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.
- I found this interesting; readers know that I do a lot of dog walking – yesterday 15 000 steps. Can you get fit from doing this?
- When I read lists list this of popular baby names, I know why my kids were always the odd ones out. They didn’t make the list
- If nothing else, the pandemic has shown us the need for fastest internet speeds. here are the fastest in the world
- With the price of lumber these days, maybe this will really take off
- When I read articles like this, I’m reminded why I use an advertisement blocker or a browser with blocking built in
- A part of my past has now been torn down – the Hespeler Road bridge and I can’t even drive by to see what’s there now
- Listowel is a great town and now is recognized world-wide for their sign wars. Gotta love it
- There might have been more consequences if she had confided in the first lady, an educators
- Somehow, I think that Facebook is getting things right although I’m generally not in favour of censorship
- This might give you renewed appreciation for Gmail and make you turn on two factor validation immediately
- Cinco de Mayo brings out the inquisitiveness in some people
- This article looks at technology in the classroom as we realize that we should have paid more attention to technology use years ago
- For the record, I still shower daily
- I don’t think the effect of cancelled sports on kids should come as a surprise to people
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 May 2, 2021
- Weekly summary of things around here
- Monday – Covid leaves its mark
- How has COVID left its mark on schools playgrounds?
- Tuesday – Response to spammers
- Comments that never see the light of day
- Wednesday – Corporal punishment
- Let me check my sundial – it’s 2021 isn’t it?
- Thursday – Blog wars
- I grew up near Listowel, what more needs to be said
- Friday – This Week in Ontario Edublogs
- My weekly look at seven blog posts from around the province
- Saturday – Let’s go on a trip
- How well do you know your cities?
- Sunday – Whatever happened to … ?
- A weekly fun post to try to get you to reflect on things and share your thoughts
#FollowFriday – May 6, 2021
On this week’s show, Stephen Hurley and I chatted about Mathematics, teaching online, yoga, cameras, and Minecraft.
The show, stored as a podcast is available here:
- Alice Aspinall – @aliceaspinall
- Terry Whitmell – @TerryWhitmell
- Tim King – @tk1ng
- Peter Beens – @pbeens
- Shawna Rothgeb-Bird – @rollforlearning
All of the podcasts are archived here. The show is broadcast LIVE almost every Wednesday morning at 8:45 on voicEd Radio.
I don’t know how many times I’ve had to solve this problem for people. I had to do it again yesterday.
“I can’t upgrade my iPad because there isn’t enough free space.”
I love the fact that schools are embracing technology and all that but device management needs to come into play somewhere.
So I did what you would. I uploaded the content to my cloud space, performed the upgrade, and then downloaded the content. It doesn’t solve the original problem but at least the iPad is running the latest and greatest.
You’d think that, with what Apple charges for these devices, that there would be a little more storage to come with the device. But, that just pushes the problem into the future. The true answer comes from knowing what’s happening and addressing it.
On the other hand, if I’m Apple, I know that I’m going to be pushing out these updates so I’d reserve 5GB or whatever as headroom for the updates. Then, they’d go seamlessly. And, for the advanced user, they could turn it off and then be on their own to manage things.
Video of the Week
This is great news. I wonder if storage would have been an issue if done in the winter.
Photo of the Week
I get to see this every morning.
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