Four words capture the spirit I bring to my work as a digitally networked scholar: Make. Hack. Play. Learn. I believe learning works best when it is interest driven and production based. We must design and redesign our possible futures. Make tomorrow happen. We also have to iterate on our past. Where we have been shapes our trajectories. We need to take what has come before and try to make it a little bit better. You can not succeed without failure. Hack away at what you tried yesterday. Learning is an embodied experience that cuts across the affordances of tools and meaning. We need to play with words and the tools that allow us to decode and encode meaning on the world. Students need the opportunity to try different professional identities. Play in the moment.


Greg McVerry
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Searching for my #IndieWeb WordPress Exit Plan

I spend time with each of my children tracing the exit routes in our house. We draw diagrams and review the procedures. They each need to know how to handle an emergency such as a house fire. Everyone needs an exit plan. Including me. No not running from a burning building but from my website.…
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#IndieWeb Projects on @Glitch

So many building blocks of the IndieWeb exist on @Glitch. Small projects and tutorials that can help folks seize back control of the web. I have a dream that a young developer, journalist, or my little brother can one day come to @glitch and find all the parts needed to launch a blog with the…
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Fixin’ to Bring IndieWebCamp NYC to Oklahoma

Today I am proud to share some wonderful news. Sarah Pugachev @sclayton29  and Logan Coix organized a satellite campus event for @indiewebCamp NYC. The University of Oklahoma's Digital Scholarship Lab has joined us in sponsoring the event. The Digital Scholarship Lab supports collaborative, cross-disciplinary research using emerging technologies. Through workshops, consultation, and training, our Digital…
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#CheckOutMyDomain: Let’s Put Libraries at Center of Local Web

Over the last few weeks @budtheteacher and @wiobyrne and I have discussed ways libraries could utilize the #IndieWeb through a Domain's of One's Own project. Last night as I added the final details to a grant application it hit me. We need a #CheckOutMyDomain project. #CheckOutMyDomain Local or school libraries would allow patrons or students…
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Spreading the News: Our Dissemination Plan for a #DoOO and #IndieWeb Grant

The final step I needed to finish before packaging our #QuestionTheWeb: Improving Argumentative Writing and Critical Evaluation Skills grant application to the Institute of Educational Science was describing how we would share the results. I will share the entire proposal here once Multiple audiences will benefit from our research. Most importantly we may provide evidence…
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Update on Badging with Webmentions

As #EDU522 Digital Teaching and Learning Too wraps up I find myself reflecting on my goals for the class...I mean "my goals" in the class not the hopes on the instructional design. Much more on that later. All summer, well before EDU 522 began, I set off to create a remixable template others could use…
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EDU 307

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In this #edu307 daily update I describe how to use the writers notebook with workshop methods and provide examples from a memoir genre unit. #literacies
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For today's #EDU307 #dailychallenge share a few links to tips on how to host a reading or writing conference with a student.
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Here is a great graphic organizer for thinking about an RDT conference.
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EDU 305

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Greg McVerry

My Comment Policy: Need to Add to Code of Conduct

Here is the comment policy for all my classes: You have control to choose which comments to display. If we have a private chatroom I will leave more critical analysis of your work there. However is this is a "feed only" class I will send you feedback through comments. If you do not want to…
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Video Response: Intellectual Risk (Rachael Garcia's Blog)
In the following video link ( the teacher encourages intellectual risk through prompting children to explain their reasoning and extends their answers through reflection. This scaffolding method is…
This is response provided a strong analysis of intellectual risk in the preschool classroom. . You made a claim about the teachers practice and then provided multiple observable pieces of evidence to support your claim. You may have wanted to include direct quotes to show the rephrasing or even quantitative evidence instead of “occasionally prompts”…
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Hey #edu305 I am trying to figure out what is wrong with the comment stream. You can see it here: https://www.inoreader.com/stream/user/1005993829/tag/edu305fall18comments/view/html?cs=m 
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Here is the concept about print ppt: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1Q8kaX5mV5eczwoGKQJcz51iwK53HYk5nx3Xv7JS5c3g/edit?usp=sharing
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Here is the link to the emergent literacy reading: https://via.hypothes.is/https://jgregorymcverry.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/Enhancing_Phonological_Awareness_Print_Awareness_a.pdf
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moment when you go to record  microcast bc  kids are quiet and thenneighborhood leaf blowers start .May just throw the background noise ina garage band filter and call it post-edm industrial techno synth rock remix soundtrack.
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Also one of the reasons I want to shy folks away from infographics for syllabi and data visualization. More importantly why I want to help build an HTML/CSS only infographic maker. Will share sketches after doing class recordings #unboundeq
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Product Hunt Radio | The dark side of the web w/ Anil Dash and Allison Esposito | Episode 134 from Product Hunt Radio
On this episode we're joined by Anil Dash and Allison Esposito. Anil is CEO of Glitch, a friendly community where developers build the app of their dreams. Allison founded Tech Ladies, a community that connects women with the best jobs in tech. We reminisce about the good ol' days of IRC, Friendster, AIM, and MySpace. A lot has changed since then, yet they continue to exhibit some of the same dynamics and challenges of today's massive social networks. We also talk about the challenges of building a healthy community on the internet in a time when careers and reputations can be destroyed in an instant. Of course, we’ll also cover some of our favorite products that you might not know about.
Listening to @anildash on Product Hunt Radio on the history of the web, dark side of the web,and how to build community.
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Pew Research Center (Pew Research Center: Internet, Science & Tech)
54% of U.S. teens say they spend too much time on their cellphones, and two-thirds of parents express concern over their teen's screen time. But parents face their own challenges of device-related distraction
Teens, parents, social media and distractions. http://www.pewinternet.org/2018/08/22/how-teens-and-parents-navigate-screen-time-and-device-distractions/
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Pew Research Center (Pew Research Center: Internet, Science & Tech)
Three-quarters of online Americans know which is bigger, a megabyte or a kilobyte, but only 9% are able to correctly identify the first widely popular graphical web browser. How much do you know about the web and digital technology?
Pew Survey of adult internet users. Be interesting to give same quiz to just a sample of adults. The results for some questions seem high http://www.pewinternet.org/2014/11/25/web-iq/
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I just added #SmallPoems on Mastodon to my following page at https://jgregorymcverry.com/following #BeYourOwnSocialNetwork
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