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Some #IndieWeb Firsts

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I spent my time digging through my archives trying to find my first posts

My first (I think mention) of on Twitter:

https://twitter.com/jgmac1106/status/524368379491004417

( Cant find the meme, but I wanna know how I turned Kevin Marks into a kid on bike shouting"I want my IndieWeb") 

I think this post about reclaiming academic publishing on December 2, 2015 was my first ever to mention
https://jgregorymcverry.com/what-you-call-self-plagiarism-i-call-syndication/.

I installed this Known instance on 2015-02-19. I have 14 intances currently running. My first post: http://quickthoughts.jgregorymcverry.com/2015/03/07/transfering-my-back-stage-blog-from-to-here-hopi...

A post on trying to brigde and : http://quickthoughts.jgregorymcverry.com/2015/12/28/talking-fedwiki-to-think-about-digped-and-indiew... 2015-12-19

First time using NoterLive to live blog an academic conference http://quickthoughts.jgregorymcverry.com/2015/12/04/live-blog-from-making-stuff-and-sense-at-lra15 2015-12-04

First time (of many more)trying to Tom Sawyer the community: http://quickthoughts.jgregorymcverry.com/2015/09/17/hey-indieweb-help-me-find-sources-is-the-mobile-... 2015-09-17 of course Chris Aldrich was first to reply.

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seeing if the profile image is predviewed on articles.

Greg McVerry

test

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seeing if the profile image is predviewed on articles.

Greg McVerry

Agenda for Virtual IndieWeb MeetUp on Google+

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  • Intros-What did you like best about Google+ and do you have a website or blog?
  • What is the IndieWeb
  • Why its Important to Educators
  • My Workflow
    • webmentions
    • social readers
    • Open Pedagogy
  • Three Possible Path
    • Goal: Get started right away
    • Goal: WordPress, Blogger, and Known
    • Goal: DIY and help create building blocks
  • Get Involved
    • Get a Domain of your Own
    • Attend an IndieWeb Event
    • Join up, and help out

15-20 minutes for all this front matter stuff and then we can just hang, talk the web, and help each other out. Links coming soon.

Greg McVerry

Shifting #literacies in Elementary School Writing

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As I watch my children grow I am amazed at how the web has shifted the way we learn. Yet I am dismayed at how slow our schools have failed to respond.

Technology is not a technology issue but a issue.

My second child, Ben, needed to do research for his podcast "Dog Days

How did he read?

pic of Ben using a reader

I had to leave for work so Ben used an accessibility plugin for Google Chrome to have the website read to him.

How did he write?

On paper. I helped him organize the show into two ideas. He wants bumpers for each section but I explained that is a little much before Dad goes to work.

<h2>How did he Search</h2>

Voice commands are the interface of my children. They don't rely on touch but on voice. Ben knows how to say, "Ok Google how do I spell..."

How did he record?

Ben uses quicktime audio recording a Blue Rhino mic for recording. He wanted to spliuce together two attempts using GarageBand...but again too much for me to teach before school.

DogZone is Ben's site. He learned the inline styling and how to change the CSS to add opacity so people can see my "really cool warefall picture."

This is the type of reading and writing we need to in elementary school. HTML is the new Concepts of the Web. Multimodal authorship provides pathways to meaning for those not always motivated to read and write in print.

Greg McVerry

A found DiceWare Poem

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Lining
freeing component labored slackness payer
amiable despite
atrophy
slacker, cruncher irk
headlock
departure unabashed catapult protecter, Provoker Sponge

Poetry

Greg McVerry

Having Trouble with Bridgy

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It says Bridgy publish is not authorized.

I am signed in

So I sign out and sign back in

I authorize the app one time.

I authorize app second time

I am logged back in

I still can't use Bridgy publish

Greg McVerry

Finding Audio Clips

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  1. Go to creative commons search https://search.creativecommons.org/
  2. Choose platform Soundcloud or ccMixter
  3. Choose embed,
  4. Copy code.
  5. If you want to download without signing in try ccmixter