EdTech Situation Room Episode 36

Welcome to episode 36 of the EdTech Situation Room from January 11, 2017, where technology news meets educational analysis. Visit https://edtechsr.com/links to access all referenced links from our show (as well as some we didn’t have time to discuss.) This week Jason Neiffer (@techsavvyteach), Eric Langhorst (@elanghorst), Ben Wilkoff (@bhwilkoff) and Wesley Fryer (@wfryer) reflected back on 10 years ago when Steve Jobs first announced the iPhone, discussed new “2 in 1” laptops announced this week at the 2017 Consumer Electronics Store, and more!  Follow us on Twitter @edtechSR to stay up to date about upcoming show times. Please refer to our podcast shownotes for links to all referenced articles, videos, and resources from the show, and take a few minutes to complete our listener survey on http://wfryer.me/edtechsr.


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  6. Jason Neiffer (@techsavvyteach)
  7. Eric Langhorst (@elanghorst)
  8. Ben Wilkoff (@bhwilkoff)
  9. Wes Fryer (@wfryer)
  10. 10 Years Ago, the iPhone Redefined Mobile Computing (9 Jan 2017, @macstoriesnet)
  11. Ten Years of iPhone: 11 hilarious naysayers who criticized the first iPhone 10 years ago (Stephanie Buck on Medium)
  12. Best of CES 2017: This Year’s Most Interesting Gadgets (Wired, 7 Jan 2017)
  13. The Tech Trends from CES 2017 That Will Actually Matter (Lifehacker, 6 January 2017)
  14. Lego Boost (new robotics coding – coming August 2017)
  15. The world’s new largest flash drive is the 2TB Kingston DataTraveler Ultimate GT (Verge, 3 Jan 2016)
  16. Samsung Chromebook Plus ($450, ships Feb 5, ARM processor. Samsung Chromebook Pro will be $550 and ship in March with Intel processor.) Video: Samsung Chromebook Plus at CES 2017 (3:17)
  17. Dash button hacking by Steve Dembo (@teach42)
  18. Google Voice is getting an upgrade (TechCrunch, 10 January 2017)
  19. Connected Podcast (@_connectedfm)
  20. Jason’s Geek of the Week: Whoa!  T-Mobile!
  21. Eric’s Geek of the Week: How I Built This – Podcast from NPR
  22. Wes’ Geek of the Week: Fiverr.com (outsource your IT project)
  23. Ben’s geeks of the week: Product HuntFerrite for iOSPencilTree

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