EdTechSR Ep 317 Digital Privacy Predicaments

Welcome to episode 317 (“Digital Privacy Predicaments”) of the EdTech Situation Room from January 17, 2024, where technology news meets educational analysis. This week, Dr. Jason Neiffer (AIcentrist.com) and Dr. Wesley Fryer (wesfryer.com/after) delved into pressing issues surrounding digital privacy, the ethical implications of AI in education, and the latest advancements in EdTech tools and platforms. Highlights of the discussion included the evolving landscape of digital privacy laws, innovative uses of AI in the classroom, and the potential impacts of new technology policies on educators and students. The episode also covered key updates from major tech companies and their influence on educational technology. “Geeks of the Week” featured insightful resources and tools beneficial for educators. Although the specific “Geeks of the Week” links from this episode are not provided here, they typically include cutting-edge educational tools, tips, and articles shared by Jason and Wes, contributing to the professional growth of educators and the enhancement of learning environments with technology. Our show was live-streamed and archived simultaneously on YouTube Live as well as Facebook Live via StreamYard.com. Please follow @edtechsr@mastodon.education on Mastodon for updates, and join LIVE on Wednesday nights if you can. All shownotes are available on edtechSR.com/links. AI Disclosure: An initial draft of this episode summary was generated using youtubetranscript.com and a custom GPT on ChatGPT 4, as well as options for our show title! Stay savvy and safe!

Shownotes

  1. Subscribe to our EdTechSR Substack Newsletter!
  2. EdTech Situation Room Listener Survey: wfryer.me/edtechsr
  3. Follow @edtechSR on Twitter!
  4. Audio podcast feed (Subscribe with iTunes or Stitcher)
  5. Video version on YouTube
  6. Check out our video podcast feed and subscribe to our YouTube Channel (episodes also in this YouTube playlist)
  7. Jason Neiffer (Mastodon: mastodon.cloud/@neif) – aicentrist.com – blog: blog.ncce.org
  8. Wes Fryer (Mastodon: mastodon.cloud/@wfryer) – wesfryer.com/after
  9. Microsoft launches a Pro plan for Copilot (TechCrunch; 15 January 2024)
  10. AI-Generated ‘George Carlin’ Comedy Special Blasted by Comedian’s Daughter (Rolling Stone; 11 January 2024)
  11. George Carlin: I’m Glad I’m Dead (2024) – Full Special (Dudesy via YouTube) CAUTION: Adult Themes and Salty Language
  12. OpenAI must defend ChatGPT fabrications after failing to defeat libel suit (ArsTechnica, 17 Jan 2024)
  13. Microsoft Tops Apple to Become Most Valuable Public Company (NYTimes, 12 Jan 2024) #GiftLink
  14. App Store to Be ‘Split in Two’ Ahead of EU iPhone Sideloading Deadline (MacRumors, 15 Jan 2024)
  15. Teen sued Utah over social media law requiring curfew for minors (ArsTechnica, 17 Jan 2024)
  16. Substack Realizes Maybe It Doesn’t Want To Help Literal Nazis Make Money After All (But Only Literal Nazis) (TechDirt, 10 Jan 2024)
  17. Hard Fork Podcast (NY Times)
  18. Apple Vision Pro’s Lengthy Sales Pitch Will Include 25-Minute Demo (Bloomberg; 14 January 2024)
  19. Supreme Court upholds Apple vs. Epic ruling, Apple must allow app developers to link to other payment systems (9 to 5 Mac; 16 January 2024)
  20. Even more Californians could be moving to Austin after Apple shuttered a San Diego office (San Antonio Express, 17 Jan 2024)
  21. Researcher uncovers one of the biggest password breaches in recent history (ArsTechnica, 17 Jan 2024)
  22. Passkeys may not be for you, but they are safe and easy—here’s why (ArsTechnica, 12 May 2023)
  23. CES 2024: AI everything, what we expect in Las Vegas and all the announcements so far (Engadget; 8 January 2024)
  24. The GE Profile Smart Indoor Smoker brings BBQ inside for $1,000 (Engadet, 8 Jan 2024)
  25. Jason’s Geek of the Week: FlightAware
  26. Wes’ Geek of the Week: Free virtual AI EdTech PlayDate: Saturday, Jan 20th, 10am to Noon ET (EventBrite Registration)
Digital Privacy Predicaments” (CC BY 2.0) by Wesley Fryer

EdTechSR Ep 316 AI Legislative Insights

Welcome to episode 316 (“AI Legislative Insights”) of the EdTech Situation Room from January 10, 2024, where technology news meets educational analysis. This week, Dr. Jason Neiffer (aicentrist.com) and Dr. Wesley Fryer (wesfryer.com/after) discussed a range of topics focusing on the intersection of technology, education, and policy. Key discussions included the latest developments in AI legislation and its impact on educational technology, in-depth analysis of current tech trends, and thoughtful debates on various EdTech policies. The episode also delved into the broader implications of AI on educational practices and the dynamics of digital education. ‘Geeks of the Week’ included the Everyday AI Podcast, Beeper (software which integrates multiple chat apps) and the AI Resource Guides from EdTech PlayDate CLT. Our show was live-streamed and archived simultaneously on YouTube Live as well as Facebook Live via StreamYard.com. Please follow @edtechsr@mastodon.education on Mastodon for updates, and join LIVE on Wednesday nights if you can. All shownotes are available on edtechSR.com/links. AI Disclosure: An initial draft of this episode summary was generated using youtubetranscript.com and a custom GPT on ChatGPT 4, as well as options for our show title! Stay savvy and safe!

Shownotes

  1. Subscribe to our EdTechSR Substack Newsletter!
  2. EdTech Situation Room Listener Survey: wfryer.me/edtechsr
  3. Follow @edtechSR on Twitter!
  4. Audio podcast feed (Subscribe with iTunes or Stitcher)
  5. Video version on YouTube
  6. Check out our video podcast feed and subscribe to our YouTube Channel (episodes also in this YouTube playlist)
  7. Jason Neiffer (Mastodon: mastodon.cloud/@neif) – aicentrist.com – blog: blog.ncce.org
  8. Wes Fryer (Mastodon: mastodon.cloud/@wfryer) – wesfryer.com/after
  9. In case you missed it, ChatGPT rival ‘Copilot’ is now on iOS and Android (Mashable; 2 January 2024)
  10. The New York Times Sues Microsoft, OpenAI for Copyright Infringement (Thurott; 27 December 2023)
  11. Exposing the Rotten Reality of AI Training Data (Podcast, Tech Policy Press, 31 Dec 2023)
  12. Google settles $5 billion privacy lawsuit over tracking people using ‘incognito mode’ (ABC News, 29 Dec 2023)
  13. Facebook, Instagram block teens from sensitive content, even from friends (ArsTechnica, 9 Jan 2024)
  14. AirTag saves Christmas, tracks down luggage stolen from Charlotte airport (Apple Insider, 29 Dec 2023)
  15. Apple Just Broke a Tradition It Held for 12 Years (Mac Rumors; 1 January 2024)
  16. Column: Meet the most dangerous quack in America (LA Times, 9 Jan 2024)
  17. Tips for sorting online fact from fiction (NPR KUOW, 3 Jan 2024)
  18. Jason’s Geek of the Week: Everyday AI Podcast
  19. Wes’ Geek of the Week: BeeperAI Resource Guides (PlayDateCLT)
EdTech Situation Room – AI Comic Style” (CC BY 2.0) by Wesley Fryer

EdTechSR Ep 315 Debriefing Our AI PlayDate

Welcome to episode 315 (“Debriefing Our AI PlayDate”) of the EdTech Situation Room from January 3, 2024, where technology news meets educational analysis. This week, Dr. Jason Neiffer (AIcentrist.com) and Dr. Wesley Fryer (wesfryer.com/after), along with their special guest, Dr. Heather Kaiser, delved into a variety of thought-provoking topics. Dr. Kaiser, drawing on her experience as an online fifth-grade teacher, shared valuable insights on the effectiveness of Learning Management Systems and strategies for engaging students in virtual classrooms. The conversation then shifted to the burgeoning role of AI in education, exploring innovative AI tools and their potential to revolutionize teaching and learning. Highlighting the gamification of education, Dr. Kaiser shared how she incorporates tools like Classcraft, enhanced by AI technologies, to create immersive and engaging learning experiences. The episode also touched upon the significance of collaborative professional development and the sharing of resources, with a focus on “EdTech PlayDates” as a platform for such interactions. Discussions on emerging technologies brought to light new developments like ARM-based processors in Microsoft devices, Microsoft Co-Pilot, and their implications for education. The co-hosts also addressed pressing issues like the mental health impacts of social media on adolescents, emphasizing the need for regulatory measures and responsible technology usage. To conclude, the “Geeks of the Week” segment featured a variety of tools and resources. Dr. Kaiser recommended Mizu and Snorkel for creating interactive learning experiences, while Dr. Neiffer highlighted Sunno, an AI-powered music creation tool. This episode offers a comprehensive look at the intersection of AI, technology, and education, providing valuable insights for educators navigating the digital landscape. Our show was live-streamed and archived simultaneously on YouTube Live as well as Facebook Live via StreamYard.com. Please follow @edtechsr@mastodon.education on Mastodon for updates, and join LIVE on Wednesday nights if you can. All shownotes are available on edtechSR.com/links. AI Disclosure: An initial draft of this episode summary was generated using youtubetranscript.com and a custom GPT on ChatGPT 4, as well as options for our show title! Stay savvy and safe!

Shownotes

  1. Subscribe to our EdTechSR Substack Newsletter!
  2. EdTech Situation Room Listener Survey: wfryer.me/edtechsr
  3. Follow @edtechSR on Twitter!
  4. Audio podcast feed (Subscribe with iTunes or Stitcher)
  5. Video version on YouTube
  6. Check out our video podcast feed and subscribe to our YouTube Channel (episodes also in this YouTube playlist)
  7. Jason Neiffer (Mastodon: mastodon.cloud/@neif – Twitter: @techsavvyteach) – blog: blog.ncce.org
  8. Wes Fryer (Mastodon: mastodon.cloud/@wfryer) – wesfryer.com/after
  9. Archived resources from 27 Dec 2023 PlayDate
  10. 20 Jan 2024: In-person EdTech PlayDate – AI Edition (Charlotte, NC)
  11. Report: Surface Pro 10 and Laptop 6 Are Coming in Spring 2024 With Intel and Qualcomm Chips (Thurott; 28 December 2023)
  12. Youth suicide rates rose 62% from 2007 to 2021: ‘People feel hopeless,’ one recent grad says (CNBC, 5 Dec 3023)
  13. To Minimize Harms and Maximize Benefits of Social Media to Adolescent Health, New Report Recommends Setting Industrywide Standards, New Protections Against Harassment (National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, 13 Dec 2022)
  14. A New Kind of AI Copy Can Fully Replicate Famous People. The Law is Powerless. (Politico, 30 Dec 2023)
  15. Heather’s Geeks of the Week: https://www.classcraft.com/https://mizou.com/https://snorkel.ai/ 
  16. Jason’s Geeks of the Week: https://copilot.microsoft.com/ … Music Generator by Suno
  17. Wes’ Geeks of the Week: Chrome browser extension “Show YouTube Video Upload Date” and  “Breaking the Social Media Prism: How to Make Our Platforms Less Polarizing” by Chris Bail
EdTech Playdate!” (CC BY 2.0) by Wesley Fryer

EdTech PlayDate (Dec 2023) – AI Edition

Are you an educator interested in learning more about AI / artificial intelligence tools, and how they can be used powerfully in both professional and personal contexts? If so, join Jason Neiffer and Wesley Fryer for a FREE Zoom event on Wednesday, December 27, 2023! We’ll spend time PLAYING together with AI tools including ChatGPT, ChatGPT Plus, Bard, Claude, and more. This is NOT a traditionally formatted “sit and get” webinar, this is an online “EdTech PlayDate.” Registration is FREE and limited to 100 people.

EdTech PlayDate Dec 2023 – AI Edition” (CC BY 2.0) by Wesley Fryer

To learn more about the “PlayDate” professional development model and some post events, check out:

If you have not already, please check out and subscribe to Jason and Wes’ “EdTech Situation Room” podcast too! This event is also shared on Facebook. Please let other educators you know, who might be interested in joining us, know about this upcoming event!

EdTechSR Ep 314 Tech Giants’ AI Race

Welcome to episode 314 (“Tech Giants’ AI Race”) of the EdTech Situation Room from December 20, 2023, where technology news meets educational analysis. This week, Dr. Jason Neiffer (@techsavvyteach) and Dr. Wesley Fryer (wesfryer.com/after) discussed the rapid advancements and implications of AI technologies, particularly the intensifying competition among tech giants in the AI space. The episode delved into the latest developments in AI-powered tools and services, exploring how these innovations are reshaping the landscape of information access, content creation, and digital interaction. Additionally, the conversation touched on the ethical and societal challenges posed by these technologies, including concerns about privacy, misinformation, and the potential for misuse. Amidst these discussions, the show also highlighted the importance of media literacy and critical thinking skills in navigating the increasingly AI-driven world. “Geeks of the Week” included the Vivaldi web browser, “Seven Things We Learned Analyzing 515 Million Wordles” by the New York Times, and Vanity Fair’s ”  and Inside The New York Times’ Big Bet on Games.” Our show was live-streamed and archived simultaneously on YouTube Live as well as Facebook Live via StreamYard.com. Please follow @edtechsr@mastodon.education on Mastodon for updates, and join LIVE on Wednesday nights if you can. All shownotes are available on edtechSR.com/links. AI Disclosure: An initial draft of this episode summary was generated using youtubetranscript.com and a custom GPT on ChatGPT 4, as well as options for our show title! Stay savvy and safe!

Shownotes

  1. Subscribe to our EdTechSR Substack Newsletter!
  2. EdTech Situation Room Listener Survey: wfryer.me/edtechsr
  3. Follow @edtechSR on Twitter!
  4. Audio podcast feed (Subscribe with iTunes or Stitcher)
  5. Video version on YouTube
  6. Check out our video podcast feed and subscribe to our YouTube Channel (episodes also in this YouTube playlist)
  7. Jason Neiffer (Mastodon: mastodon.cloud/@neif – Twitter: @techsavvyteach) – blog: blog.ncce.org
  8. Wes Fryer (Mastodon: mastodon.cloud/@wfryer) – wesfryer.com/after
  9. Cheating Fears Over Chatbots Were Overblown, New Research Suggests (New York Times; 13 December 2023)
  10. ‘Art will never be the same’ | Charlotte artist has her work stolen by AI (WCNC Charlotte, 20 Dec 2023)
    1. https://haveibeentrained.com 
  11. Microsoft Copilot is Getting GPT-4 Turbo, New DALL-E 3 Model, And More (Thurott; 5 December 2023)
  12. YouTube is Autogenerating Videos for Songs Advocating the Expulsion of Muslims from India (Bellingcat, 16 Oct 2023)
  13. Facebook Is Being Overrun With Stolen, AI-Generated Images That People Think Are Real (404 Media, 18 Dec 2023)
  14. EdTechSR Post-Production Custom GPT
  15. Magic School AI
  16. Google’s Notebook LM
  17. Marketing giant ‘admits it listens to your conversations to sell targeted ads’ (Search Engine Land; 15 December 2023)
  18. Google Search Trends 2023
  19. The Disturbing Impact of the Cyberattack at the British Library (New Yorker, 19 Dec 2023)
  20. Wes’ Geek of the Week: Vivaldi Web Browser
  21. Jason’s Geeks of the Week: Seven Things We Learned Analyzing 515 Million Wordles (NYT; 17 December 2023) Gift link for that NYT article: https://bit.ly/48veCy9  and Inside The New York Times’ Big Bet on Games (Vanity Fair; 19 December 2023)
EdTechSR Ep 314 Tech Giants’ AI Race” (CC BY 2.0) by Wesley Fryer

EdTechSR Ep 313: Navigating AI Regulations

Welcome to episode 313 (“Navigating AI Regulations”) of the EdTech Situation Room from December 13, 2023, where technology news meets educational analysis. This week, Dr. Jason Neiffer (@techsavvyteach) and Dr. Wesley Fryer (wesfryer.com/after) discussed a range of topics central to the intersection of technology and education. The conversation highlighted significant developments in artificial intelligence, focusing on the ethical implications and social impact of these advancements. They explored the role of AI in educational contexts and the importance of digital literacy, especially for younger audiences. The episode delved into the latest technological innovations, particularly those in AI and related fields. Neiffer and Fryer also discussed the critical aspects of policy and regulation surrounding AI, addressing new laws and their potential impact on both education and society at large. The influence and role of social media platforms in education were scrutinized, underlining the need for effective digital literacy and safety practices. In addition to these discussions, “Geeks of the Week” included the DotSocial Podcast by Mike McCue, VCam for Mac (Beta), and a post about “Using LLMs locally on iPad or iPhone.” Our show was live-streamed and archived simultaneously on YouTube Live as well as Facebook Live via StreamYard.com. Please follow @edtechsr@mastodon.education on Mastodon for updates, and join LIVE on Wednesday nights if you can. All shownotes are available on edtechSR.com/links. AI Disclosure: An initial draft of this episode summary was generated using youtubetranscript.com and a custom GPT on ChatGPT 4, as well as options for our show title! Stay savvy and safe!

Shownotes

  1. Subscribe to our EdTechSR Substack Newsletter!
  2. EdTech Situation Room Listener Survey: wfryer.me/edtechsr
  3. Follow @edtechSR on Twitter!
  4. Audio podcast feed (Subscribe with iTunes or Stitcher)
  5. Video version on YouTube
  6. Check out our video podcast feed and subscribe to our YouTube Channel (episodes also in this YouTube playlist)
  7. Jason Neiffer (Mastodon: mastodon.cloud/@neif – Twitter: @techsavvyteach) – blog: blog.ncce.org
  8. Wes Fryer (Mastodon: mastodon.cloud/@wfryer) – wesfryer.com/after
  9. Google’s Gemini Looks Remarkable, But It’s Still Behind OpenAI (Bloomberg; 7 December 2023)
  10. Google admits AI viral video was edited to look better (BBC; 8 December 2023)
  11. Imagen 2 on Vertex AI is now generally available (Google Blog)
  12. Gemini now live for developers with free access via Google AI Studio (9 to 5 Google; 13 December 2023)
  13. Google’s MakerSuite
  14. Grok is a woke, crypto-loving insult comic according to X users (Mashable; 9 December 2023)
  15. This A.I. Subculture’s Motto: Go, Go, Go (New York Times; 10 December 2023) – 🎁Link
  16. EU AI ACT CHEAT SHEET (Oliver Patel via LinkedIn; 11 December 2023)
  17. The EU Just Passed Sweeping New Rules to Regulate AI (Wired, 8 Dec 2023)
  18. Threads will let you push fact-checked posts further down your feed (The Verge; 13 December 2023)
  19. Threads starts testing ActivityPub support for integration with Mastodon and more (9 to 5 Mac; 13 December 2023)
  20. ‘Problematic pockets’: How Discord became a home for extremists (Washington Post, 12 Dec 2023) #GiftLink
  21. Parent and consumer groups warn against ‘naughty tech toys’ (NPR, 13 Dec 2023)
  22. Local police should not be your go-to source for iPhone safety news (Vox; 29 November 2023)
  23. Now Microsoft PowerPoint for the web can add videos with closed captions (THe Verge; 13 December 2023)
  24. Microsoft is Launching an Extended Security Update Program for Windows 10 (Thurott.com; 5 December 2023)
  25. Plot Twist: Windows 10 Extended Security Update Program is Coming to Consumers Too (Thurrott; 5 December 2023)
  26. Google’s App Store Is an Illegal Monopoly, Says Jury in Epic Trial (Gizmodo, 12 Dec 2023)
  27. Wes’ Geeks of the Week: DotSocial Podcast by Mike McCue: “ActivityPub and the End of Walled Gardens, with Evan Prodromou”Introducing VCam for Mac (Beta)
  28. Jason’s Geek of the Week: Using LLMs locally on iPad or iPhone
EdTechSR Ep 313: Navigating AI Regulatio” (CC BY 2.0) by Wesley Fryer

EdTechSR Ep 312: A Very Techy Holiday

Welcome to episode 312 (“A Very Techy Holiday”) of the EdTech Situation Room from December 6, 2023, where technology news meets educational analysis. This week, Dr. Jason Neiffer (@techsavvyteach) and Dr. Wesley Fryer (@wfryer@mastodon.cloud) dived into their annual holiday gift guide, offering a wealth of suggestions for tech enthusiasts. The hosts explored a variety of categories, including family memories, cooking, meat smoking, tech gadgets for both Apple and non-Apple users, auto-related technology, and kitchy nerdy items. They shared personal insights and recommendations, making it easier for listeners to pick the perfect tech gifts. Additionally, they emphasized the importance of preserving oral history and family memories, providing tips and tools for capturing these invaluable stories. “Geeks of the Week” included ClipDrop and Wes’ Social Media Text Prepper on GitHub. Our show was live-streamed and archived simultaneously on YouTube Live as well as Facebook Live via StreamYard.com. Please follow @edtechsr@mastodon.education on Mastodon for updates, and join LIVE on Wednesday nights if you can. All shownotes are available on edtechSR.com/links. AI Disclosure: An initial draft of this episode summary was generated using youtubetranscript.com and a custom GPT on ChatGPT 4, as well as options for our show title! Stay savvy and safe!

Shownotes

  1. Subscribe to our EdTechSR Substack Newsletter!
  2. EdTech Situation Room Listener Survey: wfryer.me/edtechsr
  3. Follow @edtechSR on Twitter!
  4. Audio podcast feed (Subscribe with iTunes or Stitcher)
  5. Video version on YouTube
  6. Check out our video podcast feed and subscribe to our YouTube Channel (episodes also in this YouTube playlist)
  7. Jason Neiffer (Mastodon: mastodon.cloud/@neif – Twitter: @techsavvyteach) – blog: blog.ncce.org
  8. Wes Fryer (Mastodon: mastodon.cloud/@wfryer) – wesfryer.com/after
  9. Draw Names (for group gift giving)
  10. Family Memory Gift Ideas: Walgreens Photo Mug (15 oz)Subscription to StoryworthFamily Oral History Interview
  11. Automotive-related Gifts: iOttie iPhone Car MountEmergency Keychain Car Escape Tool
  12. Device Charging Gifts: Amazon Basics 100W Four-Port GaN Wall ChargerAnker USB C Cable 100W 10ft
  13. Grilling / Meat Smoking / Cooking Gifts: iOS app for Recipies: Paprika 3 (All Wes and Wes’ mom’s recipes!) – Setup a WordPress Recipe WebsiteRecTeq RT-700 Bull Smoker (20% off!) – GMG Wood Fired Pizza AttachmentSmoker Pizza – Costco Frozen Pizza on a SmokerCostco Hardwood Pellets
  14. Jason’s Tech Shopping Strategies: Apple RefurbishedAmazon Refurbished
  15. Weird Brand Name on Amazon?  Try Temu
  16. Apple Gift Ideas: AirPods ProApple AirTag 4 PackAnker Magnetic Battery
  17. Non Apple People Gift Ideas: Soundcore by Ankersoundcore by Anker Liberty 4 NC Wireless Earbuds 
  18. Kitchy Nerdal Gift: Tidbyt
  19. Build Your Tech Tool Bag: iFixit Pro Tech Toolkit
  20. More Cooking Gift Ideas: Airfryers are really awesomePizza Steels are greatOld Recipes on Reddit
  21. Jason’s Geek of the Week: ClipDrop
  22. Wes: Social Media Text Prepper (on GitHub)
EdTechSR Ep 312: A Very Techy Holiday” (CC BY 2.0) by Wesley Fryer n

EdTechSR Ep 311 AI’s Evolving Landscape

Welcome to episode 311 (“AI’s Evolving Landscape”) of the EdTech Situation Room from November 29, 2023, where technology news meets educational analysis. This week, Dr. Jason Neiffer (@techsavvyteach) and Dr. Wesley Fryer (wesfryer.com/after) explored a range of topics primarily centered around the evolving world of artificial intelligence. Key discussions included the latest advancements in AI and their implications for both education and broader societal contexts. The episode delved into the ethical considerations of AI deployment, particularly focusing on transparency and ethical AI use. An interesting segment covered how AI is revolutionizing traditional sectors, like weather forecasting, providing more accurate and timely predictions. Additionally, the conversation turned to practical applications of AI in everyday life, such as the development of AI-powered tools for crafting more effective emails. The hosts also discussed the importance of local AI models and their potential to offer customized solutions tailored to specific regional needs and contexts. In the “Geeks of the Week” segment, Dr. Neiffer and Dr. Fryer shared their latest tech finds and recommendations, highlighting tools and resources that leverage AI in innovative ways. These included LM Studio (for running Large Language Models locally,) Wes’ “Dear John” letter abandoning Twitter at least, and the upcoming MediaEd Forum (online conference) in mid-January 2024.  Our show was live-streamed and archived simultaneously on YouTube Live as well as Facebook Live via StreamYard.com. Please follow @edtechsr@mastodon.education on Mastodon for updates, and join LIVE on Wednesday nights if you can. All shownotes are available on edtechSR.com/links. AI Disclosure: An initial draft of this episode summary was generated using youtubetranscript.com and a custom GPT on ChatGPT 4, as well as options for our show title! Stay savvy and safe!

Shownotes

  1. Subscribe to our EdTechSR Substack Newsletter!
  2. EdTech Situation Room Listener Survey: wfryer.me/edtechsr
  3. Follow @edtechSR on Twitter!
  4. Audio podcast feed (Subscribe with iTunes or Stitcher)
  5. Video version on YouTube
  6. Check out our video podcast feed and subscribe to our YouTube Channel (episodes also in this YouTube playlist)
  7. Jason Neiffer (Mastodon: mastodon.cloud/@neif – Twitter: @techsavvyteach) – blog: blog.ncce.org
  8. Wes Fryer (Mastodon: mastodon.cloud/@wfryer) – wesfryer.com/after
  9. Sam Altman fired as CEO of OpenAI (The Verge; 17 November 2023)
  10. Sam Altman to return as OpenAI CEO (Axios; 22 November 2023)
  11. Ethan Mollock on the Status of Models
  12. Introducing Claude 2.1 (Anthropic; 21 November 2023)
  13. AI’s Spicy-Mayo Problem (The Atlantic; 24 November 2023)
  14. AI outperforms conventional weather forecasting for the first time: Google study (ArsTechnica, 14 Nov 2023)
  15. Can Chatbots Help You Build a Bioweapon? (Foreign Affairs, 5 Nov 2023)
  16. YouTube cracks down on synthetic media with AI disclosure requirement (ArsTechnica, 15 Nov 2023)
  17. Podcast Recc: Decentralizing Innovation, with Techdirt’s Mike Masnick https://pca.st/xk7j0ntn 
  18. Sports Illustrated’s use of AI infuriates a staff already in turmoil (Washington Post, 28 Nov 2023) #GiftLink
  19. Jason’s Geek of the Week: LM Studio
  20. Wes’ Geek of the Week: Meet Me on Mastodon (My “Dear John Letter” to Twitter) and 17th MediaEd Forum (formerly the Northeast Media Literacy Conference) on Friday & Saturday, January 12-13, 2024
EdTechSR Ep 311 AI’s Evolving Landscape” (CC BY 2.0) by Wesley Fryer

EdTechSR Ep 310 OpenAI’s Educational Impact

Welcome to episode 310 (“OpenAI’s Educational Impact”) of the EdTech Situation Room from November 15, 2023, where technology news meets educational analysis. This week, Dr. Jason Neiffer (@techsavvyteach) and Dr. Wesley Fryer (@wfryer@mastodon.cloud) dived deep into the world of AI, with a special focus on OpenAI’s advancements and their implications in education. Jason shared valuable insights from his recent presentation on AI at the National Rural Education National Forum. The episode covered the latest from OpenAI, including ChatGPT-4 Turbo and its fine-tuning programs, and how AI is reshaping educational materials and personalizing learning experiences. They also explored broader topics like social media, digital citizenship, and the ethical dimensions of AI in technology. The episode wrapped up with their personal experiences in experimenting with AI and the “Geeks of the Week” segment, featuring intriguing AI tools and applications. These included Snipd (an AI powered podcastching app) and Wes’ “Text Prepper” social media post chunking web app. Our show was live-streamed and archived simultaneously on YouTube Live as well as Facebook Live via StreamYard.com. Please follow @edtechsr@mastodon.education on Mastodon for updates, and join LIVE on Wednesday nights if you can. All shownotes are available on edtechSR.com/links. AI Disclosure: An initial draft of this episode summary was generated using youtubetranscript.com and a custom GPT on ChatGPT 4, as well as options for our show title! Stay savvy and safe!

Shownotes

  1. Subscribe to our EdTechSR Substack Newsletter!
  2. EdTech Situation Room Listener Survey: wfryer.me/edtechsr
  3. Follow @edtechSR on Twitter!
  4. Audio podcast feed (Subscribe with iTunes or Stitcher)
  5. Video version on YouTube
  6. Check out our video podcast feed and subscribe to our YouTube Channel (episodes also in this YouTube playlist)
  7. Jason Neiffer (Mastodon: mastodon.cloud/@neif – Twitter: @techsavvyteach) – blog: blog.ncce.org
  8. Wes Fryer (Mastodon: mastodon.cloud/@wfryer) – wesfryer.com/after
  9. AI fake nudes are booming. It’s ruining real teens’ lives. (Washington Post, 5 Nov 2023) #GiftLink
  10. How antisemitic hate groups are using artificial intelligence in the wake of Hamas attacks (CNN, 14 Nov 2023)
  11. Judge tosses social platforms’ Section 230 blanket defense in child safety case (ArsTechnica, 15 Nov 2023)
  12. Jason’s Geek of the Week: Snipd 
  13. Wes’ Geeks of the Week: Wes’ Text Prepper –  How to Make a QR Code in Google Docs – wfryer.me/tips – Adobe Express QR Code Generator
EdTechSR Ep 310 OpenAI’s Educational Imp” (CC BY 2.0) by Wesley Fryer

EdTechSR Ep 309 AI Integration Explored

Welcome to episode 309 (“AI Integration Explored”) of the EdTech Situation Room from November 8, 2023, where technology news meets educational analysis. This week, Dr. Jason Neiffer and Dr. Wesley Fryer discussed a wide range of topics predominantly focused on AI’s integration into various aspects of technology and education. They covered the latest developments in Apple technology, including the new M3 chips and Macbook Pros. The conversation also touched upon Microsoft updates, particularly the integration of AI tools directly into Windows 11 and the release of Microsoft co-pilot for business users. In the realm of social media, they discussed the implications of changes in platforms like Twitter and the impact of these changes on historical record and fact-checking. The conversation then shifted to AI’s growing influence in education, with discussions about the use of AI tools like Canva for classroom activities, and the challenges and opportunities presented by AI in educational settings. Security and privacy concerns associated with technology were also addressed, including a discussion about air tags being used by police departments to track stolen vehicles. For their “Geeks of the Week” segment, Dr. Fryer highlighted his “Media Literacy Roundup” on his Substack, and Dr. Neiffer shared his rediscovery of NFC tags and their versatile applications. The podcast concluded with reflections on the potential and challenges of AI integration in various domains, emphasizing the need for ongoing exploration and understanding of these rapidly evolving technologies. Our show was live-streamed and archived simultaneously on YouTube Live as well as Facebook Live via StreamYard.com. Please follow @edtechsr@mastodon.education on Mastodon for updates, and join LIVE on Wednesday nights if you can. All shownotes are available on edtechSR.com/links. AI Disclosure: An initial draft of this episode summary was generated using youtubetranscript.com and a custom GPT on ChatGPT 4, as well as options for our show title! Stay savvy and safe!

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  8. Wes Fryer (Mastodon: mastodon.cloud/@wfryer) – wesfryer.com/after
  9. American Federation of Teachers partners with AI identification platform, GPTZero (CBS News; 17 October 2023)
  10. Executive Order on the Safe, Secure, and Trustworthy Development and Use of Artificial Intelligence (The White House)
  11. Google Search rolls out ‘About this image’ to help see if something was created by AI (9 to 5 Google; 25 October 2023)
  12. Canva launches free AI ‘Classroom Magic’ tools for educators (Mashable; 23 October 2023)
  13. Jason AI Experimentation: College Tools
  14. Elon Musk Broke All the Tools Historians Need to Archive Tweets About Israel-Gaza War (404 Media, 26 Oct 2023)
  15. Security
  16. AirTags are the new go-to tool for cops after spike in car thefts (ArsTechnica, 8 Nov 2023)
  17. OMG New Apple Stuff Again!
  18. Behind the scenes: An Apple Event shot on iPhone (2 min video from Apple)
  19. Luke Miani’s YouTube Channel
  20. The perfect BUDGET Apple Ecosystem doesn’t exist
  21. Microsoft Releases the Windows 11 2023 Update (23H2) (Thurrott.com; 31 October 2023)
  22. Microsoft 365 Copilot Arrives Today (Thurrott.com; 1 November 2023)
  23. Jason’s Geek of the Week: CheapppppExamplesExamples
  24. Wes’ Geek of the Week: Media Literacy Roundup – Nov 6, 2023 (Substack)
EdTechSR Ep 309 AI Integration Explored” (CC BY 2.0) by Wesley Fryer