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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.

Greg McVerry

@cathieleblanc stuff is getting really cool. Try the plug-ins on your blog.

Trying out other tools and thinking about all these new readers and what the reader/headless lms would look like. Ton of cool writing and now reading solutions emerging.

No video or videochat solution that I see as viable yet. That will always be key tool in learning, and its harder to say who should own that data the institution or the student(s) maybe best solution is have it just go away (chats not video uploads). Still some awesome audio upload options (iOS only I think).

Also not opposed to using the proprietary tools of institutions (Office 365, Google, Canvas, Blackboard) to build in principles of open learning. For my students saying, "Copy this Google Doc," is way more open than saying, "Fork this repo."

In my head I see all these tiny pieces coming together and I am always thinking about how this can help my students take ownership of what they learn and produce while in .

I also want to make it dead simple for us to remix each other's learning materials. We all teach the same courses let's remix stuff from courses, to modules, to activities. This is where I am trying to learn how other's have used metadata in the past and the balance between too much and overhead cost or making things too technical for every day.

I like the commons resources and builders, but I would also like to just submit my stuff in communities from a space I own. Communities can come and go. What is mine is mine. Until you make it, yours. Just want to make sure we all get the h/t. We need alt.P&T to make this work.

I also think we can seize momentum around and what is happening in social media to push our professional networks into the open. Everyone is suffering from membership woes (USA professional orgs). I think we need to move to a member recruitment rather than member only benefits. Keeping what we do behind a silo is just simply not aligned to the mission of what we do.

Watching at how different networks can be shaped using all of the readers I am seeing folks start to play with in the wild intrigues me.

Greg McVerry

This is what I am exploring.

For academics in our spaces whose , , , , philosophies align with principles would the tools like MicroPub and MicroSub and standards like webmentions not only make tracking the spread of our stuff, but more importantly encouraging the spread and spirit, without recreating another silo. Regardless of how open?

The OER Commons tools look promising and we would need stuff like that for most educators but I was trying to figure out what a DIY approach could look like as well.

Greg McVerry

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This is what I meant when I was discussing memes and images on the chat yesterday. We need pathways on to the web for creatives. Read every report about youth (US centric atleast). They want to to be the next Instagram and YouTube star not the next blogger.

I remember talking to @toolness when he first launched x-ray goggles about what a remixable browser could be. He always had the most amazing ideas here.

Then there was Popcorn and Zeega. Perfect early prototypes of how a remix AND attribution web browser could work.

And I am glad Mozilla took a stab at creating a browser for the creatives. I swear there were hints at this since all-hands 2014?? (last time in Portland) under a cheezier codename but that could be history mixing up with bad memory.

It is a good idea. Thank you Hopscotch team.

Greg McVerry

@cathieleblanc YI agree you are dead on. One cool thing, I am not just publishing on Twitter. I am publishing on my own site and using powered tools to syndicate this post to Twitter.

Get the critical mass problem...but we are the masses

Greg McVerry

I wonder if there is an solution to also syndication to SMS messages. I can't serve the populations I work with without thinking about also having a text message service.

Greg McVerry

Interoperability does have a legacy cost but if we put effort into our metadata and standards tools can be built like the oer commons resource builder and Google Docs importer to make easier on everyday people.

We can get there I am commenting on the feed from my own website using tools.

I get to own my data and decide where to share it.

Greg McVerry

Why do we need a platform at all? Ca't we use our own websites, markup, and a variety of tools like rss or tools while connecting everyone together without the need of any centralized repository?

Greg McVerry

Hey @GauthRaj how is my favorite guru. I hope things are well.

is a loose collective of technologists, bloggers, and activist committed to owning your own data away from social media silos, controlling how and when you share this data with others, and crating tools that allow us to stay connected without relying on @twitter @facebook who survive on surveillance capitalism.

Checkout The original social network I built for Coder Dojo Erode used an platform:

Greg McVerry

Hey is this the most current documentation on LRMI and A11y markup: I am trying to bring my websites into compliance but also think about how I can integrate tools

I also want to keep things as vanilla HTML/CSS as possible to make remixing easy

Greg McVerry

Okay @amazon I know you are jealous that for 50% of the web's new users think @facebook is the internet but that doesn't give you an excuse to name an app the @internet

More proof why we need to support the