Google Classroom/Meet Online School Tech Tips

The following is a collection of technical tips and how-tos for parents with children who are doing Online schooling this year, using Google’s suite of tools such as Google Classroom, Google Meet, etc. My children are in a French school, so I have some language switching tips as well.

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Windsor-Essex 2020 Back To School Parent Survey

On August 10, 2020 most Ontario school boards sent to parents their intended plans for the upcoming school year during the Covid-19 pandemic. Parents are expected to make a decision between sending their students to school, keeping them home to use school board provided teacher-led learning resources or to homeschool their children without board support. […]

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Change Google Classroom’s Language

For parents who have been suddenly thrust into helping their children with their schoolwork at-home, there may be frustration when finding that the Google Classroom website is in a different language than what is spoken at home. In my case, my children are in a French school, but my own French skills are moderate at […]

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Time To Divorce Facebook

For a couple of years now I have developed a growing unease about Facebook, and other ‘free’ services which operate with personal data as their true product. Facebook just happens to have hit my fed-up point first. My unease comes from both information coming to light about how these platforms are handling our data, and […]

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When Breast Isn’t Always Best

(Originally posted 2014-03-28 on my Awesome Work At Home Mom blog which I am taking down.) Somewhere out there, silently drowning in the “breast is best” hype, the mommy shaming, and the pressure to give their child every possible head-start in life, is a segment of new mothers who are utterly struggling in a nightmare of […]

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Getting Started With Defold Game Engine

So, I’ve decided to evaluate Defold, the free 2D game engine. I’ve been struggling to settle on an engine, or whether to even use one. As a very established web developer, it is hard not to see everything with the same PHP and Javascript hammer I use for all my projects up till now. But […]

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The Search For A Game Development Engine

Having been a web developer for about 15 years, and finding myself able to re-invent my professional life safely from the hiatus of being a stay/work at home mom… I know that game development is in my future. I just have to merge my two loves of games and programming. Heaven! But, this adventure into […]

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Cord-Cutting – 1 Year Later Review

It’s been about a year since my husband and I cancelled our Cogeco cable service. We had a DVR and a single choice package and it came to about $90/month. With now two children, this money was needed elsewhere. Plus, we were watching WAAAY too much TV. I was all for it. I grew up […]

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Marketing Your Website: You Can Build It – But Will They Come?

Originally Written for VantageSmallBusiness.com in approximately 2010 You’ve heard it before: a website will increase sales, assist current and new clients, and improve your company’s image and competitiveness. You’ve got a website… so where are the visitors and why aren’t you reaping the rewards? The reason is that a website isn’t a magic bullet. Its […]

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