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.
- More interesting features for Windows 10 – I’ve given then a shot – interesting but not life changing
- I guess that it makes sense that Google “Hey Google” moves even more into our lives and especially if you’re buying Fiat
- Until this story, I’d never heard of Jackie Ormes the first Black Woman Cartoonist
- I love reading stories about fabulous architecture from the past – in this case, it’s from Toronto
- The concept of a VPN is intriguing but there are pros and cons that you need to be aware of
- Damn hackers are back at it again. Here’s how to see if your information was grabbed from Facebook
- LibreOffice is still the office suite of choice for me on my computers; admittedly the interface is retro
- Maybe we’ve become so frustrated with being locked down at home that the idea of educational toys for teaching math are appealing to more
- These cartoons about parenting will bring out a bunch of emotions for many, I suspect
- An absolutely fabulous example of beading for story telling or just as medicine for these times
- This time around, every store is being affected by restrictions including the big box stores
- And diapers and school supplies are considered non-essential although schools and day care centres remain open
- Well, that was certainly a short run as Director of Education
- Good news if you live in France and are under 55 and wanting to get the vaccine
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 April 4, 2021
- Weekly summary of things around here
- Monday – Money
- I can’t remember the last time I bought anything with currency
- Tuesday – From the Jetsons
- Things that might well have evolved from this cartoon series
- Wednesday – COVID, Computer Science, and System Thinking, Part 1
- An idea for a programming project
- Thursday – COVID, Computer Science, and System Thinking, Part 2
- Another bigger idea
- Friday – This Week in Ontario Edublogs
- My weekly look at seven blog posts from around the province
- Saturday – Teaching and learning in the times of COVID
- Nothing to see here – move along
- Sunday – Whatever happened to … ?
- A weekly fun post to try to get you to reflect on things and share your thoughts
#FollowFriday – April 9, 2021
On this week’s show, Stephen Hurley and I chatted about Difficult Slices of Life, Real Problems and Retirement.
The show, stored as a podcast is available here:
- Peter Beens – @pbeens
- Amanda Potts – @Ahpotts
- Melanie White – @WhiteRoomRadio
- Lisa Corbett – @LisaCorbett0261
- Dave Cormier – @davecormier
- Paul McGuire – @mcguirp
All of the podcasts are archived here. The show is broadcast LIVE almost every Wednesday morning at 8:45 on voicEd Radio.
A blast from the frustrating past.
It seriously took 30 minutes for me to shut down and reboot my wife’s MacBook Pro.
It took 5 minutes to order a Chromebook.
Video of the Week
Photo of the Week
Only a teacher would recognize that this is not a landing spot for aliens.
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