My Week Ending 2019-12-08

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 is an interesting look at Personalized Professional Learning. It’s a nice view of the personal rather than the “one size fits all”.
  • I actually enjoyed doing the annual performance review with my superintendents. With their heavy workload, it was a chance to advocate for things important to me that they may not know about.
  • All teachers should put this bit of Canadiana in their bookmarks. I guarantee that there will be times that you can really use them.
  • From me, an update to the Hour of Code with new resources and ones that are good for yet another year.
  • They might be illegal in Australia, but I think you might be hard presssed to use them anywhere.
  • This is great news for those who are visually impaired. I wonder if there will be enough uptake to make it reasonable in price.
  • This is how to do it but I would think that there’s something missing. You don’t do it because that side of the fence looks greener.
  • Fabulous news about Canadian high school students and their reading levels. I hope that governments are paying attention. It doesn’t happen by accident.
  • I’ve been a user of Windows for a long, long time. I’ve always been frustrated that it doesn’t do these sorts of things by itself.
  • I guessed correctly what the answer to this question was just by looking at the title. Sorry, Apple, Microsoft, Google…
  • This is a scary statistic and it a strong reason why media literacy needs to be taught. I wonder, though, how teachers would stand up to the same test.
  • Google Search has become so involved that I guess we do need refresher courses on how to search effectively.
  • And you know what, for the most part, it never will. I just hope that it doesn’t get put into place, watch the failure, and then fix it on the back of students.
  • Google Earth continues to evolve and get better. No more checking out your back yard; here are some great activities to try.
  • I do worry about accounts on services that I no longer use. What happens to my details? How do I close them?

Blog Posts on doug … off the record

My daily contributions to this blog.

#FollowFriday – December 6, 2019

voicEd Radio

My on demand radio page can be found here.  

This week’s show –

Intro song:

Blog posts this week came from:

  • @cherandpete
  • @MzMollyTL
  • @mediasee
  • @A_M_L_
  • @DebbieDonsky
  • @hj_dewaard

Technology Troubleshooting

One of the aggravating things about buying ham at the supermarket is the packaging. For the price, you get about 50% water, it seems!

Last week, we happened to be on Lauzon Road in Windsor and noticed the Honey Bee Ham store and went in. If you’ve never had a ham from them, you don’t know what you’re missing.

We weren’t in the market for a full ham but decided to pick up some slices for sandwiches. I’ll admit that the sticker shock was there when we got the final bill.

But, it was so nice to have water-free sandwiches.

Video of the Week

There’s nothing worse than an empty net goal. This collection of empty net saves will have you wanted to stand and applaud if you’re a hockey fan.

Photo of the Week

I know that I used this picture this morning but I like it enough to reshare. What do you get when you cross a goose and a guitar? Go to Kingsville to see it live.

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


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