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My quick thoughts, back stage, and rants as I try to Teach kids about the Web while learning how to help others build a better Web.

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Greg McVerry

@benwerd While I still belive learning a bit of html is fundamental to an elementary school curriculum I do agree with you it wouldn't belong explicitly in a rewrite of principles maybe something like:

Create content as you specialize in your passions.

The IndieWeb thrives when creatives share broadly. You may be a performing artist, a game designer, artist, or ball player. When you share content and reflect on your journey you improve your skills and empower others around a shared passion. Many in our community have an affinity for building these networks through a love of HTML.

We belive wherever you gather it should be in a place where you control your data and your passions become an asset not an advertisement.

Greg McVerry

Sad to see @malexandrou Ultimate Category Excluder plug-in is no longer supported. Thanks for the work you did. Many in the WordPress community relied on the plug-in. If others have a favorite category excluder plugin I welcome recommendations.

Greg McVerry

Oops here is syllabus: , http://quickthoughts.jgregorymcverry.com/2018/05/15/todays-goal-in-indieweb-is-take-my-syllabus-orig... will end up with a lot of h-event entries in the task list.

Greg McVerry

Today's goal in is take my syllabus, originally built on a Skeleton framework and update it to CSS grid. May try to do a sticky navigation at the top rather than a horizontal nav menu in each section.

CSS grid isn't bad. See how day two of learning goes

Greg McVerry

@heathermlister If you are a WordPress blogger I am recruiting teachers for "think aloud" studies as you install plugins.

Will contact you about August course. We need to build the web our students deserve.

Greg McVerry

Running course this summer (probably August) for teacher who want to take their blog to the , learn how to use GitHub, and start remixing and sharing our coursework. No HTML knowledge required. You will learn DM to be added to list.
https://twitter.com/jgmac1106/status/996190998190473216

Greg McVerry

Give a kid a blog and watch them become content creators. Give them a Domain and watch them create an identity.

Greg McVerry

@senorg Won't make summit. Will be at Summit same time. So o ISTE. Who knows maybe I come back with a webmentions badge platform

Greg McVerry

Designing an #IndieWeb Course Template

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So my long term goal is to help create a decntralized LMS powered by tools and philosophies.

To that end I needed to redesign my course templates.

I started with my live course: https://edu307class.networkedlearningcollaborative.com and went at it.

My first goal was to add h-card and h-event microformats.

I then shared some of my progress and folks were wondering why I still used Bootstrap and not CSS Grid and flexbox. ...Mainly because I didn't knwo how. So I had to learn those.

I may have made quite a few errors as I cobbled it together.

What is next?

I could not for the life of me get the side nav javascript I usually use to work. Will contine on that.

The font awesoem icons simply would not center. I tried everything. Except the right thing.

I really like a collapsible side bar with a full screen sections but I figured the holy grail was good place to start.

Where to find it?

Here is the GitHub repo:

Here is Glitch:

Here is Thimble:

Progress on classroom

Course Template (done)

Syllabus Template (not started), but it is just updating to CSS grid as well

Choosing blogging/microbloggin option for students (in progress)

Tutorials (not started)

Figuring out and installing Apeture and getting a MicroSub reader for the class (no where near ready).

 

Greg McVerry

@sull The WordPress workflow isn't bad at all. Folks wanted a visual to understand how all the plug-ins were related. This is the most basic set up. https://twitter.com/sull/status/995860965936820226