Kathleen Morris summarises a range of benefits associated with student blogging. This is a useful provocation. My only question is the potential of developing a social media space. Maybe this is covered by the idea of an ‘online hub’.
One of the major missing pieces of the IndieWeb ecosystem has been having an integrated reading an posting experience that mirrors the ease with which it's possible to post and follow on Twitter and other silo apps.
It's time to embrace open & disrupt social media
In a different post, Aldrich extends this discussion by breaking down his workflow. He explains how he uses of Inoreader to sort through content and then saves content to his site. He also uses Calibre and Kindle to manage documents.
Adding to this discussion, Aaron Parecki has released an IndieWeb Reader which builds on these pieces and processes for an integrated solution. I think that the challenge moving forward is the simplicity of such solutions for Generation 3 and 4.
Are schools safe? Statistically speaking, schools are very safe, and in the context of other mortality studies, schools have become better protected while other locations have become more dangerous. Maybe the better question is, "Do students and staff feel safe at school?" Be careful what you wish for if school policy and procedures are decided by outsiders. The people best qualified to make their school feel safer are the students, teachers, and administrators within the building. My recommendation for March 14th and beyond is for students to remain at school and engage in conversations about personal wellness, inclusivity, interdependence, and school climate. As is often the case, "the solution lies in the problem."
The quality employers should be looking for, Goldberg says, is the ability to adapt to the culture of the workplace.
- “Actively taking things out of context can be helpful for analysis”
- “help students truly appreciate epistemological differences”
- “help students see how they fill in gaps when the information presented to them is sparse and how hard it is to overcome priors [confirmation bias and selective attention]”
Benjamin Doxtdator raises the concern that focusing on the individual:
Would boyd’s cognitive strength training exercises have helped here? No. Turning inwards to psychology, rather outwards to the political context, is precisely what gives us ‘lone wolf’ analyses of white supremacy.
Instead Doxtdator suggests considering the technical infrastructure. Interestingly, she does touch on platforms in the Q&A at the end:
One of the things that is funny is that these technologies get designed for a very particular idea of what they could be used for and then they twist in different ways.source
The last step doesn’t matter as much as you think. It is not about the summit.
My wondering is the ramification for aspects such as reporting and timetables. I remember visiting a school that had gone down a similar path for Year 6’s and listening to the amount of work that went into creating ‘personalised’ report templates. Will this just come back to your template around your six pillars? I was speaking with a representative from Compass who told me about CENet contract.
I know that it seems trivial, however I think that these tedious elements are often overlooked and I would love to know your thoughts.
Python and Ruby are not languages I've played much in but I figured this was a perfect opportunity to see if I could install Jekyll and get it to run right inside my Reclaim Hosting account to remove some of the barriers to using it. And I'm happy to say I was successful! Here's how it works.