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 annual update from the Google letting us know what people are searching for on the search engine
- Another feature in a browser, this time Brave, that respects your privacy. It’s interesting how these features roll out everywhere except for …
- I’m still undecided whether this is a great feature or just about the creepiest thing I’ve ever heard of
- This may be the type of bad news that people looking for the antivirus are dreading to hear
- If you can’t walk through and see Christmas lights, here are some places where you don’t have to leave your car
- Not all VPNs are created equal. You might want to avoid those in this list of eight
- The Beatles definitely changed a lot of things and this takes a look at their effects on Christmas
- Those people who are afraid of needles will want to get behind the development of a pill to fight COVID
- Where were you when Google went down. I was asleep so didn’t freak out like many others
- Failure is always an option, I suppose, but let’s hope that teachers are using it as an absolute last resort
- Classic Christmas watching which has to include Charlie Brown
- One school name change because of past deeds; how many more will be coming?
- Paul McCartney releases a new album
- This was the most sickening story that I’ve read in quite a while. An update reveals a happy, I hope, ending
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 December 13, 2020
- Weekly summary of things around here
- Monday – What’s in a new textbook?
- Maybe it’s time to rethink just what a textbook is?
- Tuesday – Maybe this time for good
- It really is time to get rid of Acrobat Reader
- Wednesday – The shadow knows
- A different look at a solar eclipse
- Thursday – Christmas gifts for teacher
- 2020 has been so different; why not for teacher gifts?
- Friday – This Week in Ontario Edublogs
- My weekly look at seven blog posts from around the province
- Saturday – My Opera
- If you’re looking for some time wasting, check this out
- Sunday – Whatever happened to … ?
- A weekly fun post to try to get you to reflect on things and share your thoughts
#FollowFriday – December 18, 2020
On this week’s show, Stephen Hurley and I chatted about December’s word, honest, PD, poetry, and Christmas songs.
The show is available here: https://voiced.ca/podcast_episode_post/the-journey-the-loo-and-the-christmas-assembly/
- Beth Lyons – @mrslyonslibrary
- Amanda Potts – @Ahpotts
- Laura Wheeler – @wheeler_laura
- Jessica Outram – @jessicaoutram
- Terry Greene – @greeneterry
All of the podcasts are archived here. The show is broadcast LIVE almost every Wednesday morning at 9:15 on voicEd Radio.
As announced earlier this week, I’m going to take a little break from blogging. The routine that I follow to write something every day is nice but there are times when I feel like a gun to my head.
I should be back in the new year. Or next Friday.
Video of the Week
Never stop learning
Photo of the Week
Never mind – I’ll drive
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.
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