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.
- I keep reading these “best browser” posts even though I own them all. I tend to use Brave on my Windows computer and Opera on my Mac these days
- I think it’s important to read this just to realize that not all students come to school in the same way or even with the same amount of sleep
- My technique was to create a desktop folder and drag everything in there. It appeared to be so neat…
- I’m all for the research that will end up giving us longer battery life in anything provided it doesn’t dump on the environment
- A reminder that you need to tweak that web browser and don’t go with the default settings
- It’s hard to believe that, in this day and age, that a holiday for reconciliation is controversial
- I love Little Richard and learned a little more from reading this article
- Great ideas for micro-credentialing for teacher-librarians
- I’ve been using this on my Chromebook but didn’t realize that it actually had a name – Tote
- If you like playing around with numbers, you’ll love this article
- Some alternatives to the Chrome Browser that work better for specific things
- Book burning just isn’t a good idea
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 September 5, 2021
- Weekly summary of things around here
- Monday – Thinking about Labour Day
- It’s the last holiday of the summer
- Tuesday – Refresh and anxiety
- A look at first school days through the years for me
- Wednesday – Moving ahead
- A talk in the park about computers
- Thursday – The traveling salesman
- Could you schedule a bus route?
- Friday – This Week in Ontario Edublogs
- My weekly look at seven blog posts from around the province
- Saturday – 20 years ago
- My thoughts about September 11, 2001 and where I was
- Sunday – Whatever happened to … ?
- A weekly fun post to try to get you to reflect on things and share your thoughts
#FollowFriday – September 10, 2021
It was back to just Stephen and me for the show this week. One less person to step over in the commentary!
- Amanda Potts – @Ahpotts
- Elizabeth Lyons – @MrsLyonsLibrary
- Debbie Donsky – @DebbieDonsky
- Amy Bowker – @amyebowker
- Lisa Corbett – @LisaCorbett0261
- Diana Maliszewski – @MzMollyTL
- Paul McGuire – @mcguirp
This week’s show:
All of the shows are archived here. The show is broadcast LIVE almost every Wednesday morning at 8:45 on voicEd Radio.
It wasn’t really a problem to solve but a feature to be played with.
Like most people, I have a lock on my phone but it does become an annoyance to have to unlock the phone every time I want to use it. Especially when I’m at home.
My Samsung phone has a setting called “Smart Lock”. It really is a smart idea. There are rules where I can tell it to not lock itself. So, I told it not to lock when I’m at home or in the car or when it’s connected to my watch.
It’s so much more convenient this way. Of course, if I lose it anywhere except at home, it locks itself should someone find it.
Video of the Week
From three years ago, a tour of my old high school cafeteria.
Photo of the Week
A picture of the flags while sitting on a bench at Leamington Marina. Nice breezy day.
Thanks for reading.
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