EdTech Situation Room Episode 151

Welcome to episode 151 of the EdTech Situation Room from October 16, 2019, where technology news meets educational analysis. This week Jason Neiffer (@techsavvyteach) was out on a birthday special assignment, so returning guest Carl Hooker (@mrhooker) joined Wesley Fryer (@wfryer) to discuss the past week’s technology news through an educational lens. Topics included disinformation in the Turkish/Kurd conflict in Syria, “deep fake” videos, surveillance and privacy in our connected age, and the shifting rationale for government encryption advocates. Wellness and “digital minimalism,” a hacked Interstate billboard showing pornography, John Oliver’s debt forgiveness program, the T-Mobile and Sprint merger, and the underwhelming announcements from this week’s Google Event were topics rounding out the show. Carl’s Geeks of the Week were Learn with League (League of Legends eSports Expansion) and the Nebula Capsule Projector (great for a multiscreen classroom experience.) Wes’ Geeks of the Week were YellKey (time limited real word link shortener) and TinEye (reverse image search.) Our show was live streamed and archived simultaneously on YouTube Live as well as Facebook Live via StreamYard.com and Restream.io . Please follow us on Twitter @edtechSR for updates, and join us LIVE on Wednesday nights if you can (normally) at 10 pm Eastern / 9 pm Central / 8 pm Mountain / 7 pm Pacific or 3 am UTC. All shownotes are available on http://edtechSR.com/links.

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. Carl Hooker (@mrhooker) – blog: hookedoninnovation.com
  7. Wes Fryer (@wfryer) – blog: speedofcreativity.org
  8. ‘Disinformation’: Kentucky video ABC said was ‘slaughter in Syria’ was spread by Turkish politician (Washington Examiner, 15 Oct 2019)
  9. Understanding the Deep Fake: A Troubling Trend (Vicki Davis’ 10 Minute Teacher Podcast, 15 Oct 2019)
  10. Future of Privacy Forum
  11. Ferpa Sherpa
  12. FBI director warns Facebook could become platform of ‘child pornographers’ (Reuters, 4 Oct 2019) – shifting from terrorism
  13. Why Everyone is Talking About Digital Minimalism (Note to Self, 7 Oct 2019)
  14. Bored and Brilliant book – Manoush Zamordi (@manoushz)
  15. Men hack electronic billboard, play porn on it (ArsTechnica, 1 Oct 2019)
  16. John Oliver buys and forgives $15m in debt (video, HBO, 5 June 2016)
  17. T-Mobile and Sprint get FCC approval to merge in 3-2 party-line vote (ArsTechnica, 16 Oct 2019)
  18. Everything Google revealed at its big event (Mashable, 15 Oct 2019)
  19. Visual Summary of Google Event
  20. Carl’s Geeks of the Week: Learn with League (League of Legends eSports Expansion) and Nebula Capsule Projector (great for a multiscreen classroom experience)
  21. Wes’ Geeks of the Week: YellKey (time limited real word link shortener) and TinEye (reverse image search)

EdTech Situation Room Episode 150

Welcome to episode 150 of the EdTech Situation Room from October 2, 2019, where technology news meets educational analysis. This week Jason Neiffer (@techsavvyteach) and Wesley Fryer (@wfryer) discussed newly announced hardware from this week’s Microsoft event, security concerns over the latest way to add Google Apps to Huawei smartphones, and the implications of a recent New York Times expose of the horrific proliferation of images of sexual abuse of children online. Exciting and important announcements from Google focusing on protecting your privacy online, managing your passwords, and checking existing passwords saved with Google against a database of known breaches / compromised were also highlighted. Additional article topics included newly announced efforts by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to crack down on White Supremacists, Andrew Yang’s policy platform announcement on protecting digital data as personal property, and the media literacy education importance of imagery shared online of China’s 70 year birthday of the Communist Party with increased street violence in consecutive week 17 of youth led protests in Hong Kong. Newly announced jailbreak exploits to older versions of iOS / the iPhone operating system were also discussed, along with the perils of jailbreaking / rooting your smartphone. Geeks of the week included a superb post by Richard Byrne (@rmbyrne) about digital storytelling tools for students, Auto Update Expiration (AUE) dates for ChromeOS / Chromebooks, and an excellent article explaining the difference between Chromium and ChromiumOS. Our show was live streamed and archived simultaneously on YouTube Live as well as Facebook Live via StreamYard.com and Restream.io . Please follow us on Twitter @edtechSR for updates, and join us LIVE on Wednesday nights if you can (normally) at 10 pm Eastern / 9 pm Central / 8 pm Mountain / 7 pm Pacific or 3 am UTC. All shownotes are available on http://edtechSR.com/links.

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) – blog: blog.ncce.org
  7. Wes Fryer (@wfryer) – blog: speedofcreativity.org
  8. Here’s Everything Microsoft Announced at Its New York Event (Thurrott; 2 October 2019)
  9. Here’s everything Microsoft announced at its big hardware event, including an Android phone and a super-fast, super-slim Surface Pro (Business Insider; 2 October 2019)
  10. Confirmed: Windows 10 Setup Now Prevents Local Account Creation (How-To Geek; 1 October 2019)
  11. How to Set Up Windows 10 With a Local Account (PC Magazine; 2 October 2019)
  12. Windows 10 1909 Coming Soon, Here Are the New Features (Bleeping Computer; 28 September 2019)
  13. Microsoft’s future is built on Google’s code (The Verge; 2 October 2019)
  14. Microsoft’s 2FA-protected OneDrive Personal Vault is now available (The Verge; 30 September 2019)
  15. The Internet’s horrifying new method for installing Google apps on Huawei phones (ArsTechnica,2 October 2019)
  16. The Internet Is Overrun With Images of Child Sexual Abuse. What Went Wrong? (New York Times, 28 Sept 2019)
  17. Google announces three new ways to hide your personal activity from Google (The Verge; 2 October 2019)
  18. Google is making it easier to check if your passwords have been compromised in a data breach (The Verge; 2 October 2019)
  19. Google Password Manager
  20. Google Recorder hands-on: Powerful live transcription in your pocket
  21. Here’s where to download the ‘Personal Safety’ app for Pixel phones (9 to 5 Google; 1 October 2019)
  22. DHS Is Finally Going After White Supremacists. That Won’t Be Simple. (Defense One, 23 Sept 2019)
  23. Andrew Yang proposes that your digital data be considered personal property (Fast Company, 1 Oct 2019)
  24. Hong Kong protesters hit the streets as China marks 70 years of Communist rule (CNN, 1 Oct 2019)
  25. Pageantry in Beijing. Firebombs in Hong Kong. (The Daily Podcast by The New York Times, 2 Oct 2019)
  26. New ‘unpatchable’ iPhone exploit could allow permanent jailbreaking on hundreds of millions of devices (The Verge; 27 September 2019)
  27. Wes’s Alter Ego (Sherman Nicodemus)

EdTech Situation Room Episode 149

Welcome to episode 149 of the EdTech Situation Room from September 25, 2019, where technology news meets educational analysis. This week Jason Neiffer (@techsavvyteach) and Wesley Fryer (@wfryer) discussed new Alexa / smart assistant powered product announcements from Amazon, including lots of new smart speakers, a ring for your finger and smart glasses for your nose. Media Literacy news and articles included “Deep Fakes and Cheap Fakes,” a new report from Data and Society, Ukraine-based Facebook disinformation and propaganda campaigns, and a reminder about the SIFT (the four moves) media literacy framework from Mike Caulfield (@holden) and the Digital Polarization Project. iOS 13.1 updates, amazing reports of the camera quality of the iPhone 11 Pro, the 11th birthday of Android, and update news from Google on ChromeOS and Pixelbooks were also highlighted. A warning about newly discovered Android phone app security vulnerabilities, Instagram’s efforts to empower the victims of bullying with new app features, a new screentime report finding no correlation for teens to academic performance, and an interesting geoengineering article about weather modification via technology tools (“hail cannons”) rounded out this week’s show. Geeks of the Week included a good CNET article on home WiFi router basics, good for anyone looking to upgrade soon, and the free “Image Size” iOS app. Our show was live streamed and archived simultaneously on YouTube Live as well as Facebook Live via StreamYard.com and Restream.io . Please follow us on Twitter @edtechSR for updates, and join us LIVE on Wednesday nights if you can (normally) at 10 pm Eastern / 9 pm Central / 8 pm Mountain / 7 pm Pacific or 3 am UTC. All shownotes are available on http://edtechSR.com/links.

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) – blog: blog.ncce.org
  7. Wes Fryer (@wfryer) – blog: speedofcreativity.org
  8. The top 8 Echo products Amazon announced today (The Verge; 25 September 2019)
  9. Amazon reveals $180 Echo Frames smart glasses with Alexa built in (The Verge; 25 September 2019)
  10. Amazon announces Echo Buds headphones with Alexa and Bose noise reduction for $129 (The Verge; 25 September 2019)
  11. Amazon announces new $99 Eero mesh router with Alexa voice controls (The Verge; 25 September 2019)
  12. Amazon unleashes a bunch of new Echo devices, including glasses and a ring (ArsTechnica, 25 Sept 2019)
  13. Voice Assistants in the Classroom: Useful Tool or Privacy Problem? (Ferpa Sherpa, 18 Nov 2018)
  14. Deep Fakes and Cheap Fakes (Data & Society, 18 Sept 2019)
  15. Massive “I Love America” Facebook page, pushing pro-Trump propaganda, is run by Ukrainians (Popular Information, 23 Sept 2019)
  16. SIFT (The Four Moves) – Media Literacy Framework (@holden)
  17. Digital Polarization Initiative (DigiPo)
  18. Stop What You’re Doing and Upgrade to iOS 13.1 Right Now (Gizmodo; 25 September 2019)
  19. iPhone 11 Pro Camera Review: China (Austin Mann, 18 Sept 2019)
  20. iPhone 11 and 11 Pro Review: Thinking Differently in the Golden Age of Smartphones (NY Times, 17 Sept 2019)
  21. Best battery life: iPhone 11 Pro Max beats leading Android phones (9to5Mac, 
  22. An Exclusive Look Inside Apple’s A13 Bionic Chip (Wired; 19 September 2019)
  23. The iPhone 11 has a few more features than we first thought (cNet; 24 September 2019)
  24. This week in tech history: Android turns 11 (MSN News; 24 September 2019)
  25. Google’s next laptop is ‘Pixelbook Go’ w/ 13.3-inch 4K display (9 to 5 Google, 23 September 2019)
  26. Google Pixelbook vs. Pixelbook Go: Will it be worth the upgrade? (9 to 5 Google, 24 September 2019)
  27. New Chrome OS UI Update Proves Google Is Far From Done With Chrome OS Tablets (Chrome Unboxed, 15 September 2019)
  28. 3 reasons why a Chromebook often costs more than a nearly “identical” Windows laptop (About Chromebooks, 15 September 2019)
  29. Uninstall these two Android apps now! (Phone Arena; 20 September 2019)
  30. Instagram Head Adam Mosseri Discusses App’s New Features Meant To Fight Bullying (NPR, 23 Sept 2019)
  31. Not all screen time causes kids to underperform in school, study says (CNN, 23 Sept 2019)
  32. Rain dancing 2.0′: should humans be using tech to control the weather (Guardian, 26 Aug 2018)
  33. Jason’s Geek of the Week: Buying a new router? Understand these Wi-Fi basics first (cNet; 22 September 2019)
  34. Wes’ Geek of the Week: “Image Size” iOS app (free)

EdTech Situation Room Episode 148

Welcome to episode 148 of the EdTech Situation Room from September 19, 2019, where technology news meets educational analysis. This week Jason Neiffer (@techsavvyteach) and Wesley Fryer (@wfryer) discussed Jason’s favorite smartphone weather app (Dark Sky,) the wide range of pricing available now for iPhones from Apple, whether the telephoto lens on the new iPhone 11 Pro justifies the cost, expected announcements from Google about new Pixel smartphones, and announced arcade game support on AppleTV for 3rd party controllers. An identified LastPass password manager identified security vulnerability, an update from the cell phone robocall wars, and the hoopla as well as social-media inspired responses to the podcasting app and platform PocketCasts announcing updates with a paid tier subscription. Resources from the recent podcasting conference in Oklahoma City, the incredible revenue of Chinese podcasts (which are entirely subscription-based), the (likely) predictable demise of MoviePass, and the story of a Macedonian hacker takeover of a pro-Trump Veteran focused Facebook page rounded out the show. Wes also shared a story about a malware / social engineering trick which (sadly) tricked him this week. Geeks of the Week included screencasting tools Loom, SnagIt, and Screencastify. Our show was live streamed and archived simultaneously on YouTube Live as well as Facebook Live via StreamYard.com and Restream.io . Please follow us on Twitter @edtechSR for updates, and join us LIVE on Wednesday nights if you can (normally) at 10 pm Eastern / 9 pm Central / 8 pm Mountain / 7 pm Pacific or 3 am UTC. All shownotes are available on http://edtechSR.com/links.

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) – blog: blog.ncce.org
  7. Wes Fryer (@wfryer) – blog: speedofcreativity.org
  8. Dark Sky Weather App (Jason’s fav)
  9. Cheapest iPhone will cost you $449 vs. $1,449 for top of the line (USA Today; 10 September 2019)
  10. iPhone 11 Camera: That’s An Awful Lot of Cash for a Camera (Washington Post, 11 Sept 2019)
  11. iPhone 11 and 11 Pro Review: Thinking Differently in the Golden Age of Smartphones (New York Times, 19 Sept 2019
  12. Verge [VIDEO]: iPhone 11 Pro review: the BEST camera on a phone (17 min, 48 sec)
  13. The Best Budget Phone You Can Buy In 2019 (The Verge; 16 September 2019)
  14. What is HEIC? (MacWorld, 25 June 2019)
  15. Pixel 4 announcement set for October 15 at Made by Google 2019 (9 to 5 Google; 16 September 2019)
  16. All Apple Arcade games with controller support (iMore, 18 Sept 2019)
  17. LastPass fixes bug that could let malicious websites extract your last used password (The Verge; 16 September 2019)
  18. Most of the robocalls you get aren’t coming from AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile numbers (USA Today; 16 September 2019)
  19. Press Release: Pocket Casts Now Available for Free (PocketCasts Blog, 18 Sept 2019)
  20. We Heard You. PocketCasts Blog, 19 Sept 2019)
  21. Pocket Casts is making its podcast app free and launching a subscription service (Verge, 27 Sept 2019)
  22. Who Tells Your Story? Podcasting OKC Conference Resources
  23. US Podcast Industry Is Picking Up Steam but it’s Nothing Compared to China (Time, 9 May 2019)
  24. [VIDEO] Inside the Pocket Casts Acquisition (TWiT, May 2018)
  25. MoviePass is shutting down September 14th (The Verge; 13 September 2019)
  26. The Facebook page ‘Vets for Trump’ was hijacked by a North Macedonian businessman. It took months for the owners to get it back (Washington Post, 17 Sept 2019)
  27. Super Tricky Phishing / Malware / Social Engineering Example from Wes
  28. Wes’ Geek of the Week: ScreencastifyWes’ Class HowTo Videos
  29. Jason’s Geek of the Week: Loom / Snagit

EdTech Situation Room Episode 147

Welcome to episode 147 of the EdTech Situation Room from September 11, 2019, where technology news meets educational analysis. This week Jason Neiffer (@techsavvyteach) and Wesley Fryer (@wfryer) discussed Apple’s announcements at their September 10th event, reasons to never trust a free VPN, the option to report spam in Google Calendar, cyberattack woes in Flagstaff, Arizona schools, and a reminder of why people are still the number one attack vector for cybercriminals. The attempt by Saudi Arabia to improve their global image by utilizing social media influencers, the prospect of using the inexpensive Raspberry Pi 4 as a desktop computer replacement, and the basics of the new USB 4 standard were also discussed. The transformation of China’s tech sector from copycats into innovators was explored, along with “Geeks of the Week” including the Bon Appétit channel on YouTube, and WordCloud generators Word It Out and Voyant Tools. Our show was live streamed and archived simultaneously on YouTube Live as well as Facebook Live via StreamYard.com and Restream.io . Please follow us on Twitter @edtechSR for updates, and join us LIVE on Wednesday nights if you can (normally) at 10 pm Eastern / 9 pm Central / 8 pm Mountain / 7 pm Pacific or 3 am UTC. All shownotes are available on http://edtechSR.com/links.

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) – blog: blog.ncce.org
  7. Wes Fryer (@wfryer) – blog: speedofcreativity.org
  8. 11 things you may have missed at Apple’s iPhone 11 event (iMore, 11 Sept 2019)
  9. Swappa.com iPhone 8 Prices
  10. Opinion: My take on everything Apple announced yesterday (9to5Mac, 11 Sept 2019)
  11. [VIDEO] Dear Apple: Face to Face — Apple Watch (Apple, 10 Sept 2019)
  12. Apple iPad 2019 hands-on: A 6th-generation iPad in a 2019 iPad Air’s body (ArsTechnica, 10 Sept 2019)
  13. Apple Prices TV+ Video Service at $4.99 a Month, Hitting Netflix (Bloomberg, 10 September 2019)
  14. Google says a fix for that obnoxious Calendar spam issue is on the way (The Verge; 3 September 2019)
  15. 5 reasons why you should never trust a free VPN (CNet; 6 September 2019)
  16. Flagstaff public schools closed Thursday due to ‘cyber security issue,’ district website says (Arizona 12 News, 4 Sept 2019)
  17. Pearson AIMSweb 1.0 Data Breach (Flagstaff Unified School District, 20 Aug 2019)
  18. People are still the biggest security threat (Tech Radar Pro; 9 September 2019)
  19. Resource: The Verge Guide to Security
  20. Can Influencers Improve Saudi Arabia’s Image? (Bloomberg Businessweek, 6 Sept 2019)
  21. Can You Really Use The Raspberry Pi 4 As A Desktop Machine? (Hackaday; 9 September 2019)
  22. USB4: Everything You Need to Know About the New Standard (Tom’s Guide; 4 September 2019)
  23. The Trade War Spurs China’s Technology Innovators Into Overdrive (Bloomberg, 11 Sept 2019)
  24. Jason’s Geek of the Week: Bon Appétit YouTube
  25. Wes’ Geeks of the Week: Word It Out and Voyant Tools (Used in UUMC Project)

EdTech Situation Room Episode 146

Welcome to episode 146 of the EdTech Situation Room from September 4, 2019, where technology news meets educational analysis. This week Jason Neiffer (@techsavvyteach) and Wesley Fryer (@wfryer) discussed the release of Android 10, Carl Hooker’s (@mrhooker) recent Twitter conversation and blog post on why banning smartphones in the classroom is a bad idea, and lessons we should all learn about security following the hack of Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey’s account. Imposter sellers and FCC-illegal cell phone signal boosters on Amazon, Apple’s forthcoming September 10th event with rumors of a new iPhone, and the “deep fake” Zao iOS app craze in China were also highlighted. Microsoft’s October 2 Surface event and more warnings for Windows10 updates were topics rounding out the show. Geeks of the week included the amazing app “Genius Scan” for both Android and iOS, Wes’ free Flipboard magazine “iReading,” and Wonder Links shared on Wes’ new curriculum and lesson website for school. Our show was live streamed and archived simultaneously on YouTube Live as well as Facebook Live via StreamYard.com and Restream.io . Please follow us on Twitter @edtechSR for updates, and join us LIVE on Wednesday nights if you can (normally) at 10 pm Eastern / 9 pm Central / 8 pm Mountain / 7 pm Pacific or 3 am UTC. All shownotes are available on http://edtechSR.com/links.

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) – blog: blog.ncce.org
  7. Wes Fryer (@wfryer) – blog: speedofcreativity.org
  8. Will my phone get Android 10? (Android Central; 3 September 2019)
  9. Android 10 features you’ll love: New privacy controls (Android Central; 3 September 2019)
  10. Android 10 Review: Works Nice, If You Can Get It (The Verge; 4 September 2019)
  11. Google can’t fix the Android update problem (The Verge; 4 September 2019)
  12. What Opportunities are Lost When You Ban Technology (Carl Hooker @mrhooker, 1 Sept 2019)
  13. Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey’s account was hacked (The Verge; 4 September 2019)
  14. Three Takeaways From the Hack of Jack Dorsey’s Twitter Account (One Zero; 30 August 2019)
  15. Even Amazon’s Own Products Are Getting Hijacked By Imposter Sellers (The Verge; 29 August 2019)
  16. Unlicensed signal boosters get a boost from Amazon (Wired, 30 Aug 2019)
  17. Apple’s next iPhone event will take place on September 10th (The Verge; 29 August 2019)
  18. Apple’s Tile-like tracking device likely to have removable battery, AR features, work with ‘Items’ tab in Find My app (9 to 5 Mac; 30 August 2019)
  19. Apple offers customers even more options for safe, reliable repairs (Apple; 29 August 2019)
  20. Microsoft announces Surface event on October 2nd in New York City (The Verge; 27 August 2019)
  21. Warning Issued For Millions Of Microsoft Windows 10 Users (Forbes, 1 Sept 2019)
  22. ‘Deepfake’ app causes fraud and privacy fears in China (BBC News, 4 Sept 2019)
  23. Viral Chinese app Zao puts your face in place of Leonardo DiCaprio’s in ‘deepfake’ videos (Washington Post, 3 Sept 2019)
  24. Facebook wouldn’t delete an altered video of Nancy Pelosi. What about one of Mark Zuckerberg? (Washington Post, 12 June 2019)
  25. Genius Scan for Android and iOS
  26. iReading on Flipboard (articles curated by Wes) and Wonder Links (by @wfryer & @sfryer)

EdTech Situation Room Episode 145

Welcome to episode 145 of the EdTech Situation Room from August 28, 2019, where technology news meets educational analysis. This week Jason Neiffer (@techsavvyteach) and Wesley Fryer (@wfryer) discussed lengthening consumer smartphone replacement purchase patterns, Android’s switch to more boring OS names, and laments from teachers about “students these days not reading anymore.” The different ways music is used to shape political perceptions in the United States and India / Kashmir, China’s use of LinkedIn for spy recruitment, advocacy for continued permissiveness by YouTube for uploaded content, and emerging social credit systems in both China and Silicon Valley were also highlighted. The implications of Tumblr’s recent purchase by Automattic, Dell’s release of enterprise quality Chromebooks, cyberattacks in Denver, and the purchase of LittleBits by Sphero rounded out the week’s discussed articles. Geeks of the week included Microsoft’s new app “Your Phone” and the podcast “Your Undivided Attention” episode, “With Great Power Comes…No Responsibility?” Our show was live streamed and archived simultaneously on YouTube Live as well as Facebook Live via StreamYard.com and Restream.io . Please follow us on Twitter @edtechSR for updates, and join us LIVE on Wednesday nights if you can (normally) at 10 pm Eastern / 9 pm Central / 8 pm Mountain / 7 pm Pacific or 3 am UTC. All shownotes are available on http://edtechSR.com/links.

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) – blog: blog.ncce.org
  7. Wes Fryer (@wfryer) – blog: speedofcreativity.org
  8. Google deserts desserts: Android 10 is the official name for Android Q (The Verge; 22 August 2019)
  9. More than half of mobile phone users plan to keep their current device for 3-5 years (The Next Web, 22 Aug 2019)
  10. Mercury Reader for Chrome
  11. Op-Ed: My high school students don’t read anymore. I think I know why (LA Times, 23 Aug 2019)
  12. “Here Comes Everybody: The Power of Organizing Without Organizations” by Clay Shirky (@cshirky)
  13. Filtering the ExoFlood (workshop by Wes)
  14. What the 2020 Campaign Sounds Like (NY Times The Daily Podcast, 22 Aug 2019)
  15. India’s ‘patriotism pop’ songs urge Hindus to claim Kashmir (AlJazeera, 22 Aug 2019)
  16. How China Uses LinkedIn to Recruit Spies Abroad (New York Times; 27 August 2019)
  17. YouTube’s CEO says it’s “more important than ever” to let people upload anything they want (Recode; 27 August 2019)
  18. Silicon Valley’s Chinese-style social credit system (FastCompany, 26 Aug 2019)
  19. Automattic CEO Matt Mullenweg on what’s next for Tumblr (Verge, 14 Aug 2019)
  20. Google partners with Dell on first upgradable Latitude Chromebooks for enterprise (9 to 5 Google; 26 August 2019)
  21. Dell Latitude Enterprise Chromebooks Now Available: Prices Starting At $900 (Chrome Unboxed; 27 August 2019)
  22. College in Denver shuts down its network after cyberattack (Denver 7, 24 Aug 2019)
  23. Sphero buys LittleBits in a bid to dominate connected educational toys (Verge, 23 Aug 2019)
  24. Jason’s Geek of the Week: Microsoft “Your Phone” App
  25. Wes’ Geek of the Week: [PODCAST] With Great Power Comes…No Responsibility? (@HumaneTech_)
  26. Streamed via StreamYard and Restream.io

EdTech Situation Room Episode 144

Welcome to episode 144 of the EdTech Situation Room from August 14, 2019, where technology news meets educational analysis. This week Jason Neiffer (@techsavvyteach) and Wesley Fryer (@wfryer) discussed Congressional interest in addressing the “digital divide” in the U.S. between rural and urban areas, a “sign of the times” story of a teen resorting to the use of IoT devices (including the family refrigerator) to contact friends and followers via Twitter, and the radicalizing influence of YouTube in Brazilian politics. Apple’s MacOS changes warning users of dire consequences if a 3rd party battery is installed in a laptop, falling iPhone sales, and the implications of Apple’s slow transition to services from hardware sales for profits and the education sector were also highlighted. The availability of “Course Kit” for the assignment functions using Google Drive files in LMS platforms like Moodle, the role (and attempted prevented role) of telecommunication services in ongoing civil unrest in both Hong Kong and Kashmir, and the emergence of Harmony OS from Huawei to potentially replace “regular” AndroidOS on Chinese phones were topics rounding on the show. Geeks of the week included AlgoTransparency (a tool providing a window into how YouTube’s video recommendation engine / algorithm works) and an update on CloudReadyHome Addition. This episode was our second show to use StreamYard.com as well as Restream.io to both live stream and archive our show simultaneously on YouTube Live as well as Facebook Live. Please follow us on Twitter @edtechSR for updates, and join us LIVE on Wednesday nights if you can (normally) at 10 pm Eastern / 9 pm Central / 8 pm Mountain / 7 pm Pacific or 3 am UTC. All shownotes are available on http://edtechSR.com/links.

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) – blog: blog.ncce.org
  7. Wes Fryer (@wfryer) – blog: speedofcreativity.org
  8. America has a terrible digital divide. Elizabeth Warren has a plan for that too. (Recode; 7 August 2019)
  9. Teen’s tweets from her smart fridge go viral after mother confiscates phone (The Guardian, 13 Aug 2019)
  10. How YouTube Radicalized Brazil (New York Times, 11 August 2019)
  11. ‘YouTube recommendations are toxic,’ says dev who worked on the algorithm (Next Web, 14 June 2019)
  12. Apple explains why iPhones now show an ominous warning after ‘unauthorized’ battery replacements (The Verge; 14 August 2019)
  13. The iPhone now makes up less than half of Apple’s business (The Verge; 30 July 2019)
  14. Is Your MacBook Pro Allowed to Fly? (PC Magazine; 14 August 2019)
  15. Apple’s iPhone Nightmare Is Coming True (Forbes, 12 August 2019)
  16. Course Kit for schools is now Google Assignments with Originality Reports (9 to 5 Google; 14 August 2019)
  17. Inside Kashmir, Cut Off From the World: ‘A Living Hell’ of Anger and Fear (New York Times, 10 August 2019)
  18. Move Over Android: Huawei’s Harmony OS Is Plan B, But Could Be Implemented “In Days” If Needed (Forbes, 10 Aug 2019)
  19. Wes’ Geek of the Week: AlgoTransparency
  20. Jason’s Geek of the Week: Install CloudReady Home Edition (and Keep Getting Updates from iFixit

EdTech Situation Room Episode 143

Welcome to episode 143 of the EdTech Situation Room from July 31, 2019, where technology news meets educational analysis. This week Jason Neiffer (@techsavvyteach) and Wesley Fryer (@wfryer) discussed U.S. Senator Josh Hawley’s proposed “SMART Act” (the Social Media Addiction Reduction Technology Act), the state of adblocking online in mid-2019, and amazing developments in the world of eSports with a recent Fortnight payout of over $30 million for a single tournament. Apple’s quarterly announcements including its continued transition to services for revenue, the implications of those trends for Apple portable hardware in schools, and ChromeOS updates including facial recognition “face unlock” as well as continued changes to default Flash support were also highlighted. Additional headlines analyzed during the show included FaceApp’s terms of service and privacy implications for users, the FTC’s class action lawsuit settlement against Equifax, Google’s banning of certain DIY advertisements for iFixIt, continued calls for smartphone backdoor encryption by the US Department of Justice, and an incredible “classified artificial brain” project underway by the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) in the United States. Geeks of the Week included the “Unreal Mobile” smartphone service, the new website “”Hack the Moon,” and the podcast “Your Undivided Attention.” With the impending demise of “Google Hangouts on Air” for YouTube Live, this was our first show to use StreamYard.com as well as Restream.io to both live stream and archive our show simultaneously on YouTube Live as well as Facebook Live. Please follow us on Twitter @edtechSR for updates, and join us LIVE on Wednesday nights if you can (normally) at 10 pm Eastern / 9 pm Central / 8 pm Mountain / 7 pm Pacific or 3 am UTC. All shownotes are available on http://edtechSR.com/links.

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) – blog: blog.ncce.org
  7. Wes Fryer (@wfryer) – blog: speedofcreativity.org
  8. Josh Hawley’s bill to limit your Twitter time to 30 minutes a day, explained (Recode, 31 July 2019)
  9. A lawmaker wants to end ‘social media addiction’ by killing features that enable mindless scrolling (Washington Post, 30 July 2019)
  10. How Phones Made the World Your Office, Like It or Not (New York Times, 31 July 2019)
  11. Fortnite World Cup has handed out $30 million in prizes, and cemented its spot in the culture (TechCrunch, 28 July 2019)
  12. Kyle Bugha Giersdorf 16 wins Fortnite World Cup singles and $3 million (ESPN, 28 July 2019)
  13. Esports celebs, influencers could push prize pools to new heights (ESPN, 28 July 2019)
  14. Adblocking: How About Nah? (EFF, 25 July 2019)
  15. The iPhone now makes up less than half of Apple’s business (The Verge, 30 July 2019)
  16. Apple Card: company reveals credit card launching next month (The Guardian, 30 July 2019)
  17. Google Chrome 76 arrives, makes it harder to use Flash and easier to dodge paywalls (The Verge, 30 July 2019)
  18. Face Unlock Coming Soon To Chrome OS And May Debut With ‘atlas’ Alongside Pixel 4 (ChromeUnboxed, 31 July 2019)
  19. FaceApp: Deleting it doesn’t mean you get your data back (CNN Business, 26 July 2019)
  20. FTC says ‘you will be disappointed’ if you choose $125 for Equifax payout (Verge, 31 July 2019)
  21. Equifax Breach Official Claim Filing Website (FTC)
  22. An Open Letter to the FTC on Google’s Banning of Repair Business Ads (iFixit; 16 July 2019)
  23. Tech firms “can and must” put backdoors in encryption, AG Barr says (ArsTechnica, 23 July 2019)
  24. IT’S SENTIENT: Meet the classified artificial brain being developed by US intelligence programs (Verge, 31 July 2019)
  25. Japan once again shoots a bullet at an asteroid… and the video is amazing (SyFyWire, 29 July 2019)
  26. Jason’s Geek of the Week: Unreal Mobile
  27. Wes’ Geeks of the Week: Hack The Moon (@wehackthemoon) – VIDEO: “Deciphering The Vast Scale of the Universe” and Your Undivided Attention Podcast (@HumaneTech_)
  28. Our livestreaming tools: StreamYard.com and Restream.io

EdTech Situation Room Episode 142

Welcome to episode 142 of the EdTech Situation Room from July 24, 2019, where technology news meets educational analysis. This week Jason Neiffer (@techsavvyteach) and Wesley Fryer (@wfryer) discussed why data privacy is complicated, the FTC’s $5 billion fine of Facebook, the limitations of SMS for 2 factor authentication (2FA) / multi-factor authentication (MFA), and exciting recent Apollo 11 50 year anniversary moon landing media coverage. Updates to Google’s smartwatch software (WearOS) as well as ChromeOS, Apple’s expected announcement of its new $3000 MacBook portable, the return of MDM-powered parental control apps like MyPact to the iOS App Store, and Apple’s pleas to avoid 25% tariffs on Chinese manufactured electronic components were also highlighted. The increasingly fractured landscape of podcasting (sadly coming to a walled garden paid app near you,) the prospect of “Peak Podcast” time, and Jason’s recent experiences with the wild world of urban electric scooters (where “the repo man” now thrives) were discussed with a remarkable tone of clarity laced with humor. Geeks of the Week included the DarkNet Diaries podcast (@darknetdiaries) and the “Timeline” tool from the Knight Foundation. Please follow us on Twitter @edtechSR for updates, and join us LIVE on Wednesday nights if you can (normally) at 10 pm Eastern / 9 pm Central / 8 pm Mountain / 7 pm Pacific or 3 am UTC. All shownotes are available on http://edtechSR.com/links.

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) – blog: blog.ncce.org
  7. Wes Fryer (@wfryer) – blog: speedofcreativity.org
  8. Why You Can’t Just Ask Social Media To Forget You (Mind Matters, 1 July 2019)
  9. F.T.C. Approves Facebook Fine of About $5 Billion (New York Times; 12 July 2019)
  10. Judge allows suit against AT&T after $24 million cryptocurrency theft (ArsTechnica, 23 July 2019)
  11. MOON LANDING: Apollo 11 Had a Hidden Hero: Software (Wall Street Journal; 14 July 2019)
  12. Wear OS in 2019: Here’s where it is, and where it needs to be [Video] (9 to 5 Google; 23 July 2019)
  13. This Latest Addition Makes Virtual Desks In Chrome OS 76 My Favorite New Feature (Chrome Unboxed, 21 July 2019)
  14. LTE Chromebooks Could Soon Be Far More Common (Chrome Unboxed, 24 July 2019)
  15. 16-inch MacBook Pro rumored to launch in October with ~$3000 starting price (9 to 5 Mac; 23 July 2019)
  16. OurPact returns to App Store, reviving debates about Apple’s impartiality (ArsTechnica, 12 July 2019)
  17. Apple asks Trump administration to exclude Mac Pro parts from tariffs (ArsTechnica, 23 July 2019)
  18. How podcasts grew into a multimillion-dollar industry (The Verge; 19 July 2019)
  19. Have We Hit Peak Podcast? (New York Times; 18 July 2019)
  20. Apple Plans to Bankroll Original Podcasts to Fend Off Rivals (Bloomberg; 16 July 2019)
  21. They Said You Could Leave Electric Scooters Anywhere — Then The Repo Men Struck Back (The Verge; 24 July 2019)
  22. Jason’s Geek of the Week: DarkNet Diaries podcast (@darknetdiaries)
  23. Wes’ Geek of the Week: Timeline by Knight Lab (@knightfdn) (Example: Fryer Family Media Timeline)
Fryer Family Media Timeline