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 daily under the title OTR Links.
- If you’re an optimist and are looking to plan for a holiday that stays in Canada, here are some suggestions
- The Town of Tecumseh is looking for Indigenous Artwork for some of its buildings
- This is an amazing simulation – you drop a raindrop on a map and watch where it goes. It would be even more amazing if it wasn’t just for the United States
- Just what we need – a whole generation of drivers that can’t parallel park. Or, at least they won’t be tested to get their license
- We always have nuts on hand around here to grab a handful as a snack – turns out, they’re good for us
- I was emotional just reading this story about how Sidney Poitier learned to read and it wasn’t through a school
- I hope that every educator believes this and now we have to have politicians and others to believe as well
- First it was Springsteen, but now there are others who are selling their collections of music
- If you’re looking for a change in employer, you might be interested in this list of the best places to work in Canada
- It’s somehow comforting to see that the Royal Family isn’t immune to accusations and actions taken but still you have to wonder why it happened in the first place
- Needless to say, I’ve never seen a school library with all the fixings like you’ll see in this library tour
- This is a great story about supporting local business serving beer and you’re wearing a snowsuit
- I’m always in search of the perfect coffee — the place we got ours from yesterday could learn from these tips
- Great advice – now that schools will be opening, we need to keep them open, students, teachers, and administrators safe, and homes safe too
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 January 9, 2022
- Weekly summary of things around here
- Monday – Between seasons
- It’s pretty gloomy when the Christmas lights go down
- Tuesday – Distractions
- Just what we need – more distracted drivers
- Wednesday – Snowflakes
- How to create your own digitally
- Thursday – 3D images
- How to trick your eyes into seeing things in 3D
- Friday – This Week in Ontario Edublogs
- A review of seven recent blog posts from Ontario Educators
- Saturday – Last peaceful walks
- Getting a few walks in before the buses return
- Sunday – Whatever happened to … ?
- A weekly fun post to try to get you to reflect on things and share your thoughts
#FollowFriday – January 14, 2022
This Week in Ontario Edublogs is a show/podcast that features great writing from Ontario Edubloggers.
- Marie Snyder – @MarieSnyder27
- Lisa Corbett – @LisaCorbett0261
- Matthew Morris – @callmemrmorris
- Marc Hodgkinson – @Mr_H_Teacher
- Kristy – @2peasandadog
- Science Teachers’ Association of Ontario / L’Association des professeurs de science de l’Ontario – @staoapso
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’s amazing how fickle I can be. I love playing around with beta based stuff to see what’s coming and to share some input on it.
For the longest time, I was on the beta channel for my Chromebook and all was good. The latest update ended up repeatedly crashing the computer. I could go two ways; wait until the upgrade came along or roll back to the stable channel.
I was in a bad mood so I rolled back. It was an interesting experience because you don’t just roll back. The process involves a complete powerwash of the computer and then a reinstall. So, I did.
Chrome did have other things nicely backed up to the Google Cloud and so it did come back and I was able to go back to mostly normal.
I feel so safe.
Video of the Week
Please let this be true.
Photo of the Week
I was at my desk and caught my walking buddy on the patio just outside.
Thanks for reading.
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