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. They’re posted to the blog under the title OTR Links.
- Sad news around here – COVID numbers “skyrocket“
- This would be an interesting episode for Heavy Rescue 401
- Research indicate that these are the most popular beers world-wide. Rickard’s Red, my favourite, didn’t make it
- The Ontario Education Minister writes an opt ed for the Ottawa Sun talking about the plan to improve ventilation in Ontario classrooms
- Teachers should put this away for when they need it – what do you do when your Chromebook doesn’t boot?
- You don’t need to get a university degree to become certified to being a Project Manager – take a course from Google
- Who knew that The Beatles had more lyrics than what we knew? Apparently, Paul McCartney does
- So, apparently all programmers should know these algorithms. How about programming teachers?
- We lost a good one this past week – Charlie Watts of the Rolling Stones
- Seven, count ’em seven, security issues with the Chrome browser. Update now
- I really how that we’re not shut down again before we get started with the new school year but the numbers are looking grim
- Finally, something I can get behind from TikTok – banning those stupid milk crate challenges
- Betas always sound nice but Chrome 94 may be something to revitalize those Chromebooks that have slowed down
- Not a prediction of good news returning to schools this fall in the Waterloo Region
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 August 22, 2021
- Weekly summary of things around here
- Monday – Trying out Windows 11
- If you’re curious, you can do it in a browser
- Tuesday – An Interview with Rabia Khokhar
- I had the fortunate opportunity to interview Ms. Khokhar on a number of different things
- Wednesday – Elections and Social Media
- So, I got this random text message …
- Thursday – Elements, now in 3D
- A 3D way to look at the Periodic Table of the Elements
- Friday – This Week in Ontario Edublogs
- My weekly look at seven blog posts from around the province
- Saturday – When it goes missing
- OMG, Twitter went down
- Sunday – Whatever happened to … ?
- A weekly fun post to try to get you to reflect on things and share your thoughts
#FollowFriday – August 27, 2021
Aviva Dunsiger joined Stephen Hurley and me for This Week in Ontario Edublogs on voicEd Radio. She had some interesting takes on the blog posts we discussed.
- Aviva Dunsiger – @avivaloca
- Amanda Potts – @Ahpotts
- Alanna King – @banana29
- Tim King – @tk1ng
- Rola Tibshirani – @rolat
- TESLOntario – @TESLOntario
- Terry Whitmell – @TerryWhitmell
This week’s show:
All of the podcasts are archived here. The show is broadcast LIVE almost every Wednesday morning at 8:45 on voicEd Radio.
It was actually a pretty uneventful week around here in terms of technology. I don’t think I had to actually fix any of my stuff. That’s always nice to be able to report.
Video of the Week
Vaccine passports in the news. Ford appears to be backtracking and we’ll find out his plan next week.
Photo of the Week
Maybe not Norman Rockwell quality but it’s a home story all the same.
Thanks for reading.
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