EdTech Situation Room Episode 128

Welcome to episode 128 of the EdTech Situation Room from March 27, 2019, where technology news meets educational analysis. This week Jason Neiffer (@techsavvyteach) and Wesley Fryer (@wfryer) discussed how amazing Garageband software continues to be, this past week’s Apple Event announcements, implications of Article 13’s passage in the EU for user created content, freedom of expression, and the potential of a further fractured global Internet. Additional topics included MacBook keyboard reliability issues, Google’s Stadia announcement for streaming games, Microsoft’s imminent end of Windows7 support, the popularity of Google Docs among teens for chat at school, and the importance of China’s long term strategy to dominate the global digital economy via Huawei and governmental policies. Geeks of the week were plentiful, including AirBnB versus Hilton comparisons, AirBnB superhosts, ScreenCloud digital signage, responses and protection against email phishing, Google home WiFi, the most amazing video (on storytelling and storytellers) from Apple’s Event, and FloorPlanner.com. Please follow us on Twitter @edtechSR for updates, and join us LIVE on Wednesday nights if you can (normally) at 10 pm Eastern / 9 pm Central / 8 pm Mountain / 7 pm Pacific or 3 am UTC. All shownotes are available on http://edtechSR.com/links.


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  6. Jason Neiffer (@techsavvyteach) – blog: blog.ncce.org
  7. Wes Fryer (@wfryer) – blog: speedofcreativity.org
  8. EU Holds Online Platforms Liable for Users’ Copyright Infringement (Fortune; 26 March 2019)
  9. Microsoft warns Windows 7 users of looming end to security updates (TechCrunch; 20 March 2019)
  10. Inside Garageband, the Little App Ruling the Sound of Modern Music (Rolling Stone, 16 March 2019)
  11. Apple apologizes for continued reliability problems with its MacBook keyboards (The Verge; 20 March 2019)
  12. The Most Important Announcements from Apple’s ‘Show Time’ Event (Lifehacker; 25 March 2019)
  13. Apple Is Jumping Into Streaming Video With A Huge Library Of Shows And Films (The Verge; 20 March 2019)
  14. Apple updates $399 iPad mini with Apple Pencil support (The Verge; 18 March 2019)
  15. The Hottest Chat App for Teens Is … Google Docs (The Atlantic; 14 March 2019)
  16. Google Hardware makes cuts to laptop and tablet development, cancels products (ArsTechnica, 13 March 2019)
  17. Google Stadia announcement tidbits: 15mbps connection, Chromecast details, pricing timeline, more (9 to 5 Google; 20 March 2019)
  18. Stadia is about the future of YouTube, not gaming (The Verge; 20 March 2019)
  19. VIDEO: Google Stadia wants to be the Netflix of gaming (Verge, 21 March 2019)
  20. Huawei case: “It is not by dividing against China that Europe will regain ground” (translated from French, partial article due to paywall, Le Monde, 12 March 2019) – Tweet
  21. European Commission Contribution to the European Council – EU – China: A strategic outlook via Francois Godement
  22. Triangulation 387 – Amy Webb – The Big Nine (1 March 2019)
  23. Jason’s Geeks of the Week: American consumers spent more on Airbnb than on Hilton last year (Recode; 25 March 2019) and Use “SuperHosts”
  24. Wes’ Geeks of the Week: ScreenCloud Digital Signage, Advice for Responding to and Protecting Against Phishing Email Attacks,Google WiFi – Mesh Router, VIDEO: The Storytellers Behind Apple TV+, floorplanner.com

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