World Wide Workshop Foundation
MaMaMedia Creative Center
The MaMaMedia Creative Center is based on award-winning, kid-tested, "hard-fun" puzzles, digital toys, and creativity tools from MaMaMedia.com. These activities highlight the valuable edu-design principles of the "3X's" and leverage the unique operating system and technological features of the XO Laptop, including the laptop's built-in camera, drawing and writing tools, and the mesh network. Children learn to invent, make, and share their own puzzles, stories, cartoons, polls, quizzes and more. Easy to follow lesson plans and related tutorials are also offered for teachers and parents who have little or no previous experiences with computers, the Internet, and programmable media technology.
"If the world's children will grow up using activities of the 3Xs kind, they will become less of media consumers and more of a media creators." -- Dr. Idit Harel Caperton, President and Founder of MaMaMedia and the World Wide Workshop Foundation.
The Next Billion Learner Philippines Project focuses on enhancing MaMaMedia Activities, originally created by the WorldWideWorkshop Foundation, creating a shareable handbook of MaMaMedia related lesson plans from around the world, as well as inspiring and building a community of Sugar-developers in the Philippines. This project is undertaken by the WorldWideWorkshop, eKindling, and faculty and graduate students from the University of the Philippines.
For progress updates: please click here: Next Billion Learner in Partnership with eKindling
About the World Wide Workshop Foundation
Based on her MIT Media Lab research with Seymour Papert in the 1980's and 1990's, Dr. Idit Harel Caperton, author of the book Children Designers, believes that "if young children see their technology as a pencil, right from the start, and if they see the Internet as paint, beads, sand, or clay, they will learn the 3X's skills -- i.e., how to eXplore the world around them, eXpress themselves clearly, and eXchange their ideas using digital media and tools on their laptops. Equipped with the 3X's skills, children also gain the tools and self-confidence to build their own worlds using digital technology, and lead others in their communities."
The World Wide Workshop Foundation is dedicated to narrowing the divide by empowering children with the life and technical skills to create media, explore the web to cull information, and contribute to informational communities around the world, using web-based and wiki media and tools. We know these skills will not be honed in a day, it takes time to become an effective blogger, wiki-writer, and games programmer; but with commitment, support and access to opportunities and suitable learning environments -- we believe this can be a reality for all children and youth in the near future.
"It's not that they're not going to be media consumers anymore, but we want them to grow to expect to go one level above and beyond media consumption, and become media technology leaders for educational and social causes that are relevant to them and people in their communities" says Idit Harel Caperton.
Coming soon: our photos with XO We are a diverse and experienced team of professionals committed to using our skills to empower children and youth around the world through technology.
- Main Contact: WWWorkshop Shannon -- Program Director and Executive Producer
If you are interested in joining our team as a professional, intern or volunteer please contact us at info@worldwideworkshop.
Our primary office is in New York City, but we are a virtual team, collaborating virtually in real time from three continents.
You will find us in:
- Cape Town, South Africa
- Faro, Portugal
- New York, New York, USA
- Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
- Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
We work primarily in English. Members of our team also speak Hebrew and Portuguese. Media:Ejemplo.oggjlhueoghpotp
Interests and Expertise
We achieve our foundation’s objectives by drawing on our collective leadership and award-winning competencies in multiple fields including digital art, design, education, media, policy, research, science and technology, and expertise in the academic, business and non-profit sectors.
MaMaMedia Creative Center activities in production
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|Icon||Activity Name||Description||Last Build||l10n & Status||Mime types|
Drawing & Media Creation/Editing
|Using keyframes, program a stick figure to twist, turn, tumble and dance||622||Part of the MaMaMedia Creative Center Beta 1.4.|
| Cartoon Builder|
|Animate a cartoon character by creating a sequence of poses inside a filmstrip||622||Part of the MaMaMedia Creative Center Beta 1.4.|
| Joke Machine |
|Start a multimedia jokebook and invite your friends to add jokes to it via the mesh||622||Part of the MaMaMedia Creative Center Beta 1.4.|
Math & Science
| Poll Builder|
|Create a poll, collect votes and analyze community opinions||622||Part of the MaMaMedia Creative Center Beta 1.4.|
| Jigsaw Puzzle|
|Classic picture-constructing game||622||Part of the MaMaMedia Creative Center Beta 1.4.|
| Slider Puzzle|
|Slider Puzzle to improve on puzzle solving skills||622||Part of the MaMaMedia Creative Center Beta 1.4.|
Teacher and New User Tools
| MaMaMedia Creative Center|
|Currently displays a static suite of MaMaMedia Creative activities, but will become a user-customizable "Make Your Own Favorites" activity.||622||Part of the MaMaMedia Creative Center Beta 1.4.|
| MaMaMedia Learning Center|
|Resources for students/teachers exploring the XO and MaMaMedia Creative Center in-class and independently||622||Part of the MaMaMedia Creative Center Beta 1.4.|
Documents (Read, Write & Share)
| Story Builder|
|Graphical story constructor with a variety of characters and backgrounds and simple word-processing capabilities for writing and sharing via mesh.||650||Part of the MaMaMedia Creative Center.|