My buddy John is now back to school as a teacher in Scotland. His summer redux includes a wonderful video collage of summer photos
Thanks for the love Joe,
Just when I think I’ll get rid of the sidebar. They do seem to have gone out of fashion. I guess I’ll keep mine till they come back in😉 Ds106, was/is a wonderful course on ‘digital storytelling’ that has run in several universities but allows anyone to join in. A source of a lot of fun and a lot of learning about owning your own space.
The video is in the style of the now disappeared online service pummelvision. After it went I wrote a script to replicate it.
New site. Started with a fresh WordPress install. Got WP site set up. Installed Indieweb plugins and a few others. Avoided using WordPress owned plugins like Jetpack and Akismet. Found alternatives. Wrote some posts. Rediscovered ClassicPress. Decided this was the best time to try ClassicPre...
This is very interesting. Good news about IndieWeb plug-ins. Two concerns, has ClassicPress the legs for a long run and will plug-ins, like the IndieWeb ones keep working on ClassicPress if they evolve with WordPress?
Another trio of fascinating links. podviaznikov.com took me to montaigne.io which the site is made with. Montaigne is a simple tool that allows you to publish any type of website from Apple Notes , the docs are not yet complete but I certainly want to keep an eye on.
I’m curious if anyone has tried building a digital public zettelkasten on WordPress in general or using using the Slippy plugin in particular?
you would think WordPress could do this.
I installed slippy on a test blog. As far as a quick look showed it would not be useful for a public slip box. There is no published url that I could easily find. The repeated slips appear in the editor.
But not everything has to be scalable; not everything has to be venture scale. There are a lot of public services, technologies in the public interest, and fully-profitable businesses that benefit by not trying to reach scale. Relationships are the building blocks of society; eradicating those in favor of analytics, in education of all places, is counter-productive, to put it charitably.
This is a wonderful post Ben, thanks you. It speaks, to me as a primary teacher, to more than just EdTech and startUps. The big internet beasts have some claws in education and seem to be working towards what you call the rat-maze simulation of intimacy. Governments seem bent on datafication.
Technology can be part of informal & formal personal relationships. The technology I find interesting is messy engaging and has not much to do with scalability & market share.
In my tiny world, I hope technology helps inclusion, engagement, diversification of approaches and fun. The presentation & recording of learning in a useful way by learner that is still individual, not auto analysable and open to conversation.
So, ds106.club is now loading securely over https, not that anyone would notice or care but me. I like tinkering on small, zero-priority sites because they allow me to figure stuff out without any repercussions if things go wrong.
Someone would notice & care;-) I log on to the club once every year or so. Just fixed a couple of http references to https. I still wonder if the tilde environment would make a good place to run a ds106 course.
It is also a good tinkering place.