👓 Launching #EDU 522 Week Zero | INTERTEXTrEVOLUTION

Read Launching #EDU 522 Week Zero by Greg McVerryGreg McVerry (jgregorymcverry.com)
Today marks the first day of week zero. Not like in a, Mass Epidemic end of the world story..though I do hope our learning spreads in multiple nonlinear ways. Let’s just go more like plant than disease. https://i2.wp.com/28.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lmghsoAFsv1qbpp7eo1_500.gif?zoom=2 source: https:/...

📑 Launching #EDU 522 Week Zero | INTERTEXTrEVOLUTION

Highlighted Launching #EDU 522 Week Zero by Greg McVerryGreg McVerry (jgregorymcverry.com)
I also think as educators we should own what we make, or at least have it released to the Commons. Copyright on teacher created materials in the public school makes little sense. Nobody wants to steal your stuff and no municipality will ever profit on sales. Give it an open license.

👓 #EDU522 Launch Videos and Updates: Join an #IndieWeb Blogging 101 Course | INTERTEXTrEVOLUTION

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The time has arrived and a new breed of educational bloggers will emerge from the ashes of the . Having a focus on learning, open pedagogy, and the as educators we will spend the next three weeks understanding how to teach with digital tools by trying out new digital tools. Launchin...

Some thoughts on silos, divisions, and bridges

Replied to a tweet by Cruce SaundersCruce Saunders (Twitter)

The #IndieWeb community has been working on this for a while. There’s even a service called Brid.gy to help enact it. At the same time, as Ben Werdmüller indicates, we need to be careful not to put too much reliance on silos’ APIs which can, and obviously will, be pulled out from underneath us at any moment.

As any kindergartner can tell you, “It’s difficult to play ball when the local bully owns the ball and wants to make up their own rules or leave in a huff.”

One of the things I love about IndieWeb is that we’re all trying to create a way for balls to be roughly standardized and mass manufactured so that everyone can play regardless of what the bully wants to do or what equipment people bring to the game.1

And as Nikhil Sonnad has reminded us very recently, we also need more than just connections, we need actual caring and thinking human interaction.2

References

1.
Aldrich C. Webmentions: Enabling Better Communication on the Internet. A List Apart. https://alistapart.com/article/webmentions-enabling-better-communication-on-the-internet. Published July 19, 2018. Accessed July 31, 2018.
2.
Sonnad N. Everything bad about Facebook is bad for the same reason. Quartz. https://qz.com/1342757/everything-bad-about-facebook-is-bad-for-the-same-reason/. Published July 30, 2018. Accessed July 31, 2018.

Stepping back from POSSE | Ben Werdmüller

Liked Stepping back from POSSE by Ben WerdmüllerBen Werdmüller (Ben Werdmüller)
Just a quick note: ostensibly to fight algorithmic propaganda, Facebook is shutting off API access to publish to profiles tomorrow. I expect other platforms to follow. That's completely their right. The indieweb has this intrinsic idea of Publishing on your Own Site, Syndicating Elsewhere: automatic...

👓 Introduction – The new Gutenberg editing experience | WordPress

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“Gutenberg” is the codename for the new WordPress editor focus. The goal of this focus is to create a new post and page editing experience that makes it easy for anyone to create rich post layouts. This was the kickoff goal: The editor will endeavour to create a new page and post building experi...

👓 The Language of Gutenberg | WordPress

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At the core of Gutenberg lies the concept of the block. From a technical point of view, blocks both raise the level of abstraction from a single document to a collection of meaningful elements, and they replace ambiguity—inherent in HTML—with explicit structure. A post in Gutenberg is then a col...

👓 Everything bad about Facebook is bad for the same reason | Wired

Read Everything bad about Facebook is bad for the same reason by Nikhil Sonnad (Quartz)
The philosophy of Hannah Arendt points to the banal evil beneath Facebook's many mistakes.

We definitely need some humanity and morality in our present mess. More and more I really want to rage quit Facebook for what it’s doing to the world, but I would like to have all my friends and family follow me.