Stories about Tools from November, 2013
The Amp #1 (Formerly the Roundup)
The Rising Voices Roundup is now THE AMP! Still bi-weekly, still full of great opportunities and blog summaries, still what you want to be reading every other week....
We Take the Internet With Us, Wherever We Go
Recently presented with a satellite broadband terminal, Rising Voices will now be able to take the Internet into regions with little or no connectivity, opening up new opportunities and possibilities to teach and share online.
Tweets2Rue: Making Homeless Connections
Because no one is better situated to speak about the problems of the homeless than the homeless themselves, a new project enables five of them to tweet their concerns, and their hopes, and their daily lives.
The Toolbox: 16 New Ways for Story-making
Are you a visual person (and do you want to tell your story that way)? Or do you need to be alerted the next time a report comes out on the president of Moldova? Here are some new tools to help you research your next story, and new platforms (like timelines and interactive images) for easily and clearly presenting information.
#teachtheweb: Encouraging Web Literacy Around the World
The Mozilla Foundation is creating teaching resources to increase web literacy. Laura Hilliger, one of their team, says that learning how to code and understanding the internet, even without a good internet connection, is a key part of education today.
How to Amplify the Voices of Marginalized Communities in Brazil
The youth from quilombos at Ilha de Maré are publishing news stories with their mobile phones and giving voice to the needs and concerns of their communities. Recently, a group from the Porto dos Cavalos community participated in the workshop: “Vojo Brazil: amplifying Quilombola voices through mobile phones”.
Surprising Expansion: One Workshop Unexpectedly Goes Global
What happens when you put your local workshop course online? You might end up with global participants...