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.
- If you’re a fan of the Canadian Football League or just interested in the game, you have to visit the Hall of Fame if you’re in Hamilton
- I know that it’s pretty cool here in Southern Ontario but it’s nowhere near what it’s like in Edmonton
- This is an inspiring story about student involvement in the development of their city. We need more of this
- Team building is important all the time but can be a challenge when the classes go virtual. Here are some tips
- During lockdown, even the nicest of people are having difficulties. Sadly, some are taking out their ire on teachers
- Super Bowl advertising is like a call to action for media literacy but the techniques described here for use in the classroom could be used all the time
- The rules for the different colour safety zones in Ontario have changed and will come into place for most next week
- It may well be that people don’t want to use computers and technology in the classroom for a while and that’s understandable. There will come a time when it’s good to go again and here are some Youtube channels to use
- It sounds like it’s going to be difficult to find a place to eat in downtown Toronto with these restaurants closing
- A story about Toronto neighbourhoods suffering from the lack of Black history education
- If you’re an administrator or a boss, here are 10 of the worst behaviours that you should avoid
- If you’re using Windows 10, this is why you want to update right now
- I had no idea that I could record telephone calls on my Android phone. After reading this article, I now know how
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 February 7, 2021
- Weekly summary of things around here
- Monday – And there it is
- I had blogged about this feature being nice and now it’s part of Chrome
- Tuesday – Media Literacy Tuesday
- Thoughts and resources about Super Bowl advertisements
- Wednesday – Uncertainty
- It’s hard to stay up with the rules of COVID in the province
- Thursday – Even more uncertainty
- At the time, it was foggy about what will happen to Ontario schools
- Friday – This Week in Ontario Edublogs
- My weekly look at seven blog posts from around the province
- Saturday – World Radio Day
- Media that’s always been there and how it followed me throughout life
- Sunday – Whatever happened to … ?
- A weekly fun post to try to get you to reflect on things and share your thoughts
#FollowFriday – February 12, 2021
On this week’s show, Stephen Hurley and I chatted about politics, the unsung, creativity, connections, and coins
The show is available here: https://voiced.ca/podcast_episode_post/personal-politics-creativity-and-counting-coins/
- Matthew Morris – @callmemrmorris
- Pav Wander – @PavWander
- Jessica Outram – @jessicaoutram
- Joël McLean – @jprofNB
- Alice Aspinall – @aliceaspinall
All of the podcasts are archived here. The show is broadcast LIVE almost every Wednesday morning at 9:15 on voicEd Radio.
If you follow my #FollowFriday messages, you’ll probably already know that some of them are created in advance.
It was always my desire to schedule the list of people who actually appear in the This Week in Ontario Edublogs first. The announcement of the post is automatic from WordPress.
Sometimes the Twitter message is first; sometimes the announcement of the post is first. I wanted to make it right.
The solution was so simple I can’t believe that it took me so long. WordPress is scheduled to send notification out at 5:00 and I had the Twitter message scheduled for 5:00. So, it was like a race to see which one got there first.
Then, a stroke of genius (for me, at least). I could make it right by scheduling the Twitter message for 4:59!
All is right in my little section of the world!
Video of the Week
Now we know. I have too many ways of charging accumulated over the years.
Photo of the Week
This was so cool. Facing north at the Kings Navy Yard, there is about 30 m of ice along the shore. I don’t know if it was the current but all the Canada Geese were lined up at the edge. I thought that odd and wonderful enough to take a picture in the deep freeze.
Thanks for reading.
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