EdTechSR Ep 291 Refresh That Chromebook

Welcome to episode 291 (“Refresh That Chromebook”) of the EdTech Situation Room from April 26, 2023, where technology news meets educational analysis. This week Jason Neiffer (@techsavvyteach) and Wesley Fryer (@wfryer@mastodon.cloud) discussed a variety of topics such as the use of AI tools like ChatGPT in education, AI-powered presentations, and music production, while addressing artists’ rights, online platform dangers for young people, and the importance of device durability. They also covered the recent iPhone 14 incident where its satellite connectivity helped save two stranded individuals and mentioned their “Geek of the Week” features like Scratch day and a new Google search feature. Additionally, the hosts promoted the upcoming Innovation Symposium in Montana, discussed high fees charged by Twitter and Facebook for verification checks, and invited listeners to join their live podcast. The episode encouraged educators and listeners to stay current with technology, carefully consider AI usage, and remain safe and tech-savvy. (AI Attribution: This podcast / video summary was initially generated with summarize.tech and slightly edited.) The 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 @edtechSR on Twitter and @edtechsr@mastodon.education on Mastodon for updates, and join us LIVE on Wednesday nights (normally) if you can at 9 pm Eastern / 8 pm Central / 7 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. Discord member details how documents leaked from closed chat group (Washington Post, 12 April 2023) gift link
  10. From DrakeGPT to Infinite Grimes, AI-generated music strikes a chord (Tech Crunch; 26 April 2023)
  11. Google will reportedly release new AI-powered search tools next month (The Verge; 17 April 2023)
  12. iPhone 14’s Emergency SOS via Satellite saves the day for Utah college kids trapped in 500-foot deep canyon (9to5Mac, 24 Apr 2023)
  13. Chinese Company Ditches Human Creatives for ChatGPT-Style AI (PC Magazine, 15 Apr 2023)
  14. OpenAI will let you turn off your chat history in ChatGPT (The Verge; 25 April 2023)
  15. [VIDEO] AI Required: Teaching in a New World with Ethan Mollick (YouTube: ASU+GSV 2023, 23 April 2023)
  16. Padlet-generated art to accompany student poetry
  17. Schools bought millions of Chromebooks in 2020 — and three years later, they’re starting to break (The Verge; 21 April 2023)
  18. Google may stop forcing Android apps on Chromebooks out of the box (Chrome Unboxed; 3 April 2023)
  19. We’s Geeks of the Week: Scratch Day – 13 May 2023!Google Search “3 Dots Trick”
  20. Jason’s Geeks of the Week: Eightify AI and Innovation Runs Through It
Chromebook Cart Setup” (CC BY 2.0) by Wesley Fryer

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