Oh No! The Death of Waze

Waze iconI’ve been a long-time user of Waze, especially since the GPSes I own don’t have traffic subscriptions. I am fortunate to have a cellular plan with a generous data allowance, meaning I can use Waze often without being concerned that I will exceed my data cap. Heck, I would even use Waze to get to and from work, a route my car could probably do with me blindfolded. But it was a route that often had accidents, and Waze would change the route to get me work or to home as quickly as possible.

So it was with interest that I read the article “Did Google Just Deliver A Death Blow To Waze?” this morning. Continue reading “Oh No! The Death of Waze”

Please Help Me with the Collaborative AQ Providers Resource for Ontario Teachers!

Ontario has a large number of really great AQ providers, but sometimes it’s difficult finding information from them such as registration deadlines, who to contact, etc.

GitHub LogoTo help with this, I’ve created a resource which can be accessed and edited by anyone, provided you have a login account. I’ve decided to put this resource on GitHub, which is an excellent (and free) website for sharing resources and collaboration that I’m trying to teach other educators  about.
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Need to Upgrade Your Old Computer? Consider This $45 SSD (Really!)

Do you have an old computer that you want to speed up? Adding an SSD is an easy and quick way to do that.

Samsung SSD

This 250 GB drive is super-cheap now ($45) but is great quality (I have one, which cost me $85 about a year ago).

You may need an inexpensive USB adapter to copy the contents of your old drive to your new one. Samsung has a utility that makes the process easy.

You can buy the drive here:

https://amzn.to/31SS88s
(Amazon Canada link)

 

Humble Bundle Deal – Corel PaintShop Pro Ultimate, Painter, Pinnacle Studio Ultimate, more

I love Humble Bundle for some of the book and software deals they offer. This one is especially good, particularly for those that want to edit photos or videos or create CG artwork.

This deal, entitled Humble Software Bundle: Painter – Create with Confidence, is an incredible software package that would normally cost you near $1000, but it in this bundle it only costs about $33. Continue reading “Humble Bundle Deal – Corel PaintShop Pro Ultimate, Painter, Pinnacle Studio Ultimate, more”

#100DaysOfCode – Come Join the Fun!

Have you wanted to learn how to program but lacked the support? #100DaysOfCode is a formal (but flexible) process with a clear set of rules designed to motivate you. Part of the process involves sharing your goals and progress via social media and your files via GitHub, which is a free online repository website and version control service which many teachers are now using as an alternative to a traditional website.

Come learn how to get started and how the process works. You’ll especially benefit from this session if you never used GitHub and want to learn how easy it can be. Continue reading “#100DaysOfCode – Come Join the Fun!”