Replied to Using Facepiles in Comments for WordPress with Webmentions and Semantic Linkbacks by Chris AldrichChris Aldrich (Chris Aldrich | BoffoSocko)
An update to an IndieWeb WordPress plugin now facilitates more streamlined conversations and interactions online
I feel that I have done something wrong, but my facepiles have been turned into names.

I thought this was somehow related to GDPR and have finally gotten to lifting the hood, but there is nothing there? Have I missed something? Is it being broken by something else? I have ticked the various types in Settings>Discussion. Disabled Jetpacked based comments.

I am wondering if something occured by moving webmentions out of Discussion

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And into IndieWeb plugin settings?

I am sure that it is just me.

Replied to 30 and Counting, Episode 5: Leaving Facebook... and replying over email? (30andcounting.me)

In this episode, I talk about my plans to leave Facebook and how I plan to in some ways replace it with a monthly newsletter. Then I brainstorm about how to receive replies and reactions from it.

I really like this idea Eddie. I guess it builds on the idea of creating custom web actions? I am not sure I would necessarily know where to start but interpreted that it is in part built around information in the URL. I currently use Tinyletter and haven’t explored MailChimp completely, but is this solution built into the template or your original posts?

Look forward to following your journey.

Replied to Finally! Simple Blog to Blog conversations in WordPress. by Chris AldrichChris Aldrich (Chris Aldrich | BoffoSocko)
IndieWeb and Webmentions plugin for WordPress FTW! I don’t think I’d used it before or really seen it happening in the wild, but Khurt Williams used his website to reply to one of my posts via Webmention. I was then able to write my reply directly within the comments section of my original post...
I was wondering how I was meant to facilitate a threaded comment. Wondering Chris, is that with the Threaded Comment plugin? I remember seeing it listed as ‘optional’. Can’t remember if I installed it.

I still want to know how to bake more code into my responses/posts etc. Is it something that you handcraft or put into the theme?

I remember when I thought I had my head around WordPress and blogging. Then I found the IndieWeb and realised I had sold myself a lie.

Replied to Engaging Students’ Parents in a Collaborative Digital Place (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, β€œby 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 WeΒ ENGAGE PARENTS in a CULTURAL SHIFT to make RELATIONSHIPS and CONNECTIONS the focus of learning?

What I learnt from the experience is that it is not as simple as just inviting parents in. Β I developed the eBox blog as a way of engaging, however it never really took. Since then applications like Seesaw have really opened up this space.