EdTech Situation Room Episode 9

Welcome to episode 9 of the EdTech Situation Room from April 27, 2016, where technology news meets educational analysis. This week Jason Neiffer (@techsavvyteach) and Wesley Fryer (@wfryer) discussed artificial intelligence, social media content moderation, cell phone hacking, open educational resources, and the demise of desktop PCs – and how each of these newsworthy developments relate to classrooms and schools. Jason shared The FiveThirtyEight Blog as his Geek of the Week, Wes shared Nuzzel and the “Full Spectrum Entry-Level Laser Cutter” as his Geeks of the Week. Tune in next Wednesday night at 9 pm Central / 8 pm Mountain for more insightful analysis of the week’s technology new stories from Jason and Wes!


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  7. Jason Neiffer (@techsavvyteach)
  8. Wesley Fryer (@wfryer)
  9. No lawyer? This online tool uses AI to review your contracts (CIO – 19 Apr 2016)
  10. Can AI fix education? We asked Bill Gates (The Verge – 25 April 2016)
  11. EdReady Montana http://edreadymontana.org and EdReady https://edready.org
  12. The NROC Project http://thenrocproject.org (@thenrocproject)
  13. DreamBox for Math (adaptive learning platform) http://www.dreambox.com
  14. Your Personal Sim: Pt 1  – Your Attention Please The Brave New World of Smart Agents and their Data by John Smart @johnmsmart (Medium – 6 April 2016)
  15. 9 Elephants in the (Class)Room That Should “Unsettle” Us (by Will Richardson)
  16. Social Media: Moderating Facebook: The Dark Side of Social Media (April 2015)
  17. Intel to cut 11% of workforce (Re/Code – 19 April 2016)
  18. Jason’s Geek of the Week: The FiveThirtyEight Blog
  19. Wes’ Geeks of the Week: Nuzzel reccs from Wes’ friends and Full Spectrum Entry-Level Laser Cutter – $3500 (@fullspeclaser) – see it’s big brother in action!

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