EdTechSR Ep 273 TikTok for News

Welcome to episode 273 (“TikTok for News”) of the EdTech Situation Room from October 26, 2022, where technology news meets educational analysis. This week Jason Neiffer (@techsavvyteach) and Wesley Fryer (@wfryer) discussed recent Apple hardware and software update announcements, media literacy articles, artificial intelligence powered article / content creation tools and photo manipulation software, and an exciting videoconferencing announcement involving Zoom and Google Meets. The open source announcement of podcasting software Pocketcasts and the end of Lego Mindstorms were additional highlighted articles. Geeks of the Week included Storyblocks, a Michael Wesch conference podcast from 2013, Novel AI, and a free collection of 12,000 vintage cooking recipes. Our show was live streamed and archived simultaneously on YouTube Live as well as our Facebook Live page via StreamYard.com, and compressed to a smaller video version (about 100MB) on AmazonS3 using Handbrake software. Please follow us on Twitter @edtechSR for updates, and join us LIVE on Wednesday nights (normally) if you can 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. 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 (@techsavvyteach) – blog: blog.ncce.org
  8. Wes Fryer (@wfryer) – wesfryer.com/after
  9. Apple October product news — iPad Pro M2, new iPad 2022 and more (Tom’s Guide; 20 October 2022)
  10. MacOS Ventura now available for Mac users with Camera Continuity and Stage Manager (9 to 5 Mac; 24 October 2022)
  11. iPhone as Mac webcam: How to use Continuity Camera in iOS 16 and macOS Ventura [Video] (9 to 5 Mac; 26 October 2022)
  12. Should you upgrade your Mac to macOS Ventura? (9 to 5 Mac; 24 October 2022)
  13. iPadOS 16.1 now available: Stage Manager, iMessage editing, display scaling, more (9 to 5 Mac; 24 October 2022)
  14. iOS 16.1 now rolling out, here are the full release notes (9 to 5 Mac; 24 October 2022)
  15. Doctor is ‘not a crazy Apple person’ and recommends lifesaving Apple Watch to every patient (9 to 5 Mac; 25 October 2022)
  16. Study finds Apple Watch blood oxygen sensor is as reliable as ‘medical-grade device’ (9 to 5 Mac; 25 October 2022)
  17. GPT-3 Powers the Next Generation of Apps (OpenAI.com)
  18. Auto Write Pro: AI Content Generation / Article / Essay Writing
  19. Google’s AI editing tricks are making Photoshop irrelevant for most people (Tech Radar; 8 October 2022)
  20. Darth Vader’s voice will be AI-generated from now on (ArsTechnica, 26 Sep 2022)
  21. TikTok is increasingly becoming a news source (The Verge; 24 October 2022)
  22. I tried replacing Google with TikTok, and it worked better than I thought (THe Verge; 21 September 2022)
  23. Anti-vaccine activists giddily celebrate as poliovirus spreads in NY (17 Aug 2022)
  24. Dominion Voting Systems CEO speaks out against conspiracy theories (60 Minutes, 23 Oct 2022)
  25. You will soon be able to join Google Meet calls from Zoom Rooms and vice versa (Chrome Unboxed; 26 October 2022)
  26. PocketCasts Mobile Apps Are Now Open Source (PocketCasts & Automatic)
  27. LEGO is discontinuing MINDSTORMS in 2022 (Brick Fanatics; 26 October 2022)
  28. Wes’ Geeks of the Week: Storyblocks (via @mwesch course trailer) and “Think Whatever: The End of Wonder by Michael Wesch” and novelai.net
  29. Jason’s Geek of the Week: Learn New Old Recipes From This Free Collection of 12,000 Vintage Cookbooks (LifeHacker)

EdTechSR Ep 272 Metaverse Confusion Likely

Welcome to episode 272 (“Metaverse Confusion Likely”) of the EdTech Situation Room from October 12, 2022, where technology news meets educational analysis. This week Jason Neiffer (@techsavvyteach) and Wesley Fryer (@wfryer) discussed the 2022 “Hype Cycle” for educational technology in the United States, the merger of ISTE and ASCD, Tim Cook’s view of the metaverse, the new $1500 VR headset from Meta / Facebook, and Microsoft prescience in creating its tablet computer series. Web apps as a leading attack vector for security attacks, election worker cyber-attacks, and another Alex Jones civil trial judgement were also discussed topics. Geeks of the Week included software enabling MacOS updates for older hardware systems, FEMA’s “Build a Kit” website for emergency preparedness, a $22 portable Chinese-manufactured HAM radio, and a power meter tester for USB-C devices. Our show was live streamed and archived simultaneously on YouTube Live as well as our Facebook Live page via StreamYard.com, and compressed to a smaller video version (about 100MB) on AmazonS3 using Handbrake software. Please follow us on Twitter @edtechSR for updates, and join us LIVE on Wednesday nights (normally) if you can 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. 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 (@techsavvyteach) – blog: blog.ncce.org
  8. Wes Fryer (@wfryer) – wesfryer.com/after
  9. Microsoft was right all along (The Verge; 14 September 2022)
  10. Hype Cycle for K-12 Education, 2022 (Gartner; 19 July 2022)
  11. Education Professional Development Superpower? ISTE and ASCD Set to Merge (Education Week, 29 Sept 2022)
  12. Tim Cook in new interview: ‘I’m really not sure the average person can tell you what the metaverse is’ (9 to 5 Mac; 30 September 2022)
  13. Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg debuts Meta Quest Pro VR headset that will cost $1,500 (MSNBC, 11 Oct 2022)
  14. Meta hasn’t “really learned the right lesson,” whistleblower Frances Haugen says (Vox; 6 September 2022)
  15. Why web apps are one of this year’s leading attack vectors (Venture Beat; 7 October 2022)
  16. Election officials worry about potential poll worker interference this November (NPR, 9 Oct 2022)
  17. Malicious Emails Surged for Election Workers in 2 Battleground States Ahead of Primaries (NextGov, 12 Oct 2022)
  18. Alex Jones ordered to pay $965 million for Sandy Hook lies (AP, 12 Oct 2022)
  19. Wes’ Geeks of the Week: OpenCore Legacy Patcher (h/t Jason!) – FEMA Ready.org “Build a Kit”BAOFENG UV-5R
  20. Jason’s Geek of the Week: Plugable USB C Power Meter Tester for Monitoring USB-C Connections – Digital Multimeter for USB-C Cables, Laptops, Phones and Chargers

EdTechSR Ep 271 Ad-Free Education YouTube

Welcome to episode 271 (“Ad-Free Education YouTube”) of the EdTech Situation Room from September 21, 2022, where technology news meets educational analysis. This week Jason Neiffer (@techsavvyteach) and Wesley Fryer (@wfryer) discussed Google news, YouTube news, Mark Zuckerberg and Meta’s financial troubles, Ian Bogost’s case in The Atlantic that “People Aren’t Supposed to Talk This Much,” and a Pentagon’s announced review of “clandestine psychological operations.” Additional topics included Zoom’s new calendar and email tools, iPhone 14 reviews, Canva’s new “visual worksuite,” and bans of AI-generated image content. Geeks of the Week included Visible, Govee smart lights and a reboot of Storychasers. Our show was live streamed and archived simultaneously on YouTube Live as well as our Facebook Live page via StreamYard.com, and compressed to a smaller video version (about 100MB) on AmazonS3 using Handbrake software. Please follow us on Twitter @edtechSR for updates, and join us LIVE on Wednesday nights (normally) if you can 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. 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 (@techsavvyteach) – blog: blog.ncce.org
  8. Wes Fryer (@wfryer) – wesfryer.com/after
  9. Rumor: Google may be working on a ‘small-screen’ Pixel, but you probably shouldn’t get your hopes up (9 to 5 Google; 14 September 2022)
  10. Bye, bye Pixelbook. We will always love you (Chrome Unboxed; 12 September 2022)
  11. Framework’s new Chromebook is upgradable and customizable (The Verge; 21 September 2022)
  12. YouTube launches an ad-free video player for education (The Verge; 9 September 2022)
  13. YouTube creates ad-free player for students, brings courses and quizzes to educational videos (Chrome Unboxed; 13 September 2022)
  14. H5P (Rich HTML5 Content and Applications)
  15. Sherlocking (English WikiPedia)
  16. Mark Zuckerberg Is in Big, Big Trouble (Futurism, 20 Sept 2022)
  17. People Aren’t Meant to Talk This Much – aka “Fix Facebook By Making It More Like Google+ (Atlantic, Ian Bogost, 22 Oct 2021)
  18. Pentagon opens sweeping review of clandestine psychological operations (Washington Post, 19 Sept 2022) #GiftLink
  19. Zoom is reportedly working on calendar and email tools to take on Office and Google (The Verge; 14 September 2022)
  20. iPhone 14 and 14 Pro review: A picture is worth a thousand dollars (ArsTechnica, 21 Sept 2022)
  21. Canva joins the big boys with an entirely new collaborative “Visual Worksuite” of tools (Chrome Unboxed; 15 September 2022)
  22. Getty Images bans AI-generated content over fears of legal challenges (The Verge; 21 September 2022)
  23. XSplit VCam (Jason’s favorite software-based webcam)
  24. Jason’s Geek of the Week: Visible
  25. Wes’ Geeks of the Week: Govee Smart LED Strip Lights WiFi, 50ftStorychasers reboot

EdTechSR Ep 270 Ransomware at School

Welcome to episode 270 (“Ransomware at School”) of the EdTech Situation Room from September 14, 2022, where technology news meets educational analysis. This week Jason Neiffer (@techsavvyteach) and Wesley Fryer (@wfryer) discussed a recent ransomware incident in Los Angeles schools, iPhone 14 updates announced at Apple’s recent event, at TikTok news including the thread their platform poses to Google and the spread of misinformation via TikTok. Stable Diffusion’s AI generated images were also explored, including reports that China is blocking AI-created political content. Geeks of the Week included “Seat Guru” from Jason and an online safety tip from Wes. Our show was live streamed and archived simultaneously on YouTube Live as well as our Facebook Live page via StreamYard.com, and compressed to a smaller video version (about 100MB) on AmazonS3 using Handbrake software. Please follow us on Twitter @edtechSR for updates, and join us LIVE on Wednesday nights (normally) if you can 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. 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 (@techsavvyteach) – blog: blog.ncce.org
  8. Wes Fryer (@wfryer) – wesfryer.com/after
  9. iOS 16 Available Today! (Apple; 12 September 2022)
  10. Tim Cook revealed the real reason Apple won’t fix green bubbles (The Verge; 8 September 2022)
  11. iPhone 14 is eSIM-only in the US: Here’s what you need to know (9 to 5 Mac; 10 September 2022)
  12. LA school district was warned of ransomware threat before recent shutdown (The Verge; 9 September 2022)
  13. Google CEO Sundar Pichai swears his company has real competition (Vox; 6 September 2022)
  14. TikTok Users Are Likely to See Misleading Information on Elections, Vaccines, and More (Time; 14 September 2022)
  15. Stable Diffusion (English WikiPedia)
  16. China’s most advanced AI image generator already blocks political content (ArsTechnica, 14 Sept 2022)
  17. Locally sourced: you can now run Stable Diffusion AI art generation on your M1 Mac (CDM, 13 Sept 2022) – https://diffusionbee.com/ 
  18. Stable Diffusion Walkthrough (Marcus Wetherell)
  19. EduMeat Teachers Who Smoke and Grill
  20. Wes’ Geek of the Week: Online Safety Tip
  21. Jason’s Geek of the Week: Seat Guru

EdTechSR Ep 269 iPhone14 Satellite SOS

Welcome to episode 269 (“iPhone14 Satellite SOS”) of the EdTech Situation Room from September 7, 2022, where technology news meets educational analysis. This week Jason Neiffer (@techsavvyteach) and Wesley Fryer (@wfryer) discussed news articles focusing on the September 2022 Apple Event, Google Chromebook news, privacy / surveillance issues, VR headsets for the US Army, media literacy, and cryptography. Our show was live streamed and archived simultaneously on YouTube Live as well as our Facebook Live page via StreamYard.com, and compressed to a smaller video version (about 100MB) on AmazonS3 using Handbrake software. Please follow us on Twitter @edtechSR for updates, and join us LIVE on Wednesday nights (normally) if you can 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. 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 (@techsavvyteach) – blog: blog.ncce.org
  8. Wes Fryer (@wfryer) – wesfryer.com/after
  9. The things that matter from Apple’s fall 2022 event (Wirecutter, 7 Sep 2022)
  10. The iPhone 14 can connect to satellites for emergency SOS features (Engadget, 7 Sept 2022)
  11. She Had an AirTag in Her Lost Luggage. It Led Police to a Baggage Handler’s Home (NYTimes, 19 Aug 2022, Gift Link)
  12. Apple Macbook Air M1 Vs Macbook Air M2: Which Should You Buy? (Reviewed; 2 September 2022)
  13. New ‘Low Power Mode’ coming to Apple Watch Series 4 and later with watchOS 9 (9 to 5 Mac; 7 September 2022)
  14. Can you really survive college with just a Chromebook? (Android Central; 27 July 2022)
  15. Turns out, the 12th-gen Intel Core i3 is an absolute performance monster in Chromebooks (Chrome Unboxed; 6 September 2022)
  16. Tech tool offers police ‘mass surveillance on a budget’ (AP, 2 Sept 2022)
  17. Irish regulators fine Instagram a record $402 million for violating EU teen privacy rules (USA Today; 5 September 2022)
  18. You’re being tracked through your email. Here’s how to stop it. (Vox; 3 September 2022)
  19. The US Army could soon be equipped with Microsoft Hololens (TechRadar Pro, 5 Sept 2022)
  20. Illinois high school students to receive media literacy instruction this year (CBS News, 22 Aug 2022)
  21. The Marine Corps wants to develop media literacy training. It won’t be easy (Military Times, 1 Aug 2022)
  22. Troubled Crypto Broker Voyager Digital to Auction Off Assets Next Week (DeCrypt, 7 Sept 2022)
  23. Jason’s Geek of the Week: Mark Cuban Cost Plus Pharmacy
  24. Wes’ Geek of the Week: WiseStamp Email Signature ManagementMy Creative Type Quiz (via Adobe) – KiwiFarms PSA thread

EdTechSR Ep 268 Age of Bossware

Welcome to episode 268 (“Age of Bossware”) of the EdTech Situation Room from August 31, 2022, where technology news meets educational analysis. This week Jason Neiffer (@techsavvyteach) and Wesley Fryer (@wfryer) discussed what to expect from Apple’s iPhone 14 event, the ongoing mystery of Apple’s “Self Repair Program,” and the impracticality of DIY repairing iOS and MacOS. Other topics included Google’s Chrome browser PWA store, the expansion of Google’s residential Fiber Internet service, and an announced partnership between T-Mobile and SpaceX for Starlink and 5G cellular service. The questionable Constitutionality of student digital test surveillance, the advent of “bossware” (workplace surveillance software,) and a terrible situation involving a father sending a photo of his young child to a doctor ending up losing all his Google account access forever were subjects rounding out this week’s show. Geeks of the Week included OpenCore Legacy Patcher (a free way to run latest MacOS on older Apple hardware,) software to bulk-edit Google Calendar events, NASA Artemis wallpaper, and a great “Land of the GIANTS” podcast episode on “The Facebook Election.” Our show was live streamed and archived simultaneously on YouTube Live as well as our Facebook Live page via StreamYard.com, and compressed to a smaller video version (about 100MB) on AmazonS3 using Handbrake software. Please follow us on Twitter @edtechSR for updates, and join us LIVE on Wednesday nights (normally) if you can 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. 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 (@techsavvyteach) – blog: blog.ncce.org
  8. Wes Fryer (@wfryer) – wesfryer.com/after
  9. What To Expect From Apple’s iPhone 14 Event (The Verge; 24 August 2022)
  10. Does Apple’s ‘Far out’ invite artwork hint at iPhone 14 features? Here are some guesses (9 to 5 Mac; 24 August 2022)
  11. Apple Self Service Repair program now extended to M1 MacBook models (9 5o 5 Mac; 22 August 2022)
  12. iFixit: Self Repair Program actually makes M1 MacBooks less repairable (9 to 5 Mac; 24 August 2022)
  13. Here’s an early look at Google’s Chrome browser PWA store (About Chromebooks; 22 August 2022)
  14. Google Fiber isn’t dead, it’s expanding (The Verge; 11 August 2022)
  15. Starlink and 5G joining forces? SpaceX and T-Mobile holding Starbase event Thursday (Space Explored; 24 August 2022)
  16. T-Mobile and SpaceX Starlink say your 5G phone will connect to satellites next year (The Verge; 25 August 2022)
  17. Scanning students’ rooms during remote tests is unconstitutional, judge rules (NPR, 26 Aug 2022)
  18. Workplace surveillance: how your boss is spying on you (NPR, 24 Aug 2022)
  19. A Dad Took Photos of His Naked Toddler for the Doctor. Google Flagged Him as a Criminal (NYTimes, 21 Aug 2022)
  20. Jason’s Geek of the Week: OpenCore Legacy Patcher (run latest MacOS on older Apple hardware)
  21. Wes’ Geek of the Week: Bulk Edit (Google) Calendar EventsNASA Artemis Wallpaper“The Facebook Election” on Land of the GIANTS Podcast

EdTechSR Ep 267 Stealing Your Cookies

Welcome to episode 267 (“Stealing Your Cookies”) of the EdTech Situation Room from August 17, 2022, where technology news meets educational analysis. This week Jason Neiffer (@techsavvyteach) and Wesley Fryer (@wfryer) discussed a variety of ways to use another computer or tablet as a second monitor, rumors for Apple’s September 7th iPhone 14 event, and “The Trouble with Zooming Forever.” Hacker exploits of multi-factor authentication by “stealing your cookies,” our present era of “notification hell,” and a John Deere tractor hack highlighting “right to repair” issues were also discussed. Additional topics included an improved background blur coming for Google Meet videoconferences, the outcry for more computer science classes in schools, podcast guests paying big bucks to creators, and spotify’s addition of podcast creation tools to their app. Geeks of the Week included Free Email Etiquette Posters and a warning (for teachers and parents) about Influencer Andrew Tate. Our show was live streamed and archived simultaneously on YouTube Live as well as our Facebook Live page via StreamYard.com, and compressed to a smaller video version (about 100MB) on AmazonS3 using Handbrake software. Please follow us on Twitter @edtechSR for updates, and join us LIVE on Wednesday nights (normally) if you can 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. 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 (@techsavvyteach) – blog: blog.ncce.org
  8. Wes Fryer (@wfryer) – wesfryer.com/after
  9. Use iMac as monitor: How to create a Mac to Mac, PC to Mac, or iPad to Mac setup (9 to 5 Mac; 4 July 2022)
  10. Apple Planning to Hold iPhone 14 Event on September 7 (Verge, 17 Aug 2022)
  11. The Trouble With Zooming Forever (The Atlantic; 14 July 2022)
  12. Hackers are finding ways around multi-factor authentication. Here’s what to watch for (ZDNet; 16 August 2022)
  13. We live in notification hell (The Verge; 5 August 2022)
  14. A New Jailbreak for John Deere Tractors Rides the Right-to-Repair Wave (Wired, 13 Aug 2022)
  15. Better background blur for web-based video calls is in the works (Chrome Unboxed; 24 June 2022)
  16. Classroom GitHub
  17. A who’s who of CEOs is begging every school to teach computer science (The Verge; 13 July 2022)
  18. Podcast Guests Are Paying Up to $50,000 to Appear on Popular Shows (Bloomberg; 3 August 2022)
  19. Spotify adding podcast creation tool to its mobile app (9 to 5 Mac; 1 July 2022)
  20. Why can’t premium Android phones last as long as Amazon Kindles? (Tech Radar; 6 August 2022)
  21. Anker Charger
  22. Jason’s Geek of the Week: Free Email Etiquette Posters
  23. Wes’ Geek of the Week: Warning about Influencer Andrew Tate

EdTechSR Ep 266 AI for Excel

Welcome to episode 266 (“AI for Excel”) of the EdTech Situation Room from August 10, 2022, where technology news meets educational analysis. This week Jason Neiffer (@techsavvyteach) and Wesley Fryer (@wfryer) discussed features in ChromeOS 104 and 105, an AI bot for Excel formulas, and an increased price for Twitter Blue. Google’s warrantless video permissions for police, survey results about political violence in the U.S., and GenZ search preferences for TikTok over YouTube were also highlighted topics. Additionally, subscription based cars, and latest Meta’s chatbot fail were explored Geeks of the Weeks included Kible and Ad Observatory. Check out our shownotes for links to all the articles we discussed, and subscribe to our Substack to receive all the links we discussed and also didn’t have time to talk about in this week’s show in your email inbox! Our show was live streamed and archived simultaneously on YouTube Live as well as our Facebook Live page via StreamYard.com, and compressed to a smaller video version (about 100MB) on AmazonS3 using Handbrake software. Please follow us on Twitter @edtechSR for updates, and join us LIVE on Wednesday nights (normally) if you can 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. 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 (@techsavvyteach) – blog: blog.ncce.org
  8. Wes Fryer (@wfryer) – wesfryer.com/after
  9. ChromeOS 104 rolling out and introducing new features (Chrome Unboxed; 5 August 2022)
  10. Chrome OS 105 partial split windows and multitasking button details (About Chromebooks; 11 July 2022)
  11. Game-changer for Excel: Free AI bot creates any Excel formula you need (Boy Genius Report; 31 July 2022)  https://excelformulabot.com/
  12. ​​Twitter raises its Blue subscription price (MS PowerUser; 29 July 2022)
  13. Google, like Amazon, will let police see your video without a warrant (Verge, 27 July 2022)
  14. He surveyed 8,600 Americans about political violence. The results are beyond scary (LA Times, 21 July 2022)
  15. Nearly half of Gen Z is using TikTok and Instagram for search instead of Google, according to Google’s own data (Insider; 13 July 2022)
  16. The future of cars is a subscription nightmare (The Verge; 13 July 2022)
  17. Meta’s New AI Chatbot Loves Anti-Racism and Mean Girls (Gizmoto; 6 August 2022)
  18. Jason’s Geek of the Week: Kible
  19. Wes’ Geek of the Week: Ad Observatory (details)

EdTechSR Ep 265 Starlink Mobile Connectivity

Welcome to episode 265 (“Starlink Mobile Connectivity”) of the EdTech Situation Room from July 20, 2022, where technology news meets educational analysis. This week Jason Neiffer (@techsavvyteach) and Wesley Fryer (@wfryer) discussed the FCC’s authorization of Starlink’s system to be used in moving vehicles, along with other connectivity related articles. Hoopla around the TikTok “blackout challenge,” calls for TikTok to preserve war crimes videos in Ukraine, advertisements on Netflix, and declining Netflix subscriptions were also highlighted articles and topics. Geeks of the Week included the upcoming Adobe Digital Summit and “the (Mis)Information Game, a social-media simulation.” Check out our shownotes for links to all the articles we discussed, and subscribe to our Substack to receive all the links we discussed and also didn’t have time to talk about in this week’s show in your email inbox! Our show was live streamed and archived simultaneously on YouTube Live as well as our Facebook Live page via StreamYard.com, and compressed to a smaller video version (about 100MB) on AmazonS3 using Handbrake software. Please follow us on Twitter @edtechSR for updates, and join us LIVE on Wednesday nights (normally) if you can 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. 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 (@techsavvyteach) – blog: blog.ncce.org
  8. Wes Fryer (@wfryer) – wesfryer.com/after
  9. The FCC authorizes SpaceX’s Starlink system to be used on vehicles in motion (The Verge; 30 June 2022)
  10. T-Mobile 5G home internet reaches 5 million new addresses in the middle of the country (The Verge; 30 June 2022)
  11. The TikTok ‘blackout challenge’ has now allegedly killed seven kids (The Verge; 7 July 2022)
  12. TikTok resists calls to preserve Ukraine content for war crime investigations (Ars Technica, 15 Jul 2022)
  13. TikTok can’t stop users from doxxing the Supreme Court (ArsTechnica, 29 Jun 2022)
  14. Netflix’s ad-supported tier won’t have everything at launch (The Verge; 19 July 2022)
  15. Netflix subscriber count in the US and Canada dropped by 1.3 million over the last three months (The Verge; 19 July 2022)
  16. Here’s what Netflix execs think about the Netflix problem (Vox; 20 July 2022)
  17. Discovering Useful Ideas (a workshop by Wes)
  18. Wes’ Twitter Lists
  19. Jason’s Twitter Lists
  20. Jason’s Geek of the Week: Adobe Digital Summit
  21. Wes’ Geek of the Week: the (Mis)Information Game, a social-media simulation  (via @/UlliEcker)

EdTechSR Ep 264 AirTags Are Powerful

Welcome to episode 264 (“AirTags Are Powerful”) of the EdTech Situation Room from July 6, 2022, where technology news meets educational analysis. This week Jason Neiffer (@techsavvyteach) and Wesley Fryer (@wfryer) discussed Google news including Google Hangouts problems, eSignatures in Google Docs, and ChromeOS battery improvements. In Apple News, AirTag tracking problems, innovative ways to use AirTags, and the passage of the “Digital Markets Act” in Europe were discussed. Continued security concerns over TikTok and the billions of dollars being spent by schools for “high tech defensive systems” in the wake of mass shootings were topics rounding out this week’s show. Geeks of the Week included “Image Candy,” a USB-C to USB-A adapter, and Apple’s Magic Keyboard for iPad. Check out our shownotes for links to all the articles we discussed, and subscribe to our Substack to receive all the links we discussed and also didn’t have time to talk about in this week’s show in your email inbox! Our show was live streamed and archived simultaneously on YouTube Live as well as our Facebook Live page via StreamYard.com, and compressed to a smaller video version (about 100MB) on AmazonS3 using Handbrake software. Please follow us on Twitter @edtechSR for updates, and join us LIVE on Wednesday nights (normally) if you can 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. Stay savvy and safe!

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  8. Wes Fryer (@wfryer) – wesfryer.com/after
  9. Hangouts on Android and iOS stops working for many (9 to 5 Google; 4 July 2022)
  10. Google Docs adding built-in eSignature system to Workspace Individual (9 to 5 Google; 30 June 2022)
  11. New Chrome OS 105 feature could boost Chromebook battery life (About Chromebooks; 5 July 2022)
  12. ‘Altered Carbon’ actor Hannah Rose May shares recent AirTag tracking experience (9 to 5 Mac; 5 July 2022)
  13. 5 Places to Put an Apple AirTag That You Never Thought About (cNet; 5 July 2022)
  14. Digital Markets Act passes, could force Apple to allow competing app stores, and more (9 to 5 Mac; 5 July 2022)
  15. TikTok commits to changes to avoid App Store ban (1 July 2022)
  16. Senators Urge FTC to Investigate TikTok Over Chinese Access to User Data (PC Magazine, 6 July 2022)
  17. Schools Are Spending Billions on High-Tech Defense for Mass Shootings (NYTimes, 6 July 2022)
  18. Wes’ Geeks of the Week: Image Candy and USB-C to USB-A adapter
  19. Jason’s Geek of the Week: Magic Keyboard for iPad