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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Untangling my Views on Dyslexia #literacies #edu307

Recently I have heard from students that my comments about Dyslexia may be misconstrued to where I am dismissing the hardships students face when the brain does not correctly map letters and sounds. That was not my intention, in fact, it was the opposite. First, we have large amounts of cognitive diversity in the world.…
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Healing Pains: A Poem for #MarginalSyllabus

Happy stories banal poems pain, heal write, bleed Poetic anesthesia a swipe left of the mind Stare at society through stolen glances, chances to fancy answers never found in fantasies of forgiveness phonemic foundaries of inquiries unraveling joy and pain healing through poetry #smallpoems Featured Image: phantom_student flickr photo by danxoneil shared under a Creative…
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UX of Parenting: Teething

In every start-up we have sleepless nights. Yet nothing kept us up more than the pain of trying to add new data processing servers to each of the three instances we added to https://nuevacastra.glitch.me. At first we started each instance off on a small stream of data. It was a very bespoke system at first…
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When is a Pic is a Photo: Lingering Questions About Post Type Discovery

Content Warning: Super nerdy, not education stuff. Feel free to go back and make us more super nerds. I asked a question today about why some people felt post types, meaning having templates for each different kind of posts like a note, photo, or article was an inferior method to post type discovery. The post…
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Adding Bridgy to WordPress.com

A quick tutorial Go to Brid.gy Click on WordPress.com Authorize the account Copy the code Add a text or html widget to your side bar Next Step Add an h-card. An h-card is the website equivalent to a business card. You can design it anyway way you want. Add an html/text widget to your sidebar…
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Exploring Future’s Past: An IndieWeb NYC Reflection

As I sit in design studio, an optional drop in class for my #edu106 class to sit during a quiet hack hour or to get help, I can finally draw in my reflections on IndieWeb Camp. I left invigorated. Together as a community we want to save the web, rebuild our networks, and wrestle back…
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Greg McVerry
Recently I have heard from students that my comments about Dyslexia may be misconstrued to where I am dismissing the hardships students face when the brain does not correctly map letters and sounds. That was not my intention, in fact, it was the opposite. First, we have large amounts of cognitive diversity in the world.…
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Today's #edo307 #dailychallenge: write a fable with the moral it is important to share.
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Hey everybody I was hoping to see some #dailychallenges from the picture books but I haven't seen any yet. Since life so busy let's just say each team has to contribute 4 daily challenges to #dailychallenge bank. Just use dailychallenge as a tag.
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YouTube Running Records Playlist
Watch the playlist and identify word attack strategies by students. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w-yWVzYoie8&list=PLcOe6hT98JCXstKXqPkAG2iQstDG1LIez
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Hey #edu305 for some reason I am having trouble installing programs that allow me to transfer pages for the website. If you need anything quickly check the feed here or my sloppy copy: https://edu305.glitch.me/  I will push updates when I get home (well after Cub Scouts)
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Dear Developer, The Web Isn't About You by Charlie Owen
If you’ve ever wanted to see an old lady’s personal anger and rants about the modern web industry turned into a talk, you’ve come to the right place. This is Old Lady Shouts At Clouds to the nth degree. History of the web I’m here to talk to you about the single biggest invention in human hi...
A great piece on #html first from @sonniesedge #edu106 Learning HTML is learning to read and write. https://www.sonniesedge.co.uk/talks/dear-developer
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Hey #edu106 and #edu307 check out the new @ncte statements on digital texts and #literacies. We need to expand what we mean when we say learning to read and write. http://www2.ncte.org/statement/beliefs-technology-preparation-english-teachers/
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Hey #edu106 #edu307 #edu305 piece describing the #IndieWeb stuff we do here @scsu  https://www.chronicle.com/blogs/profhacker/weekend-reading-rediscovering-blogging-edition/65671 @readywriting cites many scholars joining our blogging bunch
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5 Ways to Teach Closed Syllables by taylor307116712298
Closed syllables are a type of syllable where the word ends in a consonant. Examples of closed syllables include words like “men” and “sit.” Here are five ways to teach closed syllables to students. Closed syllable worksheet – Students can cut and paste syllable and word endings to decide ...
A great example from many in my #edu305 class showing how explicit phonics instruction can and should still be production based.
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YouTube #edu106 Reboot
Hey everyone here is the overview of the #edu106 reboot for the second half of the semester.
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A great piece on #html first from @sonniesedge #edu106 Learning HTML is learning to read and write. https://www.sonniesedge.co.uk/talks/dear-developer
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So this begs the question of writing, society, and organized power. What tool came first? How is writing used to uphold and withhold power?
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Perfects Day for a Hike by healthwellnessfitness441926299
Fall hikes are the best hikes https://healthwellnessfitness441926299.files.wordpress.com/2018/10/img_5257.jpg?w=685 https://healthwellnessfitness441926299.files.wordpress.com/2018/10/img_5258.jpg?w=685 Advertisements Share this:TwitterFacebookGoogleLike this:Like Loading... Related
These pictures are great! I think we should do a photo contest for folks in the second half of the class.
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Hey #edu106 and #edu307 check out the new @ncte statements on digital texts and #literacies. We need to expand what we mean when we say learning to read and write. http://www2.ncte.org/statement/beliefs-technology-preparation-english-teachers/
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