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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

Twitter also sells your privacy. I rely pretty much on students who can answer the question, "My url is...." but many courses organize on twitter just to name a few.

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Talking why can't we make our research more multimodal @vconnecting research. Here is one example I did...all the storify links gone:

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@dogtrax if I go with 50/50 approach to my website andlet Known handle social stream I can do stuff like this: without the subdomain. Notice all the broken links from missing

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@MusingsOnEdTech Here is a synthesis piece I did after to show new ways of creating while being a critical consumer.

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I have long respected @BRCrandall out reach with under represented voices and his cherishing silenced narratives. More importantly he awakens those once silenced.

I would love a chance to collaborate and think of NWP regional events.

-@wiobyrne, I , and a crew of others used to organize the print2pixel unconference. What about writing unconferences? Not really grant funded just some local begging.

-I am also creating the Youth Zone at our Women's Studies conference this year. Its in April. Thinking of doing some activitites. I would love to co-sponsor the space with CT Writing Project. Even better if you want to bring young women to share their voice.

-I am also the Gear Up coordinator for literacy. I will be running a class for 11th graders every Monday?Wednesday. We will be doing some SAT prep but mainly, writing, and .

-Local affiliates should look to partner and run activities with the in your state. Even better if you can write your involvement into the 2018 calls when they come out. Build the relationships now.

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The #walkmyworld Twitter Archive

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Here is a link to the archive using @mhawksey TAGS 

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So I made this today. It was really my first time doing anything significant with Java Script. Lucked out when @sunnydeveloper shared a template.

I was at that very moment searching for easy CSS slidedecks. I wanted to make a multimodal poem. Kind of reflecting on time and the quality of writing. Sometimes ideas burst and other times they retreat. I was just thinking about time not always being an indicator of quality when we are talking about writing.

I also wanted to share the poem because I am not at . My exploration into the open web really began as I tried to bend the oldest genre in the world with the newest technologies that emerged.

I am also looking for a remix machine. Many of us still mourn the loss of tools like Zeega and Popcorn but maybe we are the remix machine. I need to learn positioning in terms of CSS/HTML. Making cool art and poems would be a fun way to learn. Maybe a community of those who want to play with images and words ....oh wait.

That's . We do play with images and words. has its roots in NCTE. Sue Ringler-Pet and Ian O'Byrne and I began to explore poet-laureates through technology. Our first session was in 2008. We focused on poetry for two reasons: back then if you fore fronted technology people avoided your session; a b:) poetry allowed us to create non-sensical esoteric titles that helps with session approval.

So maybe that is what I will do with this year. Just keep playing.

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Curating the #walkmyworld denouement for crowdsource #rhizo15 analysis

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These are the one's I found in the database. If yours is missing let me know and I will add it.

Learning Event #10...Denouement via @annemariel82

— Anne Marie Lanning (@annemariel82) March 24, 2015

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I figured out what I was doing wrong with the font sizes on my denouement.

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Attempting to Remix Academic Writing #dmlcommons #walkmyworld #teachtheweb

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I steal from Alan Levine quite often.

I am most prod of hauling away a backstage blog from an open course he co-facilitated as part of . Then yesterday during folks started asking me about the role of having a back stage blog.

So I wanted to show an example.

Once again stole from cogdog. He posted a final report from . I loved the work, even if it is a horrible slideshow article aka BleacherReport. What I loved the most, Alan's work was 95% derivative and 100% original. He told a story using the words of others.

As the final event for we had to curate our work. This was my example and this is the story of how it came to be and what I need to do as i revise

The Pre-Writing

Over the last year I have been trying to teach myself (translation: bug people smarter than me and Google a lot) CSS. I knew I wanted to try the single page website and play with sections. I also wanted the content to be a remix. So I started by pre-planning. I always start planning on paper. I am old school like that.

I then drafted my first attempt. I used Thimble. I am addicted to thimble.This was my draft.

The Revision

My first attempt is awful. I collected all my makes but my design leads to cognitive dissonance rather than aiding in comprehension. So I started to plan my revisions.

The design changes:

  • I need to match the colors section so they make sense. This is an important cue to the reader
  • I need to match the font sizes and be logical about my header levels
  • I forgot to nest some content inside a div within the section. I used an inline display and something like a table thingy to center content.

The content changes:

  • The content is a little jarring. Needs more logical sense
  • Walkmyworld was about identity. Yet I focused on synthesis.Explain this
  • I need to add a theoretical definitions of synthesis