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Episode 161 - It's a HOAX!
January 15, 2019 04:48 PM PST
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1) Virtual Reality - I am hopeful for its future by Patrick Cauley
a) https://itbabble.com/2019/01/10/virtual-reality-i-am-hopeful-for-its-future/
b) PSVR - https://www.playstation.com/en-us/explore/playstation-vr/

2) Story Time with Uncle Tony -
Facebook copy and paste text to see posts from old friends
a) Afraid to copy and paste
b) Tony retyped it in TextEdit - instead of copy and paste
c) Facebook linking these accounts due to same content (hypothesis)

3) Consumer Electronics Show 2019
a) Samsung’s MicroLED - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MicroLED
b) LG rollable TV - https://www.theverge.com/circuitbreaker/2018/12/17/18145866/lg-rollable-tv-ces-2019-commercial-sale
c) New laptops
d) LG Gram
e) Cheaper Chromebooks
f) Lenovo Laptops
g) Apple Airplay on most TV’s

Episode 160 - AI Still Sucks
December 30, 2018 01:25 PM PST
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1) Good article or Facebook hit piece?
Beware Silicon Valley’s Gifts to Our Schools
https://www.nationalreview.com/2018/12/silicon-valley-school-programs-tech-toys-do-more-harm-than-good/

2) Tony loves the new Ubuntu, more arguments for a Chrome Based environment and App Stream- OR - just Ubuntu and Amazon without Google Overlords
a) https://www.ubuntu.com/
b) App Stream runs well - https://aws.amazon.com/appstream2/

3) Crisis plan for IT departments
You Need Power or You’re Gonna Have a Bad Time
a) https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1musexE29t1HkVZUDZp9jYgg-GgniSaZW4zQdkDcktxc/edit#gid=0
b)What happens in a bad day?

3) AI Still Sucks
Service that monitors G Suite and Office 365 schools.
a) It looks at email and Google Drive/OneDrive documents
b)Can read text in pictures
c) Looks for drug mentions, violence or gun use, self harm, profanity and cyber bullying
d) 91,661 issues reported - none that require any action from administration

Links:
https://www.eia.gov/electricity/data/eia861/

How to understand it:
http://data.ap.org/projects/2015/infrastructure/apme/power-grid/reliability-metrics.html
http://www.thegreenmechanics.com/2012/05/how-do-you-calculate-saidi.html

Episode 159 - Virtual Nope!
November 21, 2018 08:20 AM PST
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1) Apple’s New Hardware
a) MacBook Air - https://www.apple.com/macbook-air/
b) Mac Mini - https://www.apple.com/mac-mini/
c) iPad Pro - https://www.apple.com/ipad-pro/

2) VR Headset
My Hands On Experience
a) Lenovo Mirage Solo - https://www.lenovo.com/us/en/virtual-reality-and-smart-devices/virtual-and-augmented-reality/lenovo-mirage-solo/Mirage-Solo/p/ZZIRZRHVR01
b) Not ready for mainstream anything

3) Google and LDAP
a) https://cloud.google.com/blog/products/identity-security/simplifying-identity-and-access-management-for-more-businesses
b) Pricing - https://cloud.google.com/identity-cp/
c) LDAP - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lightweight_Directory_Access_Protocol

Episode 158 - Trends? Maybe not
October 28, 2018 09:25 AM PDT
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1) Apple, Microsoft and Amazon’s events
a) Apple - https://www.macrumors.com/2018/09/12/everything-apple-announced-2018-iphone-event/
b) Microsoft - 3) https://www.theverge.com/2018/10/2/17923080/microsoft-event-2018-announcements-news-surface-laptop-windows-10-updates
c) Amazon - https://www.theverge.com/2018/9/20/17882582/amazon-event-september-2018-echo-alexa-speaker-news
https://aws.amazon.com/deeplens/
d) https://www.samsung.com/global/galaxy/galaxy-tab-s4/
New Apple Event - October 30th

2)Ch

romebook
Project Streaming - a) https://projectstream.google.com/aco/invite
b) https://techcrunch.com/2018/10/01/google-gets-into-game-streaming-with-project-stream-and-assassins-creed-odyssey-in-chrome/

3) Predictions, Patience and Observations by Patrick
a) https://itbabble.com/2018/09/23/predictions-patience-and-observation/
b) Beware of predictions and getting “caught up” in the moment.

4) Tony topic: Scheduling - Don’t be a trendsetter.
a) Steve Jobs Lost Interview - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tBh5_j4a1yo
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b) Timetable: https://www.asctimetables.com/
https://www.pgatour.com/tournaments/the-cj-cup-at-nine-bridges.html

Episode 157 - Welcome Back
September 14, 2018 01:39 PM PDT
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1) School’s back in session!
2) Goals for this year?
3) New tech for this year?
a)Amazon App Stream
b) https://aws.amazon.com/appstream2/
c) Make sure you have educational pricing -
d) contact Tony for support
e) Laser Printer - https://glowforge.com/
f) https://www.rolanddga.com/products/3d
4) Apple Event this week - anything we would like to see?
5) Windows Surface Go
a) https://bit.ly/2NWySj3
b) Lenovo YogaBook 2
c) https://www.theverge.com/circuitbreaker/2018/6/1/17416526/lenovo-yoga-book-2-pro

FYI:
They have a TEEN Program:
http://www.iub.edu/~iumakes/
https://www.fablabs.io/labs/acplgeorgetownmakerlab

Episode 156 - Angry Grandpa
July 23, 2018 06:35 AM PDT
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1) World Cup Fever & 4th of July

2) Important High Sierra Changes for IT Admins by Adam Engst of TidBITS
a) https://tidbits.com/2017/09/11/important-high-sierra-changes-for-it-admins/
b) It is very hard to do
c) MDM Solutions - Why pay to push out a free image
d) Mac Migration Assistant - https://support.apple.com/en-us/ht204350
e) Mac OS Server - https://www.apple.com/macos/server/
f) Deploy Studio - http://www.deploystudio.com/
g) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YIV6Bt3L1ks

3) Tech Savvy, Are You Sure? By Tony DePrato
a) https://itbabble.com/2018/07/05/tech-savvy-are-your-sure/
b) Thinking long term
c) Making tactical decisions

4) Airtame
Wireless streaming for a mixed environment
a) www.airtame.com
b) Set up
c) Digital signage
d) Cloud management
e) $249-$299 USD
f) Who is this good for?
g) Barco - http://www.barco.com

5) Chromebook monitoring tools - GoGuardian vs Netop
a) https://www.netop.com/
b) https://www.goguardian.com/
c) What’s the same?
d) What’s different
e) What my school went with?

Episode 155 - Gamechanger
June 11, 2018 08:29 AM PDT
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1) In 2018, Windows died at home and nobody cared by Jason Perlow of ZDNET
a) https://www.zdnet.com/article/in-2018-windows-died-at-home-and-nobody-cared/
b) K-12 and Higher education still uses laptops/desktops

2) Your Smartphone is the Best Computer You Own by David Pierce NO smiley
a) https://www.wsj.com/articles/your-phone-is-the-best-computer-you-ownso-use-it-more-1527084001
b) Schools typically follow business
c) Should schools ditch laptops for “mobile” devices

3) iPads vs. Chromebooks: Part 2 by Patrick Cauley
a) https://itbabble.com/2018/06/04/ipads-vs-chromebooks-part-2-2018/
b) Chromebooks it is!
c) Interesting results of the student survey

4) The accidental BYOD solution by Tony DePrato
a) https://itbabble.com/2018/06/06/the-accidental-byod-solution/
b) Amazon Workspaces
c) Amazon Education - https://www.amazon.com/gp/feature.html/?&docId=1000412651
d) WINE for Ubuntu - https://wiki.winehq.org/Ubuntu

Episode 154 - Poop on the Desk
May 23, 2018 07:22 AM PDT
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1) The best gadgets are the ones you know how to use by Dieter Bohn
a) https://www.theverge.com/2018/5/2/17302680/best-gadgets-tech-gear-liveblog-bag
b) This applies to schools: hardware, software, SIS, gradebooks, etc.
c) When is it good to make those changes?

2) Access Denied: Controlling What Students Can Access by Tony DePrato
a) http://itbabble.com/2018/05/05/controlling-what-students-can-access/

3) iPads vs. Chromebooks update
Student survey
a) Tony’s testing with Amazon Work Spaces
b)Tony tested Windows 10 with Amazon Work Spaces on a Chromebook
c) It works

4) End OF YEAR Process

Episode 153 - Go for Gold
May 08, 2018 09:41 AM PDT
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1) Tony’s knee surgery
a) http://www.davincisurgery.com/da-vinci-surgery/da-vinci-surgical-system/

2) Apple’s MacBook Pro recall
a) Battery Recall
b) https://www.apple.com/support/13inch-macbookpro-battery-replacement/
c) Keyboard
d) https://apple.slashdot.org/story/17/10/18/1530202/maybe-its-a-piece-of-dust

3) Google Forms & Sheets - Olympic Scoring series - by Patrick Cauley
a) https://itbabble.com/olympic-scoring-with-google-forms-sheets/
b) Schools and spreadsheets - is this more important than coding?
c) A good starting point for programming
d) Spreadsheets have limits
e) Office 365 - Sharepoint - f) https://products.office.com/en-us/sharepoint/sharepoint-online-collaboration-software

4) How to Increase Pay - No More Summers Off! By Ronnie Burt
a) https://www.theedublogger.com/2018/04/30/how-to-increase-teacher-pay-no-more-summers-off/
b) Comments are good in the post
c) Pay vs Working Conditions
d) Is pay really the talking point or a distraction

Episode 152 - PHEASANTS!
April 23, 2018 02:36 PM PDT
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1) Amazon WorkSpaces
a) https://aws.amazon.com/workspaces/
b) Pricing - https://aws.amazon.com/workspaces/pricing/

2) Don’t buy Nintendo Labo - by Patrick Cauley
a) https://itbabble.com/2018/04/19/dont-buy-nintendo-labo/
b) Too costly
c) One time use
d) Alternatives?

3) Computer Science, Programming, and Coding Standards by Grade Level by Tony DePrato
a) https://itbabble.com/2018/04/20/computer-science-programming-and-coding-standards-by-grade-level/
b) STE - NETS- https://www.iste.org/standards/for-students

4) iPads vs. Chromebooks: Part 1 - 2018 by Patrick
a) https://itbabble.com/2018/04/20/ipads-vs-chromebooks-part-1-2018/
b) Following the data
c) Discussing with stakeholders

5) Apple Classroom update
a) We are rolling the newer version next year
b) It’s nice

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