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Greg McVerry

Why we need the #IndieWeb

Why we need the #IndieWeb

Help Homestar. Get a blog. 

Greg McVerry

Homebrew Website Club New Haven Kicking off #IndieWeb

Homebrew Website Club New Haven Kicking off #IndieWeb

Sorting our cables and getting started hacking on our personal websites. 

Greg McVerry

No Need for Complicated #OpenPedagogy Metadata to Track Student Growth, Go #IndieWeb

No Need for Complicated #OpenPedagogy Metadata to Track Student Growth, Go #IndieWeb

I use WordPress.com with my students to introduce them to the web and but this year I added an amazing feature that makes tracing knowledge growth and keep track of progress super easy.

I do not need some expensive data analytics platform or have to use tools in some LMS every student hates.

Instead, I use HTML.  You may have heard of it before.

Specifically, I added webmentions this year. All of my students had to connect their WordPress.com with https://brid.gy. I then taught them to look at HTML and add in this class "u-in-reply-to."

Those four words and hyphens create a network across all my students. I do not have to figure out webhooks or APIs or worry about single sign on across so many overpriced platforms. We just use HTML.

So now instead of posting native comments on each other's blogs students send reply posts to each other. When they complete a reading they send a reply to the module page.

In the image above you see a record of a student who has completed a reading assignment. They did not need to upload it or share it on a discussion board. Instead, they simply publish a post and semantic HTML, specifically, microformats does the work.

I post the links below for my audience using screen readers or anyone interested in seeing how webmentions could track learning.

https://literacybydej.wordpress.com/2019/01/29/thinking-globally-in-literacy-instruction-and-critica...
on http://edu407.jgregorymcverry.com/moduleone.html

https://literacybydej.wordpress.com/2019/01/29/lessons-from-sociocultural-writing-research-synthesis...
on http://edu407.jgregorymcverry.com/moduleone.html

Greg McVerry

Greg McVerry

Thx but no thx @mozilla I'd rather own my bookmarks from my own domain #IndieWeb

Thx but no thx @mozilla I'd rather own my bookmarks from my own domain #IndieWeb

I love Mozilla, I love Firefox, I played with pocket, broke it years ago with IFTT and could never really clean it up, great idea but solutions better.

Greg McVerry

Website Sketches

Website Sketches

Always turn to paper as the first step to buildign a website.

These are just a few of many examples.

Greg McVerry

Greg McVerry

My Attempt at Representing #IndieWeb in an Image.

My Attempt at Representing #IndieWeb in an Image.
  1. Janice logs into her phone with her url  using a tool called IndieAuth

  2. Janice publishes a post in her social reader

  3. A standard called micropub posts Janice’s Pic to her website

  4. A standard called microsub displays Janice’s post In Isabel’s reader

  5. Isabel posts a reply. 

  6. micropub publishes the on Isabel’s website

  7. A w3c Standard called webmentions publishes Isabel post as a comment on Janice’s website. Isabel also uses webmentions o syndicate to Social media

  8. Isabel’s reply shows up Janine’s social reader again because of microsub and the circle is complete

If I was giving a talk I would not include the text. I would walk people through each step. A real designer woul;d have done better.

The community always looking for designers who have personal goals aligned with ours who may want to add open source projects to their portfolios. 

(please note when including this much textual information in an image you should also display that text in text form for people using screen readers. Don't stick all that info in alt-text).

Greg McVerry

Remixed the @dhh no @facebook badge and you can be issued one from the #indieweb wiki let me know if interested

Remixed the @dhh no @facebook badge and you can be issued one from the #indieweb wiki let me know if interested

Hey, everyone, we remixed the badge from @dhh and if your website receives mentions, and you meet badge criteria listed on https://indieweb.org/nofacebook-badge just let me know and we can issue you a verifiable IndieWeb.org "no facebook badge"

Greg McVerry