EdTechSR Ep 312: A Very Techy Holiday

Welcome to episode 312 (“A Very Techy Holiday”) of the EdTech Situation Room from December 6, 2023, where technology news meets educational analysis. This week, Dr. Jason Neiffer (@techsavvyteach) and Dr. Wesley Fryer (@wfryer@mastodon.cloud) dived into their annual holiday gift guide, offering a wealth of suggestions for tech enthusiasts. The hosts explored a variety of categories, including family memories, cooking, meat smoking, tech gadgets for both Apple and non-Apple users, auto-related technology, and kitchy nerdy items. They shared personal insights and recommendations, making it easier for listeners to pick the perfect tech gifts. Additionally, they emphasized the importance of preserving oral history and family memories, providing tips and tools for capturing these invaluable stories. “Geeks of the Week” included ClipDrop and Wes’ Social Media Text Prepper on GitHub. Our show was live-streamed and archived simultaneously on YouTube Live as well as Facebook Live via StreamYard.com. Please follow @edtechsr@mastodon.education on Mastodon for updates, and join LIVE on Wednesday nights if you can. All shownotes are available on edtechSR.com/links. AI Disclosure: An initial draft of this episode summary was generated using youtubetranscript.com and a custom GPT on ChatGPT 4, as well as options for our show title! Stay savvy and safe!


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  8. Wes Fryer (Mastodon: mastodon.cloud/@wfryer) – wesfryer.com/after
  9. Draw Names (for group gift giving)
  10. Family Memory Gift Ideas: Walgreens Photo Mug (15 oz)Subscription to StoryworthFamily Oral History Interview
  11. Automotive-related Gifts: iOttie iPhone Car MountEmergency Keychain Car Escape Tool
  12. Device Charging Gifts: Amazon Basics 100W Four-Port GaN Wall ChargerAnker USB C Cable 100W 10ft
  13. Grilling / Meat Smoking / Cooking Gifts: iOS app for Recipies: Paprika 3 (All Wes and Wes’ mom’s recipes!) – Setup a WordPress Recipe WebsiteRecTeq RT-700 Bull Smoker (20% off!) – GMG Wood Fired Pizza AttachmentSmoker Pizza – Costco Frozen Pizza on a SmokerCostco Hardwood Pellets
  14. Jason’s Tech Shopping Strategies: Apple RefurbishedAmazon Refurbished
  15. Weird Brand Name on Amazon?  Try Temu
  16. Apple Gift Ideas: AirPods ProApple AirTag 4 PackAnker Magnetic Battery
  17. Non Apple People Gift Ideas: Soundcore by Ankersoundcore by Anker Liberty 4 NC Wireless Earbuds 
  18. Kitchy Nerdal Gift: Tidbyt
  19. Build Your Tech Tool Bag: iFixit Pro Tech Toolkit
  20. More Cooking Gift Ideas: Airfryers are really awesomePizza Steels are greatOld Recipes on Reddit
  21. Jason’s Geek of the Week: ClipDrop
  22. Wes: Social Media Text Prepper (on GitHub)
EdTechSR Ep 312: A Very Techy Holiday” (CC BY 2.0) by Wesley Fryer n

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