Replied to like: The Benefits of the Copy Stage of Making by Aaron DavisAaron Davis

Thanks for this link Aaron. The idea that creating by copying is not very creative has often weighed on my mind. Especially in activities like coding in my multi-stage classroom, some pupils are mostly copying instructions. This link made me realise/remember the value of copying. Personally in my own creative endeavours I often start there.

Liked Two Display Posts Tricks by Tom Woodward

I’ve been a fan of Display Posts since the days of straight Non-Programistan. Despite the fact that I can write my own stuff from scratch, Display Posts still comes in handy all the time. The following are just two little tricks used in a recent course site. I’m just skimming the surface of the …

Another fan of display-posts-shortcode. My favourite plugin on Glow Blogs.

Listened Microcast #081 – Anarchy, Federation, and the IndieWeb from Doug Belshaw’s Thought Shrapnel

This week’s microcast answers a question from John Johnston about federation and the IndieWeb.

This is a really interesting listen, Doug takes a philosophical view of the IndieWeb and compares it to federation. I’m going to listen through again before I posts some thoughts.

It was of note I discovered the podcast via a webmention on the post where I asked the question.

Greg McVerry responded in kind Politics of Plumbing: IndieWeb and Federation and Arron’s response to that make interesting listening and reading too.

Doug’s time in answering my question is very much appreciated.

Read HEWN, No. 337 by Audrey Watters

“Our house is on fire” — Greta Thunberg

What if there wasn’t anything good about ed-tech? What if ed-tech is totally inseparable from privatization, behavioral engineering, and surveillance? What if, by surrendering to the narrative that schools must be increasingly technological, we have neglected to support them in being be remotely human? What if we can never address the crises of our democracies, of our planet if we keep insisting on the benevolence of tech?

from: HEWN, No. 337

Bookmarked Art Direction and the New WordPress Editor by Mel ChoyceMel Choyce

This is the foundation of the new WordPress editor. Take atomic pieces, and combine them to make whole sections and layouts. Best yet, no fumbling with floats if you want to put some text next to an image!

A nice example of what Gutenberg can do. I am not using it here, the old editor suits me and supports all of the IndieWeb plugins.  It will answer some of the requests we have on Glow Blogs when it arrive there.