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 can remember when there was basically one or two whiteboards you could use in class. They’re powerful when projected – here are ideas about using Google Meet Whiteboard
- To boldly go where Google can’t – deep search engines
- Here are some suggestions for making video calling a better process – hint, it’s not by turning off your camera
- It wasn’t one but five, count ’em five, tornados that hit Ontario
- Art By The River returns to Amherstburg this August – it’s one of the only big annual events around here that seems to be going
- I wish that more people would edit their video before sharing – here are some software that let you do it for free
- I hadn’t thought about Mad Magazine for years. My mom wouldn’t let it in our house so thanks to the kindness of friends … here’s a short history
- Probably ends up being personal preference but there’s so much on the web and we’re so connected – is a Chromebook appropriate for kindergarten?
- On my “to-do” list – Google Lens comes to the Chrome browser
- I know that, in smaller classrooms, ditching the desk is something that people do. I moved mine to the wall and it was basically storage
- I was surprised to read about this Firefox decision but then realized that I hadn’t used FTP for years
- Is Kitchener on the chopping block to get a new name? Explore its history
- I think this is an incredibly worthwhile project – the micro:bit people are looking for translators to make it more useful in education
- If you are on mailing list, there probably is a tracking pixel embedded for statistics purpose.
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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 July 18, 2021
- Weekly summary of things around here
- Monday – Unexpected detours
- The long and winding road caused by earthworms
- Tuesday – Ventilation
- New York State did it so why can’t Ontario?
- Wednesday – A great list but …
- I don’t like bright white interfaces
- Thursday – A couple of mathematics moments
- A couple of Mathies moments
- Friday – This Week in Ontario Edublogs
- My weekly look at seven blog posts from around the province
- Saturday – Songs about dads
- A great list but missing a few
- Sunday – Whatever happened to … ?
- A weekly fun post to try to get you to reflect on things and share your thoughts
#FollowFriday – July 23, 2021
Guest Brad Hughes joined the voicEd Radio show this week. We chatted about a wide variety of topics mostly focused on leadership.
All of the podcasts are archived here. The show is broadcast LIVE almost every Wednesday morning at 8:45 on voicEd Radio.
I did some heavy duty bush chopping in the front and back yards today. It was right after a walk with Jaimie and I had my Jabra ear buds in and was listening to some tunes.
All of sudden, the volume in the right ear cut got very quiet. I tried everything I could think of button-wise, pulling them out and putting them back in. No success.
Later, in the house, I continued plunking away with no success. In the process, it was interesting to see how they work. Obviously, since they’re speakers, air is important. A toothpick poking at what appeared to be where the air entered the bud and I was back in business.
I’m guessing I had sweated or dirted up that little hole.
Video of the Week
My old high school’s commencement
Photo of the Week
Jaimie and I ran into this sign in Kingsville yesterday and were confused.
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