EdTech Situation Room Episode 137

Welcome to episode 137 of the EdTech Situation Room from June 6, 2019, where technology news meets educational analysis. This week Jason Neiffer (@techsavvyteach) was out on assignment, so Wesley Fryer (@wfryer) welcomed special guest Dave Quinn (@EduQuinn) to break down some of the technology headlines from recent weeks. Topics addressed included YouTube’s important policy change regarding censorship of hate speech, the “SIFT Approach” (Stop, Investigate, Find, Trace) for media literacy by Mike Caufield, and Mike’s recent post on the “Curation/Search Radicalization Spiral.” The 30 year anniversary of Tiananmen Square, Tiananmen’s “Tank Man” image (perhaps the most heavily censored photo on our planet today), and a few updates from Apple’s WWDC 2019 conference this week were also highlighted. Geeks of the Week included Doug Belshaw’s (@dajbelshaw) “Thought Shrapnel” website, a good spirited video by Boeing about AirBus, a new Google report on emerging education trends, and the free K-2 reading / eBook site Rivet. Please follow us on Twitter @edtechSR for updates, and join us LIVE on Wednesday nights if you can (normally) 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.


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  8. YouTube bans neo-Nazi and Holocaust-denial videos in push against hate speech (ArsTechnica, 5 June 2019)
  9. Caulfield SIFT Approach
  10. Caulfield Curation / Search Radicalization Spiral
  11. Tiananmen Square: The moment a student leader returns for the first time (BBC, 4 June 2019)
  12. Tiananmen’s tank man: The image that China forgot (BBC, 3 June 2019)
  13. Apple’s new iPadOS includes mouse support for iPads (Verge, 3 June 2019)
  14. With antitrust investigations looming, Apple reverses course on bans of parental control apps (TechCrunch, 4 June 2019)
  15. Microsoft demos Minecraft Earth at Apple’s WWDC event (Verge, 3 June 2019)
  16. Dave’s Geek of the Week: Doug Belshaw’s Thought Shrapnel
  17. Wes’ Geeks of the Week: VIDEO by Boeing: Airbus, We’re Glad You’re Here (via @smartereveryday), 8 emerging trends for K-12 Education from Google and Rivet (@rivet_app over 2000 leveled free books for K-2 students)