EdTech Situation Room Episode 5

Welcome to Episode 5 of the EdTech Situation Room, the weekly webshow and podcast where technology news meets educational analysis! This week we had a lively discussion with special guest Ben Wilkoff (@bhwilkoff) along with show hosts Jason Neiffer (@techsavvyteach) and Wes Fryer (@wfryer). Our conversations touched on the articles “Google Eliminates Right-Side Adds” (discussing the ascendency of mobile computing as well as the implications of our “you are the product” digital social environment,) “Veteran Station Crew Returns to Earth after Historic Mission,” the amazing “State of EdTech from EdSurge” interactive article, and “Touch Screen Laptops Aren’t Just a Gimmick: They’re Actually Useful.” As usual we wrapped up with some “Geek of the Week” links, and Ben totally blew Wes’ mind with his Minecraft Pocket Edition server link. Check our podcast shownotes and http://edtechSR.com/links for all the referenced resources. We’ll take a break next week (no show on March 9, 2016) but return on March 16th as Wes will attempt to host the show from Sao Paulo, Brazil. Viva la revolucion #edtech!


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  7. Ben Wilkoff (@bhwilkoff)
  8. Ben Wilkoff’s awesome YouTube Channel featuring #AskBenW videos
  9. Jason Neiffer (@techsavvyteach)
  10. Wesley Fryer (@wfryer)
  11. Google Eliminates Right-Side Adds (The Verge, 2-20-16)
  12. Sen. Franken Releases Response from Google on Student Data Privacy Concerns (16 Feb 2016)
  13. EFF Google Complaint (1 Dec 2015)
  14. Veteran Station Crew Returns to Earth after Historic Mission (NASA, 1 March 2016)
  15. State of EdTech from EdSurge (2 Mar 2016)
  16. Touch Screen Laptops Aren’t Just a Gimmick. They’re Actually Useful (How-To Geek, 15 Feb 2016)
  17. New interactive exhibits unveiled at Oklahoma City National Memorial and Museum (8 Jan 2015)
  18. Wes’ Geeks of the Week: Horizon Blade Inductrix Drone ($50) and Save as Doc for Google Sheets (Chrome Add-On, FREE)
  19. Ben’s Geeks of the Week: formRecycler, FreshBackMac, WireCast Go, ImagicalMine
  20. Jason’s Geek of the Week: Lifehacker’s Dealhacker
  21. Audio Bumper for the audio podcast of this show: “News Theme” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0

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