March 19, 2016 11:40 AM PDT
Tim, Tony and Patrick talk about OneDrive at great length and the new Xerox translation service. Check out the talking points below.
OneDrive Can Now Scan Your Whiteboard or Documents, Turn Them Into PDFs by Eric Ravenscraft of LifeHacker
a. Link: http://lifehacker.com/onedrive-can-now-scan-your-whiteboard-or-documents-tur-1764240572
b. A game changer?
e. Watch out though if you're a Windows 10 user
Xerox Photocopiers Can Now Translate Whatever You're Copying by Andrew Liszewski
March 16, 2016 09:51 PM PDT
Tim, Tony and Patrick talk about another good Chrome extension (Papier) and about the people rating app: Peeple. Check out the talking points below!
Chrome extension – Papier
a. Link: https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=1&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0ahUKEwj-hvT4hLTLAhUCuoMKHRCYCLQQFggdMAA&url=https%253A%252F%252Fchrome.google.com%252Fwebstore%252Fdetail%252Fpapier%252Fhhjeaokafplhjoogdemakihhdhffacia&usg=AFQjCNHLlfsfQJXZI8iAdRJJY4ppqi_oVQ
b. Patrick's post: http://itbabble.com/2016/03/09/papier-a-chrome-extension-worth-checking-out/
Peeple for iOS and Android (coming soon)
a. Washington post article: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-intersect/wp/2015/09/30/everyone-you-know-will-be-able-to-rate-you-on-the-terrifying-yelp-for-people-whether-you-want-them-to-or-not/
b. People rating people – how could this go wrong?
c. Peeple - http://forthepeeple.com/
March 13, 2016 01:02 PM PDT
On this episode, Tim, Tony and Patrick talk about the Hour of Code and what happens afterwards and how has Google changed the way students learn. Check out the talking points below.
Beyond Hour of Code by Tony DePrato
a. Link: http://itbabble.com/2016/02/28/beyond-hour-of-code/
c. What happens afterwards?
d. What are some good ideas at each level?
i. Grade calculator
ii. Something fun that you can discuss
e. Just a one-off moment in the school year
i. Too easily dismissed?
ii. Something that is accessible not scary
How Has Google Affected the Way We Learn? By Zhai Yun Tan of KQED
a. Link: http://ww2.kqed.org/mindshift/2016/02/08/how-has-google-affected-the-way-students-learn/
b. Good, bad, inevitable?
c. What can't teachers do anymore?
d. What should they do?
March 09, 2016 05:14 PM PST
Tony, Tim and Patrick take on Kiddle.co, the Rasterbator and share what podcasts we listen to. Check out the talking points and links below.
1. Kiddle.co - A visual search engine that is safe for kids
a. Link: http://m.slashdot.org/story/307933
c. Trying to hard to protect kids
d. Better to have a conversation than sweeping it under the rug
e. Are visual searches just too risky anyway? f. http://www.kidrex.org/
g. Open DNS - https://www.opendns.com/
2. Rasterbation: Just as Fun as It Sounds by Kendra Perkins
a. Link: http://itbabble.com/2016/02/28/rasterbation/ b. Link: http://rasterbator.net/
c. Creates large posters by enlarging and breaking an image into multiple sheets of paper.
d. Block Posters - http://www.blockposters.com/
3. Podcasts that we listen to
a. Tony - No Agenda Show, Stuff You Should Know, Stuff to Blow Your Mind
b. Tim - Future Tense, Tim Ferris Show, Joe Rogan Experience, Hardcore Histories, Common Sense, Guardian Tech
c. Patrick - IT Babble, TWIT, No Agenda, CinemaSins – Sincast, WTF, PTI
March 07, 2016 05:22 PM PST
Tony, Tim, Dave and Patrick talk about Chrome extensions and Remix which is Android as a desktop OS. Check out the talking points below.
New for all you O365/Chrome users:
a. Link: http://www.omgchrome.com/microsoft-brings-office-online-chrome-web-store/
b. Microsoft Brings office online to chrome webstore – 3.5 Stars - 2,705 votes
Remix OS, a desktop-focused version of Android is coming to older PCs by James Vincent of the Verge
a. Link: http://www.theverge.com/2016/2/22/11081964/remix-os-android-desktop-beta-mwc-2016
b. Is this a way to make older computers more useful again?
c. Or should they just load Chromium on those machines?
i. Link: http://www.theverge.com/2016/2/17/11030406/neverware-google-chromebook-chromium-os-education-microsoft
ii. Neverware: http://www.neverware.com/#introtext-3
March 03, 2016 07:05 PM PST
This episode Tim, Tony and Patrick talk about ET for the Atari and how awful it is, what is coming next for computing and a VR update from Tim. Check out the talking points below.
1. FBI Muse - The man that made the worst game in history, ET on Atari: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-35560458?utm_source=pocket&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=pockethits
a. More time to plan lessons, give feedback and reflect. Is this the answer to our "failing schools/teachers"?
2. What's next in computing Link: https://medium.com/@cdixon/what-s-next-in-computing-e54b870b80cc#.qvxyajhme
a. So what's next in education?
i. Flipped classroom, IEP, Virtual Instruction, VR,
3. VR update: Will the Galaxy 7 help VR become adopted by the masses?
February 22, 2016 05:59 PM PST
Today we are joined by Omar, Tim, Tony and Patrick as they discuss about an interesting observation by Tom Whitby and whether old fashioned classroom management is as effective as these new fangled apps. Check out the talking points below.
4We Need to Put a Woman on the Moon by Tom Whitby of My Island View
a. Link: https://tomwhitby.wordpress.com/2016/02/08/we-need-to-put-a-woman-on-the-moon/
b. Do you think he is right?
c. Is there a connection to more female teachers to using less technology in classrooms?
d. Thoughts or experiences?
Classroom management showdown: Names on the board vs. ClassDojo
a. ClassDojo link: https://www.classdojo.com/
b. Smiley and frown face on the board: http://ukedchat.com/2015/09/02/the-smiley-game-the-frowny-system-by-lessontoolbox/?utm_source=ReviveOldPost&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=ReviveOldPost
c. Which is better folks?
February 19, 2016 08:58 PM PST
Tony, Tim, Omar and Patrick discuss Tony's post about how everyone is Ed Tech has it wrong, 12 tools you need to survive and why the FBI really needs a teacher's help. Check out the talking points below.
Tony's Post - Quotes and Comments in Ed.Tech- Everyone Has It Wrong
a. Link: http://itbabble.com/2016/02/12/quotes-and-comments-about-progress-in-ed-tech-everyone-has-it-wrong/
b. Are apps really that bad Tony? Are there any exceptions?
c. Do you think apps with a singular purpose stifle innovation?
d. Thoughts from everyone
The Twelve Tools You Need For Survival in One Graphic by Melanie Pinola of LifeHacker
a. Link: http://lifehacker.com/the-12-types-of-tools-you-need-for-survival-in-one-gra-1758285171?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+lifehacker%2Ffull+%28Lifehacker%29
b. Infographic created by EmergencyEssentials
c. Should schools teach have this type of class?
d. What other classes would you add? Shop, Home Economics, etc.
The FBI teaches teens about extremism with a game that defies logic by Chris Vleazco of Engadget
a. Link: http://www.engadget.com/2016/02/13/the-fbi-game-makes-zero-sense/
b. Play the game: https://cve.fbi.gov/whatis/?state=blameSection1
c. What has the FBI done wrong?
d. Better ways?
February 16, 2016 04:44 PM PST
This episode Tony, Dave and Patrick talk about the crappy WiFi in The White House and people claiming hashtags from Twitter and putting them on their resumes. Check out the talking notes below.
Obamas Say Wi-Fi Service in White House 'Sketchy' from the AP Wire
a. Link: http://news.yahoo.com/obamas-seek-better-wifi-next-first-couple-091141933--politics.html?.gg_forward=true
b. Not even the PoTUS can get solid Wi-Fi
c. Should communities and administration curb their expectations?
d. What problems interfere with WiFi?
People are putting credit for hashtags on their resume
b. Should we even care about this?
February 14, 2016 08:02 AM PST
Tony, Dave and Patrick are back after the Chinese New Year delayed the podcast and it is a great one. They talk about the future of photography in school, an educator's workspace and about a new type of communication app that is free to use. Check out the talking points below.
The future of photography in schools - DSLR vs Smartphones
a. Link: http://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2016/01/shootout-redux-smartphone-camera-vs-tricked-out-dslr-one-year-later/ by Lee Hutchinson of Ars Technica
b. Instead of teaching good photography with complex DSLR, should we teach basic smartphone shooting and then touching it up in Photoshop/LightRoom?
An educator's workspace
a. Link: http://lifehacker.com/take-a-moment-and-assess-your-workspace-for-productivit-1754626706 by Alan Henry of LifeHacker
b. What does yours look like?
c. How often do you revamp change it?
d. Tony's rule: If you don't use it at least once a month don't put it on your desk
e. Kneeling chair: http://www.amazon.com/Smart-Ergonomically-Designed-Casters-Memory/dp/B002L15NSK f. Sit stand desk: http://www.thehumansolution.com/height-adjustable-sit-stand-desk.html g. Gina Tapani's workspace: http://lifehacker.com/5932887/im-gina-trapani-and-this-is-how-i-work
New app aims to improve teacher parent-teacher communication on eSchool News
a. Link: http://www.eschoolnews.com/2016/02/10/new-app-aims-to-improve-parent-teacher-communication/
b. This is a press release not a story
c. Bloomz: https://www.bloomz.net/
d. Bloomz Overview video on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZkiTA_acE8E
e. Closed social network and communication system for schools
f. Calendars, easy communication, scheduling of conferences, reminders, etc.
g. Is there a problem? Is this the best solution?