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Episode 129 - Objection!
May 21, 2016 08:06 PM PDT
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Tim and Patrick talk about our new robot overlords, Remix OS and the new Gboard for iOS. Check out the show notes below.

The workers mass extinction begins:
a. Link: http://futurism.com/artificially-intelligent-lawyer-ross-hired-first-official-law-firm/
b. Who will be next?
c. When will curriculum change to match the future workforce needs?

Remix OS
a. Link: http://www.theverge.com/circuitbreaker/2016/5/12/11662062/remix-os-all-in-one-pc
b. A better look this time c. Link to the company: http://www.jide.com/

1. Google releases keyboard for iOS
a. Link: http://www.theverge.com/2016/5/12/11662616/google-gboard-keyboard-iphone-ios
b. http://www.theverge.com/2016/5/12/11666614/gboard-google-colonized-my-iphone
c. What other keyboards to we use?
d. SwiftKey

Episode 128 - Robot Food
May 14, 2016 03:45 PM PDT
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Tony, Tim and Patrick talk about robot restaurants (check the show notes), an educational island, more info on Android and Chrome OS merging, Open 365 and displays in every classroom. Check out the show notes below for more info.

Tony went to the Robot Restaurant in Japan
a. Link: https://www.tripadvisor.com/Attraction_Review-g1066457-d4776370-Reviews-Robot_Restaurant-Shinjuku_Tokyo_Tokyo_Prefecture_Kanto.html

Google wants its own island
a. Link: http://www.theverge.com/2016/4/26/11512256/google-sidewalk-lab-smart-city-dan-doctoroff-larry-page
b. For experimentation
c. What would this look like for education?

Android and Chrome merging together
a. Link: http://gizmodo.com/its-time-for-android-and-chrome-os-to-merge-1772931738
b. Latest evidence
c. Is this good that Chrome OS will go away?

Open 365 – Tony's dream come true
a. LibreOffice online
b. You can run your own server and truly own your own data
c. https://cloud.open365.io/applogin/
d. Currently in beta

SeeNote a. Link: https://www.getseenote.com/

Episode 127 - Safety First
May 09, 2016 05:41 PM PDT
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Tony, Omar and Patrick talk about safety videos in school, visual curriculum standards and smart watches for kids . . . done right. Check out the talking points below.

Should we have safety videos like these in our schools?
a. Link: http://sploid.gizmodo.com/the-most-terrifying-workplace-safety-video-youll-ever-s-1772884461
b. Hilarious
c. Nuff said

Curriculum & Standards Visually: PBL & STEM
a. Link: http://pblstem.com/pbl-blog/2016/4/24/communicating-the-technology-curriculum-standards-and-tools
b. Tony can remove the branding and colors if you want them
c. If you want them contact tonydeprato

Smartwatches for kids
a. Link: http://www.engadget.com/2016/04/29/xiaomi-smartwatch-for-kids/
b. Why hasn't this taken off in the west?
c. Will schools implement similar safety features d. More info: http://en.miui.com/thread-272332-1-1.html

Episode 126 - Fat websites
May 04, 2016 05:34 PM PDT
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Tony, Tim and Patrick talk about the increasing sizes of web pages, learning management systems vs. class websites and some email etiquette. Check out the talking points below.

The average web page weight would equal that of the Doom install image in about 7 months time
a. Link: https://mobiforge.com/research-analysis/the-web-is-doom?r=1
b. Same thing is happening with programs.

Learning Management System or Class website
a. What is an LMS?
b. Pros?
c. Cons?
d. Verdict

Email etiquette
a. Should you have your own personalized signature?
b. Thoughts?

Episode 125 - Virtual Reality Anyone?
April 26, 2016 06:39 PM PDT
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This episode is all about virtual reality, mixed reality and augmented reality headsets and the impact we think it will have on education in general. Only one topic but a lot to talk about! Check out the talking points below.

All in one VR Headset PicoVR June2016:
a. Link: http://blog.geekbuying.com/index.php/2016/04/19/pico-neo-all-in-one-virtual-reality-headset-base-on-qualcomm-snapdragon-820/
b. http://www.picovr.com/en/neo.html
c. Pico is owned by Chinese Company Goer Tek Inc – Manufacture for Oculus, PSVR, Samsung Gear VR.
d. What's different? Controller holds the: cpu, ram, storage, battery. This means a light HMD
e. How does it compare? Lower resolution than Vive/Rift, 90hz refresh rate (same as Rift and Vive), Cardboard is 60hz.
f. Battery – 3 hours continuous
g. What else? Controllers - normal game pad and some that look very similar to PlayStation Move motion controller,
h. Running on Android – What about games? English/Chinese support. Only 3 to begin with from Audio Arena, EvilRobot Traffic Jam, WaddleHome – all editor picks on Oculus store.
i. Price? 3399RMB = 525USD or HMD only 300USD

The Untold Story of Magic Leap by Peter Yang of Wired
a. Link: http://www.wired.com/2016/04/magic-leap-vr/
b. Watch the demo video –
c. https://www.magicleap.com/#/home
d. Education is definitely a focus for them

Episode 124 - "Schank" Education
April 20, 2016 07:36 PM PDT
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This episode, Dave, Tony and Patrick talk about Roger Schank's approach to education, Nintendo's gaming workshop for kids and the Adidas tracker that is making its way into classrooms. Check out the talking points below.

Pragmatic Learning: It's not "fun" by Roger Schank of the blog Education Outrage
a. Link: http://educationoutrage.blogspot.com/2016/03/pragmatic-learning-its-not-fun.html
b. This is a long article
c. Stop building courses and create courses
d. Learning when learning is needed
e. Training is not fun
f. Dan Meyer's TedTalk: http://www.ted.com/talks/dan_meyer_math_curriculum_makeover

Nintendo partners with SF public library to teach kids about game design by Andrew Webster from The Verge
a. Link: http://www.theverge.com/2016/3/31/11327140/nintendo-super-mario-maker-education-sfpl
b. Consumer to creators
c. How can schools do this?
d. Resources needed?

US schools may soon be testing Adidas' new fitness tracker in K-12 schools by Samantha Murphy Kelly of Mashable
a. Link: http://mashable.com/2016/04/06/adidas-fitness-tracker-gym-class-students/#z7O_oBBgXPqJ
b. Interactive Health Technologies: https://ihtusa.com/
c. Really?
d. 140% increase in engagement in PE classes
e. Turning this into grades?

Episode 123 - Safe Space
April 11, 2016 07:01 PM PDT
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Tony, Tim, Patrick and Omar talk about Sugata Mitra's educational vision, safe spaces and more. Check out the talking points below.

Sugata Mitra and Cloud Based Education
His TED Talk:
a) https://www.ted.com/talks/sugata_mitra_build_a_school_in_the_cloud?language=en
Is this the real future of education?
b)Omar's issues with it
c) "Is knowing obsolete"

Read Hard Evidence on How to Improve Schools from the San Diego Tribune Editorial Board
a) Link: http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/news/2016/mar/27/big-data-public-education-teacher-effectiveness/
b) Big data when hiring teachers
c) Interesting findings

Episode 122 - Tim's Walkthrough Adventures
April 07, 2016 08:21 PM PDT
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On this episode, Tim, Tony and Patrick talk about curriculum mapping and how to do it the right way and Tim's exploration into classroom walkthroughs.

6. Curriculum Mapping, Your Biggest Mistake by Tony DePrato
a. Link: http://itbabble.com/2016/03/24/curriculum-mapping-your-biggest-mistake/
b. https://www.rubicon.com/

Tim's Walkthroughs Adventure
a. Engaging Teachers in Classroom Walkthroughs
i. Book by Claudia L. Edwards, Donald S. Kachur, and Judith A. Stout

Episode 121 - Mike Tyson vs. OneNote
March 31, 2016 06:08 PM PDT
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Today, Tim, Tony and Patrick talk about OneNote, how Eisenhower stayed organized IFTT and IpMan 3. Check out the talking points below.

1. OneNote – Tim wants to punch your face

2. Tony’s Post – What is Important is Seldom Urgent a. Link: http://itbabble.com/2016/03/13/what-is-important-is-seldom-urgent/

b. Eisenhower’s method – why is it better c. http://jamesclear.com/eisenhower-box

d. Apps or software to help e. Appfluence – Priority Matrix: https://appfluence.com/

How to deal with mobiles in the classroom
a. Can’t be ignored
b. Dangers vs Benefits

If This, Then That: Link Apps Together To Double Productivity by Kendra Perkins
a. Link: http://itbabble.com/2016/03/12/if-this-then-that-links-apps-together-to-double-your-productivity/
b. Who uses IFTTT
c. Free for Android, iOS d. Check out their recipes: https://ifttt.com/recipes

For your viewing pleasure Ip Man 3 - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2888046/?ref_=nv_sr_1

Episode 120 - Everything buckets
March 26, 2016 03:19 PM PDT
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On this episode, Tim, Tony, Omar and Patrick talk about so-called "everything buckets" like Evernote and OneNote and talk about Matrix style learning. Check out the talking points below.

Avoid "Everything Buckets," aka Why I Can't Get into Apps Like Evernote by Adam Pash of LifeHacker
a. Link: http://lifehacker.com/5666954/avoid-everything-buckets-aka-why-i-cant-get-into-apps-like-evernote
b. Do you use everything buckets? Which ones?
c. Alex Payne's article on everything buckets: http://al3x.net/2009/01/31/against-everything-buckets.html

The Allure of 'Matrix-Style Learning' by Audrey Watters of Hackeducation
a. Link: http://hackeducation.com/2016/03/02/matrix
b. No this hasn't happened
c. What if there was instant learning?
d. What would that look like and what would the consequences be?

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