My Week Ending 2020-12-27


Here’s a summary of some of the things I learned and published this week. It’s pretty slim since I’ve been taking a couple of weeks away from the keyboard. Fortunately, my daily automated OTR links post covered for me.


Readings 

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

Sunday

  • In a year of bizarre things, fining parents because of their children’s technology problems somehow doesn’t seem out of line
  • Google can often be more than a handful so you might find these student safe websites handy. Some new titles in there for me

Monday

  • I feel a little down after reading this. So far, I’ve used a lot of technology during the pandemic but maybe not in such innovative ways
  • Jupiter and Saturn got together last week and Google was there with a Doodle

Tuesday

  • The best news around here was that Bell brought fibre right into my house and I was able to dump satellite television and a wireless plan of “up to 5 MB” service and save money in the process
  • A history lesson for Toronto Blue Jay fans. Actually, this Tigers fan also found it interesting so you might too

Wednesday

  • I actually knew this but haven’t actually put into use for Windows updates – I figure I’d let Microsoft handle it
  • Timewasters that drive teachers crazy

Thursday

  • For education, here are a collection of art and clipart resources
  • So, Zoom is doing so well they’re considering offering email. Maybe I’ll be able to snag dougpete@zoom; I was asleep at the wheel for Gmail

Friday

  • Privacy took at hit in 2020 with the onset of COVID
  • This is a cool concept – it’s a “school in a box” that ensures that students will be able to do the activities at home

Saturday

  • For my American friends you would like to move north of the border, there really is a culture shock. This was a fun read
  • I know that we hear “It’s not about the tools” all the time from those who would advise. Particularly with remote learning, it absolutely involves tools; you just have to use them to their fullest potential

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 – December 18, 2020

(Actually last week’s collection of great Ontario Educators)

https://wke.lt/w/s/z8pEId


voicEd Radio

There was no show this week.

All of the podcasts are archived here. The show is broadcast LIVE almost every Wednesday morning at 9:15 on voicEd Radio.


Technology Troubleshooting

As announced last 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 I have a gun to my head.

I should be back in the new year. Or next Friday.


Video of the Week


Photo of the Week

Jaimie wishes everyone a Merry Christmas. Thanks, Brittany, for the annual traditional picture.


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.

dp

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OTR Links 12/27/2020


Posted from Diigo. The rest of my favorite links are here.