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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

https://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/education/k-12/bs-md-co-laptop-schools-achievement-201811... I hate when technology integration programs are evaluated this way: traditional test scores. The point isn't to prepare people for how we USED to read and write. The point is to prepare HOW WE DO read and write

Greg McVerry

There was value in social media. it did bring publishing to the masses.

Having a blog or website takes work... it reflects privilege. Literacy always has. Technology does not change that.

As educators, we took the wrong lesson from Web 2.0. It wasn't, "Ohh wow now nobody needs to know HTML!" It should have been, "Oh shit...now everyone needs to know HTML"

We are paying for this ignorance. We need to do what teachers have always done since time eternal. Help to build our communities.

The web is no different. Don't play one platform to rule them all. That got us in this mess.

Fight for open standards and protocols. Encourage the Commons, most importantly just be able to answer the question, "My url is..."

You can never build a village when somebody else owns all the land.

Greg McVerry

Start playing on @glitch such a cool creativity engine...plus your kids my pick up some code.

Greg McVerry

@nathan_stevens yess! let's play with hand tools!!

Greg McVerry

Can you students answer the question, "My url is..." creating yourself is a great tool for creativity.

Greg McVerry

@nathan_stevens Not sure coding or animation has to be everyone's path to gimme a woodshop any day....wish I knew how to use stuff in a woodshop...

Greg McVerry

I love me some graph paper recently, ,my thinking on paper gets more and more non-linear as writing doesn't exist in some false online and offline dichotomy

Greg McVerry

books, chess, hiking, and a network of peope united by a shared goal for a better future.

Greg McVerry

@kruevans Pencils and Papers are the bext tools for creativity

Greg McVerry

Jerry is just a bot, a cyborg really, his physical body was crushed removing old card catalogs from the library.