EdTech Situation Room Episode 13

Welcome to episode 13 of the EdTech Situation Room from June 8, 2016, where technology news meets educational analysis. This week Jason Neiffer (@techsavvyteach) and Wesley Fryer (@wfryer) discussed new research on teen media multitasking and cognition, project management software options including a new offering from Microsoft, more rumors of Apple’s WWDC event next week, continuing security / password hacks in the news and good advice for protecting your own web accounts, and more. Geeks of the week included Silicon Valley on HBO and the upcoming Coding and Minecraft Camps for Girls offered by Connected Camps. Check our updated episode links on https://edtechsr.com/links as well as the shownotes below for all the articles and resources mentioned in the show. Please reach out to us on Twitter or leave a comment to share feedback or just let us know you listened to the show and enjoyed it! Next week we will either be rescheduling or postponing due to a family birthday conflict, but we definitely WILL be both attending ISTE 2016 at the end of the month and hope to host a show there live from Denver! Follow @edtechSR on Twitter to stay updated with our latest episode dates, we’d love to have you join us live sometime!


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  7. Jason Neiffer (@techsavvyteach)
  8. Wesley Fryer (@wfryer)
  9. Microsoft launches a project management app called Planner – To compete with Trello and Asana (Verge, 6 June 2016) – for Office 365 Users
  10. Rumor: Supplier already shipping hinges for Apple’s redesigned 13″ MacBook Pro (AppleInsider, 7 June 2016) – new designs likely coming late 2016
  11. Apple’s ‘Hey Siri’ helps mom call ambulance, saves life of baby (AppleInsider, 7 June 2016)
  12. App Store 2.0 (The Verge, 8 June 2016)
  13. Apple’s WWDC 2016: Siri, iOS 10, Apple Music, and what else to expect (The Verge, 8 June 2016)
  14. Media multitasking and cognition in teens–new data (Daniel Willingham, 6 June 2016)
  15. Infomagical: BOOTCAMP (Note to Self Podcast from WNYC, 8 June 2016)
  16. TeamViewer confirms number of abused user accounts is “significant” (ArsTechnica, 5 June 2016)
  17. Why Complex Password Requirements Don’t Necessarily Make You Safer (LifeHacker, 8 June 2016)
  18. Google’s AlphaGo AI will play against humanity’s best Go player (ArsTechnica, 6 June 2016)
  19. Jason’s Geek of the Week: Silicon Valley on HBO
  20. Wes’ Geek of the Week: Online Girls Minecraft Coding Summer Camps (@connectedcamps)

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