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.
- Some great suggestions about implementing a culturally responsive attitude within your school.
- This is one of the best explanations about how the COVID virus is spread in a room – comparing a room, a bar, and a classroom.
- The good thing is that people are really flocking to get the flu shot this year. The bad news? At least one pharmacy had run out
- Even being blue blood royalty doesn’t prevent you from catching the virus. Prince William had it
- An inside look at Microsoft‘s security room trying to keep the bad guys out
- Yes, schools are boring. How about moving it online? Does that make it more exciting? A challenge
- A lot of the time, I read about scams and am just thankful that it didn’t happen to me. This time, I am the recipient of this attempted phishing scam. I haven’t fallen for it as of yet
- The latest list of programming languages that you should learn. Hint – Scratch isn’t on it
- This is a listing of the sessions that the Nebraska Ed Tech Conference has made available to the world – for free
- I get frustrated with the low prices that my American friends pay for cell phone service. No wonder everyone in the family could have a phone. Not in my world
- Here are the details about the new ranking system for COVID in Ontario. Sadly, they did include “green”; I hope that people don’t interpret that as “GO”
- From my old high school, concerns about the concept of a quadmester on student learning
- Paybacks are a bitch
- These activities are labelled for home school use but they would fit nicely into any face to face, remote, hybrid setting. Check them out
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.
- Sunday – My Week Ending September 1, 2020
- Weekly summary of things around here
- Monday – Meet our ghosts
- A new app lets you explore scary things in Amherstburg
- Tuesday – Election day
- This Canadian’s thoughts about the US vote
- Wednesday – New insights
- Interactive COVID tracker, stats, comparison tool from the Ontario government
- Thursday – Not now but soon
- A look at a read later feature coming to Google Chrome
- Friday – This Week in Ontario Edublogs
- My weekly look at seven blog posts from around the province
- Saturday – Maine and Nebraska
- Dean Sharesky to the rescue
- Sunday – Whatever happened to … ?
- A weekly fun post to try to get you to reflect on things and share your thoughts
#FollowFriday – October 30, 2020
On this week’s show, Stephen Hurley and I chatted ravens, quadmesters, an educational resource, Girls who Game, and a new winter drink.
The show is available here: https://voiced.ca/podcast_episode_post/flying-higher-while-staying-grounded-and-learner-focused/
Joel McLean – @jprofnb
Tim King – @tk1ng
Lynn Thomas – @THOMLYNN101
Rolland Chidiac – @rchids
Sheila Stewart – @SheilaSpeaking
All of the podcasts are archived here. The show is broadcast LIVE almost every Wednesday morning at 9:15 on voicEd Radio.
It’s really warm this weekend and I love it. But, just a week ago, it got very cold.
How cold was it?
It was so cold that I wore my toque.
Why is that technology troubleshooting?
Well, it’s music that gets me through the three-a-days with the dog. I went through my regular routine – putting in my Jabra earbuds and then put my toque on.
Unfortunately, that means that the elastic band goes over both ears. Why is that a problem? In doing so, it pressed the two buttons on the earbuds which is the signal that they should look to connect to a new Bluetooth device.
You’d think I’d learn but I did it about four times with the cold weather. Did I clue in? No, not yet, it just got warmer so I didn’t wear the toque.
I have a lot to learn this winter.
Video of the Week
A big moment in our time
Photo of the Week
Photo proof I have no fear.
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