That was one of my main hopes for Glow Blogs. I don’t think it has happend in many places. It is a hard ask for educators to support something that might be beyond their experience. With younger children it is challenging but rewarding.
Learning spaces need to create environments where self-direction thrives, not rely on a myth of self direction to avoid designing community.
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.
Doug’s time in answering my question is very much appreciated.
Doug, Interesting, I’ve started using brid.gy via the ‘Syndication Links’ plugin to post to Mastodon. I wonder if it handles replies. This should help me find out.
I’ve just changed the front page of my blog.
For the last few years most of the posts I write have not made it onto the front page, ending up in the status page instead. Now everything is going to the home page.
At the end of 2014 I started experimenting with some IndieWeb technology on my blog. In 2017 I started using the beta version of micro.blog, this meant I was posting on a wider variety of topics with lots of short status type posts.
I decided to keep these off the home page, reserving that for posts categorised as wwwd posts that were longer and about ‘Teaching, ict, and suchlike’. I added a status link to my menus along with a photos page. Now I’ve move back to everything on the home page.
As time went on my blogging has branched out to include recording the books I’ve read and films I’ve watched and other things. Some, not all yet, of my tweets and some of my replies to other blogs are now posted on this blog and auto post to twitter and the blog I am commenting on. I manually post the same photos to instagram as I do here and Bridgy brings back my comments to the blog.
I am not exactly breaking new indieweb ground her or even pushing very hard, but I am enjoying expanding my blogging, pulling in content posted elsewhere is the past and bringing my digital life a little closer together. I’ve changed the Status menu to Articles in case anyone is only interested in longer, likely educational, posts. As I blog more I see my blog as primarily for me with some added benefits from sharing.
Featured images, my own, the Garpel Water in Ayrshire an meandering stream.
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.
“When #edutwitter celebrities say stupid things, if you choose to respond, screenshot the tweet, and respond to your screenshot.
This does a few things.”
I like the way Build-A-Site is coming along. Looks very practical and easy to follow along. I especially like the nav and accordion stuff.
Sorry to miss this, hope to join in at least one while the summer holidays are here.
The IndieWeb is a thing! They’ve got a conference coming up and everything. The New Yorker is even writing about it
I guess that’s what’s so cool about all this IndieWeb stuff. Like a Progressive Web App, every step you take towards it is useful. The more people that do it, the better it gets for everyone, but it’s useful anyway.
I thought that was rather well put. Every so often, I wonder if my rather casual effort is worth it. The idea that ‘every little counts’ is welcome.