Defend Net Neutrality With One Code – 3-Step WordPress Guide

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Yet again, the free and open internet is facing extinction. Besides calling your representatives to stop this attack on our equal internet, you can help spread the word using your own website(s) and one line of code. This 3-step guide can help you setup a widget overlay on a WordPress site to drive traffic and calls […]

Online Reading Group Website & Reflection – Halfway Mark

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The reading group I started a couple weeks back is underway and I’m having a blast. I’m facilitating a face-to-face cohort at my University as well as an online group (that you’re welcome to join!). We’re in the middle of What Video Games Have To Teach Us About Learning And Literacy by Dr. James Paul Gee […]

Humanizing The Search Index – Becoming An Algorithm

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This week I created edufeeds.keeganslw.com, which uses a simple web app as a educational blog aggregator. It’s built in WordPress with plugins, and it’s a tool I’m planning to use in order to save time, energy, and stay updated with blogs I follow. In fact, I’m hoping to beat out Google in terms of tailored […]

Securing Websites & Saving Space With Static HTML

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A couple weeks ago, I completed a couple web maintenance projects I’ve been meaning to tackle. HTTPS FTW I (finally) secured many of my DoOO websites using this guide from Reclaim Hosting (thanks Tim!). Now keeganslw.com, GOBLIN, eXperiencePlay, etc. will automatically serve encrypted https:// links instead of http://. I’m really EXCITED about completing this project as Google […]

Everyday Software As Website Builders

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Last week, I explored building websites using Google Docs. Since you can export a .html version of your document from GDocs, you can upload and host this file to any web server. In other words, this document can be hosted on my domain like so: gdocwebsite.keeganslw.com. Everyday Software As Website Builders Google Docs is not […]

A Server Of One’s Own

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One conversation Jim Groom and I had last month in Australia was about development in the Domain of One’s Own (DoOO) space and how to best facilitate growth. This post is not the answer, but our discussion continues to spur thoughts that I want to document. In boils down to this: I want a Server […]

Types Of Professional Development I Host – CTE Manual

At the Center for Teaching Excellence (CTE), I host a myriad of trainings depending on the focus and instructional needs across campus. When approaching professional development—in addition to content—I consider factors such as time commitments and formats to best serve the needs of as many individuals as possible. This post contains such information for the […]

Website Spring Cleaning

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Yesterday I changed from my original WordPress theme, Twenty Fifteen, to Cover. So far I’m liking the minimal design of Cover and how the blog roll page presents post excerpts rather than the full text of each blog post. In addition to this visual overhaul, I’m sifting through my old blog post drafts and deleting […]

How To Integrate Websites Into Canvas

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I wanted to walkthrough one of my favorite Canvas integrations. Originally, I discovered this integration and used it in one of the early professional development courses I led for faculty transitioning (from D2L) to Canvas back in May 2016, which you can view here. My discovery of this integration was driven by the desire to replicate … Continue reading How To Integrate Websites Into Canvas

Changing Domain For A WordPress Website in 3 Steps

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Today, John and I moved the eXperiencePlay website from xp.keeganslw.com to experienceplay.education. I was worried this process would be cumbersome but I was pleasantly surprise when we succeeded after a few minutes of research and work. Prerequisites Before initiating the domain change process, I registered experienceplay.education on Namecheap, pointed the Name Servers at my Reclaim Hosting … Continue reading Changing Domain For A WordPress Website in 3 Steps