EdTech Situation Room Episode 14

Welcome to episode 14 of the EdTech Situation Room from June 22, 2016, where technology news meets educational analysis. This week Jason Neiffer (@techsavvyteach) and Wesley Fryer (@wfryer) shared their best advice for educators attending the 2016 ISTE (International Society of Technology in Education) conference in Denver, Colorado. They also discussed important announcements from Apple’s recent Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC) and what those may portend for teachers and schools. Additional news articles of discussion included the use of Periscope video on June 22nd by CSPAN when the US House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan stopped “standard” TV coverage of a Democratic Party sit-in and the recent purchase of LinkedIn by Microsoft. Geeks of the Week included Jason’s pro-tip to shop for gamer-marketed computer mice and keyboards, and Wes’ recommendation of a $50 Jedi knight Star Wars costume on Amazon. Thanks to our live viewers Peggy in Arizona and Juan in Columbia for joining us live. We’re a worldwide show! Next week we’ll be broadcasting LIVE from ISTE in Denver, please mark your calendar and plan to join us. Also remember to follow @edtechSR on Twitter to stay updated with our latest episode showtimes. Note Wes had some bandwidth issues at about 51:30 of the show, so about 5 minutes of the webshow was edited out of the audio version of this episode but included in the video version.


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  7. Jason Neiffer (@techsavvyteach)
  8. Wesley Fryer (@wfryer)
  9. Jason’s best ISTE advice: good shoes (prepare for lots of walking) and remember you can attend webcasted keynotes in less crowded lounges around the convention center! Don’t over do it with vendor hall swag!
  10. Wes’ best ISTE advice: Attend the TeachMeet (Sunday- free!), Hangout in the Blogger’s Cafe, Watch all the Ignites before the Keynotes!
  11. More Evidence of Media Disruption: Livestream: Here’s the Congressional gun control sit-in that Paul Ryan doesn’t want you to see (Re/Code, 22 June)
  12. Microsoft Buys LinkedIn for $26.2 Billion, Reasserting Its Muscle (New York Times; 13 June)
  13. Robots won’t replace teachers because they can’t inspire us (Re/Code, 22 June)
  14. Everything Apple Announced at WWDC That Actually Matters (Lifehacker, 13 June)
  15. Wes’ votes for #WWDC notable news: SSO for tvOS & Swift Playgrounds
  16. Remove built-in apps from the Home screen on your iOS device with iOS 10 beta (Apple Support article, via #wwdc2016)
  17. Universal Clipboard in iOS 10 (via @TheNextWeb)
  18. “Over 1300 video apps are now available on TVos (AppleTV) and over 6000 apps total” (via @cue #wwdc2016)
  19. “Apple App Store launched 8 years ago with 500 apps. Now are > 2 million apps” (via @timcook #wwdc2016)
  20. Apple is turning Siri into a next-level Artificial Intelligence (Mashable, 13 June 2016)
  21. SuperCook (find recipes to cook based on the ingredients you have on hand)
  22. Chef Watson! https://www.ibmchefwatson.com/community
  23. Can Google’s Larry Page make flying cars a reality? (10 June 2016, by @drgitlin @arstechnica)
  24. Jason’s Geek of the Week: Gaming Mice and Keyboards for Office Users
  25. Wes’ Geek of the Week: CosplaySky Star Wars Jedi Robe Costume Tunic Halloween Kenobi via #iplza16 @Criticalclick

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