Mindy Faber's Blog (5)

Google My Maps has Serious Educational Potential

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

Added by Mindy Faber on August 24, 2007 at 10:13am — No Comments

YouthLAB Launches and You Are Invited to Participate

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

Added by Mindy Faber on August 1, 2007 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Working with Youth Right Now in Barbados in Wb 2.0

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.

Added by Mindy Faber on July 10, 2007 at 5:47am — No Comments

A Network of Peers - How Cool!

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

Added by Mindy Faber on July 5, 2007 at 11:58am — No Comments

Using Google My Maps to Merge Past, Present and Future

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

Added by Mindy Faber on July 4, 2007 at 7:28am — No Comments


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