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Episode 146 - Gmail Beware!
January 19, 2018 11:37 AM PST
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1) Happy New Year and Welcome Back

2) It’s not just Logan Paul - the moral compass of social media is broken by Katherine Cross of The Verge
a) https://www.theverge.com/2018/1/4/16850798/logan-paul-youtube-social-media-twitch-moderation
b) Agree/Disagree
c) Should platforms be ultimately responsible for moderation of content
d) How should schools address this issue?
e) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Halt_and_Catch_Fire_(TV_series)

3) Patrick’s Review of Canva
a) https://itbabble.com/2018/01/04/canva-a-review/
b) https://www.canva.com/

4) Tony’s angry at Gmail and Google Groups
a) Tony is trying to message to all parents using Google Groups
b) Google Groups limits to 100 external emails to be added per day
c) Gmail BBC can hold up to 2000 emails
d) Google Support & MailChimp as solutions

5) Patrick’s take on gaming disorder
a) https://itbabble.com/2018/01/08/gaming-disorder/
b) This won’t last
c) Behavioral Addiction - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Behavioral_addiction

Episode 145 - Chrompocalypse
December 19, 2017 11:00 AM PST
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This episode Tony and Patrick talk about the latest and greatest ed tech topics plus Patrick's kids pop in to say hi.

1) Much Cheaper iPad Expected in 2018 by Henry T. Casey of laptopmag.com
a) https://www.laptopmag.com/articles/ipad-2018-specs-price
b) Will this help vs the Chromebook in schools?
c) Predictions?

2) France to impose total ban on mobile phones in schools by Henry Samuel of the Telegraph
a) http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/12/11/france-impose-total-ban-mobile-phones-schools/
b) Could they actually do this?
c) istraction for schools?
d) FOMO - Fear of Missing Out https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fear_of_missing_out

3) Chromageddon Come Down: Educators are Wary After Thousands of Google Devices Fail by Sydney Johnson of edsurge.com
a) https://www.edsurge.com/news/2017-12-13-chromageddon-come-down-educators-are-wary-after-thousands-of-google-devices-fail
b) Schools here called it Chrompocalypse which is a better name
c) Should schools be deterred by this?

Episode 144 - Look to the right
December 06, 2017 10:26 AM PST
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1) The buzz be gone!

2) Kiddom - A newish LMS for the classroom
www.kiddom.co
a) An overview video - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gpwIXxd3nHI
b) A Silicon Valley startup is quietly taking over U.S. Classrooms by Kia Kokalitcheva from Aixos
https://www.axios.com/a-silicon-valley-startup-is-quietly-taking-over-u-s-classrooms-2511356737.html
c) Standards driven

3) Why Perfect Grades Don’t Matter - A Youtube video by The Atlantic
a) https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=82&v=KShfEMy8UZQ

4) What is STEAM Education and Why It is the New Engine of the Future Job Market? By Karol Górnowicz CEO of Skriware
a) https://blog.daftcode.pl/what-is-steam-education-and-why-it-is-the-new-engine-of-the-future-job-market-1c0430587bbf
b) https://skriware.com/
c) MIT Fab Lab - http://fab.cba.mit.edu/
d) Lucid Chart - https://www.lucidchart.com/

Episode 143 - Happy Thanksgiving
November 26, 2017 11:26 AM PST
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Tony and Patrick are back for some great ed tech analysis and discussions. Check out our agenda below.

1) Happy Thanksgiving!
2) The Push for Education Programs that Pay People as They Learn by Lolade Fadulu
a) Apprenticeships sound like a good idea
b) Down sides?
c) Does it take away a person’s choice?
3) Does Educational Technology need to be its own discipline in universities?
a) Contours of a New Discipline by Carl Straumsheim
b) Disciplining Education Technology by Audrey Watters of Hackeducation
4) Apple’s ‘Everyone Can Code’ initiative expands to colleges and universities outside the US by Jon Russell at Techcrunch
a) Should high school be doing this?
b) Problems with Apple’s Swift Coding
https://www.apple.com/everyone-can-code/
c) https://swift.sandbox.bluemix.net/#/repl
d) https://developer.apple.com/swift/

Episode 142 - Omar returneth!
November 06, 2017 06:02 AM PST

Welcome back!
1. Canadian Schools Silence Teachers on Social Media by Andrew Campbell from his blog Looking Up
a.What’s the policy like at your school
b.Trampling on free speech or do schools and districts have the right?
c. How should schools treat this issue?

2. The fight against racist algorithms by Tolulope Edionwe from the Outline
a.Tips for teachers and schools
b.Other sources of information
c.Faceapp - https://www.faceapp.com/

3. How school leaders can combat ‘filter bubbles’ and ‘fake news’ by Scott McLeod from Dangerously Irrelevant
a. Kids and being obsessed with their phones
Tristan Harris - https://journal.thriveglobal.com/how-technology-hijacks-peoples-minds-from-a-magician-and-google-s-design-ethicist-56d62ef5edf3

Episode 141 - Go REDS!
August 25, 2017 07:21 AM PDT
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Tony and I are together in Cincinnati, Ohio to take in a Reds game and talk Ed Tech! Check out our agenda below.

Hello Cincinnatti!
What's been going on?
1) Tony's post on Technology Surveys for New Hires.
https://itbabble.com/2017/07/14/technology-surveys-for-new-hires/

2)Patrick is back on Mac – sort of
3) Extortion = Swivl
Crazy prices now
https://www.swivl.com/store/
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/satarii/swivl-multipurpose-motion-platform-for-mobile-and
What does it do and why is it popular?

Episode 140 - It's REAL!
May 30, 2017 06:56 AM PDT
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1)
1) Zoom Q8
https://www.zoom-na.com/products/field-video-recording/video-recording/zoom-q8
2) Microsoft news
-Windows 10S
-We think the Edge browser stinks
-Surface laptop - http://www.techradar.com/reviews/microsoft-surface-laptop
-Surface Pro (5) - https://blogs.windows.com/devices/2017/05/23/meet-new-surface-pro/#tuASGQ8wLX6FXZX8.97
3) Ransomware – It's real!
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ransomware
4) Tony's Rant

Episode 139 - Destroy Dat Data
April 02, 2017 12:08 PM PDT
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1) Tony and Wifi email comment
- http://www.xe.com/
2) Remix OS on Mobile (ROM)
http://www.jide.com/about
- Connects your Android device to a screen
- Supports mouse and keyboard input
-http://www.theverge.com/circuitbreaker/2017/2/21/14647602/android-pc-remix-os-singularity-jide
-https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DUbnref3kGM
3) How to effectively destroy school data
-Hard drives in computers
-USB/external drives

Episode 138 - Body Cameras
March 17, 2017 07:38 AM PDT
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Body cameras in the classroom?
a. http://www.theverge.com/2017/2/8/14545828/uk-schools-body-cameras-trials by: James Vincent
b. Is this a good idea?
c. Thoughts? d. http://www.samsung.com/us/explore/gear-360/?cid=ppc- 2.

Android apps on Chrome OS – officially
a. https://www.technobuffalo.com/reviews/samsung-chromebook-pro-review/ b. Is this a good thing?
b. How would this work with GaFE? i. Play for Education - https://support.google.com/edu/play/answer/6056739?hl=en
c. Any future for the iPad in education?
d. http://techapple.net/2014/05/5-best-android-emulators-linux-run-android-apps-linuxubuntulinuxmintfedoraarchlinuxopensusemageiacentos-etc/
e. http://windowsreport.com/best-android-emulators-windows-10/
f. https://eduproducts.withgoogle.com/

Episode 137 - Here's your new computer
February 15, 2017 07:55 AM PST
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1) Teacher evaluations via video?
Is this a good idea?
Logistical problems
Platform for sharing
Security

2) Windows Cloud
A real competitor for Chrome?
RT revival
https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2017/01/locked-down-windows-rt-could-be-coming-back-as-windows-cloud/
Will only run Windows Universal Apps
Windows Docs - https://docs.com/en-us

3) Intel's Compute Card
A modular computer
Designed for IoT but could this be a great solution for schools?
https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2017/01/intels-compute-card-is-a-pc-that-can-fit-in-your-wallet/

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