doug — off the record

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December 2011

  • A Top 10 List to Make You Think

    As the year comes to an end, there are top 10 lists all over the place. Top 10 New Blogs; Top 10 Educational Blogs; Some people are even identifying the top 10 blog entries in their blog; (geesh) Top 10 Educational Twitterers; and so on. You get the idea.  I don’t typically read these types… Continue reading

  • OTR Links 12/31/2011

    Superior Alternatives to Crappy OS X Software Macs come bundled with a lot of software out of the box and while most of it is at least passable, much of it lacks the feature set power users need. That’s the catch with a lot of default Mac software, it’s easy, but the second you want… Continue reading

  • Welcome back, JLB…

    One of the things that I do on my Friday posts is poke around the list of Ontario Educators’ Blogs looking for interesting blog entries to help promote them on my blog.  I was fearful that it might be slim pickings for this entry as it’s a holiday for the Christmas season and many folks… Continue reading

  • OTR Links 12/30/2011

    Pool Ball Challenge Arrange the pool balls so that the one between the other two is the absolute difference. tags: pool ball challenge math mathematics smartboard TeacherLED Interactive Whiteboard Resource Fifteen Puzzle A difference puzzle. Very challenging. Great to show on a SMART Board. tags: subtraction maths math puzzle Mr Printables – Free Printables for… Continue reading

  • Free Textbooks

    In the world of open and free resources, it can be pretty intimidating as you start to look around at the wealth of what all is available.  For me, in the beginning, Open resources often meant disjointed learning objects or animations that I would bring into my classes for a specific task.  It was a… Continue reading