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.
- This is a post of predictable but important ways to recover from the toughest year of teaching ever
- The title is a little misleading because we know that if we don’t agree, we don’t get to visit the site
- Now it appears as though Americans will look into their treatment of First Nation children in their own take on residential schools
- I tried to learn to program in C but it was beyond me but not beyond its original inventor – a teacher
- We know that COVID has affected a lot of things; this article looks at higher education
- It might get to be more expensive for an eye examination if optometrists go this route
- Insane is a great way to describe the effects of the heat dome that’s covering the west of the continent
- Bill Cosby is released
- I had to smile when I read this – the author claims some features in Windows 11 are stolen from ChromeOS
- You can run alternate browsers on your ChromeOS computer and the newest Opera is optimised to do that
- A large crowd attends a gathering in London Ontario to remember children from residential schools
- You can dine anywhere you want in North America, inside and out, except for ….
- I have this version of Linux on my to-do list to check out some day
- Wouldn’t it be nice to have alternatives to Word? You can check out five of them from the links in this post
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 June 27, 2021
- Weekly summary of things around here
- Monday – TPM
- Windows 11 has me learning new stuff already
- Tuesday – Maybe this explains it
- The Globe and Mail develops an interesting pay wall
- Wednesday – The changing role of the newspaper
- Is it worth paying for a single source of news?
- Thursday – Going out?
- A reminder of all that goes into surviving an outing with COVID still around
- Friday – This Week in Ontario Edublogs
- My weekly look at seven blog posts from around the province
- Saturday – A new look at weather
- Windy is an exciting new weather app
- Sunday – Whatever happened to … ?
- A weekly fun post to try to get you to reflect on things and share your thoughts
#FollowFriday – July 2, 2021
On this week’s show, Stephen Hurley and I chatted about privilege, leadership, glitching, reading lists, and reflection on a year of teaching.
- Nilmini Ratwatte-Henstridge – @NRatwatte
- Will Gourley – @WillGourley
- Melanie White – @WhiteRoomRadio
- Tim King – @tk1ng
- Michelle Fenn – @Toadmummy
All of the podcasts are archived here. The show is broadcast LIVE almost every Wednesday morning at 8:45 on voicEd Radio.
I’ve been having a problem with bulleted (or as a former educator who thought that term was too violent, nuggeted lists)
If I copy/paste something from a document into a list in WordPress, it won’t work. It doesn’t matter how hard I try or how hard I press the keys. And, I do a lot of this so it’s not a new problem. Mac, PC, ChromeOS, Linux, it all does it.
I have a workaround though. If I start where the paste job is supposed to go and type a single character and then paste, it works well. I just have to remember to go back and delete that single character.
So, if you see what appears to be a random character in a post that includes a list, you know why.
Video of the Week
In case you’re still wondering…
Photo of the Week
This single plant outside our bedroom window has finally decided to bloom. Or at least start to.
Thanks for reading.
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