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.
- I like to collect stuff and this time I’m collecting Wordle clones and tucking them away in this Wakelet
- So many companies and industries are rethinking their relationship with Russia these days and this what Google is doing
- The first country that I heard of to drop the masking requirements in secondary schools that I found was – drum roll – Scotland
- If you’re a Russian airplane, you are no longer welcome in Canadian airspace
- The Russia-Ukraine Monitor Map is a crowdsourced effort by Centre for Information Resilience
- Microsoft removes Russian news sources from Bing and other services to avoid spreading propaganda
- Have you ever wanted to see gravestones of famous Wrestlers? I checked these out and can’t help but reflect on how young some of them were when they passed
- Another review of why kids are having trouble reading and an opportunity to take shots at the way that it’s currently being taught in the province.
- An article in the Windsor Star about David Garlick’s new book
- A visual history of the Apple Computer corporate logo – I can recall them all
- A local story about the Boblo Amusement park which was a great place to visit and a source of employment for local teenagers
- I know that I, for one, would love to be able to read my way through these letters of instruction – I think they would say so much
- I’d never heard about Swift in the context of country finances but learned a great deal from this article. The news makes more sense now
- For educators, a reminder that the effects of the incident in Ukraine may have effects on Russian students in classrooms
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 February 27, 2022
- Monday – Emojis
- Tuesday – Medieval
- Wednesday – Kicking the tires on Tweetdeck Preview
- Thursday – Cheating at Wordle
- Friday – This Week in Ontario Edublogs
- Saturday – Country gaming
- Sunday – Whatever happened to … ?
#FollowFriday – March 4, 2022
This Week in Ontario Edublogs is a blog post/show/podcast that features great writing from Ontario Edubloggers. Stephen Hurley and I use their writing as the basis for a conversation.
- Amanda Potts – @Ahpotts
- Heather Swail – @hbswail
- Marie Snyder – @MarieSnyder27
- Rob Ridley – @RangerRidley
- Paul McGuire – @mcguirp
- Amy Bowker – @amyebowker
- Laura Wheeler – @wheeler_laura
This week’s show:
There was no voicEd Radio show this past week. This is the show from two weeks ago.
All of the shows are archived here. The show is broadcast LIVE almost every Wednesday morning at 8:45 on voicEd Radio and is downloadable as a podcast later.
This past week must have been a good one, technology wise. I don’t recall having to sit down and trouble shoot something that wasn’t working the way it was supposed to. That’s a nice thing to be able to report.
Look what I made
With all the Wordle craze, I of course blogged about it earlier but also created a Wakelet of all the Wordle clones I could find. Once created, I’ve been adding to it daily, it seems. I guess it’s presumptuous to think I could do it all in one session. It certainly has taken the online world by storm
My collection is available here: https://wke.lt/w/s/BuvP40
There are 32 entries but the day is still young. Enjoy.
Update – February 27: Up to 42 entries; nine more added this week.
Video of the Week
How the media explains it to us
Photo of the Week
One of our favourite recreational destinations, the end of the pier in Colchester. There’s still a lot of ice near the shore but the blue in the distance gives the promise of spring being on the way.
Thanks for reading.
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