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01/05/13

I've decided to #teachtheweb

Over the last few years if I haven’t been working, sleeping or (recently) running, then I’ve had my nose in various books about web design, trying to keep on top of things like HTML, CSS, Javascript and other languages designed to build the web. I’ve tried several of the online coding tutorial sites such as treehouse, Tuts+ Premium, Code School and Codecademy. I would never describe myself as a nerd, techie or even a geek, but coding for the web really means a lot to me.

When I heard about Mozilla‘s initiative to spread digital literacy with their Teach the Web programme, I wanted to join in. I have always wanted to get involved with things like the brilliant Code Club but felt too insecure of my coding abilities to contribute. With Teach the Web, you take advantage of a peer driven, worldwide Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) designed for all ages and abilities to give you everything you need to spread the word. All you need is a laptop, an internet connection, a G+ account and a desire to inspire. So, I’ve signed up to become a Webmaker Mentor and over the next few weeks, I’ll be playing with Mozilla’s web making tools, creating my own teaching materials and using my son as a guinea pig to test my teaching methods.

Tags: teachtheweb, mozilla

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