Mindy Faber
  • 55, Female
  • Evanston
  • United States
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I taught media arts at Evanston High School for three years and founded a non-profit that trains youth in web 2.0, digital media and socially-motivated P2P production so that they can mobilize their own communities around issues they care about. We work with youth globally as well. In 2007 youth in Barbados created online cinema in a virtual contact zone with Chicago teens.
I now work as Academic Manager at
Columbia College Dept of Interactive Arts and media. www.iam.colum.edu

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Google My Maps has Serious Educational Potential

Posted on August 24, 2007 at 10:13am 0 Comments

I am absolutely mad about Google MyMaps. Check out the collectively authored map my YouthLAB groups did in Chicago and Barbados at www.youthlab.net! They researched the slave routes, the Barbados youth located the African countries and regions where their ancestors came from and placemarked those. They even added in diary journal entries from enslaved passengers across the Middle Passage.

Then they incorporated their own family migrations, located their neighborhoods, embedded photos… Continue

YouthLAB Launches and You Are Invited to Participate

Posted on August 1, 2007 at 4:00pm 0 Comments

Beginning July 23rd, I am launching YouthLAB and would love for you to check in at our site which is www.youthlab.net. We are doing online collaborative cinema and global exchange. I think it contributes to the growing knowledge about the power of WEB 2.0 to spark learning, civic engagement and cross-cultural understanding using their own digital native cultures.

Please read more below and check in to the site - www.youthlab.net

We are beginning to learn what it means to… Continue

Working with Youth Right Now in Barbados in Wb 2.0

Posted on July 10, 2007 at 5:47am 0 Comments

Check out what youth in Barbados are posting on our website www.youthlab.net as we create videos, google maps and digital photos on the living legacies of slavery. You can also begin to see their Flickr photos.

A Network of Peers - How Cool!

Posted on July 5, 2007 at 11:58am 0 Comments

I just joined Ning yesterday and am already loving it. i feel like I am connecting immediately with smart and fascinating people who are passionate about the same things I am - youth, teaching, technology and making the world a better place! It's so energizing to connect with all of you.

In a few days I will be in Barbados working with youth there. We will be posting to our blog at www.youthlab.net beginning on Tuesday or Wednesday next week. i hope you can check it out. Youth LAB… Continue

Using Google My Maps to Merge Past, Present and Future

Posted on July 4, 2007 at 7:28am 0 Comments

In a few days I head to Barbados where my colleague Mela Berger and I will train eight youth how to use digital tools and web 2.0. The focus of the work they produce is the legacy of the transatlantic slave trade during the 200th anniversary of Britain's abolition.

Among many of the tools they will be learning, I am particularly excited about using Google My maps to trace the Middle Passage and other routes that brought slaves to Barbados and then on to other sites in the Caribbean,… Continue

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At 10:15pm on January 30, 2009, Jack said…
Hi Mindy. I was wondering if your students would be interested in participating in a nationwide SAT Vocab Video Contest @ MIT university. If not, perhaps you have some educator contacts you could direct me to. You can view contest details at BrainyFlix.com Please let me know. Thanks!
At 9:01am on June 22, 2008, Daniel Bassill said…
Hi Mindy, I lead Cabrini Connections, Tutor/Mentor Connection, based in Chicago and on the Internet. I hope we can connect you and your students with what we're doing. Visit http://mappingforjustice.blogspot.com to see some examples of how we're using maps to draw attention to tutor/mentor programs in high poverty neighborhoods. If youth groups are learning to use maps to tell stories, this would be a great project for them to tell the story of neighborhoods like Howard Street, or parts of Evanston, where kids might benefit from non-school tutoring/mentoring and learning opportunities.
At 9:15pm on July 5, 2007, Kathleen Tyner said…
Mindy, as always,you've found a great community of good folks and I"m looking forward to seeing more of you terrific student video and hearing about your work in Barbados. I'm off to Portugal and will let y'all know what's going on there when I get back. What a great site!
At 3:04pm on July 5, 2007, Meg Ormiston said…
Mindy, Good to meet you, I can't wait to look at what your students created! My teachers the last two weeks created some amazing video examples.
http://techcamp.ning.com/video Your work sounds very interesting, I look forward to reading more!
At 2:04pm on July 5, 2007, Steve Hargadon said…
Glad to have you here!
At 7:43am on July 5, 2007, Mindy Faber said…
Skip, thank you for your very insightful response. What you say resonates deeply with me and I was very pleased that this particular student "got it" so well and translated it into a video that speaks to his peers. I don't know the World changing Activity. Can you share it with me?
At 7:23am on July 4, 2007, Hans Feldmeier said…
My best regards from Germany, Mindy! Welcome!
You are invited to join my group DigiSkills (digital teaching methods) on Classroom 2.0 as well. At the moment, the group with most members.


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