Reply to Chris Aldrich on Twitter

Reply to Chris Aldrich on Twitter

Your guide was not the issue, I realised that I had pingbacks turned off. #indieweb replies are not necessarily what I thought they would be. I had this strange idea that they would allow me to leave normal comments on somebody else's blog. Instead, they just leaves a pingback? I wonder if I am missing…
A reply to Ian Guest in regards to Pingbacks

A reply to Ian Guest in regards to Pingbacks

Pingbacks: hiding in plain sight by Ian Guest
I’ve never really thought about Pingbacks on blog posts; they just appear. On my own blogs, most of the pingbacks are in fact internal referencing as I link from one post to another. But maybe they’re not as mundane as they might at first appear and in fact they work much harder than I first thought? When someone reads a blog post and is subsequently minded to write their own post, either referencing or extending the ideas in the original, they are extending knowledge. Were it not for the pingback, the link between the two posts would be one way only, from the body of the new post back to the original. The pingback is initiated automatically from within the original post platform and consequently makes this a two-way exchange by providing that link to the new post. This extending of the knowledge web offers opportunities, but I wonder to what extent people use it? I know that if I write a post which attracts a pingback, I usually follow it up to check out the post and the author. The outcome might be that I learn something new about what I originally thought, or that I find a new blog to follow, or a new person with whom to connect. The interesting part is that it’s an algorithm or script that’s doing that. A nonhuman. My learning is once more being affected and enabled by a nonhuman actor.
Pingbacks seem to be a part of the WordPress architecture. For other platforms, you can use trackbacks. One use case is the #Indieweb and the potential to comment from your own space. Chris Aldrich even demonstrates how you can use such an infrastructure to reply to Twitter.
A reply to an article in The Conversation discussing the demise of male teachers

A reply to an article in The Conversation discussing the demise of male teachers

Male teachers are an endangered species in Australia: new research by Kevin F. McGrath and Penny Van Bergen (https://theconversation.com)
Male teachers may face extinction in Australian primary schools by the year 2067 unless urgent policy action is taken. In government schools, the year is 2054. This finding comes from our analysis of more than 50 years of national annual workplace data – the first of its kind in any country.
Kevin McGrath and Penny Van Bergen provides a summary of their paper into gender equity in schools. They predict that by 2067 there will be no more male teachers in primary schools. Other than being an improvement on the argument that robots will take over education, I wonder what the percentage of males and females in…
A reply to Chris Aldrich on setting up IndieWeb replies in WordPress

A reply to Chris Aldrich on setting up IndieWeb replies in WordPress

A reply to Aaron Davis on setting up IndieWeb replies in WordPress by Chris AldrichChris Aldrich (Chris Aldrich | BoffoSocko)
a tweet by Aaron DavisAaron Davis (Twitter) #IndieWeb is there any magic in setting up ‘replies’ in WordPress beyond the plugin? Or is it only possible in Known? CC @ChrisAldrich — Aaron Davis 🏘️ (@mrkrndvs) September 17, 2017 Aaron, there are a couple of different ways to set up ...
Thank you Chris for the reply. I did read your post, that is what spurred me to try once again to investigate 'sending replies'.
Slice of Life: The Ethical Questions of Ease (Who Pays the Price?)

Slice of Life: The Ethical Questions of Ease (Who Pays the Price?)

Slice of Life: The Ethical Questions of Ease (Who Pays the Price?) by dogtrax (dogtrax.edublogs.org)
Dang it. I’m sipping the tasty Google juice, and sharing it with my students. But ...I am also regularly talking about tech company’s intentions for gathering data and information about us, as means for making money from advertising and more. I hope that all balances out, and that in my attempt to make my life easier as a teacher I am not putting my students in the crosshairs of a technology behemoth.
Interesting post Kevin. I am particularly intrigued by the question of data. You look at something like Draftback, which plays back a Doc's revision history. It can be easy to be enamoured by such functionality. What is intriguing is that Google keeps all this data, that is just accessed via API's to produce the playback.…
Engaging Students’ Parents in a Collaborative Digital Place

Engaging Students’ Parents in a Collaborative Digital Place

Engaging Students’ Parents in a Collaborative Digital Place by Robert Schuetz (rtschuetz.net)
As Karen Mapp says, involvement tends to be passive, falling short of real effectiveness. With digital places like Schoology, we can positively influence students, as Matthew Kraft says, “by engaging parents as partners in the education process.” The research on the benefits of parent engagement and school achievement are indisputable. Our infrastructure is in place, now it’s a matter of creating the expectations and dedicating the time necessary for teachers and parents to collaboratively advance student learning for all.
This is a great post Bob. Engaging with parents is such a wicked educational problem. I remember developing a focus a few years ago as a part of my Google Certified Educator experience: How Might We ENGAGE PARENTS in a CULTURAL SHIFT to make RELATIONSHIPS and CONNECTIONS the focus of learning? What I learnt from the…
4 Ways that Google Might be Hurting Education

4 Ways that Google Might be Hurting Education

4 Ways that Google Might be Hurting Education by Bernard Bull
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This is such an interesting post Bernard. In regards to the 'commercialisation of educators', I am a Google Certified Innovator and enjoyed my experience at Google. However, it was the opportunity to work with other passionate educators which was the boon, not the focus on tools. I was a Google Educator before they changed the program,…
Attention and Storytelling

Attention and Storytelling

Pickles and Shoe Tying by Alan Levine
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I love this comment Alan: What I think is worth writing about are things in your day that nibble at your attention. That make you pause, ever so briefly. I think sometimes I forget this. Interestingly, Kin Lane shared something similar lately to: It would KILL ME to not be able to tell stories. I…
Read Write Respond #018

Read Write Respond #018

My Month of June What a month. I discovered that I was not doing the job I thought I was doing, subsequently I got a name change. Now I am an eLearn Subject Matter Expert. Wondering if such surprises are part and parcel of an agile world? In regards to the family, if it wasn’t one daughter…
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