EdTechSR Ep 181 – Starlink Dreaming

Welcome to episode 181 (“Starlink Dreaming”) of the EdTech Situation Room from June 17, 2020, where technology news meets educational analysis. This week Jason Neiffer (@techsavvyteach) and Wesley Fryer (@wfryer) discussed virtual and face-to-face summer camps for students and teachers during our present pandemic, ChromeOS news, the “technology correction” and social media developments involving political advertisements, and the dynamics of content moderation of political speech. The beta phase of Starlink providing satellite connectivity by SpaceX and COVID-19’s impact on movie theaters and college admissions testing were also discussed. Geeks of the Week included an upcoming June 30th KQED free webinar, “Help Students Fight Misinformation One Click at a Time,” and Paul Anderson’s (of Bozeman Science) updated video, “How I Make Screencasts.” Our show was live streamed and archived simultaneously on YouTube Live as well as our Facebook Live page via StreamYard.com. Please follow us on Twitter @edtechSR for updates, and join us LIVE on Wednesday nights (normally) if you can 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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  8. Google is bringing Microsoft Office and other Windows apps to Chromebooks (The Verge; 16 June 2020)
  9. Chromebooks desperately need more than 4GB of RAM in 2020 (Android Police; 114 June 2020)
  10. With Krita, It May Finally Be Time For Desktop-class Android Apps To Arrive On Chromebooks (Chrome Unboxed; 25 May 2020)
  11. HP Refreshes The Popular Chromebook X360 14 With 10th Gen Cpus And Biometrics (Chrome Unboxed; 8 June 2020)
  12. Google Meet arrives in Gmail for iOS and Android as a giant new tab (Verge, 17 June 2020)
  13. SpaceX Starlink internet prepares for beta users (ZDNet, 15 June 2020)
  14. AMC Theaters warns of ‘substantial doubt’ about future as pandemic fallout continues (The Verge; 3 June 2020)
  15. SAT and ACT May Never Regain Their Role in College Admissions (Bloomberg, 29 May 2020)
  16. Like Zoom, Microsoft Teams will let you see 49 people at a time this fall (The Verge; 15 June 2020)
  17. How Google Docs became the social media of the resistance (MIT Technology Review; 6 June 2020)
  18. How to turn off political ads in your Facebook News Feed (Recode; 17 June 2020)
  19. Justice Department plans to curb Section 230 protections for internet firms (AppleInsider, 17 June 2020)
  20. Social media firms could be sued for censoring political speech under new bill (CNet, 17 June 2020)
  21. Trump ran attack ads against Twitter, Snapchat, and F— Oh, not Facebook (Mashable, 17 June 2020)
  22. Why one email app went to war with Apple—and why neither one is right (ArsTechnica, 17 June 2020)
  23. Wes’ Geek of the Week: June 30th KQED free webinar: Help Students Fight Misinformation One Click at a Time
  24. Jason’s Geek of the Week: How I Make Screencasts from Paul Anderson

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