EdTechSR Ep 270 Ransomware at School

Welcome to episode 270 (“Ransomware at School”) of the EdTech Situation Room from September 14, 2022, where technology news meets educational analysis. This week Jason Neiffer (@techsavvyteach) and Wesley Fryer (@wfryer) discussed a recent ransomware incident in Los Angeles schools, iPhone 14 updates announced at Apple’s recent event, at TikTok news including the thread their platform poses to Google and the spread of misinformation via TikTok. Stable Diffusion’s AI generated images were also explored, including reports that China is blocking AI-created political content. Geeks of the Week included “Seat Guru” from Jason and an online safety tip from Wes. Our show was live streamed and archived simultaneously on YouTube Live as well as our Facebook Live page via StreamYard.com, and compressed to a smaller video version (about 100MB) on AmazonS3 using Handbrake software. 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. Stay savvy and safe!


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  7. Jason Neiffer (@techsavvyteach) – blog: blog.ncce.org
  8. Wes Fryer (@wfryer) – wesfryer.com/after
  9. iOS 16 Available Today! (Apple; 12 September 2022)
  10. Tim Cook revealed the real reason Apple won’t fix green bubbles (The Verge; 8 September 2022)
  11. iPhone 14 is eSIM-only in the US: Here’s what you need to know (9 to 5 Mac; 10 September 2022)
  12. LA school district was warned of ransomware threat before recent shutdown (The Verge; 9 September 2022)
  13. Google CEO Sundar Pichai swears his company has real competition (Vox; 6 September 2022)
  14. TikTok Users Are Likely to See Misleading Information on Elections, Vaccines, and More (Time; 14 September 2022)
  15. Stable Diffusion (English WikiPedia)
  16. China’s most advanced AI image generator already blocks political content (ArsTechnica, 14 Sept 2022)
  17. Locally sourced: you can now run Stable Diffusion AI art generation on your M1 Mac (CDM, 13 Sept 2022) – https://diffusionbee.com/
  18. Stable Diffusion Walkthrough (Marcus Wetherell)
  19. EduMeat Teachers Who Smoke and Grill
  20. Wes’ Geek of the Week: Online Safety Tip
  21. Jason’s Geek of the Week: Seat Guru

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