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’s an interesting to ponder when a big company like Microsoft decides to buy another company rather than produce a product on their own
- I like reading about innovations like this and can’t help but think that they may never arrive but copyright blocks someone else from developing the same thing
- It’s interesting to muse whether it’s problems between languages or whether it’s a problem with Google Translate. In the end, it makes for a smile and that’s worth everything
- I think that the bicycle shortage is the same here although I’m seeing some people with those really big tires which seems to be a thing these days
- This is a new concept from Google for Android phones that I haven’t quite warmed up to yet because I have my own routine that I’ve used for years
- It was a tossup between Google TV and Roku and I went with Google TV in my work area – here’s a complete listing of what it offers
- Being on a piece of money is a real tribute and this time it’s Alan Turing. I can’t help wonder though whether the concept of money may be dead or at least slowly dying
- Lots and lots of changes are coming for Google Maps. I’m still working on the last bunch of updates!
- Ontario Racing is shut down as a result of the latest round of shutdowns. You can’t just flip a switch with horses; after a month without racing, they’ll be slow to start back up
- Google is generally pretty good for an April Fools’ gag but cancelled things again this year. A sensitive move but yet another part of our life was removed – this time digital life
- Things are still going hot and strong in the United States south with respect to racism, voting, etc. The latest is that Atlanta loses its chance to host the all-star game. More than the game, it’s lost revenue for hotels, restaurants, etc.
- Some interesting thoughts about privacy web browsers – in this case, DuckDuckGo and Brave
- There are more ways than one to take screenshots in Windows 10 – to be honest, I just use Snip and Sketch which appears to have a new icon this morning
- I would challenge the statistics on this one and suggest that five in five teachers have been affected
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 March 28, 2021
- Weekly summary of things around here
- Monday – Patterning
- Another idea about creating your own rather than using clipart
- Tuesday – Stuck where you want
- The internet didn’t let us down with this meme generator
- Wednesday – Choices for a perfect world
- The pandemic has made a lot of things worthy of rethinking – in this case manipulatives only available at school
- Thursday – Canadian towns
- This is a very cool crowd sources project. Set aside a lot of time if you click to it
- Friday – This Week in Ontario Edublogs
- My weekly look at seven blog posts from around the province
- Saturday – A couple signs of the times
- Just more proof that we live in bizarre times
- Sunday – Whatever happened to … ?
- A weekly fun post to try to get you to reflect on things and share your thoughts
#FollowFriday – April 2, 2021
On this week’s show, Stephen Hurley and I chatted about names, batons, presentations, inspiration and Melanie.
The show, stored as a podcast is available here:
- Pav Wander – @PavWander
- Diana Maliszewski – @MzMollyTL
- Sue Bruyns – @sbruyns
- Peter Cameron – @petectweets
- Sheila Stewart – @SheilaSpeaking
All of the podcasts are archived here. The show is broadcast LIVE almost every Wednesday morning at 8:45 on voicEd Radio.
I can remember the excitement that the world was changing and we were going to be able to lay claim to the fact that we’re wireless. I don’t know how much closer, if any, we actually are.
On Saturdays, I pull a Terri Clark and make a point to “straighten my stereo wires” and other technology things around here.
I actually purchased a streaming device for the little TV in my work area. It was a tossup between Roku and Google TV. I went for Google TV without huge research.
Guess what? It requires an external charging cable.
In the move to go to wireless, I slipped backward by one device.
Video of the Week
My old high school — still in operation and now a heritage building.
Photo of the Week
Actually, this came up in my Facebook memories. Apparently, we went to the tip at Point Pelee on this day years ago. I had him sit although he doesn’t look terribly happy about it, judging by his ears. The fact that you can see waves coming from both directions never fails to amaze me.
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