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’ll admit that I was sucked in on this clickbait – Macintosh versus Windows – but these days you know how it will turn out
- From a principal’s perspective, here are some ideas about how to boost morale in your school staff
- This is a good case for visiting websites in your browser rather than the browser baked into an application
- This was kind of depressing – a shooting in Hanover, Ontario – many couldn’t find Hanover on a map
- A summer playlist of “bad” songs – interesting list and some I haven’t heard for a long, long time
- A 25th anniversary for Gnome. Wow, if that doesn’t make you feel old, I don’t know what will
- New features are coming for Windows 11 this fall – here’s a list – how about moving the taskbar to the left of the screen, Microsoft?
- Create your own original music – this will be a post here some day
- A list of things to do in our town. I’m impressed that there are always so many options
- I thought this was interesting – I know a lot of reactions would be Ooooh, free USB stick
- Alison Krauss and Robert Plant have great voices and I reordered their first CD – it’s amazing – here they talk about aging
- I’m glad to hear that the Lisa LaFlamme issue has started a review at Bell Media but it seems to me this should have been done before all this happened
- I think we all know that online teaching and learning had its issues; a lot of people were learning on the fly and the standards may end up being lower – that will change
- The Prime Minister weighs in with his thoughts about the decline of French in Canada
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 14, 2022
- Monday – Wrecks
- Tuesday – Why editing blog posts can be important
- Wednesday – Losing a trusted voice
- Thursday – A sharing tool
- Friday – This Week in Ontario Edublogs
- Saturday – Audio travel guides
- Sunday – Whatever happened to … ?
#FollowFriday – August 19, 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.
This week was particularly important to me as two dear friends shared their thoughts on the passing of a colleague
- Donna Fry – @fryed
- Shelly Vohra – @raspberryberet3
- Alice Aspinall – @EveryoneCanMath
- Amanda Potts – @Ahpotts
- Michael Frankfort – @mfrank_76
- The Edugals – @EduGals
- Doug McDowall – @dougzone2_1
This week’s voicEd Radio show:
There was no show this week but we’ll return next Wednesday morning live at 8:45.
There’s one thing that I haven’t been able to totally come to grips with. My iPod is like any technology. It needs to be charged periodically. Since it’s getting older, it needs it more often.
I typically stick it into my MacBook Pro and let it charge. But there’s one really stupid thing about the process.
The iPod needs to be logged into in order to synchronize and I get that.
But the logic built into it says that it also needs to be logged into in order to charge. Every piece of technology that I own just plugs into the wall or a USB port except for this stupid thing.
Do you know how many times I plugged it in to charge only to come back and realize that it didn’t charge because I didn’t log into it?
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 – July 31: Up to 72 entries.
Video of the Week
Graduation from my old high school – virtually. I loved the first five minute montage of pictures around the school. Memories. I didn’t know any of the graduates!
Photo of the Week
One of our outings this week was to Lighthouse Cove at the very north east section of the county. Jaimie and I took a break to enjoy the view but he was distracted by the dog next door. I hate that you have to walk through someone’s property to get there.
Thanks for reading.
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