Welcome to episode 256 (“Library Chromebook Connectivity”) of the EdTech Situation Room from April 13, 2022, where technology news meets educational analysis. This week Jason Neiffer (@techsavvyteach) and Wesley Fryer (@wfryer) discussed libraries, Chromebooks and Internet hotspots, privacy and the information you’re likely agreeing to share with faceless data brokers when you file taxes electronically, and the digital faces of the ongoing Russian-instigated war in Ukraine. New features of Adobe CC Express on Chromebooks were also highlighted, along with the New York Times’ new guidelines for journalists on Twitter use. Geeks of the Week included “Canva Design Skills for Students” and a tutorial video on using Google Jamboard with Google Classroom. Check out our shownotes for links to all the articles we discussed, and subscribe to our Substack to receive all the links we discussed and also didn’t have time to talk about in this week’s show in your email inbox! 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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- What US libraries let you borrow Chromebooks with internet hotspots? (9 to 5 Google; 4 April 2022)
- Who are the teens suddenly choosing Android over iPhone? (ZDNet; 7 April 2022)
- YouTube announces new “Subtitle Editor” role to collaborate on video captions (Chrome Unboxed; 12 April 2022)
- HP Elite Dragonfly Chromebook Enterprise shows up with a $2,165 price tag (About Chromebooks; 10 April 2022)
- T-Mobile resurrects Google Photos’ unlimited storage, with a catch (Engadget, 12 April 2022)
- DuckDuckGo’s privacy-centric browser arrives on Mac (The Verge; 12 April 2022)
- You agreed to what? Tax sites want your data for more than filing (The Washington Post; 12 April 2022)
- TurboTax and H&R Block have spent years making Tax Day miserable (MSNBC; 15 April 2021)
- How War in Ukraine Roiled Facebook and Instagram (NY Times, 31 March 2022)
- Photographer Maksim Levin’s work in Ukraine – in pictures (Guardian, 3 April 2022)
- New Adobe Creative Cloud Express Perk lets you create logos, flyers, and more on your Chromebook (Chrome Unboxed; 3 April 2022)
- The New York Times would really like its reporters to stop scrolling and get off Twitter (at least once in a while) (Nieman Labs, 7 April 2022)
- Jason’s Geek of the Week: Canva Design Skills for Students (Canva)
- Wes’ Geek of the Week: [VIDEO] tutorial: Using Jamboard with Google Classroom (14 min)