EdTech Situation Room Episode 139

Welcome to episode 139 of the EdTech Situation Room from June 19, 2019, where technology news meets educational analysis. This week Jason Neiffer (@techsavvyteach) and Wesley Fryer (@wfryer) discussed tips for both attendees and virtual learners during the 2019 International Society for Technology Education (ISTE) Conference in Philadelphia next week. Additional topics included updates from Google Education, hopeful news on Google reversing its proposal to end support of ad blockers in Chrome, and the imminent release of Google Stadia and streamed gaming to any device (including smartphones and Chromebooks.) Techniques used by Hong Kong protesters to organize using secure communication apps and masks to avoid facial surveillance technologies, another critical warning for users of older Microsoft Windows operating systems, and signs the U.S. electrical grid control systems have been compromised by hackers were also discussed. Geeks of the Week included the XDA Developer’s website for Android early adopters and a recent TWiT Triangulation podcast interview with Brian Hofer on Facial Recognition and Surveillance Technology. 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. #notatISTE19 Twitter hashtag
  9. Not At ISTE homepage with interaction options
  10. Not At ISTE 2019 Livebinder (thanks @pgeorge)
  11. Wes’ SketchNote from Steven Johnson’s ISTE 2013 Keynote, “Where Do Good Ideas Come From” (@stevenbjohnson)
  12. #passthescopeEDU Twitter hashtag
  13. How & why to buy computers properly by Om Malik (Om.co, 16 June 2019)
  14. Hong Kong protesters find ways for stealth in age super surveillance (Washington Post, 15 June 2019)
  15. Apple CEO Tim Cook: Technology companies need to take responsibility for chaos they create (CNBC, 16 June 2019)
  16. Google promises to play nice with ad blockers (again) (ZDNet; 13 June 2019)
  17. Google for Education rolling out locked Quizzes & Gradebook, Forms Material Theme coming, more (9 to 5 Google; 19 June 2019)
  18. Google’s Stadia Game Service Is Officially Coming November: Everything You Need To Know (The Verge; 6 June 2019)
  19. Google Stadia hands-on: near-flawless Doom Eternal running on a Chromebook (The Verge; 11 June 2019)
  20. [Update: Back up] PSA: Google Calendar for Web currently down (9 to 5 Google; 19 June 2019)
  21. Google Slides adds keyboard shortcuts to control live presentations (9 to 5 Google; 18 June 2019)
  22. High-end users on ‘Why I’m buying the new Mac Pro’ (Apple Insider; 14 June 2019)
  23. Google’s Login Chief Would Rather You Use Apple’s Sign-in Button Than Keep Using Passwords (The Verge; 12 June 2019)
  24. Hands-On With Apple’s New iPadOS Software (MacRumors, 12 June 2019)
  25. Jason’s Geek of the Week: www.xda-developers.com
  26. Wes’ Geek of the Week: Brian Hofer on Facial Recognition and Surveillance Tech on TWiT Triangulation (@b_haddy and @SecureJustice)

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