Replied to Tom Smith on Twitter (Twitter)

“Fun team meeting turning TV shows into data, visualisations and word clouds, and then this happened… Question Time but only the Brexity bits

https://t.co/FsPr6wgeFc”

Nice, but might have had enough of that word;-) Videogrep?

Replied to re: document.designMode by Aaron DavisAaron Davis

document.designMode is another useful tool when teaching the web and manipulation of content.

Hi Aaron,

Thanks for this, a useful replacement for Mozzila’s x-ray for learning, teaching and playing with the web.

I wondered about using this on iOS and found I could make the simplest of shortcuts.

document.designMode='on';

completion();

I’ve not used a shortcut for running JavaScript in mobile Safari before so useful to learn about completion()

Replied to A Generator for Martin (CogDogBlog)

I saw Martin Weller’s tweet out for a randomizing text generator: He got lots of replies (which is what make twitter useful when often it can not be), though many were just offering tools, no…

Hi Alan,
Love the random. Had a wee go at forking and having a googlesheet as a source. It might be a way of folk making their own without having to edit html…

http://git.johnj.info/edtechaphors/?id=1Tk-IUE8OG_InI6KjZ4GAFMm4IyJl1PoZQYzHCbm4fN8

Replied to Impact (Just Trying to be Better Than Yesterday)

It’s a strange little word, impact. Impact. We hear it everywhere, use it often. ‘That action of one object forcibly coming into contact with another’ our dictionaries tell us. The impa…

I say this as one who has been blogging about teaching practice since 2011 and realise that this part of my teaching career is coming to an end. No big drama, no big story, I just don’t do it any more. But what impact has it had?

 

Kenny, you have had a big impact on me, one of the few blogs I subscribe to via email rather than RSS.

It has allowed me develop ideas more clearly, to articulate my thoughts on education.

speaks to me. The impact on the blogger.

I wonder if you will write in other places, another book? TES? If you do I hope you post a short note to your blog to let me and many other know.

Replied to a post by Ron Ron

@ron (FWIW I am an apple user, but I don’t really talk much about Apple online). I hope at some point you will be able to post replies and these will be created on your own blog. At the moment I can, I think, post a reply from my blog and it will end up on micro.blog. I am usually tooo lazy to do it. This post is posted on my blog as a reply to your post on micro.blog…. The IndieWeb seems to me to be a work and exploration of possibilities in progress. Micro.blog seems the simplest way to get as much indieweb goodness as possible with the least effort?

Replied to IndieWeb Itch – Better Search by Aaron DavisAaron Davis

I have a new #IndieWeb itch, that is extend the search capabilities for my Commonplace Book. I have a practice of saving pertinent quotes within the response properties. However, on research, I have found that the standard WordPress site search only looks at the title and body. Although there seems …

Hi Aaron,

I realised I had the same itch! I think the custom google search would do the trick.  But I though it might be better to have something built in to WordPress. I found Search WordPress by Custom Fields without a Plugin | Adam Balée Designs, LLC. This requires you edit a functions.php file. I’ve already got one in my child theme so added the code there. It works.