EdTechSR Ep 271 Ad-Free Education YouTube

Welcome to episode 271 (“Ad-Free Education YouTube”) of the EdTech Situation Room from September 21, 2022, where technology news meets educational analysis. This week Jason Neiffer (@techsavvyteach) and Wesley Fryer (@wfryer) discussed Google news, YouTube news, Mark Zuckerberg and Meta’s financial troubles, Ian Bogost’s case in The Atlantic that “People Aren’t Supposed to Talk This Much,” and a Pentagon’s announced review of “clandestine psychological operations.” Additional topics included Zoom’s new calendar and email tools, iPhone 14 reviews, Canva’s new “visual worksuite,” and bans of AI-generated image content. Geeks of the Week included Visible, Govee smart lights and a reboot of Storychasers. 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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  9. Rumor: Google may be working on a ‘small-screen’ Pixel, but you probably shouldn’t get your hopes up (9 to 5 Google; 14 September 2022)
  10. Bye, bye Pixelbook. We will always love you (Chrome Unboxed; 12 September 2022)
  11. Framework’s new Chromebook is upgradable and customizable (The Verge; 21 September 2022)
  12. YouTube launches an ad-free video player for education (The Verge; 9 September 2022)
  13. YouTube creates ad-free player for students, brings courses and quizzes to educational videos (Chrome Unboxed; 13 September 2022)
  14. H5P (Rich HTML5 Content and Applications)
  15. Sherlocking (English WikiPedia)
  16. Mark Zuckerberg Is in Big, Big Trouble (Futurism, 20 Sept 2022)
  17. People Aren’t Meant to Talk This Much – aka “Fix Facebook By Making It More Like Google+ (Atlantic, Ian Bogost, 22 Oct 2021)
  18. Pentagon opens sweeping review of clandestine psychological operations (Washington Post, 19 Sept 2022) #GiftLink
  19. Zoom is reportedly working on calendar and email tools to take on Office and Google (The Verge; 14 September 2022)
  20. iPhone 14 and 14 Pro review: A picture is worth a thousand dollars (ArsTechnica, 21 Sept 2022)
  21. Canva joins the big boys with an entirely new collaborative “Visual Worksuite” of tools (Chrome Unboxed; 15 September 2022)
  22. Getty Images bans AI-generated content over fears of legal challenges (The Verge; 21 September 2022)
  23. XSplit VCam (Jason’s favorite software-based webcam)
  24. Jason’s Geek of the Week: Visible
  25. Wes’ Geeks of the Week: Govee Smart LED Strip Lights WiFi, 50ft – Storychasers reboot

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