It is just another thing to consider. Thinking about the ‘user’, anytime that such steps can be baked in is a good thing.
I was wondering where that sat with your discussion of passwords and ‘security’. I raised the concern that storing passwords in Google was a lot of eggs to put in the one basket, but then isn’t that what happens with LastPass etc…
I am sure I am missing something here, just thought I would ask.
One of the interesting points that I found was that ‘why’ is not necessarily something that you just sit around and decide. It involves culture and therefore action. In some respect it reminds me of trust. You cannot necessarily create ‘trust’, instead you put in place the conditions for trust to prosper. I think that the challenge we face is creating the conditions for why to prosper. I think that your book goes some way to doing this. However, I imagine that it will always be based on context and involve idiosyncrasies.
I am keeping an eye on Aaron Parecki’s #Indieweb Reader too.
Antonoff condenses months of creativity into eight minutes. It left me think about how much learning is assumed to get to a point of understanding the technology to get to a point of control. I remember when I was young, I had a Roland G707. I would use a cassette player to record tape after tape of tweeking with the various sounds. There was something about the physicality of it that was never matched when I moved onto Fruity Loops.
I feel that what is needed are more people in-between the divide of Gen 1 & 2 vs. 3 & 4. People who are living it, asking questions and identifying the various points of confusion. I think this is what will take the #IndieWeb from a hipster-web to a “demonstratably better web“
I am intrigued by the idea of relying on micro.blogs to manage comments. Treating it like that reminds me a little of Disqus.
One of the things that struck me about the post was that it felt like IndieWeb was both a verb and a noun. I find this one of the intriguing aspects to it all. I found someone mention themselves as a citizen of the IndieWeb.
Whatever the IndieWeb is I think that it will only get better as the community continues to grow and evolve.
For me it is part Feed Reader / part Social Media platform, however as you point out, the content is always yours. I can imagine this platform, or at least concept, being used in an educational environment, allowing students to easily engage with various feeds in a central space.
I thought the one person to turn to in regards to the effectiveness of technology was Gary Stager. He certainly has some interesting things to say:
— Gary Stager, Ph.D. (@garystager) March 5, 2016
I am intrigued by your reference to Marzano in association with technology. Have you read his work on IWBs?
I have always had concerns with SAMR, my particular gripe is the lack of awareness to the wider context. I have really enjoyed following Ian Guest’s work assocaited with Twitter, in particular his reference to ‘non-human’ actors. This is why I think that there is hope with the Modern Learning Canvas to support teachers in developing a richer appreciation of practice. See for example the canvas I made assocaited with our learning model:
If we ask teachers to change their “roles, relationships and actions”, I think that we need a way of seeing and appreciating that. The canvas provides a great tool to identify transformation.
Lastly, in regards to wider research, I collected some links here if you need anything.
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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.
In regards to ‘responses’ I have discussed my different uses before. Basically, they follow the structure of Post Kinds, but there are times when I break them down further using tags:
- 📑 / Bookmarks: Used for posts of interest, with added commentary and quotes added.
- 👍 / Likes: Used for links that I have little to say about, but want to like. The same as a +1 on Google+ or a star on Mastodon.
- 🤔 / Questions: A cross between a bookmark and a reply, questions are used as a means of posing wonderings and what ifs.
- 💬 / Replies: Although in part serving the same purpose as a bookmark, replies allow for an interaction with the author.
- 📚 / Reads: Used to collect together marginalia associated with books. I usually just bookmark articles.
- 🎧 / Podcasts: Similar to a bookmarks and likes, this indicates podcasts.i haved listened to and engaged with.
- 🎵 / Music: This is for reviews and reflections on music.
- 📺 / Watched: Used for video I have watched, particular online. Although these are sometimes kept as bookmarks when they involve mixed media.
- 📰 / Newsletters: My newsletter provides an opportunity to review the various bookmarks saved throughout the month. Although this could be automated using a platform like MailChimp (as Doug Belshaw does), I choose to do this manually and further add to my commentary.
I must admit that I am always making minor changes. It is far from set.
I really enjoyed your reflectoon. It has certainly led me to think a little more deeply. I was particularly taken by your point about your mother’s death defining you in so many ways. I think that can also be said about a lot of those life choices not just death. Being the grandson of a European refugee who fled Communist Czechoslovakia, I am often left wondering what if, only to realise that there is no what if, just what.
Thanks you again for sharing.
Your post has me reflecting on the death of my mother. Although it maybe a part of life, I am not sure I was willing to accept death. I naively thought she would be around seemingly forever. I remember missing our last moment together:
My last real one to one chat happened when I was least expecting it. With my step dad out picking up my brother and sister from school, I had a few moments with my mum. All of the sudden the tone of the conversation changed from being chatty, talking about this and that, but nothing in particular, to being more serious. I am not sure if it was something that I said or whether it was something that mum was just waiting to say, but she learnt forward from the couch and told me that I was a great brother, an amazing son and a fantastic husband and that I should not listen to anyone who says otherwise. In my usual manner, I tried to dodge these compliments. Like my mum, I just don’t like being pumped up. However, it didn’t occur to my till much later that these were mum’s last meaningful words for me. Although we had a few more conversations, none of them were as deep as this moment.
I am not sure how I thought she would pass, but no-one and definitely no movie prepared me the change and transformation associated with cancer.
I find your mention of music interesting. My sister and I played Miley Cyrus’ The Climb over and over in our last night with my mother as she lay there slowing passing. I remember the track playing randomly on my phone in class one day. I had to check myself, let alone somehow explain why I had Miley Cyrus on my phone to a bunch of teens.
Thank you Jenny for sharing.
However, you can also make a feed from a tag or category:
I also syndicate to Huffduffer. This can be used in regards to podcasting apps.
In my exploration of Anchor 3.0, it would seem that you can only download audio recorded in the browser. You cannot download audio recorded on mobile.
Thank you John for the mention. The blogger who I think you were trying to remember is Bill Ferriter. He wrote an interesting post reflecting on the myth of audience.
I sometimes wonder if people like Dave Winer and Alan Levine are the real ‘Big B Bloggers’. This is not because they curate a platform for financial purposes, which they don’t, but because they each in their own ways take blogging to the extremes of what is possible. I consider their pursuit as both cognitive and technical. I think that Micro.blog and #IndieWeb communities capture this too. This is the Big B blogging that I am interested in.
One take-away from the recent #EngageMOOC was that such negotiation and dialogue needs to happen at multiple levels. I think sometimes this is the challenge. We might generate conversation at the classroom, but it is not being had at the school level, something you touched upon in a past post. Also, the link between institutions and education systems seems stretched at times with the current neoliberal obsession with realism and the way it is.