EdTech Situation Room Episode 23

Welcome to episode 23 of the EdTech Situation Room from September 28, 2016, where technology news meets educational analysis. This week Jason Neiffer (@techsavvyteach) and Martin Horejsi hosted the show and dived into a variety of technology related topics. Wes Fryer (@wfryer) was out on assignment this week and was not able to join live. Topics for episode 23 with Jason and Martin included the recently released Horizon Report (K12 Edition) and a great discussion about classroom learning spaces. They also discussed Elon Musk’s recently updated vision for Mars colonization, and the uses of technology to both fact check and distract viewers Monday night during the first U.S. Presidential candidate debate. Martin’s geek of the week was the TI-Innovator Hub, and Jason’s was the Flash Forward Podcast. Check out the episode shownotes for links to referenced articles and geeks of the week. Check out past episode shownotes on https://edtechsr.com/links and be sure to follow @edtechSR for updates on Twitter http://twitter.com/edtechsr as well as on Facebook. If you listen to the show, please submit our listener survey using the shortened link http://wfryer.me/edtechsr which forwards to a Google Form. Your feedback and suggestions on the show are appreciated!


  1. EdTech Situation Room Listener Survey: wfryer.me/edtechsr
  2. Follow @edtechSR on Twitter!
  3. Audio podcast feed (Subscribe with iTunes or Stitcher)
  4. Video version on YouTube
  5. Check out our video podcast feed and subscribe to our YouTube Channel (episodes also in this YouTube playlist)
  6. Jason Neiffer (@techsavvyteach)
  7. Martin Horejsi (NCCE Board bio – University of Montana contact info)
  8. NMC/CoSN Horizon Report > 2016 K-12 Edition
  9. VIDEO – 6 min highlight summary
  10. Why making, coding, and online learning are the real trends to watch (eSchoolNews, 14 Sept 2016)
  11. Elon Musk Outlines His Crazy, Very Real Plan to Colonize Mars (Slate Future Tense, 27 September 2016)
  12. Elon Musk: We Must Leave Earth For One Critical Reason (Futurism, 11 Sept 2016)
  13. Presidential Debate Sets Viewership Record (Wall Street Journal, 27 September 2016)
  14. First Presidential Debate Breaks Twitter Record (Hollywood Reporter, 26 September 2016) (and is Disney going to buy Twitter?)
  15. Jason’s Geek of the Week:  Flash Forward Podcast
  16. Martin’s Geek of the Week: TI-Innovator Hub