Welcome to episode 49 of the EdTech Situation Room from April 26, 2017, where technology news meets educational analysis. This week Jason Neiffer (@techsavvyteach) and Martin Horejsi from the University of Montana discussed Apple’s struggle to keep and win back school users, the new online newspaper from WikiPedia founder Jimmy Wales, and varying perspectives on robotics. Wes Fryer was out on assignment but will return next week. Please follow @edtechSR on Twitter to stay up to date about our upcoming show schedule. Thanks for listening (and possibly watching) the EdTech Situation Room!
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- Jason Neiffer (@techsavvyteach) – blog: blog.ncce.org
- Martin Horejsi (NCCE Board bio – University of Montana contact info)
- Apple’s Devices Lose Luster in American Classrooms (New York Times, 2 March 2017)
- Can Podcasting Save the World? (TechCrunch, 14 April 2017)
- Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales is taking on fake news with an online newspaper (The Verge, 25 April 2017)
- Tales of Disruption: HBO’s Silicon Valley premiere tackles the tech industry’s biggest problem (The Verge, 24 April 2017)
- The 10-Year Quest to Make Your Phone Do Everything (Wired, 24 April 2017)
- We’ve seen so many scary movies about robots we can no longer be objective about them (Re/Code, 25 April 2017)
- Martin’s Geek of the Week: Milwaukee Tools TICK
- Jason’s Geek of the Week: Credit Karma