Remixing the Web: TASCasaurus After-School Curriculum
This curriculum, a joint project of TASC, Hive Learning Network NYC and Mozilla, is a remix of the Hackasaurus Hactivity Kit. It provides educators in expanded learning time, after-school and other out-of-school time settings with a free, engaging, web-based model to teach kids how to move from digital consumers to active web producers.
This is a turnkey model that can be quickly disseminated among established after-school and other networks. The materials needed to implement this curriculum are:
- A computer for each student or team of participants
- Internet access
- The most recent version of one of the following browsers installed on each computer:
o Google Chrome
- The Hackasaurus X-Ray Goggles installed on the bookmark bar (don’t worry—we’ll tell you how to do this); and
- Kids and a facilitator with basic computer skills. These individuals should know how to operate a computer (turn it on and off), browse the Internet and be familiar with the “copy” and “paste” commands.
The curriculum offers lesson plans for three 45-minute sessions which can be implemented in or out of school. Each lesson plan is preceded by a “How to Begin” section that gives educators information on how to prepare and set up classrooms.