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.
- To me, the default answer should be people but I understand the need for robots to get the best from a search engine
- I’m not sure that every networking term is in this list of 100 but it is a pretty good list of things that you should know
- Canada and Denmark reach an agreement about the ownership of Hans Island. It’s a great story and I guess it’s a good thing that the two countries didn’t have to go to war to resolve this
- Some thoughts about using screencasting in the classroom. Some of them I already knew but there were some interesting new thoughts
- Thoughts from the largest US teacher union about gun control
- The largest photo ever of New York City – it’s work exploring because you can zoom in so deeply and not lose resolution
- Logic would seem to indicated that emergency rooms would be better off lately but that’s not necessarily true
- Crawling under the bed and hoping it goes away isn’t the answer to Monkeypox no matter how good an idea it seems to be
- If you have a glass shower door, this article may be the best housekeeping advice that you’ve had in a long time
- Installing old applications is always dangerous and this article reminds us that Android applications are no different
- This is very important for Microsoft Windows users – there was a major threat that was patched this week. You need to get it
- I had never heard of the concept of slow biking much less that there was a competition for it
- This may well be the location of your latest spam caller. I found this an interesting and insightful read. I still don’t appreciate them
- Stories about Bill Cosby take yet another twist. Seems he’s always in the news anymore
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 June 12, 2022
- Monday – Dark, but not too dark
- Tuesday – Ghosts and abandonment
- Wednesday – Stick a fork in IE
- Thursday – Wordlock
- Friday – This Week in Ontario Edublogs
- Saturday – Exams
- Sunday – Whatever happened to … ?
#FollowFriday – June 17, 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.
- Rolland Chidiac – @rchids
- Alexandra Woods – @XanWoods
- Jennifer Casa-Todd – @jcasatodd
- Susan Hopkins – @susanhopkins5
- Barb Seaton – @barb_seaton
- Fair Chance Learning – @FCLEdu
- Kyle Pearce – @mathletepearce
This week’s show:
This may turn out to be a great tip if you’re a podcaster or otherwise recording your voice and your microphone picks up little noises from this on your desk. In my case, it was simply the act of picking up or putting down a coffee mug.
I did a tour of a local brewery and they gave us some coasters as a memory of their visit. I put it on my desk and the microphone stand on top of the coaster. Voila! Stephen Hurley is now not concerned about background noises during our show.
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
Update – June 18: Up to 67 entries.
Video of the Week
Could you imagine Paul McCartney and Bruce Springsteen on the stage together? Bruce did a walk-on to celebrate McCartney’s 80th birthday.
Photo of the Week
If you’re in Colchester, Ontario in search of lunch or supper, check out The Wreck. You won’t be disappointed. I know a guy and they just opened …
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