EdTech Situation Room Episode 20

Welcome to episode 20 of the EdTech Situation Room from August 24, 2016, where technology news meets educational analysis. This week Jason Neiffer (@techsavvyteach) and Wesley Fryer (@wfryer) discussed the ascendency of smartphones as the primary media consumptive screen in U.S. households, NASA’s recent announcement to make all its research openly accessible, Google’s decision to discontinue Chrome apps for Mac and Windows, and Verizon’s continuing metamorphosis from a “baby bell” telco to a global corporate player in digital media. The November 2015 article in the Atlantic by Walter Kirn, “If You’re Not Paranoid, You’re Crazy” was also a catalyst for reflections in the show, as well as NASA’s press release about it’s newly installed docking portal in the International Space Station for commercial space vehicles from SpaceX, Boeing, and other companies. Check out all our podcast shownotes on https://edtechsr.com/links and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/edtechSR. Please submit our short (6 question) listener survey using this link: http://wfryer.me/edtechsr

Shownotes:

  1. Follow @edtechSR on Twitter!
  2. Audio podcast feed (Subscribe with iTunes or Stitcher)
  3. Video version on YouTube ( also as Part 1 and Part 2)
  4. Check out our video podcast feed and subscribe to our YouTube Channel (episodes also in this YouTube playlist)
  5. Jason Neiffer (@techsavvyteach)
  6. Wesley Fryer (@wfryer)
  7. EdTech Situation Room Listener Survey: wfryer.me/edtechsr
  8. Privacy (or its disappearance) If You’re Not Paranoid, You’re Crazy (The Atlantic by @walterkirn, November 2015)
  9. Flashback post: Deleting Foursquare and Personal Privacy Boundaries (December 2013 by Wes)
  10. Signs of the Times: Your phone is becoming your favorite screen, even when you’re at home (Recode; 24 August 2016)
  11. Open Content: NASA Just Made All Its Research Free Online (Popular Mechanics, 21 Aug 2016)
  12. Web Churn: Verizon’s Metamorphosis: Can You See Me As A Tech Giant Now? (NPR, 9 August 2016)
  13. Space, STEM & Just Cool Stuff [VIDEO] The space station gets a new parking spot (4 min, The Verge, 20 Aug 2016)
  14. Disappearing Technology: Google is phasing out Chrome apps for Mac and Windows (Engadget, 19 August 2016)
  15. Chrome & Google: Attention, College Students: Chromebooks Are About to Get Awesome (Wired, 12 August 2016)
  16. Chrome & Google: The Google Play store, coming to a Chromebook near you (Google Chrome Blog, 19 May 2016)
  17. Chrome & Google: Android N Released! (Official Android Blog; 22 August 2016)
  18. Wes’ Geek of the Week: Anker Bluetooth Folio Keyboard Case for iPad Air 2 ($36)
  19. Jason’s Geek of the Week: The $100 Chromebook? Turn a Cheap, Dated Laptop into a Speedy ChromiumOS Device with CloudReady! (NCCE Tech-Savvy Teacher Blog; 19 April 2016)

EdTech Situation Room Episode 19

Welcome to episode 19 of the EdTech Situation Room from August 17, 2016, where technology news meets educational analysis. This week Jason Neiffer (@techsavvyteach) and Wesley Fryer (@wfryer) discussed a heartwarming story from the Rio Olympics, the role (or non-role) of videoconferencing and live streaming in many K12 classrooms, the shutdown of Blab and the migration of Google Hangouts from Google+ to YouTube Live. Additional topics included the DMCA and “safe harbor” in the recording industry’s latest efforts to increase their take of streaming music revenues from YouTube, Verizon’s efforts to become a media company, the imminent arrival of Android apps to a Chromebook near you, and the effects of both social media and mobile screens on young minds. Geeks of the week included Remind.com and playposit.com. Please follow us on Twitter @edtechSR to stay up to date upcoming live shows. Please reach out to us via Twitter and let us what you liked about the show and what you’d like to hear about in future episodes! Check out our shownotes on https://edtechsr.com/links.

Shownotes:

  1. Follow @edtechSR on Twitter!
  2. Audio podcast feed (Subscribe with iTunes or Stitcher)
  3. Video version on YouTube, also check out our video podcast feed and subscribe to our YouTube Channel (episodes also in this YouTube playlist)
  4. Jason Neiffer (@techsavvyteach)
  5. Wesley Fryer (@wfryer)
  6. South And North Korea Gymnasts’ Selfie Scores A 10 For Diplomacy “This is why we do the Olympics.” (Huffington Post, 8 August 2016)
  7. Blab shuts down, founders promise new app on the way (TechCrunch, 14 August 2016)
  8. Hangouts On Air moving from Google+ to YouTube Live (YouTube Help)
  9. Why Taylor Swift Is Asking Congress To Update Copyright Laws (NPR, 8 August 2016)
  10. The Music Industry’s New War Is About So Much More Than Copyright (Wired, 11 August 2016)
  11. Verizon’s Metamorphosis: Can You See Me As A Tech Giant Now? (NPR, 9 August 2016)
  12. Attention, College Students: Chromebooks Are About to Get Awesome (Wired, 12 August 2016)
  13. The Google Play store, coming to a Chromebook near you (Google Chrome Blog, 19 May 2016)
  14. Researchers Study Effects Of Social Media On Young Minds (NPR, 9 August 2016)
  15. Summer Camps Struggle To Enforce Bans On Screen Time (NPR, 11 August 2016)
  16. Jason’s Geek of the Week: Seen Remind, lately? If not, it keeps getting even more awesome!
  17. Wes’ Geeks of the Week: PlayPosit: Interactive Video Learning (via @BlackDogOKC) and iPad Cart Setup Steps with Apple Configurator 2 and Meraki MDM (August 2016)

EdTech Situation Room Episode 16

Welcome to episode 16 of the EdTech Situation Room from July 13, 2016, where technology news meets educational analysis. This week Jason Neiffer (@techsavvyteach) and Wesley Fryer (@wfryer) discussed new Android phone security hacks, the viral phenomenon of Pokemon Go, and signs of the continuing disruptive upheaval of worldwide video distribution. We used a Google Hangout this week instead of Blab, but had some bandwidth issues which created some audio skips and interruptions in our webcast and podcast recording. We will continue to work on these connectivity and recording issues to bring you better audio next week! Please follow us on Twitter for updates on shows @edtechSR, and check out our shownotes on https://edtechsr.com/links.

Shownotes:

  1. Follow @edtechSR on Twitter!
  2. Audio podcast feed (Subscribe with iTunes or Stitcher)
  3. Video version on YouTube, also check out our video podcast feed and subscribe to our YouTube Channel (episodes also in this YouTube playlist)
  4. Subscribe to @edtechSR on Blab.im (no archived episode 15, however)
  5. Jason Neiffer (@techsavvyteach)
  6. Wesley Fryer (@wfryer)
  7. What Is Pokémon Go and Why Is Everyone Talking About It? (Lifehacker, July 11, 2016)
  8. Here’s the crazy first game the creators of Pokémon Go made inside Google (Recode, 7/9/2016)
  9. People are starting to make their restaurant choices based on Pokemon Go (Business Insider, July 11, 2016)
  10. How Pokemon Go may help AR’s business case (ZDNet, 7/11/2016)
  11. Pokémon GO App Review (@CommonSense, 7/13/2016)
  12. Google security issues in Pokemon Go were patched today (AppleInsider, 7/12/2016)
  13. Jason: Cautionary Tale: 14 REASONS WHY POKEMON GO IS THE FUTURE OF LEARNING (Ideafm, July 8, 2016)
  14. AP Stylebook Entry (Twitter)
  15. Twitter will livestream the Democratic and Republican conventions (Engadget, July 11, 2016)
  16. ABC is creating dozens of free, digital-only shows it wants you to watch on your phone (Recode, July 13, 2016)
  17. Most people don’t trust the news they get from social media (Recode, 7/8/2016)
  18. The tyranny of messaging and notifications (Recode, 7/6/2016)
  19. Jason’s Geek of the Week: Google’s Octane Benchmark
  20. Wes’ Geek of the Week: Hyper app (@watchhyper)