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.
- For those who have updated their Windows 10 instance (and who wouldn’t), here are some tips
- Even though I’m not a Leafs fan, I was sickened by the hit to John Tavares and it was great to read that he was out of the hospital
- If everyone read this article and recognizes how Google is struggling with fake news, they’d take their own personal second thought on what they read
- Ticks are the most disgusting things going these days and they seem to be everywhere
- As if over exposure to screen time wasn’t bad enough going into the pandemic, how will it be handled when we get it behind us?
- Is this the time for banks to be raising their fees?
- A look at Startpage if you’re in search of a new search engine
- To be honest, I don’t wave when I sign off Zoom but somehow I feel like I should be. Here are some thoughts about that
- As a user of many browsers, reinventing them was a story that I just had to read and wonder out
- I find the musing over hybrid classrooms for the future incredibly interesting. Those that promote it have no idea. If it’s the solution, you really haven’t looked at the problem fully
- You really need to be using a password manager these days – this is an article that addresses the topic with suggestions for free solutions
- For people around here, D.M.Eagle Public School has an awesome location but it’s seen better days. Plans are for a new school
- A sign of the times. What do you do with a closed department store? Make it a vaccination centre
- Long story short – it’s the fear of missing out…
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 23, 2021
- Weekly summary of things around here
- Monday – Learning on the holiday
- We weren’t the only ones celebrating the 24th of May
- Tuesday – The home stretch
- Countdown to the end of the school year
- Wednesday – The beat goes on
- A little self promotion, I guess or a good opportunity to embed a Sonny and Cher video
- Thursday – Locking things down
- 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 – Applying a fix
- Fixing a Chromebook
- Sunday – Whatever happened to … ?
- A weekly fun post to try to get you to reflect on things and share your thoughts
#FollowFriday – May 28, 2021
On this week’s show, Stephen Hurley and I chatted about a twist in higher education, brain breaks, teaching online, blossoming students, and driving with music.
- Terry Greene – @greeneterry
- Svjetlana Vrbanic – @lanavrb
- Tina Zita – @tina_zita
- Lise Farquhar – @L_Farquhar_IB
- Laura Elliott – @lauraelliottPhD
All of the podcasts are archived here. The show is broadcast LIVE almost every Wednesday morning at 8:45 on voicEd Radio.
My big troubleshooting incident this week involved my wife’s new Chromebook.
You can read about it here.
It’s kind of a long story but has a happy ending.
Video of the Week
It was really chilly and rainy this week and I stayed inside. I treated myself to this concert which was an awesome reminder of what a great talent Canada has in Burton Cummings.
Photo of the Week
I know this was used earlier this morning but it still was a sad moment to see part of our history dragged away, leaving tire marks.
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