My Week Ending 2020-08-30

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.

  • It only makes sense, I guess. You need to rob a bit of the back to school shoe budget to buy masks and other things.
  • We’ve heard so many stories about the difficulties of going back to school buildings. It’s got to be even worse for students with disabilities.
  • The majority of students with the local Catholic School Board will be back in class in person.
  • And here are the numbers from the Public School Board.
  • Even the best and most experienced teachers will be in a new environment next month. Everyone will be a first year teacher.
  • I wouldn’t be surprised if there aren’t a lot of principals who retire this fall. They’re going to be caught between so many people with vested interests in education.
  • Fact checking for students may be more important than ever for students who end up with all or part of their learning at home.
  • These are great tips for those that want to get the most from their Chromebook. They really are powerful devices.
  • There really has been a great deal written about the Microsoft Flight Simulator recently. I haven’t played around with for years. Is it time to resume?
  • I guess when you’re paid by the article, an article about round icons is news. I never felt left out with what I have now.
  • When I was asked how long I’d been doing #FollowFridays, I found a reference here.
  • The National Hockey Leagues suspends games in solidarity with other professional sports.
  • These are good questions to ask about the functionality and uses of LMS when you’re considering putting students onto one. Hopefully, if your district mandates one, they’ve considered these things.
  • So, if the Ministry of Education can flip flop, why not the local school district. Parents won’t mind making alternative changes for kids.

Blog Posts on
doug … off the record

My daily contributions to this blog are linked below. If you’re looking for a week in review for doug–off the record, you came to the right place.

#FollowFriday – August 28, 2020

voicEd Radio

Zoe Branigan-Pipe guest hosted this past week. She joined Stephen Hurley and me to talk about Black Lives Matter, ETFO, politics, mathematics, and hip-hop teaching.

  • Zoe Branigan-Pipe – @zbpipe
  • Velvet Lacasse – @velvet_lacasse
  • Tim King – @tk1ng
  • Mark Chubb – @MarkChubb3
  • Terry Greene – @greeneterry

Intro Song:

All of the podcasts are archived here.

Technology Troubleshooting

After a long time, we ended up stopping out television satellite service. Part of our solution was to pick up over the air channels.

I’d been unsuccessful in the past but tried something new and wow!

You can read all about it in this post that appeared on the blog on Saturday.

Video of the Week

Can you imagine running for a $1 000 000 purse in front of empty grandstands? That was Mohawk Raceway Saturday night.

Photo of the Week

What Hurricane Laura looked like when it came to Essex County. Lots of bizarre cloud formations and rainfall as a consequence.

Thanks for reading.

Please join me daily for something new and, hopefully, interesting for you. I honestly and truthfully appreciate your few moments reading my thoughts. Time willing, this summary appears every Sunday afternoon.

Be safe.


This blog post was originally posted at:

If you find it anywhere else, it’s not original.

Author: dougpete

The content of this blog is generated by whatever strikes my fancy at any given point. It might be computers, weather, political, or something else in nature. I experiment and comment a lot on things so don't take anything here too seriously; I might change my mind a day later but what you read is my thought and opinion at the time I wrote it! My personal website is at: Follow me on Twitter: I'm bookmarking things at:

One thought on “My Week Ending 2020-08-30”

Comments are closed.