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 do enjoy going to Union Station in Toronto and just walking around looking at things. Here’s a bit of a history of it
- I’m not sure that a study about teacher stress is needed or would reveal anything new but this is at least confirming
- I don’t know that I will ever buy another laptop that isn’t a Chromebook. As they become more powerful, it seems to make sense to me
- I really like the technique of merging old photos with new photos. I’ve tried it myself with some success
- Usually, articles like this seem to be overrated when you start to read them but if you’re curious about airplanes, it’s a good read
- I’ve got to believe that the only people that like quadmesters are administrators for ease in scheduling but teachers and students sure don’t like them
- Starting a career in teaching is a challenge at best but imagine doing it during the current pandemic
- Moose and swimming pools in the back yard are generally two things that you don’t want to see happen together
- Firefox leaps ahead with more security for web browsing
- If you’re a golfer or a tennis player, this was a preview of how the Premier wants to appeal to you
- If you’ve ever raised kids or taught younger children, you can absolutely see this happening – driving a hijacker crazy
- Well, what else could go wrong for teacher candidates – is this really the year to have the mandatory mathematics test?
- I think we’re going to hear a great deal about digital vaccination certificates going forward
- Well, schools would be open if it wasn’t for the threatened injunction by teacher unions is part of the rationale for no mention of schools in the reopening plan
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 16, 2021
- Weekly summary of things around here
- Monday – About being “Doug-like”
- My response to Aviva Dunsiger talking about my scheduling routine
- Tuesday – Flinging the teacher
- Every student’s dream
- Wednesday – Banting and Best
- A short history about the discovery of insulin
- Thursday – Move Together resource
- A free teacher resource for this book
- Friday – This Week in Ontario Edublogs
- My weekly look at seven blog posts from around the province
- Saturday – Expensive air
- About paying more for smartphone actual usage
- Sunday – Whatever happened to … ?
- A weekly fun post to try to get you to reflect on things and share your thoughts
#FollowFriday – May 21, 2021
On this week’s show, Stephen Hurley and I chatted about Media Literacy, Outlook, Well-being, Apologies, and Wisdom to our younger selves.
- Association for Media Literacy – @A_M_L_
- Cal Armstrong – @sig225
- Charles Pascal – @CEPascal
- Debbie Donsky – @DebbieDonsky
- Matthew Oldridge – @MatthewOldridge
All of the podcasts are archived here. The show is broadcast LIVE almost every Wednesday morning at 8:45 on voicEd Radio.
Recently, I indulged myself and bought a new keyboard to attach to this computer. Instead of the typical consumer product, I decided to treat myself and bought myself a mechanical gaming keyboard.
It’s the nicest feel to a keyboard that I’ve had in years. There is actually travel to the keys. It reminds me of the IBM Selectric typewriter keyboard from years gone by.
Then, I had a problem. The “N” key would randomly double or triple itself. My first thought was that I had dropped some food and it went under the key. So, I picked up the keyboard and blew on it. Stuff came out, mostly dust, but that didn’t solve the problem.
So, I brought out a bigger ax. On the bookshelf, I have a can of compressed air. I pulled the key cap off and gave it a substantial blast. A little more stuff but no solution.
I was getting more frustrated by the minute until I remember that Windows actually has a keyboard setting. I’m still not fully fluent with the new Settings panel so rather than poke around there, I just opened the Control Panel.
I just slide the “Repeat delay” slider to the left one notch and problem solved!
Video of the Week
Mine is plastic and came with the keyboard.
Photo of the Week
From happier travelling times, the Peace Fountain on the Windsor waterfront. That’s Detroit in the distance and the compass in the forefront is a reminder that Detroit is indeed north of Windsor.
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