EdTech Situation Room Episode 22

Welcome to episode 22 of the EdTech Situation Room from September 14, 2016, where technology news meets educational analysis. This week Jason Neiffer (@techsavvyteach) and Wesley Fryer (@wfryer) had a special show. Rather than discuss a variety of recent technology news headlines, episode 22 focused exclusively on Dr. Nicholas Kardaras’ August 31, 2016 article for TIME Magazine, “Screens In Schools Are a $60 Billion Hoax.” The article highlights many of the key points in Kardaras’ newly published book, “Glow Kids: How Screen Addiction is Hijacking Our Kids—and How to Break the Trance.” Jason and Wes highlighted several of the valid points from the article regarding screentime, the powerful physiological influence of digital screens, and digital addictions. They also acknowledged misdirected educational technology movements, like the interactive whiteboard craze of the 2000’s and the race for educational technology companies to move standardized student assessments onto digital screens. Jason and Wes took issue, however, with Kardaras’ assertion that students in schools are better served with completely screen-free learning experiences. Referencing Neil Postman, John Seely Brown and other authors, they discussed how part of our obligation as educators it to prepare students to navigate the maze of digital distractions and information flows which characterize our modern age. Wes discussed the transformative benefits which digital technology can bring in differentiating reading experiences for students, and highlighted the example of his wife’s 3rd and 4th grade classroom in Oklahoma City which serves homeless students and families. Shelly Fryer (@sfryer) has taught in a 1:1 iPad classroom for the past 3 years, and uses apps like News-O-Matic to provide developmentally appropriate reading articles for students. Her students also use their technology tools to make and create, showing and sharing their learning and their developing skills. Jason took on the question, “If everything Kardaras’ argues is true, then what for schools?” He pointed out we can’t “un-invent” digital screens, so it’s important to help students become more saavy, intentional, and constructive users of digital screens to support learning and healthy living. Geeks of the week included amazing and affordable headphones from Monoprice (via Jason) and the free coding app for young kids, PBS Scratch Jr (from Wes). Check out past episode shownotes on http://edtechsr.com/links and be sure to follow @edtechSR for updates on Twitter http://twitter.com/edtechsr as well as on Facebook. If you listen to the show, please submit our listener survey using the shortened link http://wfryer.me/edtechsr which forwards to a Google Form. Your feedback and suggestions on the show are appreciated!

Shownotes:

  1. EdTech Situation Room Listener Survey: wfryer.me/edtechsr
  2. Follow @edtechSR on Twitter!
  3. Audio podcast feed (Subscribe with iTunes or Stitcher)
  4. Video version on YouTube
  5. Check out our video podcast feed and subscribe to our YouTube Channel (episodes also in this YouTube playlist)
  6. Jason Neiffer (@techsavvyteach)
  7. Wesley Fryer (@wfryer)
  8. EdTech Situation Room Listener Survey: wfryer.me/edtechsr
  9. Screens In Schools Are a $60 Billion Hoax (by Nicholas Kardaras, Time Magazine, 31 August 2016)
  10. “Glow Kids: How Screen Addiction is Hijacking Our Kids—and How to Break the Trance” by Nicholas Kardaras (2016)
  11. “How Plato and Pythagoras Can Save your Life” by Nicholas Kardaras (2011)
  12. [VIDEO] Back from the dead | Nicholas Kardaras | TEDxUrsulineCollege (Nov 2014)
  13. “Evidence for striatal dopamine release during a video game” by M. J. Koepp, R. N. Gunn, A. D. Lawrence, V. J. Cunningham, A. Dagher, T. Jones, D. J. Brooks, C. J. Bench & P. M. Grasby (PDF – 1998)
  14. Digital screens have powerful psychological effects! See edtechSR episode 12: How Technology Hijacks People’s Minds — from a Magician and Google’s Design Ethicist (Tristan Harris, 19 May 2016)
  15. A New Culture of Learning: Cultivating the Imagination for a World of Constant Change by Douglas Thomas and John Seely Brown (@jseelybrown) – www.newcultureoflearning.com
  16. News-o-Matic
  17. “Oversold and Underused” by Larry Cuban (2003) – @cubanlarry
  18. “Failure to Connect: How Computers Affect Our Children’s Minds — and What We Can Do About It” by Jane Healy
  19. “Information Anxiety 2” by Richard Wurman (2000)
  20. “Growing Up Digital: The Rise of the Net Generation” by Don Tapscott (1999) – @dtapscott
  21. “Life on the Screen: Identity in the Age of the Internet” by Sherry Turkle (1995, 1997) – @STurkle
  22. “The Flickering Mind: Saving Education from the False Promise of Technology” by Todd Oppenheimer (2004)
  23. Ninja Cat – Stalking Cat (>47 million views)
  24. “Teaching as a Subversive Activity: A No-Holds-Barred Assault on Outdated Teaching Methods-with Dramatic and Practical Proposals on How Education Can Be Made Relevant to Today’s World” by Neil Postman (1971)
  25. Rachel Fryer’s 500 Subscriber Special on YouTube  – rachelfryer.com (@rachfMC)
  26. “The Attention Economy and the Net” by Michael H. Goldhaber
  27. Shelly Fryer’s Classroom Websiteshellyfryer.com (@sfryer)
  28. Show with Media: What Do You Want to Create Today?
  29. Learning Showcase of Casady School (Oklahoma City)
  30. Learning Showcase of Yukon Public Schools (Yukon, Oklahoma)
  31. #OklaEd Oklahoma Learning Showcase
  32. Fall 2016 #STEAM Studio resources by Megan Thompson (@seeingnewshapes) and Wes Fryer
  33. Jason’s Geek of the Week: Monoprice Over-the-Ear Headphones
  34. Wes’ Geek of the Week: PBS Scratch Jr (workshop tutorial videos & resources by @sfryer)

EdTech Situation Room Episode 21

Welcome to episode 21 of the EdTech Situation Room from September 7, 2016, where technology news meets educational analysis. This week Jason Neiffer (@techsavvyteach) and Wesley Fryer (@wfryer) discussed the much-heralded Apple Event from earlier today which featured the announcement of the iPhone 7. Jason and Wes, in classic “Yayyyyy! …. or Mehhhhhhh…” analysis, broke down the major elements of the Apple Event. This included the iPhone 7 camera, the death of the headphone jack, newly announced AirPods, The Apple Watch Series 2, and iWork real-time collaboration. They also discussed missing announcements from the event, which included updates to the MacBook lineup, MacPro updates, iMac updates, or iPad/iPad Mini updates. They briefly discussed the Time Magazine article from August 31st, “Screens In Schools Are a $60 Billion Hoax,” and agreed to dedicate next week’s show entirely to analysis and responses to the varied (and slippery) arguments put forth by Nicholas Kardaras in the piece. Geeks of the week included the the MacRumors Buyer’s Guide (from Jason) and two outstanding videos to watch (from Wes) by Travor Muir and National Geographic. Check out the episode shownotes for links to referenced articles and resources. Also be sure to view our Google Doc with archived links from every show on edtechSR.com/links. Remember to follow us on Twitter @edtechSR and complete our listener/viewer survey, linked first this week in the shownotes! Your feedback counts and we love to hear from our fans around the world! (Note: About 18:45 of the show, we had some bandwidth hiccups in the Google Hangout… and we didn’t edit out that dead space from the show, so please persevere through this minor glitch. Overall given our tech constraints tonight, we’re thrilled with the audio and video quality!)

Shownotes:

  1. EdTech Situation Room Listener Survey: wfryer.me/edtechsr
  2. Follow @edtechSR on Twitter!
  3. Audio podcast feed (Subscribe with iTunes or Stitcher)
  4. Video version on YouTube
  5. Check out our video podcast feed and subscribe to our YouTube Channel (episodes also in this YouTube playlist)
  6. Jason Neiffer (@techsavvyteach)
  7. Wesley Fryer (@wfryer)
  8. Everything Apple Announced Today At Their iPhone 7 Event That Actually Matters (Lifehacker, 7 September 2016)
  9. Apple kills headphone jack (1878 – 2016). RIP. (TechCrunch, 7 September 2016)
  10. The post-Jobs Apple has soared financially, but lacks a breakthrough product (Recode – Mossberg, 31 August 2016)
  11. Screens In Schools Are a $60 Billion Hoax (Time Magazine, 31 August 2016)
  12. “African Smartphone Use” in BBC Click Podcast from 31 August 2016 “Moment Allows Navigation on Your Skin” (@bbcclick)
  13. House of #EdTech Podcast by Chris Nessi (@mrnesi)
  14. Shout out to Hall Davidson (@HallDavidson) & his legendary stories of recording audio tracks for his teen daughter’s iPad & changing meta info to masquerade as Miley Cyrus (back when she was cool with parents)
  15. TitanPad (free site running open source software Etherpad)
  16. Shout out to James Deaton (@jed) for recommending discounted Pebble smart watches
  17. Stories From School Podcast by @bkpkmedia produced by @TrevorMuir & @dreambition
  18. Jason’s Geek of the Week: MacRumors Buyer’s Guide
  19. Wes’ Geek of the Week 1: “Who was your favorite teacher ever?” video by Trevor Muir (@TrevorMuir)
  20. Wes’ Geek of the Week 2: National Geographic (@natgeo & @GC_Youth) short video documentary: “At 17 Million Years Old, Grand Canyon Still Has Lessons to Teach”

EdTech Situation Room Episode 20

Welcome to episode 20 of the EdTech Situation Room from August 24, 2016, where technology news meets educational analysis. This week Jason Neiffer (@techsavvyteach) and Wesley Fryer (@wfryer) discussed the ascendency of smartphones as the primary media consumptive screen in U.S. households, NASA’s recent announcement to make all its research openly accessible, Google’s decision to discontinue Chrome apps for Mac and Windows, and Verizon’s continuing metamorphosis from a “baby bell” telco to a global corporate player in digital media. The November 2015 article in the Atlantic by Walter Kirn, “If You’re Not Paranoid, You’re Crazy” was also a catalyst for reflections in the show, as well as NASA’s press release about it’s newly installed docking portal in the International Space Station for commercial space vehicles from SpaceX, Boeing, and other companies. Check out all our podcast shownotes on http://edtechsr.com/links and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/edtechSR. Please submit our short (6 question) listener survey using this link: http://wfryer.me/edtechsr

Shownotes:

  1. Follow @edtechSR on Twitter!
  2. Audio podcast feed (Subscribe with iTunes or Stitcher)
  3. Video version on YouTube ( also as Part 1 and Part 2)
  4. Check out our video podcast feed and subscribe to our YouTube Channel (episodes also in this YouTube playlist)
  5. Jason Neiffer (@techsavvyteach)
  6. Wesley Fryer (@wfryer)
  7. EdTech Situation Room Listener Survey: wfryer.me/edtechsr
  8. Privacy (or its disappearance) If You’re Not Paranoid, You’re Crazy (The Atlantic by @walterkirn, November 2015)
  9. Flashback post: Deleting Foursquare and Personal Privacy Boundaries (December 2013 by Wes)
  10. Signs of the Times: Your phone is becoming your favorite screen, even when you’re at home (Recode; 24 August 2016)
  11. Open Content: NASA Just Made All Its Research Free Online (Popular Mechanics, 21 Aug 2016)
  12. Web Churn: Verizon’s Metamorphosis: Can You See Me As A Tech Giant Now? (NPR, 9 August 2016)
  13. Space, STEM & Just Cool Stuff [VIDEO] The space station gets a new parking spot (4 min, The Verge, 20 Aug 2016)
  14. Disappearing Technology: Google is phasing out Chrome apps for Mac and Windows (Engadget, 19 August 2016)
  15. Chrome & Google: Attention, College Students: Chromebooks Are About to Get Awesome (Wired, 12 August 2016)
  16. Chrome & Google: The Google Play store, coming to a Chromebook near you (Google Chrome Blog, 19 May 2016)
  17. Chrome & Google: Android N Released! (Official Android Blog; 22 August 2016)
  18. Wes’ Geek of the Week: Anker Bluetooth Folio Keyboard Case for iPad Air 2 ($36)
  19. Jason’s Geek of the Week: The $100 Chromebook? Turn a Cheap, Dated Laptop into a Speedy ChromiumOS Device with CloudReady! (NCCE Tech-Savvy Teacher Blog; 19 April 2016)

EdTech Situation Room Episode 19

Welcome to episode 19 of the EdTech Situation Room from August 17, 2016, where technology news meets educational analysis. This week Jason Neiffer (@techsavvyteach) and Wesley Fryer (@wfryer) discussed a heartwarming story from the Rio Olympics, the role (or non-role) of videoconferencing and live streaming in many K12 classrooms, the shutdown of Blab and the migration of Google Hangouts from Google+ to YouTube Live. Additional topics included the DMCA and “safe harbor” in the recording industry’s latest efforts to increase their take of streaming music revenues from YouTube, Verizon’s efforts to become a media company, the imminent arrival of Android apps to a Chromebook near you, and the effects of both social media and mobile screens on young minds. Geeks of the week included Remind.com and playposit.com. Please follow us on Twitter @edtechSR to stay up to date upcoming live shows. Please reach out to us via Twitter and let us what you liked about the show and what you’d like to hear about in future episodes! Check out our shownotes on http://edtechsr.com/links.

Shownotes:

  1. Follow @edtechSR on Twitter!
  2. Audio podcast feed (Subscribe with iTunes or Stitcher)
  3. Video version on YouTube, also check out our video podcast feed and subscribe to our YouTube Channel (episodes also in this YouTube playlist)
  4. Jason Neiffer (@techsavvyteach)
  5. Wesley Fryer (@wfryer)
  6. South And North Korea Gymnasts’ Selfie Scores A 10 For Diplomacy “This is why we do the Olympics.” (Huffington Post, 8 August 2016)
  7. Blab shuts down, founders promise new app on the way (TechCrunch, 14 August 2016)
  8. Hangouts On Air moving from Google+ to YouTube Live (YouTube Help)
  9. Why Taylor Swift Is Asking Congress To Update Copyright Laws (NPR, 8 August 2016)
  10. The Music Industry’s New War Is About So Much More Than Copyright (Wired, 11 August 2016)
  11. Verizon’s Metamorphosis: Can You See Me As A Tech Giant Now? (NPR, 9 August 2016)
  12. Attention, College Students: Chromebooks Are About to Get Awesome (Wired, 12 August 2016)
  13. The Google Play store, coming to a Chromebook near you (Google Chrome Blog, 19 May 2016)
  14. Researchers Study Effects Of Social Media On Young Minds (NPR, 9 August 2016)
  15. Summer Camps Struggle To Enforce Bans On Screen Time (NPR, 11 August 2016)
  16. Jason’s Geek of the Week: Seen Remind, lately? If not, it keeps getting even more awesome!
  17. Wes’ Geeks of the Week: PlayPosit: Interactive Video Learning (via @BlackDogOKC) and iPad Cart Setup Steps with Apple Configurator 2 and Meraki MDM (August 2016)

EdTech Situation Room Episode 18

Welcome to episode 18 of the EdTech Situation Room from August 3, 2016, where technology news meets educational analysis. This week Jason Neiffer (@techsavvyteach) and Wesley Fryer (@wfryer) discussed the impacts of cell phone availability for refugees in Greece, security and a new hack announced at the Black Hat Conference, millenial preferences for Microsoft Word over Google Docs for individual projects, the present and future of eBooks, the DNA revolution and DIY genomics. Geeks of the week included Paperpile (a software tool for research citations) and the @pfsense SG-2220 router. Follow us on Twitter @edtechSR to stay up to date on our live shows. If you listen to the show and especially if you like it, please reach out to us via Twitter and let us know! Check out our shownotes on http://edtechsr.com/links.

Shownotes:

  1. Follow @edtechSR on Twitter!
  2. Audio podcast feed (Subscribe with iTunes or Stitcher)
  3. Video version on YouTube, also check out our video podcast feed and subscribe to our YouTube Channel (episodes also in this YouTube playlist)
  4. Jason Neiffer (@techsavvyteach)
  5. Wesley Fryer (@wfryer)
  6. SEEKING SHELTER With phones in hand, refugees stranded in Greece tap underground networks to find safe haven (CNet, 3 August 2016)
  7. New attack steals SSNs, e-mail addresses, and more from HTTPS pages (ArsTechnica, 3 August 2016) “Now, by simply visiting a website owned by a malicious party, you are placing your online security at risk”
  8. Teens spend a ‘mind-boggling’ 9 hours a day using media, report says (CNN, 3 Nov 2015) “54% of teens in houses making < $35,000 a yr have laptop in home vs 92% of teens in households making > $100,000”
  9. Millennials prefer Microsoft Word for individual work, Google Docs for collaborative work (Recode, 29 July 2016)
  10. Amazon Releases New Low-End Kindles/Review (CNet, 28 July 2016)
  11. 92% of college students prefer print books to e-books, study finds (LA Times, 8 February 2016]
  12. How the DNA Revolution Is Changing Us (National Geographic, August 2016)
  13. The Industries of the Future” by Alex Ross (@AlecJRoss)
  14. Wes’ STEM Innovation Twitter List (view this in Flipboard on a tablet!)
  15. How to Stream Live Google Hangouts on Air to YouTube (SocialMediaExaminer, 17 March 2015)
  16. Jason’s Geek of the Week: Paperpile, for Google Docs
  17. Wes’ Geek of the Week: @pfsense SG-2220
  18. onHub by Google

EdTech Situation Room Episode 17

Welcome to episode 17 of the EdTech Situation Room from July 27, 2016, where technology news meets educational analysis. This week Jason Neiffer (@techsavvyteach) and Wesley Fryer (@wfryer) discussed the implications of Verizon’s announced purchase of Yahoo, the continued viral phenomenon of Pokemon Go, recent “billions records” of Apple and Facebook, and SpaceX’s successful launch of a new door for the International Space Station. Geeks of the week included the ViewMaster VR Headset, the 360 degree video panorama live broadcast from the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, a crowd-sourced list of educational apps and videos for Google Cardboard, and the amazing Prisma app available for iOS and Android. Please follow us on Twitter for updates on shows @edtechSR, and check out our shownotes on http://edtechsr.com/links.

Shownotes:

  1. Follow @edtechSR on Twitter!
  2. Audio podcast feed (Subscribe with iTunes or Stitcher)
  3. Video version on YouTube, also check out our video podcast feed and subscribe to our YouTube Channel (episodes also in this YouTube playlist)
  4. Jason Neiffer (@techsavvyteach)
  5. Wesley Fryer (@wfryer)
  6. Verizon is buying Yahoo for $4.8 billion (CNN Money, 25 July 2016)
  7. Photos for Class
  8. Flickr Creative Commons Images
  9. iPad Media Camp Curriculum (@ipadmediacamp)
  10. Apple could make up to $3 billion from Pokemon Go (GSM Arena, 21 July 2016)
  11. Pokemon Gone: Nintendo shares dive as it reveals there’s no profit in this craze (Financial Review; 26 July 2016)
  12. Nintendo shares plummet after investors realize it doesn’t actually make Pokémon Go (The Verge, 25 July 2016)
  13. Facebook continues to thrive, closing in on 2 billion monthly users (The Verge; 27 July 2016)
  14. Apple’s billionth iPhone is a rare milestone in tech (Recode; 27 July 2016)
  15. SpaceX Rocket Sends A New Door To Space Station (NPR, 18 July 2016)
  16. 5 Years After Shuttle, NASA Awaits Commercial Crew Capsules (VOAnews , 20 July 2016)
  17. A Crowd-sourced List of Google Cardboard Apps & Videos (via @rmbyrne)
  18. Prisma App for iPhone (example of Glacier NP photo turned to art)
  19. Jason uses Prisma
  20. Viewmaster VR Headset
  21. DNC 360 Panoramic Video on YouTube

EdTech Situation Room Episode 16

Welcome to episode 16 of the EdTech Situation Room from July 13, 2016, where technology news meets educational analysis. This week Jason Neiffer (@techsavvyteach) and Wesley Fryer (@wfryer) discussed new Android phone security hacks, the viral phenomenon of Pokemon Go, and signs of the continuing disruptive upheaval of worldwide video distribution. We used a Google Hangout this week instead of Blab, but had some bandwidth issues which created some audio skips and interruptions in our webcast and podcast recording. We will continue to work on these connectivity and recording issues to bring you better audio next week! Please follow us on Twitter for updates on shows @edtechSR, and check out our shownotes on http://edtechsr.com/links.

Shownotes:

  1. Follow @edtechSR on Twitter!
  2. Audio podcast feed (Subscribe with iTunes or Stitcher)
  3. Video version on YouTube, also check out our video podcast feed and subscribe to our YouTube Channel (episodes also in this YouTube playlist)
  4. Subscribe to @edtechSR on Blab.im (no archived episode 15, however)
  5. Jason Neiffer (@techsavvyteach)
  6. Wesley Fryer (@wfryer)
  7. What Is Pokémon Go and Why Is Everyone Talking About It? (Lifehacker, July 11, 2016)
  8. Here’s the crazy first game the creators of Pokémon Go made inside Google (Recode, 7/9/2016)
  9. People are starting to make their restaurant choices based on Pokemon Go (Business Insider, July 11, 2016)
  10. How Pokemon Go may help AR’s business case (ZDNet, 7/11/2016)
  11. Pokémon GO App Review (@CommonSense, 7/13/2016)
  12. Google security issues in Pokemon Go were patched today (AppleInsider, 7/12/2016)
  13. Jason: Cautionary Tale: 14 REASONS WHY POKEMON GO IS THE FUTURE OF LEARNING (Ideafm, July 8, 2016)
  14. AP Stylebook Entry (Twitter)
  15. Twitter will livestream the Democratic and Republican conventions (Engadget, July 11, 2016)
  16. ABC is creating dozens of free, digital-only shows it wants you to watch on your phone (Recode, July 13, 2016)
  17. Most people don’t trust the news they get from social media (Recode, 7/8/2016)
  18. The tyranny of messaging and notifications (Recode, 7/6/2016)
  19. Jason’s Geek of the Week: Google’s Octane Benchmark
  20. Wes’ Geek of the Week: Hyper app (@watchhyper)

EdTech Situation Room Episode 15

Welcome to episode 15 of the EdTech Situation Room from June 28, 2016, where technology news meets educational analysis. This week Jason Neiffer (@techsavvyteach) and Wesley Fryer (@wfryer) were together in person at the ISTE Conference in Denver, Colorado! Following the day 2 keynote, they recorded a conversation about some of the exciting new announcements by Google, Amazon, and other companies during ISTE. Check out the podcast shownotes for links to referenced articles, which are also available on http://edtechSR.com/links. We had recording problems (again) with Blab, so are considering moving to a new livestreaming platform for the show. If you have suggestions we’d love to hear them! We’re considering Facebook Live or YouTube. We will NOT have a show next week on July 6 but should be back July 13. Follow us on Twitter @edtechSR to stay updated about days, times, and links for future live shows. We’d love for you to join us live if you can, and to send us feedback whenever you are able to listen to our show. Thanks for tuning in!

Shownotes:

  1. Follow @edtechSR on Twitter!
  2. Audio podcast feed (Subscribe with iTunes or Stitcher)
  3. No video available (yet) for this episode, but still check out our video podcast feed and subscribe to our YouTube Channel (episodes also in this YouTube playlist)
  4. Subscribe to @edtechSR on Blab.im (no archived episode 15, however)
  5. Jason Neiffer (@techsavvyteach)
  6. Wesley Fryer (@wfryer)
  7. Google Expeditions for Schools
  8. Google Cast for Chromebooks & Google Classroom
  9. Updates from ISTE: 4 new tools to help teachers do what they do best (Google, 27 June 2016)
  10. Amazon Unveils Online Education Service for Teachers (NYTimes, 27 June 2016)
  11. Follow @mistersill on Twitter (gr8 YouTube & digital video tips)
  12. Inside and Outside Digital Sharing

EdTech Situation Room Episode 14

Welcome to episode 14 of the EdTech Situation Room from June 22, 2016, where technology news meets educational analysis. This week Jason Neiffer (@techsavvyteach) and Wesley Fryer (@wfryer) shared their best advice for educators attending the 2016 ISTE (International Society of Technology in Education) conference in Denver, Colorado. They also discussed important announcements from Apple’s recent Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC) and what those may portend for teachers and schools. Additional news articles of discussion included the use of Periscope video on June 22nd by CSPAN when the US House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan stopped “standard” TV coverage of a Democratic Party sit-in and the recent purchase of LinkedIn by Microsoft. Geeks of the Week included Jason’s pro-tip to shop for gamer-marketed computer mice and keyboards, and Wes’ recommendation of a $50 Jedi knight Star Wars costume on Amazon. Thanks to our live viewers Peggy in Arizona and Juan in Columbia for joining us live. We’re a worldwide show! Next week we’ll be broadcasting LIVE from ISTE in Denver, please mark your calendar and plan to join us. Also remember to follow @edtechSR on Twitter to stay updated with our latest episode showtimes. Note Wes had some bandwidth issues at about 51:30 of the show, so about 5 minutes of the webshow was edited out of the audio version of this episode but included in the video version.

Shownotes:

  1. Follow @edtechSR on Twitter!
  2. Watch Episode 14 on YouTube
  3. Audio podcast feed (Subscribe with iTunes or Stitcher)
  4. Video podcast feed
  5. Subscribe to our YouTube Channel (episodes also in this YouTube playlist)
  6. Subscribe to @edtechSR on Blab.im
  7. Jason Neiffer (@techsavvyteach)
  8. Wesley Fryer (@wfryer)
  9. Jason’s best ISTE advice: good shoes (prepare for lots of walking) and remember you can attend webcasted keynotes in less crowded lounges around the convention center! Don’t over do it with vendor hall swag!
  10. Wes’ best ISTE advice: Attend the TeachMeet (Sunday- free!), Hangout in the Blogger’s Cafe, Watch all the Ignites before the Keynotes!
  11. More Evidence of Media Disruption: Livestream: Here’s the Congressional gun control sit-in that Paul Ryan doesn’t want you to see (Re/Code, 22 June)
  12. Microsoft Buys LinkedIn for $26.2 Billion, Reasserting Its Muscle (New York Times; 13 June)
  13. Robots won’t replace teachers because they can’t inspire us (Re/Code, 22 June)
  14. Everything Apple Announced at WWDC That Actually Matters (Lifehacker, 13 June)
  15. Wes’ votes for #WWDC notable news: SSO for tvOS & Swift Playgrounds
  16. Remove built-in apps from the Home screen on your iOS device with iOS 10 beta (Apple Support article, via #wwdc2016)
  17. Universal Clipboard in iOS 10 (via @TheNextWeb)
  18. “Over 1300 video apps are now available on TVos (AppleTV) and over 6000 apps total” (via @cue #wwdc2016)
  19. “Apple App Store launched 8 years ago with 500 apps. Now are > 2 million apps” (via @timcook #wwdc2016)
  20. Apple is turning Siri into a next-level Artificial Intelligence (Mashable, 13 June 2016)
  21. SuperCook (find recipes to cook based on the ingredients you have on hand)
  22. Chef Watson! https://www.ibmchefwatson.com/community
  23. Can Google’s Larry Page make flying cars a reality? (10 June 2016, by @drgitlin @arstechnica)
  24. Jason’s Geek of the Week: Gaming Mice and Keyboards for Office Users
  25. Wes’ Geek of the Week: CosplaySky Star Wars Jedi Robe Costume Tunic Halloween Kenobi via #iplza16 @Criticalclick

EdTech Situation Room Episode 13

Welcome to episode 13 of the EdTech Situation Room from June 8, 2016, where technology news meets educational analysis. This week Jason Neiffer (@techsavvyteach) and Wesley Fryer (@wfryer) discussed new research on teen media multitasking and cognition, project management software options including a new offering from Microsoft, more rumors of Apple’s WWDC event next week, continuing security / password hacks in the news and good advice for protecting your own web accounts, and more. Geeks of the week included Silicon Valley on HBO and the upcoming Coding and Minecraft Camps for Girls offered by Connected Camps. Check our updated episode links on http://edtechsr.com/links as well as the shownotes below for all the articles and resources mentioned in the show. Please reach out to us on Twitter or leave a comment to share feedback or just let us know you listened to the show and enjoyed it! Next week we will either be rescheduling or postponing due to a family birthday conflict, but we definitely WILL be both attending ISTE 2016 at the end of the month and hope to host a show there live from Denver! Follow @edtechSR on Twitter to stay updated with our latest episode dates, we’d love to have you join us live sometime!

Shownotes:

  1. Follow @edtechSR on Twitter!
  2. Watch Episode 13 on YouTube
  3. Audio podcast feed (Subscribe with iTunes or Stitcher)
  4. Video podcast feed
  5. Subscribe to our YouTube Channel (episodes also in this YouTube playlist)
  6. Subscribe to @edtechSR on Blab.im
  7. Jason Neiffer (@techsavvyteach)
  8. Wesley Fryer (@wfryer)
  9. Microsoft launches a project management app called Planner – To compete with Trello and Asana (Verge, 6 June 2016) – for Office 365 Users
  10. Rumor: Supplier already shipping hinges for Apple’s redesigned 13″ MacBook Pro (AppleInsider, 7 June 2016) – new designs likely coming late 2016
  11. Apple’s ‘Hey Siri’ helps mom call ambulance, saves life of baby (AppleInsider, 7 June 2016)
  12. App Store 2.0 (The Verge, 8 June 2016)
  13. Apple’s WWDC 2016: Siri, iOS 10, Apple Music, and what else to expect (The Verge, 8 June 2016)
  14. Media multitasking and cognition in teens–new data (Daniel Willingham, 6 June 2016)
  15. Infomagical: BOOTCAMP (Note to Self Podcast from WNYC, 8 June 2016)
  16. TeamViewer confirms number of abused user accounts is “significant” (ArsTechnica, 5 June 2016)
  17. Why Complex Password Requirements Don’t Necessarily Make You Safer (LifeHacker, 8 June 2016)
  18. Google’s AlphaGo AI will play against humanity’s best Go player (ArsTechnica, 6 June 2016)
  19. Jason’s Geek of the Week: Silicon Valley on HBO
  20. Wes’ Geek of the Week: Online Girls Minecraft Coding Summer Camps (@connectedcamps)