EdTechSR Ep 273 TikTok for News

Welcome to episode 273 (“TikTok for News”) of the EdTech Situation Room from October 26, 2022, where technology news meets educational analysis. This week Jason Neiffer (@techsavvyteach) and Wesley Fryer (@wfryer) discussed recent Apple hardware and software update announcements, media literacy articles, artificial intelligence powered article / content creation tools and photo manipulation software, and an exciting videoconferencing announcement involving Zoom and Google Meets. The open source announcement of podcasting software Pocketcasts and the end of Lego Mindstorms were additional highlighted articles. Geeks of the Week included Storyblocks, a Michael Wesch conference podcast from 2013, Novel AI, and a free collection of 12,000 vintage cooking recipes. 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. Apple October product news — iPad Pro M2, new iPad 2022 and more (Tom’s Guide; 20 October 2022)
  10. MacOS Ventura now available for Mac users with Camera Continuity and Stage Manager (9 to 5 Mac; 24 October 2022)
  11. iPhone as Mac webcam: How to use Continuity Camera in iOS 16 and macOS Ventura [Video] (9 to 5 Mac; 26 October 2022)
  12. Should you upgrade your Mac to macOS Ventura? (9 to 5 Mac; 24 October 2022)
  13. iPadOS 16.1 now available: Stage Manager, iMessage editing, display scaling, more (9 to 5 Mac; 24 October 2022)
  14. iOS 16.1 now rolling out, here are the full release notes (9 to 5 Mac; 24 October 2022)
  15. Doctor is ‘not a crazy Apple person’ and recommends lifesaving Apple Watch to every patient (9 to 5 Mac; 25 October 2022)
  16. Study finds Apple Watch blood oxygen sensor is as reliable as ‘medical-grade device’ (9 to 5 Mac; 25 October 2022)
  17. GPT-3 Powers the Next Generation of Apps (OpenAI.com)
  18. Auto Write Pro: AI Content Generation / Article / Essay Writing
  19. Google’s AI editing tricks are making Photoshop irrelevant for most people (Tech Radar; 8 October 2022)
  20. Darth Vader’s voice will be AI-generated from now on (ArsTechnica, 26 Sep 2022)
  21. TikTok is increasingly becoming a news source (The Verge; 24 October 2022)
  22. I tried replacing Google with TikTok, and it worked better than I thought (THe Verge; 21 September 2022)
  23. Anti-vaccine activists giddily celebrate as poliovirus spreads in NY (17 Aug 2022)
  24. Dominion Voting Systems CEO speaks out against conspiracy theories (60 Minutes, 23 Oct 2022)
  25. You will soon be able to join Google Meet calls from Zoom Rooms and vice versa (Chrome Unboxed; 26 October 2022)
  26. PocketCasts Mobile Apps Are Now Open Source (PocketCasts & Automatic)
  27. LEGO is discontinuing MINDSTORMS in 2022 (Brick Fanatics; 26 October 2022)
  28. Wes’ Geeks of the Week: Storyblocks (via @mwesch course trailer) and “Think Whatever: The End of Wonder by Michael Wesch” and novelai.net
  29. Jason’s Geek of the Week: Learn New Old Recipes From This Free Collection of 12,000 Vintage Cookbooks (LifeHacker)
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