacy workshop for kids ages 8 to 14, to help them become more creative with and through technology. The event hosts a number of work stations run by non-profit organizations that offer activities using technology that are designed to spark a child’s imagination. Kids can build a website, create a game, design an app, or make an e-book. TVOkids will have a two stations.
At one station, kids can create their own ebook featuring the Canadian superstar rodent Tumbleweed and his friends. Your kids can work with the TVOKids.com team to write, create and record the ebook. At the other station, kids can learn webdesign by helping to design the new TVOKids.com home page. It'll be a fun opportunity to learn what it takes to make a website. Sound interesting? Here’s the registration information.
TVOParents covered Mozilla’s Summer Code Party in Toronto.
The Agenda and Big Ideas will also be in Kitchener-Waterloo, taping shows on the “Learning 2030” theme. You can register for free tickets to the tapings. There will also be “meet up” event at The Firkin Pub where people can meet Steve Paikin and other producers on “The Agenda”.