My Week Ending 2019-11-03

Here’s a summary of some of the things I learned and published this week.


You can follow my daily readings as they happen here.  Below are a selected few, with commentary, from the past week.

  • This whole notion of surveillance in schools comes in the category of “You can do it but should you do it”.
  • I’m not so sure that it’s a surprise to me that I want fries with my Quarter Pounder with Cheese but …
  • I like the fact that we’re talking about reviving technology rather than replacing it.
  • This is so true. We’ve kind of lost appreciation for knowing the subject area. There should be a nice balance of the two.
  • I knew of some of these structures designed by women but not all. It was a humbling experience to read.
  • So, yeah, where was Doug Ford during the election? Can dislike for one man translate into dislike for the entire party? Some thought so.
  • There had to be more than just these four apps that were crashing Google Chrome. I don’t have any of them but was a victim.
  • Another story of following students in school. Back in my day, you wrote the time in and out on the blackboard. That was embarrassing enough.
  • Most certainly, this Soviet subway looks nowhere near the TTC that I used for transportation for a year.
  • There are web solutions and then there are local applications that you can install on Linux to do flowcharting. Also available for Macintosh and Windows.
  • I find it amazing that school districts will pay to bring in a highly paid speaker to talk about collaboration when they haven’t been in a class in years or whatever and ignore the wisdom of its own teachers.
  • A revisit to discover “what school librarians make“. If you’ve been paying attention, you know what they make.
  • There is a great deal of good advice in here about running or biking with headphones. But, more importantly, learn the rules of the road.
  • I’ve always maintained that you should just delete everything every now and again. If it was important, they’ll get back to you.

Blog Posts on doug … off the record

My daily contributions to this blog.

#FollowFriday – November 1, 2019

voicEd Radio

My on demand radio page can be found here.  

This week’s show –

Intro song:

Blog posts this week came from:

  • @rchids
  • @MzMollyTL
  • @FCLEdu
  • @IrenequStewart
  • @THOMLYNN101

Technology Troubleshooting

Sometimes, I feel like I’m living in the 20th Century.

I still have caps on my internet access. This translates into watching the data accumulate and make sure that I don’t run out.

This month had some big updates to Macintosh (twice) and my Chromebook. Add that to the Wednesday voicEd radio shows and it does get a bit of touch and go at the end of the month.

If I lived somewhere were there were other options, I’d opt for those unlimited plans that Netflix fanatics have.

There is a promise; my mayor told me the end of the summer. We’re a little past that so I’m just biding my time.

Video of the Week

No wall needed here.

Photo of the Week

Chicano’s Tacos and Tequila in town where my daughter works – decked out for Día de los Muertos. According to her, she did all the decking.

Thanks for reading. Please join me daily for something new and, hopefully, interesting.


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