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Episode 59: 26 July 2017

Episode 58: 19 July 2017

Episode 57: 12 July 2017

Episode 56: 19 June 2017

Episode 55: 7 June 2017

Episode 54: 31 May 2017

Episode 53: 24 May 2017

Episode 52: 17 May 2017

Episode 51: 10 May 2017

Episode 50: 3 May 2017

Episode 49: 26 April 2017

Episode 48: 19 April 2017

Episode 47: 12 April 2017

Episode 46: 4 April 2017

Episode 45: 29 March 2017

Episode 44: 22 March 2017

Episode 43: 8 March 2017

Episode 42: 1 March 2017

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Episode 40: 15 February 2017

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Episode 38: 25 January 2017

Episode 37: 18 January 2017

Episode 36: 11 January 2017

Episode 35: 4 January 2017

Episode 34: 30 December 2016

Episode 33: 14 December 2016

Episode 32: 7 December 2016

Episode 31: 30 November 2016

Episode 30: 22 November 2016

Episode 29: 16 November 2016

Episode 28: 9 November 2016

Episode 27: 2 November 2016

Episode 26: 19 October 2016

Episode 25: 12 October 2016

Episode 24: 5 October 2016

Episode 23: 28 September 2016

Episode 22: 14 September 2016

Episode 21: 7 September 2016

Episode 20: 24 August 2016

Episode 19: 17 August 2016

Episode 18: 3 August 2016

Episode 17: 27 July 2016

Episode 16: 13 July 2016

Episode 15: 28 June 2016

Episode 14: 22 June 2016

Episode 13: 8 June 2016

Episode 12: 1 June 2016

Episode 11: 26 May 2016

Episode 10: 4 May 2016

Episode 9: 27 April 2016

Episode 8: 13 April 2016

Episode 7: 6 April 2016

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Episode 5: 2 March 2016

Episode 4: 24 February 2016

Episode 3: 10 February 2016

Episode 2: 3 February 2016

Episode 1: 27 January 2016

Episode 59: 26 July 2017

  1. How Much Do Educators Care About Edtech Efficacy? Less Than You Might Think (EdSurge, 17 July 2017)
  2. Buyer Beware: Don't blindly trust companies selling solar eclipse glasses on Amazon (The Verge; 25 July 2017)
  3. FBI issues warning to parents about toys spying on their kids (The Next Web, 18 July 2017)
  4. When Companies Get Hacked, Should They Be Allowed to Hack Back? (The Atlantic, 14 July 2017)
  5. RIP Flash (1995-2020): Adobe will finally kill Flash in 2020 (The Verge, 25 July 2017)
  6. Radiolab Episode on Cryptocurrency zCash: “The Ceremony” (14 July 2017)
  7. Will SpaceX become world’s biggest telecoms provider? Probably." (@gavinsblog, 15 July 2017)
  8. Genetically Modified Moth May Soon Be Coming to New York Crops (Smithsonian Magazine, 11 July 2017)
  9. Girl Scouts add new STEM badges in robotics, coding, and racecar design (The Verge, 25 July 2017)
  10. I Got Hacked & All I Got Was This New SIM Card (@justin, 7 July 2017)
  11. Millions of Verizon customer records exposed in security lapse (ZDNet, 12 July 2017)
  12. ISPs barred from telling users they’re under FBI investigation (Engadget, 17 July 2017)
  13. Fake News Watch: Snopes, in Heated Legal Battle, Asks Readers for Money to Survive (New York Times, 24 July 2017)
  14. Geek of the Week, yo!
  1. Jason: Anker Solar Charger 
  2. Wes:

Episode 58: 19 July 2017

  1. Special episode!  Net Neutrality and the Future of Educational Technology
  2. Book: The Future of Ideas: The Fate of the Commons in a Connected World by Larry Lessig - 2001 (@lessig)
  3. Book: Telecosm: The World After Bandwidth Abundance by George Gilder - 2000 (@scandalofmoney)
  4. Save The Internet - Free Press (Includes timeline of the Fight for Net Neutrality)
  5. Net Neutrality (WikiPedia)
  6. FIGHT: The WIRED Guide to Net Neutrality (Wired, 12 July 2017)
  7. Day of Action: Sen. Ron Wyden on What’s at Stake in the Battle for Net Neutrality (Wired, 12 July 2017)
  8. Why Net Neutrality Matters Even in the Age of Oligopoly (Wired, 22 June 2017)
  9. The End of Net Neutrality Could Shackle the Internet of Things (Wired, 6 June 2017)
  10. Comcast Looks All Set to Keep Controlling Your Cable Box. Yay. (Wired, 2 Feb 2017)
  11. Net Neutrality Vision Graphic
  12. If FCC gets its way, we’ll lose a lot more than net neutrality (ArsTechnica, 12 July 2017)
  13. Why Net Neutrality Matters (Virtualization and Cloud Review, 12 July 2017)
  14. Binge On | Video Streaming without Using Your 4G LTE Data (T-Mobile)
  15. Will SpaceX become world’s biggest telecoms provider? Probably. by @gavinsblog (15 July 2017)
  16. Google, Facebook, Netflix lobbyist tells the FCC not to destroy net neutrality (The Verge, 12 April 2017)
  17. Larry Lessig (@lessig) on Net Neutrality and Google [VIDEO] - Part 1 and Part 2
  18. Jason’s Geek of the Week: Jason’s ChromeOS Software Project
  19. Wes’ Geeks of the Week:
  1. Circle with Disney ($100 plus $10/month for Circle Go. Track screentime by app/platform, filter/block websites and apps, set usage limits)
  2. How to see what the kids are doing on their phones (Francis Navarro, Komando.com, 9 July 2017)

Episode 57: 12 July 2017

  1. Post-ISTE Coverage
  1. Tired Edtech Trends That Teachers Wish Would Retire: From the Floor of ISTE 2017 (EdSurge, 4 July 2017)
  1. Net Neutrality
  1. Facebook and Google join net neutrality 'day of action' (Engadget, 7 July 2017)
  1. Windows 10 S Laptops in the Wild
  1. Surface Laptop Two Week Review: Microsoft's Stunning First Notebook Great For Today's Use Cases (Forbes, 7 July 2017)
  2. REVIEW: Microsoft's newest laptop delivers a knockout punch to the MacBook — so long as you perform one simple step (Business Insider, 8 July 2017)
  1. AI
  1. Microsoft Releases Seeing AI on iOS (Microsoft)
  2. In the AI Age, “Being Smart” Will Mean Something Completely Different (Harvard Business Review, 19 June 2017)
  3. AI is Eating Software … and Getting Smarter by the Second (SmartUp, 14 May 2017)
  4. Technology and the Future: A Vision of Our Lives in 2050 (World Affairs, 29 March 2017)
  1. Google / ChromeOS Touch-Evolving
  1. Google looks to make Chrome OS much more touch-friendly than before                                 (Android Authority, 8 July 2017)
  2. Combined Google Drive & Photos ‘Backup & Sync’ app available for Mac, Windows (9to5Google, 12 July 2017)
  1. Smartphones / Social Media
  1. The Mere Presence of Your Smartphone Reduces Brain Power, Study Shows (UT-Austin, 26 June 2017)
  2. In attempt to achieve YouTube stardom, woman accidentally kills her boyfriend (ArsTechnica, 30 June 2017)
  1. iOS / Apple
  1. iPhone Can Scan QR Codes Directly in Camera App on iOS 11 (MacRumors, 6 June 2017)
  2. How to Markup, Write, & Draw on Photos with iPhone or iPad (OSX Daily, 13 Feb 2017)
  1. How a Microsoft font could lead to the removal of Pakistan's Prime Minister #FontGate (Mashable, 12 July 2017)
  2. Struggling for survival, SoundCloud closes San Francisco, London offices (ArsTechnica, 7 July 2017)
  3. Tour of Seesaw 5.0 (video)
  4. Security
  1. Tuesday’s massive ransomware outbreak was, in fact, something much worse (ArsTechnica, 28 June 2017)
  2. Why you should ignore the Jayden K Smith Facebook hoax (BBC News, 10 July 2017)
  1. Geek o’ the Week
  1. Jason’s Geek of the Week: https://slidemodel.com   ---  https://slidemodel.com/google-slides/ 
  2. Wes’ Geeks of the Week:
  1. Gypsy Guide - Yellowstone & Grand Teton Tour App Combo ($9)
  2. Do Not Track: a personalized web series about privacy and the web economy by @remixmanifesto (via @cogdog)

Episode 56: 19 June 2017

  1. In Kenya, phones replace bank tellers (New York Times, 9 May 2017)
  2. Ethiopia turns off internet nationwide as students sit exams (@guardian, 31 May 2017)
  3. Russia attempted to hack U.S. voting software days before election: NSA document (Salon, 5 June 2017)
  4. Amazon buys Whole Foods for $13.7 billion (ArsTechnica, 16 June 2017)
  5. [VIDEO] How many jobs will robots actually take? (2 min, 30 sec - @axios, 5 June 2017)
  6. The Supreme Court Just Protected Your Right To Facebook (Wired; 19 June 2017)
  7. A GOP voter-targeting firm was doing massive data analysis on Reddit (The Virge, 19 June 2017)
  8. Security
  1. Microsoft releases additional updates 4 older platforms to protect against potential nation-state activity (Microsoft TechNet, 13 June 2017)
  2. Defence Secretary unable to deny Trident nuclear submarines run on same outdated software hackers exploited to cripple NHS systems [Windows XP] (@montaukian @Independent, 14 May 2017)
  3. Fireball Malware Infects 250 Million, Targets Windows and Mac OS (Kaspersky Threatpost via @SGgrc, 2 June 2017)
  1. Survey finds 1/3 of people interested in Apple's HomePod, still more likely to buy Amazon Echo (AppleInsider, 13 June 2017)
  2. President Trump wants a ‘sweeping transformation’ of government tech, he says at a White House meeting with execs (Re/code, 19 June 2017)
  3. Web’s Dark Side and Censorship
  1. Revealed: Facebook's internal rulebook on sex, terrorism and violence (Guardian, 21 May 2017)
  2. Facebook sics AI on terrorist posts, but humans still do the dirty work (ArsTechnica, 16 June 2017)
  3. Four steps we’re taking today to fight online terror  http://go.wfryer.me/2rvv2lV by @Google
  1. Surveillance
  1. Why I won't recommend Signal anymore (@VenemaSander, Nov 2016) 
  2. John McCain at Senate hearing: We're living an 'Orwellian existence' (CNBC @jacobpramuk, 7 June 2017)
  3. Weapons of Mass Surveillance (BBC World Service, 17 June 2017)
  4. Activists and Journalists in Mexico Complain of Government Spying (New York Times, 19 June 2017)
  1. Jason’s Geek of the Week: Podcast App, 60db, https://60db.co/ 
  2. Wes’ Geeks of the Week:
  1. SiteSucker for macOS - make static HTML versions of WordPress & other websites! via @cogdog
  2. Eclipse Megamovie Project (more info from Newsweek)

Episode 55: 7 June 2017

  1. Welcome special guest: Dr. Scott McLeod (@mcleod) - Contact info
  2. [VIDEO] Everything Apple Announced at WWDC 2017 in 7 Minutes (MacRumors, 5 June 2017)
  3. Apple Beefs Up iMac and MacBook Lines, Teases the iMac Pro (TidBits, 6 June 2017)
  4. Three potential motives behind the tension between Qatar and its Gulf neighbours via @AnupKaphle (6 June 2017)
  5. Amazon refunding $70M of kids’ unauthorized in-app purchases (ArsTechnica, 31 May 2017)
  6. Court: Dead daughter’s parents have no right to access her Facebook account (ArsTechnica, 31 May 2017)
  7. Twitter users blocked by Trump seek reprieve, citing First Amendment (New York Times, 6 June 2017)
  1. Trump’s not the only one blocking constituents on Twitter (ProPublica, 7 June 2017)
  2. Restrictions eased for federal agencies that use Twitter, blogs, wikis (NYTimes, April 2010)
  1. Harvard rescinds offers to incoming freshmen over hateful memes (CNN, 5 June 2017)
  2. The disappearing computer (Recode, 25 May 2017)
  1. The Internet of Things connectivity binge: What are the implications? (Pew Research Center, 6 June 2017)
  1. Google's Great AI Awakening: We didn't even know we hired the best AI Scientists in Google (Video with Eric Schmidt, RSA Conference, May 2, 2017, 40 min)
  2. One of Crispr’s Creators Faces Her Fears (Bloomberg, 1 June 2017)
  3. Trump Lies. China Thrives. (NYTimes, Tom Friedman, 7 June 2017)
  4. Scott’s Geek of the Week: Mary Meeker’s Internet Trends 2017 presentation (355 slides!) (KPCB, 31 May 2017)
  5. Wes’ Geek of the Week: Story Maps (Example: 2017 Terrorist Attacks)

Episode 54: 31 May 2017

  1. Hacking / Security
  1. Did Kaspersky step in dog-doo? US Intelligence targets Kaspersky Labs (CSO from ISO Labs, 13 May 2017)
  1. Private Internet Access VPN | OperaVPN for Mobile Devices
  2. Opera browser has built-in VPN
  3. Miguel’s Windows Tips & Tricks
  4. BitDefender Free (antivirus)
  5. Spybot Search and Destroy
  6. MalwareBytes Anti-Ransomware | Download
  7. CCleaner (great for cleaning your registry)
  1. White hat or black hat? Firefox hacking tool Firesheep raises ethical concerns
  2. SSL Everywhere (VentureBeat, October 2010)
  3. EFF Publishes "Pwning Tomorrow," a Speculative Fiction Anthology (EFF, Dec 2015)
  1. Defective by Design: Digital Rights Management (DRM) - look at the repeat offenders
  1. Medical Devices Hit By Ransomware For The First Time In US Hospitals (Forbes, 16 May 2017)
  2. Apple’s new iCloud security requirements: How it affects you and the software you use (22 May 2017, MacWorld)
  3. Set up 2-Step Verification for your domain - G Suite (Google tutorial)
  4. Cyber Security Education Consortium (CSEC) Cyber Stars Summer Camp (Rose State College, Midwest City/Oklahoma City, OK)
  5. A US federal appeals judge said drones are no different than radio-controlled planes (Quartz, 19 May 2017)
  6. Learn to Code with a Drone (by Tinker)
  1. The Sky is Falling
  1. This Dystopia is Completely Ridiculous (7 May 2017, TechCrunch)
  2. ‘The Internet Is Broken’: @ev Is Trying to Salvage It (NY Times, 20 May 2017)
  3. Facebook Will Add 3,000 More People to Watch Murders and Suicides (Gizmodo, 3 May 2017)
  4. U.S. Consumers Time-Spent on Mobile Crosses 5 Hours a Day (FlurryMobile, 2 March 2017)
  1. “Communitainment, or communication for the sole purpose of entertainment”
  1. This Week in Space
  1. DARPA Picks Design for Next-Generation Spaceplane (DARPA, 24 May 2017)
  2. SpaceX successfully launches its heaviest geostationary orbital payload yet (TechCrunch, 15 May 2017)
  3. Elon Musk: SpaceX Is Almost Ready to Update the World on Its Plan to Get Humans to Mars (Futurism, 24 May 2017)
  4. Paul Allen showed off his new rocket-launching plane today, and it’s BIG (ArsTechnica, 31 May 2017)
  1. Apple / Microsoft / Google / Amazon
  1. Apple's Siri home speaker now in manufacturing, may not ship until later in 2017 (AppleInsider, 31 May 2017)
  2. Creating Worlds of Tomorrow: Microsoft Innovations & Minecraft: Education Edition
  3. Read MGuhlin on Medium | Read Dr. Wes Fryer
  1. Geeks of the Week
  1. Miguel: Shuffling cloud storage content from one site to another - Multcloud.com and CloudHQ.net
  2. Wes: Mobile Device Management (MDM) platform TabPilot
  1. Get Connected
  1. Miguel Guhlin
  1. Around the Corner blog
  2. TCEA’s TechNotes blog
  3. Free Resources and MORE
  1. Dr. Wes Fryer
  1. Blog: http://www.speedofcreativity.org 

Episode 53: 24 May 2017

  1. Genomics / BioTech
  1. Scientists have eliminated HIV in mice using CRISPR (TechCrunch, 3 May 2017)
  2. The military wants to hack your brain to make it easier for you to learn new languages (Mic, 1 May 2017)
  1. @DARPA program manager: @dougweberlab
  2. TNT Researchers Set Out to Advance Pace and Effectiveness of Cognitive Skills Training (DARPA, 26 April 2017)
  1. Fake News / Critical Thinking
  1. Don't Believe Anything This Bot Says About Pregnancy Nutrition (Lifehacker Vitals, 12 May 2017)
  2. DNC Staffer's Murder Illustrates How Conspiracy Theorists Spread Fake News (NPR, 22 May 2017)
  1. AI
  1. Nvidia Metropolis video analytics paves the way for AI cities (Venturebeat, May 8, 2017)
  2. [VIDEO] Deepmind CEO: Artificial Intelligence (AI) invents new knowledge & teaches human new theories (13 April 2017)
  3. Google parent company Alphabet has made the most AI acquisitions (ReCode, 19 May 2017)
  1. More Google I/O
  1. It's true: Gmail can now reply to emails for you (CNET, 17 May 2017)
  2. Google’s Perfect Future Will Always Be Just Around The Corner by @pierce (Wired, 19 May 2017)
  3. [VIDEO] Past, Present and Future of AI / Machine Learning (Google I/O '17)
  4. [VIDEO] Inspire Your Students with the 2017 Google I/O Opening Animated Video (@wfryer, 18 May 2017)
  5. [VIDEO] Watch Boston Dynamics' dog-like robot do party tricks (Tech Insider, 19 May 2017)
  6. [VIDEO] Introducing Handle (Boston Dynamics, 27 Feb 2017)
  7. The best part of Google's conference was a teen who taught himself to code to diagnose cancer (Business Insider, 17 May 2017)
  1. Microsoft & Apple
  1. Microsoft unveils new Surface Pro ahead of Apple Mac & iPad Pro refreshes (AppleInsider, 22 May 2017)
  2. Apple to update MacBooks at WWDC 2017, including possible Air, Pro refreshes (AppleInsider, 16 May 2017)
  3. Microsoft is placing a big bet on its new Surface family (The Verge, 23 May 2017)
  4. [VIDEO] Interview with Angela Ahrendts, Senior VP of Apple Retail (11 min, LinkedIn)
  1. Media, Information, and “Free”
  1. Jessica Lessin built a business to prove information doesn’t have to be free (Recode, 18 May 2017)
  1. Geeks of the Week:
  1. Jason: Amazon Basics Products
  2. Wes: Burstio for iOS (via CNET) - Example with USAF Thunderbirds

Episode 52: 17 May 2017

  1. Public Service Announcement: Change Your Passwords: 560 Million Email Credentials Have Been Leaked (Lifehacker, 17 May 2017)
  1. https://haveibeenpwned.com/
  1. Google I/O 2017: Everything important that Google announced today (Recode, 17 May 2017)
  2. 2.5 hour VIDEO: Google I/O'17: Google Keynote (starts at 37:32)
  3. The Google Assistant -- get help anytime, anywhere (iOS app)
  4. Here's a Chilling Glimpse of the Privacy-Free Future (Popular Mechanics, 10 May 2017)
  5. VIDEO: Build 2017: Workplace Safety Demonstration  (Microsoft, 10 May 2017)
  6. An NSA Cyber Weapon Might Be Behind A Massive Global Ransomware Outbreak (Forbes, 12 May 2017)
  7. Microsoft Has Effectively Banned Third-Party Browsers From the Windows Store (BleepingComputer, 10 May 2017)
  8. Editorial: When Apple is 2 years behind you, put your things in order (AppleInsider, 13 May 2017)
  9. Two days after WCry worm, Microsoft decries exploit stockpiling by governments (ArsTechnica, 15 May 2017)
  10. WCry is so mean Microsoft issues patch for 3 unsupported Windows versions (ArsTechnica, 13 May 2017)
  11. Copyright & Intellectual Property: Who Owns What Teachers and Students Create in Your School? (Vinnie Vrotney @kinkaidtech at ATLIS 2017, notes by Wes Fryer)
  12. Geeks of the Week:
  1. Jason: Kinja Deals! https://deals.kinja.com/ 
  2. Wes: MacCast Podcast (13 May 2017 episode) on PocketCasts app (iOS and Android)
  3. Ben: Translate and Text to Speach with Workflow on iOS
  1. Contrafabulists Podcast

 

Episode 51: 10 May 2017

  1. Opinion: Forget “digital natives.” Here’s how kids are really using the Internet (Ideas.Ted, 4 May 2017)
  1. Google Search update puts the heat on fake news (SlashGear, 25 April 2017)
  2. IOT Nation
  1. Amazon Echo still dominates as Google and Microsoft play catchup (CNet, 9 may 2017)
  2. Apple 'finalizing' design of Amazon Echo rival based on Siri (AppleInsider, 25 April 2017)
  1. Apple to launch 'Today at Apple' retail sessions in late May (AppleInsider, 25 April 2017)
  2. AI
  1. What to do when the Robots think for us (Amie Weller Colbert & Hendrik Kruizinga  on Medium, 6 March 2017)
  2. BIG IDEAS: Using Artificial Intelligence As a Teaching Assistant To Help With Questions Online (Mindshift; 8 May 2017)
  1. Minecraft Education Edition is getting a Code Builder tool to help teach coding skills (@cgartenberg, 2 May 2017)
  2. Fancy Routers
  1. Your Home’s Next Must-Have Accessory Is a Ridiculously Fancy Router (Wired, 13 April 2017)
  2. The State of Security in the Connected Home (Luma on Medium, 4 Nov 2016)
  1. Hundreds of privacy-invading apps R using ultrasonic sounds to track you (ZDNet , 3 May 2017)
  2. New password guidelines say everything we thought about passwords is wrong by @slavagomzin (Venturebeat, 18 April 2017)
  3. Have one of these smartphones? Your bank details, passwords and photos could be stolen (Kim Komando, 10 May 2017)
  4. Introducing Echo Show (Amazon, coming 28 June 2017)
  5. Geeks of the Week:
  1. Jason: 5.11 Tactical Bags for Nerds: https://www.511tactical.com/bags-packs/backpacks.html; Amazon: http://amzn.to/2qs24qq 
  2. Wes: TIDE Podcast with @daibarnes and @dajbelshaw

Episode 50: 3 May 2017

  1. Our “GOLDEN” 50th episode!
  2. BREAKING NEWS: Google Docs users hit with sophisticated phishing attack (The Verge, 3 May 2017)
  3. The smartphone is eventually going to die — this is Mark Zuckerberg's crazy vision for what comes next (Business Insider, 23 April 2017)
  4. How to Secure Your Online Accounts By Revoking Access From Third-Party Apps (Lifehacker, 25 April 2017)
  5. The uproar over Unroll.me selling user data to Uber shows most people don't understand ad-based business models (Recode, 29 April 2017)
  6. Microsoft Announces Chromebook Alternative and New Windows 10 S OS
  1. Surface Laptop, Windows 10 S: Everything Microsoft just revealed (CNet, 2 May 2017)   ...anyone with Windows Pro can download Windows 10 S
  2. Microsoft unveils $999 Surface Laptop running Windows 10 S (The Verge, 2 May 2017)
  1. Jelly, The Smallest 4G Smartphone (Kickstarter)
  2. Wes’ notes from the 2017 ATLIS Conference: wfryer.me/atlis17 (also a reflective summary podcast)
  3. https://haveibeenpwned.com/ 
  4. Not discussed:
  1. Google Search update puts the heat on fake news (SlashGear, 25 April 2017)
  2. Apple 'finalizing' design of Amazon Echo rival based on Siri (AppleInsider, 25 April 2017)
  3. Apple to launch 'Today at Apple' retail sessions in late May (AppleInsider, 25 April 2017)
  4. What to do when the Robots think for us (Amie Weller Colbert & Hendrik Kruizinga  on Medium, 6 March 2017)
  5. Minecraft Education Edition is getting a Code Builder tool to help teach coding skills (@cgartenberg, 2 May 2017)
  6. Fancy Routers
  1. Your Home’s Next Must-Have Accessory Is a Ridiculously Fancy Router (Wired, 13 April 2017)
  2. The State of Security in the Connected Home (Luma on Medium, 4 Nov 2016)
  1. Geeks of the Week:
  1. Jason: Google Trips: Android; iOS
  2. Wes: Clips App for iPhone (goofy example of speech to text video with Clips by Wes)
  3. Ben: Pocket Video for iOS

Episode 49: 26 April 2017

  1. What Can Apple Do To Win Back Schools? Apple’s Devices Lose Luster in American Classrooms (New York Times, 2 March 2017)
  2. Can Podcasting Save the World? (TechCrunch, 14 April 2017)
  3. Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales is taking on fake news with an online newspaper (The Verge, 25 April 2017)
  4. Tales of Disruption: HBO’s Silicon Valley premiere tackles the tech industry’s biggest problem (The Verge, 24 April 2017)
  5. The 10-Year Quest to Make Your Phone Do Everything (Wired, 24 April 2017)
  6. We’ve seen so many scary movies about robots we can no longer be objective about them (Re/Code, 25 April 2017)
  7. Geek of the Week, yo!
  1. Jason: Credit Karma: https://www.creditkarma.com/ 
  1. Martin: Milwaukee Tools TICK
  1. https://www.milwaukeetool.com/press-releases/tick-press-release

Episode 48: 19 April 2017

  1. EdTech Situation Room Listener Survey: wfryer.me/edtechsr 
  2. Live Popup Chat
  3. iWork and iLife apps are now free for old and new Mac and iOS users (18 April 2017, ArsTechica)
  4. Google Draw / AI / Machine Learning
  1. Social Media Is Not Contributing Significantly to Political Polarization, Paper Says (New York Times, 13 April 2017)
  2. Kids Who Use Touchscreen Devices Sleep Less at Night (Gizmodo, 13 April 2017); the actual study appears here behind a paywall
  3. Windows 10 “Creator Edition”        
  1. Underdog team wins millions in competition to make real-life tricorder (14 April 2017, ArsTechnica)
  2. Verizon buying 37 million miles of fiber to boost its wireless network (18 April 2017, ArsTechnica)
  1. Why the politics of the future is technology and technology is the future of politics (22 March 2017, Nikola Danaylov @singularityblog)
  2. Jason’s Geek of the Week: I am sporting a new Chromebook!  HP Chromebook 13 G1
  3. Wes’ Geeks of the Week:

Episode 47: 12 April 2017

  1. EdTech Situation Room Listener Survey: wfryer.me/edtechsr 
  2. Special Guest: Beth Holland (@brholland)
  3. Security:
  1. Personal Security: VPNs Explored
  1. Computers can now read your emotions. Here’s why that’s not as scary as it sounds (World Economic Forum, 31 March 2017)
  2. Screentime / Screen Addiction: “Technology is NOT neutral
  1. Mastodon
  1. Whole New IOT World
  1. This company is microchipping its workers to give them an all-access pass to the office by @mashable
  2. http://www.braintargetedteaching.org
  3. Beth’s Geek of the Week: Realtime Board - educators get a free account and can then create teams for their students.
  4. Jason’s Geek of the Week: Google Flights / How Technology Has Failed to Improve Your Airline Experience (New York Times, 12 April 2017)
  5. Wes’ Geek of the Week: Vogek USB Charger Desktop Charging Station with Smart Identification (400+ ratings with 4.5 stars, $18)

Episode 46: 4 April 2017 

  1. EdTech Situation Room Listener Survey: wfryer.me/edtechsr 
  2. How to prepare for employment in the age of artificial intelligence (26 Mar 2017, The Next Web)
  3. Intelligence & Cyborgs
  1. Smart Stuff
  1. Privacy / Surveillance
  1. Digital Distraction
  1. Videos
  1. This Week in Apple Hand Wringing
  1. Jason’s Geek of the Week: Two-Factor Authorization
  1. Wes’ Geek of the Week: Prijector (via @gsfeadmins Episode 12)

Episode 45: 29 March 2017

  1. EdTech Situation Room Listener Survey: wfryer.me/edtechsr 
  2. Special Guests: Alice Barr (@alicebarr) and Cheryl Oakes (@cheryloakes50)
  3. Apple releases Classroom iPad app version 2.0 w/ ability to manually create classes & more (27 Mar 2017, @9to5mac)
  4. 2017 iPad vs. iPad Air 2 vs. iPad Air: What's new and different in Apple's latest tablet? (22 Mar 2017, AppleInsider)
  5. Meet Nadia, scarily ‘human’ chatbot who can read your emotions (24 Mar 2017,  @mm_maack @thenextweb via @Digital_Plow)
  6. The Man Who Invented Facebook Ad Tracking Is Not Sorry (22 March 2017, @NoteToSelf podcast interview with @antoniogm)
  7. Tech Bigwigs Know How Addictive Their Products R. Why Don’t the Rest of Us? (24 Mar 2017, Wired)
  8. Beyond Human (April 2017, @natgeo magazine - Not available online, just in iPad version and print right now) - about cyborg @neilharbisson - WikiPedia article)
  9. Amplifica International https://www.facebook.com/search/top/?q=amplifica%20internacional%20elt
  10. Carla Arena (@carlaarena)
  11. Tweets from the Amplifica Conference: #amplifica2017
  12. Slowchat Q1: https://twitter.com/alicebarr/status/846327944712667136 
  13. Alice’s Geek of the Week: Thinglink VR + BreakoutEdu for digital breakoutedus. Sarah Hirshfeld’s (grade 9) Field trip to Portland Head light in Thinglink VR
  14. Cheryl’s Geek of the Week: Google Add-on Revision History Analytics and Mystery Skype https://education.microsoft.com/skype-in-the-classroom/mystery-skype 
  15. Wes’ Geek of the Week: 4th Gen AppleTV app: Avian for Twitter (more details)

Episode 44: 22 March 2017

  1. Security
  1. Fake News, AI and Technology Dark Arts in Elections
  1. Surveillance and Privacy
  1. Screentime / Digital Citizenship
  1. Apple
  1. Jen’s Geek of the Week:
  1. Wes’ Geek of the Week: Securi for WordPress security & hack fixes (@sucurisecurity)

Episode 43: 8 March 2017

  1. Apple
  1. Using Google Keep for Grading Comments in Docs (@ericcurts, 4 March 2017)
  2. Security
  1. DNA data storage landmark: Now it's 215 petabytes per gram or over 100 million movies (@ZDnet, 6 March 2017)
  2. Miguel’s Geek of the Week:
  1. Wes’ Geek of the Week: Pocket (includes built-in text to speech)

Episode 42: 1 March 2017

  1. Mossberg: The PC is being redefined (Recode, 1 March 2017)
  2. Amazon’s web servers are back online after more than four hours of disruption (Recode, 28 February 2017)
  3. IPTV
  1. Don't expect Google to talk about a new Pixel laptop (The Verge, 28 February 2017)
  2. Goodbye Old Friend: AOL seemingly cutting off third-party app access to AIM starting on March 28 (9 to 5 Mac, 28 February 2017)
  3. Apple Rumor Roundup:
  1. Privacy / Surveillance
  1. Self-Flying Air Taxi Ehang 184 Is Coming to Dubai This Summer (@FortuneMagazine, 16 Feb 2017)
  2. Jason’s Geek of the Week: Data Selfie Chrome Extension
  3. Wes’ Geek of the Week: Stackup - Get Credit for What You Read Online and hypothes.is (via @SenorG)

Episode 41: 22 February 2017

  1. Tales of Disruption: Mossberg: TV is changing, but not fast enough (Recode, 22 February 2017)
  2. Most U.S. workplaces still use ‘old-school’ tech like email and phone calls to communicate (Recode, 22 February 2017)
  3. Podcast: Silicon Valley should be making products for Middle America, investor Jeremy Liew says (Recode, 22 February 2017)
  4. Carrier Wars
  1. The new wave of ‘unlimited’ data plans: How Verizon, Sprint, T-Mobile, and AT&T compare (9 to 5 Mac, 19 February 2017)
  2. Is ‘unlimited' phone data a ripoff? (Too Embarrassed to Ask Podcast, 17 February 2017)
  1. Apple unlikely to develop an Echo-like standalone Siri speaker (@appleinsider, 20 Feb 2017)
  2. Apple to Debut New iPad Pros, 128GB iPhone SE, and Red iPhone 7 & 7 Plus at March Event (@MacRumors, 20 Feb 2017)
  3. “I’ll never bring my phone on an international flight again. Neither should you.” (@ossia, 14 Feb 2017)
  4. Geek of the Week
  1. Jason: Beautiful quick image maker: https://www.canva.com/ 
  2. Wes: Skitch for Mac: https://evernote.com/skitch/ 
  3. Ben: Extensions.af
  1. Toby - Beautiful and easy tab management

Episode 40: 15 February 2017

  1. With 802.11ax, more devices will be able to hop onto your Wi-Fi network (13 Feb 2017, Mashable)
  2. Security
  1. University attacked by its own vending machines, smart light bulbs & 5,000 IoT devices (12 Feb 2017, NetworkWorld by IDG)
  2. New Mac malware pinned on same Russian group blamed for election hacks (14 Feb 2017, ArsTechnica)
  3. Now sites can fingerprint you online even when you use multiple browsers (13 Feb 2017, ArsTechnica)
  1. Filming of Apple's Upcoming 'Planet of the Apps' Series Has Finished (11 Feb 2017, MacRumors)
  2. Fake news, yo!
  1. Fighting fake news isn’t just up to Facebook and Google (Washington Post, 6 February 2017)
  2. http://www.opensources.co/ -- Melissa Zimdars, Merrimack College
  3. Truth, truthiness, triangulation: A news literacy toolkit for a “post-truth” world (24 Nov 2016, Joyce Valenza @joycevalenza)
  1. Twitter Blues
  1. An Update on Safety by @mrdonut (7 Feb 2017, official Twitter blog post about changes to combat abuse)
  2. Twitter hopes machine learning can save it from oblivion (10 Feb 2017, Venturebeat)
  1. FutureWatch:
  1. Ray Kurzweil's Wildest Prediction: Nanobots Will Plug Our Brains Into the Web by 2030s (12 Oct 2015, Singularity Hub by @PeterDiamandis)
  2. In the age of robots, our schools are teaching children to be redundant (15 Feb 2017, Guardian)
  3. THE AI THREAT ISN’T SKYNET. IT’S THE END OF THE MIDDLE CLASS (Wired, 10 February 2017)
  1. Geeks of the Week
  1. Jason: 3-2-1 Backup Strategy https://www.backblaze.com/blog/the-3-2-1-backup-strategy/ 
  2. Wes: iThemes Security Plugin (for WordPress users)

Episode 39: 1 February 2017

  1. Welcome guest Jen Carey! (@teacherjencarey)
  2. Screen Time / Digital Citizenship:
  1. Reframing the Debate About Screen Time (30 Jan 2017, EduTopia by @brholland)
  2. An Educator’s Response: The Screens in Schools Time Editorial (12 Sept 2016, by @dwillard
  1. Death of the official ClubPenguin.com in March 2017
  1. Club Penguin is shutting down (31 Jan 2017, TechCrunch)
  2. Even kids on Club Penguin staged an anti-Trump protest (14 Nov 2016, Mashable)
  3. Club Penguin Private Servers (CPPS)
  4. I Feel Like Club Penguin Doesn’t Care About Private Servers and Cheating (8 Sept 2014, ClubPenguinMemories.com)
  5. LEGO Life is a new social network where kids can share their creations (31 Jan 2017, TechCrunch)
  6. Lego launches 'safe' social network for under-13s (31 Jan 2017, BBC)
  1. Microsoft Battles Chromebooks
  1. Microsoft's coming Windows 10 Cloud release may have nothing to do with the cloud (All About Microsoft, 30 January 2017)
  1. Security
  1. Hackers Use New Tactic at Austrian Hotel: Locking the Doors (30 Jan 2017, NYTimes)
  2. Attention! Get a Huge Discount on Private Internet Access VPN Right Now (27 Jan 2017, MakeUseOf)
  3. Thousands of credit card details exposed as US marketing firm leaks 400,000 audio calls (27 Jan 2017, International Business Times)
  4. Security is the categorical imperative of the Internet of Things (27 Jan 2017, ReadWrite)
  1. Digital Distraction:
  1. Generation X More Addicted to Social Media Than Millennials, Report Finds (New York Times, 27 January 2017)
  2. Jan 20 17: "In the United States, 97% of people 18 to 34, & 94 percent of people 35 to 49, had access to smartphones"
  1. Personal Assistants / AI / Robotics
  1. Apple Highlights Ways Siri Can Get Involved in Super Bowl Sunday (30 Jan 2017, MacRumors)
  2. Alexa and Google Home's dirty little secret: 97% of voice apps are only used for one week (31 Jan 2017, Tech Republic)
  3. Meet the Robot That Will Be Bagging Your Groceries (31 Jan 2017, Motherboard)
  4. [VIDEO] Davos 2017 - Sergey Brin: The Future of AI and Google
  1. Drones
  1. Drone schools look to woo younger pilots for commercial jobs (14 Jan 2017, AP)
  2. 'Drone Gun' Protects World Leaders at Davos and Will Secure Sky Above Boston Marathon Against Errant Drones (23 Jan 2017, Inc.com)
  1. New Age in Weather Forecasting Begins with Spectacular 1st Images from NASA/NOAA GOES-16 Observatory (24 Jan 2017, Universe Today)
  2. Google Makes Chrome Browser for iOS Open Source (31 Jan 2017, MacRumors)
  3. Geeks of the Week:
  1. Jen: The Privacy Paradox
  2. Jason:  Google Voice Lives! 
  3. Wes: Advanced / Cyborg / Centaur Chess via “The Inevitable: Understanding the 12 Technological Forces That Will Shape Our Future” by @kevin2kelly

Episode 38: 25 January 2017

  1. Robots will start delivering food to doorsteps in Silicon Valley and Washington, D.C., today (18 Jan 2017, ReCode)
  2. Chromebook Watch:
  1. A new generation of Chromebooks, designed for millions of students and educators (Chrome Blog, 24 January 2017)
  2. Samsung Chromebook Plus and Asus C213 Touch-based Chromebook Initial Thoughts Review (15 min video review by @bhwilkoff, 25 Jan 2017)
  3. To Re-Capture the Education Market, Microsoft Aims to Offer a Compelling Alternative to Google’s Chromebook (EdSurge, 25 January 2017)
  1. TRUMP’S FCC PICK DOESN’T BODE WELL FOR NET NEUTRALITY (Wired, 23 January 2017)
  2. Security, Privacy, Surveillance
  1. The Secret Agenda of a Facebook Quiz (NY Times, 19 Nov 2016)
  2. China tightens Gr8 Firewall by declaring unauthorised VPN services illegal by @TheRealJoshYe (South China Morning Post @SCMP_News 23 Jan 2017)
  3. US libraries hit by ransomware attack (@BBCNews 24 Jan 2017)
  1. Remember FireFox?
  1. Mossberg: What’s up with Firefox, the browser that time forgot? (ReCode, 25 January 2017)
  2. Browser Statistics
  1. Visualization of Browser Market Share
  1. Fake News
  1. Facebook is changing its Trending section to fight the spread of fake news (Recode, 25 January 2017)
  2. Echo Chamber (WikiPedia)
  1. Jason’s Geek of the Week: From the Tech-Savvy Teacher Blog: Ask a Tech-Savvy Teacher: Help me with dongle-land! 
  2. Wes’ Geek of the Week: Tinkercad – one of the easiest 3D design Minecraft mods around!
  3. Ben’s Geek of the Week:
  1. Window on the Weather for Raspberry Pi
  2. My daughter’s version

Episode 37: 18 January 2017

  1. LinkedIn wants more ad dollars, so it’s offering up more user data to advertisers (Recode, 18 January 2016)
  2. AI
  1. Evernote’s New App Is More Than an Update—It’s a Reboot (Wired, 17 January 2017)
  2. MOVE OVER, CODERS—PHYSICISTS WILL SOON RULE SILICON VALLEY (Wired, 16 January 2017)
  3. AI can predict when patients will die from heart failure 'with 80% accuracy' (International Business Times, 17 January 2017)
  1. Mossberg: Lousy ads are ruining the online experience (The Verge, 18 January 2017)
  2. Security:
  1. Gmail hack: Even tech-savvy users fooled by sophisticated phishing technique (iNews, 17 Jan 2017)
  2. Prevent & report phishing attacks (Google Official Support page)
  3. Avoid and report Google scams (Google Official Support page)
  1. Personal Assistants:
  1. I Now Call Alexa to the Stand: What Criminal Law Can Learn from Civil Law When It Comes to E-Discovery (Jim Gill for @exterro, 13 Jan 2017)
  2. Alexa Is Conquering the World. Now Amazon’s Real Challenge Begins (Wired, 18 Jan 2017)
  1. Transcript: President Obama on What Books Mean to Him (New York Times, 16 January 2017)
  2. Jason’s Geek of the Week: SimpleNote
  3. Eric’s Geek of the Week: Ancestry Education Grant (one year of free access for your students)
  4. Wes’ Geek of the Week: Bitdefender Family Pack ($70 for 1 year, $50 off) and Trafficlight Google Chrome Extension (free)

Episode 36: 11 January 2017

More CES gadget-envy coming in this show!

  1. 10 Years Ago, the iPhone Redefined Mobile Computing (9 Jan 2017, @macstoriesnet)
  2. Cool Stuff from CES 2017
  1. Best of CES 2017: This Year’s Most Interesting Gadgets (Wired, 7 Jan 2017)
  2. The Tech Trends from CES 2017 That Will Actually Matter (Lifehacker, 6 January 2017)
  3. Lego Boost (new robotics coding - coming August 2017)
  4. Meet LG’s Adorable Voice-Activated Robot for Your Home (Wired, 6 Jan 2017)
  5. The world’s new largest flash drive is the 2TB Kingston DataTraveler Ultimate GT (Verge, 3 Jan 2016)
  6. Samsung Chromebook Plus ($450, ships Feb 5, ARM processor. Samsung Chromebook Pro will be $550 and ship in March with Intel processor.) Video: Samsung Chromebook Plus at CES 2017 (3:17)
  7. Compare to ASUS Chromebook Flip C302CA ($500 Best Buy)
  1. This week in security:
  1. Amazon Finally Offers Two-Factor Authentication. Here’s How to Set It Up (Wired, Nov 2015)
  1. Ten Years of iPhone: 11 hilarious naysayers who criticized the first iPhone 10 years ago (Stephanie Buck on Medium)
  2. Green Energy:
  1. VIDEO: Why 2016 Could Be a Turning Point the Energy Revolution (Bloomberg, 12 Nov 2015 - yep it’s over a year old but still really cool and helpful)
  2. Wind just generated more power than coal in the UK, for the first year ever (Quartz, 6 Jan 2017)
  1. Google Voice: Google Voice is getting an upgrade (TechCrunch; 10 January 2017)
  2. AI & Automation:
  1. The Robot Rampage (Bloomberg, 8 Jan 2016)
  1. Connected Podcast (@_connectedfm)
  2. Jason’s Geek of the Week: Whoa!  T-Mobile!
  1. Amazon mic stand for the Yeti https://www.amazon.com/NEEWER-Microphone-Suspension-Scissor-Stand/dp/B00DY1F2CS 
  1. Eric’s Geek of the Week: How I Built This - Podcast from NPR
  2. Wes’ Geek of the Week: Fiverr.com (outsource your IT project)
  3. Dash button hacking by Steve Dembo (@teach42)
  4. Ben’s geeks of the week:
  1. Product Hunt
  2. Ferrite for iOS
  3. PencilTree

Episode 35: 4 January 2017

Our first show of 2017! Lots of gadget news coming from #CES2017 this week. Did you know Jason attended CES in person a few years ago? Tune in to our show this week and hear him spin some tales from CES in days gone by, his recent European vacation, and (of course) our take on recent technology news stories from an educational perspective!

  1. The Year in Search: 2016 (Google Blog, 14 Dec 2016)
  2.  https://twitter.com/ValaAfshar/status/816481159563661313 
  3.  https://twitter.com/JonErlichman/status/815216789525327873 
  4. #VoiceFirst, #AI and Personal Assistants
  1. At Home With Mark Zuckerberg And Jarvis, The AI Assistant He Built For His Family (Fast Company, 19 Dec 2016)
  2. What Google, Microsoft, and Amazon did this week in the race to be everyone’s favorite virtual assistant (Venturebeat, 17 Dec 2016)
  3. Gartner Says by 2019, 20 Percent of User Interactions With Smartphones Will Take Place via VPAs (Gartner, 21 Dec 2016)
  4. Mattel’s $300 Echo clone will read your children bedtime stories (Verge, 3 Jan 2017)
  5. Google’s DeepMind AI can lip-read TV shows better than a pro (New Scientist, 21 Nov 2016)
  6. The AI Takeover Is Coming. Let’s Embrace It. (BackChannel; 22 December 2016)
  1. The New Workforce: Japanese white-collar workers are already being replaced by artificial intelligence (Quartz, 2 January 2017)
  2. New Apple Watch to Launch in Fall 2017 With Improved Battery Life But No Major Design Changes (MacRumors, 3 Jan 2017)
  3. Genomics: How CRISPR is changing the food industry (Food Dive, 21 Dec 2016)
  4. Tales of Digital Distraction: French workers have won the right to ignore business emails that arrive after hours (CNN; 2 January 2017)
  5. Technology and Families: We need more apps and devices designed to help families connect to each other (Re/Code, 4 January 2017)
  6. President Trump: Mossberg: The Trump effect (Re/Code, 4 January 2017)
  7. Jason’s Geek of the Week: Text Now, free texting and dirt cheap pre-paid mobile https://www.textnow.com/ 
  8. Wes’ Geek of the Week: Hover Camera (@hovercamera) https://gethover.com/ 

Episode 34: 30 December 2016

Our “EdTech Year in Review” episode with special guests Martin Horejsi and Eric Langhorst (@elanghorst). Each participant has/will select one or two edtech related topics supported articles from 2016, and we’ll discuss each in a Clockwise show format alternating between hosts and guests. We’ll visit about as many as we can in an hour!

Eric’s Topics / Articles:

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Eric Langhorst - Discovery Middle School - Liberty, MO

Teaches 8th grade US History / Student Broadcasting / Technology

Twitter @elanghorst  |  www.ericlanghorst.com

Blog www.speakingofhistory.com   |  Vlog www.historygeekteacher.com 

  1. 3D Printing in the Classroom

  1. Fake News / Teaching Students To Evaluate Information

Jason’s Topics / Articles:

  1. Security
  1. Podesta’s email hack hinged on a very unfortunate typo (The Verge; 13 December 2016)
  2. HACK BRIEF: YAHOO BREACH HITS HALF A BILLION USERS (Wired; 22 September 2016)
  3. Your Passwords Are Terrible, and It’s Time to Do Something About It (How To Geek)
  4. What You Must Learn From the Big Security Events of 2016 (Make Use Of, 30 December 2016)
  1. OMG IS APPLE DYING??!
  1. 2016 was a hard year to be an Apple fan (Engadget, 29 December 2016)
  2. Is Apple Rotting? (ComputerWorld; 28 March 2016)
  3. Why Apple's future failure is certain (BetaNews; 20 January 2016)
  4. Opinion: Apple has another problem: The iPad is dying (Market Watch; 31 January 2016)

Wes’ Topics / Articles:

  1. Google and AI:
  1. At Sundar Pichai's Google, AI Is Everything—And Everywhere (Fast Company, 15 November 2016)
  2. Inside Sundar Pichai's Plan To Put AI Everywhere (Forbes, 18 May 2016)
  3. VIDEO: Sundar Pichai's Talk about AI and Google Assistant at Google's Pixel Phone Launch Event (12 min)
  1. Screentime
  1. How Technology Hijacks People’s Minds — from a Magician and Google’s Design Ethicist (Tristan Harris, 19 May 2016)
  2. How much time do parents spend on screens? As much as their teens (CNN, 6 Dec 2016)
  3. Teens spend a 'mind-boggling' 9 hours a day using media, report says (CNN, 3 Nov 2015) “54% of teens in houses making < $35,000 a yr have laptop in home vs 92% of teens in households making > $100,000”

Geeks of the Week:

  1. Eric:

  1. Jason:
  1. Travel with Cheap SIM Cards to Europe!
  1. Bring a “world phone” or a “global GSM phone.”  Or, if you are on Sprint or AT&T, see if you can get your phone “unlocked” from your carrier.  We used this one and this one.
  2. Find a cell phone store near where you are staying.
  3. Buy a pre-paid SIM.  Ask for help using it.
  1. Wes: Raising the Floor: How a Universal Basic Income Can Renew Our Economy and Rebuild the American Dream by Andy Stern https://www.amazon.com/Raising-Floor-Universal-Economy-American/dp/1610396251 

Episode 33: 14 December 2016

Our “Technology Shopping Cart” edition with special guests! Following the model of The Committed Podcast, each guest will share a tech-related holiday gift pick which is:

  1. A book
  2. Under $20
  3. From $20 - $100
  4. Over $100

Martin’s Picks:

Book: The Inevitable: Understanding the 12 Technological Forces That Will Shape Our Future by Kevin Kelly (June, 2016)

<$20: Bondic Plus Plastic Welder

$20-100: UE ROLL 2 Reef

>$100: Mercedes Maybach S600

Movie: Watch all 5 Jason Bourne in order finishing with You Know His Name

Contact info: Click Here and choose one.

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Miguel’s Picks:
(Twitter: @mguhlin | Blog: mguhlin.org  | TCEA Director of PD: www.tcea.org/blog )

  1. Free ebook, Protect Your Digital Privacy (is it ok to share this?) and free digital audio books
  2. In case you didn’t like #1, check out A Spy’s Guide to Thinking
  1. Data ->Analysis->Decision->Action
  1. “The world is overflowing with data, secret and otherwise. It has to be shrunk. That happens in the analysis process.”
  2. Fascinating writing style/
  1. How to Write Short
  1. Under $20:
  1. Lightning to USB cable ($5.99)
  2. Messenger Bag ($14.99)
  1. From $20-$100:
  1. Chipolo Plus (approx $30 per unit) - Never lose stuff again!
  2. Kindle Fire 7” ($39.99 per unit, holiday)
  3. Blue Mikey microphone ($99) for iPad/iPhone with Lightning connector
  4. Portable Shower Bluetooth Rugged Speaker ($29.99)
  1. Over $100: MS Surface Pro 4 tablet
  2. TCEA’s Tech to Ask Santa For
  1. December, 2016
  2. More gadgets

Wes’ Picks:

  1. Book: “Spam Nation: The Inside Story of Organized Cybercrime-from Global Epidemic to Your Front Door” by Brian Krebs (@briankrebs) - ($10.49 on Audible)
  2. Under $20: iPow iPad Tripod Mount Adapter Universal Tablet Clamp ($9)
  3. From $20 - $100: Brother QL-700 High-speed, Professional Label Printer ($65 - hat tip to @tonyvincent) and SanDisk Connect Wireless Stick (h/t to Martin)
  4. Over $100: 12” 1.2 GHz MacBook ($1600)

Jason’s Picks:

Tech News (which we may or may not discuss in this show)

  1. Chromebook Printing
  1. Google is finally developing native printing from ChromeOS, using CUPS from Linux (AUSDROID, 3 Dec 2016)
  2. Chromebooks Getting Local Printing Options (ChromeUnboxed, 2 Dec 2016)

Episode 32: 7 December 2016

  1. Google Wifi launches today for $129 (ArsTechnica, 6 Dec 2016)
  1. Jason will have a live review next week.  :)
  1. How much time do parents spend on screens? As much as their teens (CNN, 6 Dec 2016)
  1. Distracted is the New Drunk (WNYC’s Note to Self)
  1. T-Mobile excited about life under Trump, reversal of net neutrality rules (ArsTechnica, 6 Dec 2016)
  2. Google, democracy and the truth about internet search (The Guardian @carolecadwalla, 4 Dec 2016)
  1. Google’s auto-search results have become slightly less offensive (ArsTechnica, 6 Dec 2016)
  2. This is the most dangerous time for our planet (The Guardian, Stephen Hawking, 1 Dec 2016)
  3. Robots to steal 15million of your jobs, says bank chief: Doom-laden Carney warns middle classes will be 'hollowed out' by new technology (Daily Mail, 5 Dec 2016)
  1. Zeynep Tufekci: Machine intelligence makes human morals more important @zeynep (TEDtalk Video, June 2016)
  2. Surveillance
  1. Britain has passed the 'most extreme surveillance law ever passed in a democracy (ZDnet, 17 Nov 2016)
  2. This Tool Can Help You Disappear from the Internet (Fortune, 26 Nov 2016)
  1. Security
  1. 1 million Google accounts compromised by Android malware called Gooligan (ArsTechnica, 30 Nov 2016)
  1. Gooligan Checker
  1. How Hackers Broke Into John Podesta and Colin Powell’s Gmail Accounts (Motherboard, 20 Oct 2016)
  2. Firefox and Tor release urgent update for 0-day that’s under active attack (ArsTechnica, 30 Nov 2016)
  1. This Week in Apple Hand Wringing
  1. Apple's pricey MacBooks have me taking a second look at Microsoft's Surface Pro 4 (cNet 6 December 2016)
  2. New MacBook Pros plagued by complaints about battery life and graphics glitches (MacWorld 7 December 2016)
  1. Geek of the Week by Jason: Be a Travel Nerd!
  1. http://www.airlinemeals.net/
  2. https://www.seatguru.com/
  3. http://thepointsguy.com/
  4. http://crankyflier.com/
  5. http://airlinegeeks.com/
  6. http://onemileatatime.boardingarea.com/ 
  1. Geek of the Week by Wes: https://safeshare.tv/ (removes related videos from YouTube video shares, works with SeeSaw)

Episode 31: 30 November 2016

  1. Netflix’s new offline mode lets you download shows, watch them offline (ArsTechnica, 30 Nov 2016)
  2. With rockets on the move, SpaceX still aiming for 2016 return to flight (ArsTechnica, 21 Nov 2016)
  3. Trump subs in a YouTube address for a press conference (Engadget, 21 Nov 2016)
  4. Tim Cook tells iPhone 7 customer to expect AirPods in the 'next few weeks' (ArsTechnica, 30 Nov 2016)
  5. Reddit Is Fighting the Same Kind of War That Twitter Is (Fortune, 30 Nov 2016)
  6. 8 things you should know about Apple Music for Android (CNET, Nov 2015)
  7. Surveillance State
  1. The Powers President Donald Trump Will Have to Change the Future (Motherboard, 18 Nov 2016)
  2. Obama says he can’t pardon Snowden (ArsTechnica, 20 Nov 2016)
  1. Geek of the Week by Jason: Amazon Rekognition
  2. Geek of the Week by Martin: FLIR Infrared Camera for iOS/Android

Episode 30: 22 November 2016

This week because of the Thanksgiving holiday, we’re a day and an hour early! Catch us live Tues Nov 22 at 9 Eastern / 8 PM Central / 7 PM Mountain 6 PM Pacific!

  1. Instagram introduces live video in Stories, self-destructing content in Direct (AppleInsider, 21 Nov 2016)
  2. Election 2016 & Social Media
  1. Zuckerberg Says He’ll Take Steps to Solve Facebook Fake News (Bloomberg Technology, 19 Nov 2016)
  2. Most students can’t tell the difference between sponsored content and real news (22 November 2016)
  3. YOUR FILTER BUBBLE IS DESTROYING DEMOCRACY (Wired, 22 November 2016)
  4. Facebook’s fake news problem is way bigger than fake news (Vox 18 November 2016)
  5. Please Stop Sharing Links to These Sites (Patheos, 18 September 2016)
  6. False, Misleading, Clickbait-y, and Satirical “News” Sources (Melissa Zimdars)
  7. Bernie Sanders Could Replace President Trump With Little-Known Loophole (The Huffington Post, 15 November 2016)
  8. Education, Not Income, Predicted Who Would Vote For Trump (538, 22 Nov 2016)
  1. Trump’s FCC transition team may spell the end of net neutrality (Recode, 21 November 2016)
  2. Apple
  1. Apple axes Wi-Fi router division, apparently signaling the end of AirPort (AppleInsider, 21 Nov 2016)
  2. With Apple abandoning AirPort, here are the best alternative Wi-Fi routers for Mac users (AppleInsider, 21 Nov 2016)
  3. Why Some Apple Fans Are Considering a Hackintosh (Motherboard, 7 Nov 2016)
  4. Microsoft CEO laughs at Apple for making iPad Pro like Surface (CNET, 21 Nov 2016)
  1. Twitter’s long-overdue anti-harassment tools might finally make a difference (Vox, 18 November 2016)
  2. No Turning Back “The Third Wave” / AI
  1. Apple exploring the possibility of moving iPhone manufacturing to United States (AppleInsider, 17 Nov 2016)
  2. [VIDEO] & transcript: Robots and the Future of Jobs: The Economic Impact of Artificial Intelligence (Council on Foreign Relations, 14 Nov 2016)
  1. 45% of job activities could be automated today
  2. GPS systems radically changes requirements for London cab drivers
  1. The Fourth Industrial Revolution: What It Means and How to Respond (Foreign Relations, Dec 2015)
  1. Geek of the Week by Jason: Amazon Prime Phones
  2. Geek of the Week by Wes: Google Quick, Draw!
  1. Advocacy Advice (from Wes)

Episode 29: 16 November 2016

This week Jason while is on assignment, we welcome special guest Jennifer Carey (@TeacherJenCarey). Since Jen is on Eastern time we’ll broadcast 1 hour earlier than usual, starting at 9 pm Eastern / 8 pm Central / 7 pm Mountain / 6 pm Pacific.

  1. Google Extension Share Fest (inspired by #gsummitmaize)
  1. Share to Classroom
  2. uBlock Origin
  3. Save to Pocket
  4. Tab Suspender
  5. Crafty Cursor
  6. Screencastify
  7. Turn Off The Lights
  8. G Suite Training
  9. Honey
  10. Chrome Sign Builder
  11. CraftyText
  1. Digital Literacy / Fact Checking
  1. Digital Literacy Tips: Strategies for Online Fact Checking (28 Sep 2016, @wfryer)
  2. How to be Digitally Literate in an Era of Fake News (15 Oct 2016, @TeacherJenCarey)
  1. Privacy
  1. FERPA Sherpa
  2. Common Sense Media Graphite Privacy Evaluations
  3. Student Privacy Pledge
  4. @drawpedu @funnymonkey
  1. Space Exploration
  1. New NASA Spacecraft Will Be Propelled By Light (NatGeo, 3 Feb 2016)
  2. What's Next for Solar Energy? How About Space (Smithsonican, 4 Nov 2016)
  1. Security and Surveillance
  1. This Hack Can Silently Break Into 1 Billion Android App Accounts (@Forbes, 3 Nov 2016)
  2. Facebook blocks Admiral from using profiles to price car insurance by @Telegraph
  1. Geeks of the Week:
  1. Jen
  1. Google PhotoScan
  2. ATLIS
  1. Wes
  1. Chromebook Apps Thumbnail links from Maize, Kansas
  2. Recommended settings for Wi-Fi routers and access points (from Apple)
  3. Google Street View Animator

Episode 28: 9 November 2016

We discussed “Digital Citizenship in the Surveillance State” in this episode. Read our ISTE 2017 proposal on this topic, including recommended related resources, on edtechsr.com/nsa/.

  1. Staying On Message in the Classroom After the Election (post by Wes, 8 Nov 2016)
  2. The USA is Lesterland by Lawrence Lessig (@lessig)
  3. Fix Democracy First (@fixdemocracy1st)
  4. “The Third Wave” by Alvin Toffler
  5. ISTE 2017 Proposal and Related Resources: “Digital Citizenship in the Surveillance State”
  6. If You’re Not Paranoid, You’re Crazy by Walter Kirn (@walterkirn)
  7. Collaborative Flipboard Magazine: “Surveillance State, Privacy and Citizenship”
  8. Collaborative Flipboard Magazine: “Digital Security”
  9. Twitter Lists: twitter.com/wfryer/lists/security/members and twitter.com/wfryer/lists/surveillance/members

Guiding Questions:(Explain and justify/support your answer for each.)

  1. What personal stories can you share which highlight the importance of this discussion about surveillance?
  1. Wes’ Pacer app Cheetos story?
  1. What is the current state of surveillance in the United States and why does it matter?
  1. Where do you draw the line between reasonable awareness / concern about surveillance and paranoia / unreasonable fear?
  2. How might political changes in government (in the U.S. or elsewhere) present moral/ethical challenges for leaders or citizens?
  1. Why is privacy and encryption important in our surveillance state?
  1. Should software creators be required to make “back doors” available to government authorities?
  1. How do we know what we think we know about surveillance today?
  2. How should our knowledge about surveillance today change the way we live our lives?
  1. Should we limit generous online digital sharing?
  1. Did Edward Snowden act as a moral whistleblower or immoral traitor?
  2. How should discussions about surveillance fit into “digital citizenship” lessons and curriculum for students in schools?
  3. What regulatory limits should government impose on corporate surveillance?
  4. What limits should there be on government surveillance?
  1. Is rise of the surveillance state inevitable?
  1. What software tools and advocacy initiatives are important to support to curb corporate and governmental surveillance?
  2. How can people best stay up to date on surveillance issues?

Wes’ Geek of the Week: http://getcmra.com 

Jason’s Geek of the Week: https://madeby.google.com/home/ 

Episode 27: 2 November 2016 

  1. EdTech Situation Room Listener Survey: wfryer.me/edtechsr 
  2. The 2016 K12 Online Conference has started!
  3. Microsoft Innovation
  1. Microsoft unveils Surface Studio in bid for creative professionals (Guardian, 26 Oct 2016)
  1. VIDEO: Introducing Microsoft Surface Studio (2:13)
  2. The Bizarre Role Reversal of Apple and Microsoft (@backchnnl, 28 Oct 2016)
  1. Apple News
  1. Everything Apple Announced at the MacBook Event that Actually Matters (Lifehacker, 27 October 2016)
  1. 'Minecraft' is coming to Apple TV (Engadget, 27 Oct 2016)
  2. Apple quietly kills non-Retina MacBook Pro it sold for four years (ARStechnica, 27 Oct 2016)
  3. AirPods: Apple says it needs 'more time' before selling new wireless earbuds  (Guardian, 26 Oct 2016)
  4. Stop Using iCloud (Lifehacker, 1 November 2016)
  1. Tesla - Solar City
  1. Tesla roars to life, posts its second-ever profitable quarter (ArsTechnica, 26 October 2016)
  2. [VIDEO] Elon Musk unveils Solar Roof (28 Oct 2016, 15 min)
  1. Cyberattack & Security
  1. What Last Week’s Internet Shut Down Really Means (Backchannel by Susan Crawford,
  2. Dyn Analysis Summary Of Friday October 21 Attack (Dyn Blog by @wscotthilton, 26 Oct 2016)
  3. Hacked Cameras, DVRs Powered Today’s Massive Internet Outage (Brian Krebs @briankrebs, 21 Oct 2016)
  4. DDoS attack that disrupted internet was largest of its kind in history, experts say   (Guardian, 26 Oct 2016)
  5. Book: Spam Nation - The Inside Story of Organized Cybercrime-from Global Epidemic to Your Front Door by Brian Krebs (should be required reading for anyone studying computer science, coding, or the Internet today)
  1. Internet of Things
  1. IFTTT says goodbye to recipes, hello to Applets (The Next Web, 2 November 2016)
  2. 'Internet Of Things' Hacking Attack Led To Widespread Outage Of Popular Websites (NPR, 22 October 2016)
  1. Facebook
  1. Facebook Still Says It's Not a Media Company, Announces Election Day Coverage (Gizmodo, 2 November 2016)
  1. AI
  1. The Google Assistant Needs You (Backchannel by Steven Levy, 25 Oct 2016)
  2. Elon Musk elaborates on his A.I. concerns (2016.9.15) - 20 min
  1. Jason’s Geek of the week: WorkFrom App on iOS
  2. Wes’ Geek of the week: “Bomb the Right Place” by @GOParcade (more background)
  1. Tomorrow/Thursday night: #k12onlineconf live panel!

Episode 26: 19 October 2016 

  1. EdTech Situation Room Listener Survey: wfryer.me/edtechsr 
  2. Special Guests: Alice Barr (@alicebarr) and Cheryl Oakes (@cheryloakes50)
  3. Snapchat Beats Instagram and Facebook as the Top Social Platform for Teens (AdWeek, 14 Oct 2016)
  1. “80% of teens use Snapchat monthly; 79% are on Instagram monthly, 52% use Facebook monthly. adweek”
  1. All together now. Introducing G Suite (Google Official Cloud Blog, 29 Sep 2016)
  2. Why we need to plan for a future without jobs (Vox, 17 Oct 2016)
  1. Andy Stern (@AndyStern_DC)
  2. Book: Raising the Floor: How a Universal Basic Income Can Renew Our Economy and Rebuild the American Dream
  3. “The largest job in 29 states is driving a truck. There are 3 and a half million people who operate trucks and 5 million more who support them in various ways.” (Andy says self-driving vehicles are going to significantly disrupt the trucking industry in the next 5-10 years, sooner than most of us realize or are expecting)
  4. Map: The Most Common* Job In Every State (NPR, Feb 2015)
  1. Other articles we didn’t discuss in the show:
  1. Hubble Reveals Observable Universe Contains 10 Times More Galaxies Than Previously Thought (NASA, 13 Oct 2016)
  2. Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram surveillance tool was used to arrest Baltimore protestors (Verge, 11 Oct 2016)
  3. China's longest space mission launches (CNN, 16 Oct 2016)
  1. Alice’s Geek of the Week:
  1. Time Saving Tips from GSuite for Education
  1. Cheryl’s Geek of the Week:
  1. Rewordify.com
  2. Blog post about rewordify on cheryloakes.com
  1. Wes’ Geek of the Week:
  1. Rachel’s Minecraft YouTube Channel: RachelArtist (>500 subscribers now - @RachfMC)
  2. TubeBuddy for YouTube (Google Chrome extension) and TubeBuddy’s Tips and Tricks for YouTube
  3. GAFE Admins Podcast (@gafeadm1ns)
  4. Providence Day School Digital Citizenship

Episode 25: 12 October 2016 

  1. EdTech Situation Room Listener Survey: wfryer.me/edtechsr 
  2. Special Guest: Miguel Guhlin! (@mguhlin)
  3. How Google’s Bicycle-Riding Internet Tutors Are Getting Rural Indian Women Online (Wall Street Journal, 3 Oct 2016)
  4. Duo is replacing Hangouts in Google's batch of preinstalled apps (PC World, Oct 7, 2016)
  5. AI
  1. Venture capitalist Marc Andreessen explains how AI will change the world (Vox, 5 Oct 2016)
  2. Barack Obama Talks AI, Robo Cars, and the Future of the World (Wired, Oct 2016)
  1. “Democracy”: The Problem with Technology, part 1 (Diane Ravitch, 12 Oct 2016)
  2. What Are Predatory Open Access Journals And Why Should We Worry? (Huffington Post Canada, 4 Oct 2016)
  3. "Voices from DARPA" Podcast, Episode 1: Molecule Man (27 Sep 2016 - YouTube - SoundCloud)
  4. YouTube Creator Studio Boot Camp (Oct 4-25)
  5. CARRDSS System Joyce Valenza, 2008 - Tech Tools 4 Writing (thanks Marta Tome)
  6. Miguel’s Geek of the Week:
  1. OneNote app and OneNote for Teachers
  2. Microsoft Selfie app
  3. Google Duo
  1. Wes’ Geek of the Week:
  1. Simple Footnotes WordPress Plugin (used in #dw4jc “hashtags” chapter)
  2. Interactive Current Earth Wind Map (via “The Kid Should See This”)

Episode 24: 5 October 2016 

  1. EdTech Situation Room Listener Survey: wfryer.me/edtechsr 
  2. Who will Be President? (Election Data analytics from the New York Times)
  3. Educators Are Afraid To Teach Civics? (FastCompany, 13 Aug 2016)
  4. Google's Pixel event: all the news from the big announcement (The Verge, 4 October 2016)
  1. Mossberg: How Google's bold moves shake up the tech industry (The Verge, 5 October 2016)
  2. Pixel Phone: “fully charges for 7 hours in 15 minutes”
  3. VIDEO: Google’s Pixel phone event in 10 minutes “From mobile first to AI first”
  4. Google's new Wifi routers are here to take on Eero (Verge 4 Oct 2016)
  5. Eero Wifi
  1. OH… by the way… https://9to5mac.com/2016/10/05/2016-mac-keynote-date/ (new Macs coming Oct 27?)
  2. Self-Driving Cars Gain Powerful Ally: The Government (NYTimes, 19 Sept 2016)
  3. Twitter's new, longer tweets have arrived (Verge, 19 Sept 2016)
  1. Sources: Google will not make a Twitter bid and Apple is also an unlikely suitor (The Verge, 5 October 2016)
  1. Do quick research in a document or presentation (Google for EDU, 18 Sept 2016)
  2. Maybe Don’t Use Your Face Mask to Be Racist (Yahoo News, 16 Sept 2016)
  3. Surveillance State:
  1. ISTE 2017 Proposal - Digital Citizenship in Our Surveillance State
  2. Find Out How Facebook Thinks You Lean Politically With This Setting (Lifehacker by @lordravenscraft , 25 Aug 2016)
  3. A rogue access point at RSA Conference? Here’s what happened (@ryanorsi, March 2016)
  4. Former CIA Officer: President Obama Should Pardon Edward Snowden (Time Magazine, @barryeisler, 15 Sept 2016)
  5. WashPost Makes History: First Paper to Call for Prosecution of Its Own Source (After Accepting Pulitzer) - (The Intercept, 18 Sept 2016)
  6. Digging Into Facebook's File on You (@notetoself, 28 Sept 2016)
  7. BREAKING THE BLACK BOX: What Facebook Knows About You (@ProPublica, 28 Sept 2016)
  8. Yahoo secretly scanned customer emails for U.S. intelligence - sources (Reuters, 4 Oct 2016)
  9. Movie: Snowden (IMDB)
  1. Wes’ Geek of the Week: iOS Music composition apps; MusiQuest – Music & Beat Maker” and Sketch-a-Song Kids” (more details in this article)
  2. Jason’s Geek of the Week: Purchase used OEM chargers and not third party chargers!  Example eBay Search.

Episode 23: 28 September 2016 

  1. EdTech Situation Room Listener Survey: wfryer.me/edtechsr 
  2. Martin Horejsi (NCCE Board bio – University of Montana contact info)
  3. NMC/CoSN Horizon Report > 2016 K-12 Edition
  1. VIDEO - 6 min highlight summary
  2. Why making, coding, and online learning are the real trends to watch (eSchoolNews, 14 Sept 2016)
  1. Elon Musk Outlines His Crazy, Very Real Plan to Colonize Mars (Slate Future Tense, 27 September 2016)
  1. Elon Musk: We Must Leave Earth For One Critical Reason (Futurism, 11 Sept 2016)
  1. Presidential Debate Sets Viewership Record (Wall Street Journal, 27 September 2016)
  1. First Presidential Debate Breaks Twitter Record (Hollywood Reporter, 26 September 2016) (and is Disney going to buy Twitter?)
  1. Jason’s Geek of the Week: http://www.flashforwardpod.com/ - Flash Forward Podcast
  2. Martin’s Geek of the Week: TI-Innovator Hub

Episode 22: 14 September 2016 

  1. EdTech Situation Room Listener Survey: wfryer.me/edtechsr
  2. Screens In Schools Are a $60 Billion Hoax (Time Magazine, 31 August 2016)
  1. Author Nicholas Kardaras: Not on Twitter, no personal website - no evidence of being a connected learner or personal digital publisher (Professional site: “one of the country’s foremost addiction specialists”)
  2. “Glow Kids: How Screen Addiction is Hijacking Our Kids—and How to Break the Trance” (2016) “We’ve all seen them: kids hypnotically staring at glowing screens in restaurants, in playgrounds and in friends' houses―and the numbers are growing. Like a virtual scourge, the illuminated glowing faces―the Glow Kids―are multiplying. But at what cost? Is this just a harmless indulgence or fad like some sort of digital hula-hoop? Some say that glowing screens might even be good for kids―a form of interactive educational tool. Don’t believe it. In Glow Kids, Dr. Nicholas Kardaras will examine how technology―more specifically, age-inappropriate screen tech, with all of its glowing ubiquity―has profoundly affected the brains of an entire generation. Brain imaging research is showing that stimulating glowing screens are as dopaminergic (dopamine activating) to the brain’s pleasure center as sex. And a growing mountain of clinical research correlates screen tech with disorders like ADHD, addiction, anxiety, depression, increased aggression, and even psychosis. Most shocking of all, recent brain imaging studies conclusively show that excessive screen exposure can neurologically damage a young person’s developing brain in the same way that cocaine addiction can.”
  3. “How Plato and Pythagoras Can Save your Life” (2011) “University professor, psychotherapist and recovering former nightclub owner Dr. Nicholas Kardaras presents a mind blowing, reality rocking, and life changing approach to Greek philosophy. Having once owned celebrity-studded NY nightclubs where he had mingled with the likes of JFK, Jr., Uma Thurman and Tom Cruise, Kardaras would emerge from that glamorous-yet-self-destructive world to discover the powerful and transformative teachings of his ancient ancestors.”
  4. [VIDEO] Back from the dead | Nicholas Kardaras | TEDxUrsulineCollege (Nov 2014) “Searching for meaning in today’s virtual and disconnected world, Nick calls for low-tech solutions to a high-tech problem.”
  1. What Nicholas Kardaras ASSERTS
  1. “Tech in the classroom not only leads to worse educational outcomes for kids… it can also clinically hurt them.”
  2. Screen time can be damaging (“over two hundred peer-reviewed studies point to screen time correlating to increased ADHD, screen addiction, increased aggression, depression, anxiety and even psychosis”)
  3. What Nicholas Kardaras got RIGHT
  4. Digital screens have powerful psychological effects! See edtechSR episode 12: How Technology Hijacks People’s Minds — from a Magician and Google’s Design Ethicist (Tristan Harris, 19 May 2016)
  1. What Nicholas Kardaras got WRONG
  1. Focus of screen use in the classroom shouldn’t be entertainment
  2. Skilled professional educators use tech to facilitate powerful lessons, not simply turn kids loose with technology “free time”
  3. Schools are not to blame for the ubiquity of screens
  1. How Chromebooks Are About to Totally Transform Laptop Design (Wired, 9 Sept 2016)
  1. Your Chromebook Will Soon Be Able to Run Android Apps (Wired, 19 May 2016)
  2. Chrome OS Systems Supporting Android Apps (Chromium Projects)
  1. Jason’s Geek of the Week: Monoprice Over-the-Ear Headphones
  2. Wes’ Geek of the Week: PBS Scratch Jr (workshop tutorial videos & resources by @sfryer)

Episode 21: 7 September 2016 

  1. EdTech Situation Room Listener Survey: wfryer.me/edtechsr
  2. OMG… New iPhones!
  1. Everything Apple Announced Today At Their iPhone 7 Event That Actually Matters (Lifehacker, 7 September 2016)
  2. Apple kills headphone jack (1878 – 2016). RIP. (TechCrunch, 7 September 2016)
  1. What’s missing?
  1. Cue handwringing: Mossberg: The post-Jobs Apple has soared financially, but lacks a breakthrough product (Recode, 31 August 2016)
  2. Screens In Schools Are a $60 Billion Hoax (Time Magazine, 31 August 2016)
  3. Find Out How Facebook Thinks You Lean Politically With This Setting (25 Aug 2016, LifeHacker)

  4. “African Smartphone Use” in BBC Click Podcast from 31 August 2016
    “Moment Allows Navigation on Your Skin”
  5. Jason’s Geek of the Week: MacRumors Buyer’s Guide
  6. Wes’ Geek of the Week:
  7. Wes’ 2nd Geek of the Week:

Episode 20: 24 August 2016 

  1. EdTech Situation Room Listener Survey: wfryer.me/edtechsr
  2. Signs of the Times
  1. Web Churn:
  1. Space, STEM & Just Cool Stuff
  1. Disappearing Technology:
  1. Chrome & Google
  1. Open Content
  1. Privacy (or its disappearance)
  1. Apple
  1. Geeks of the Week

Episode 19: 17 August 2016 

  1. Very cool:
  1. South And North Korea Gymnasts’ Selfie Scores A 10 For Diplomacy “This is why we do the Olympics.” (Huffington Post, 8 August 2016)
  1. Today in Live Streaming:
  1. Blab shuts down, founders promise new app on the way (TechCrunch, 14 August 2016)
  2. Hangouts On Air moving from Google+ to YouTube Live (YouTube Help)
  1. DMCA & Safe Harbor:
  1. Why Taylor Swift Is Asking Congress To Update Copyright Laws (NPR, 8 August 2016)
  2. The Music Industry's New War Is About So Much More Than Copyright (Wired, 11
  1. Addicting Screens & the power of “likes”:
  1. Researchers Study Effects Of Social Media On Young Minds (NPR, 9 August 2016)
  2. Summer Camps Struggle To Enforce Bans On Screen Time (NPR, 11 August 2016)
  1. Jason’s Geek of the Week: Seen Remind, lately?  If not, it keeps getting even more awesome!
  2. Wes’ Geeks of the Week:
  1. PlayPosit: Interactive Video Learning (via @BlackDogOKC)
  2. iPad Cart Setup Steps with Apple Configurator 2 and Meraki MDM (August 2016)

Episode 18: 3 August 2016 

  1. SEEKING SHELTER With phones in hand, refugees stranded in Greece tap underground networks to find safe haven (CNet, 3 August 2016)
  2. New attack steals SSNs, e-mail addresses, and more from HTTPS pages (ArsTechnica, 3 August 2016) “Now, by simply visiting a website owned by a malicious party, you are placing your online security at risk”
  3. Teens spend a 'mind-boggling' 9 hours a day using media, report says (CNN, 3 Nov 2015) “54% of teens in houses making < $35,000 a yr have laptop in home vs 92% of teens in households making > $100,000”
  4. Millennials prefer Microsoft Word for individual work, Google Docs for collaborative work (Recode, 29 July 2016)
  5. EBooks
  1. Amazon Releases New Low-End Kindles/Review (CNet, 28 July 2016)
  2. 92% of college students prefer print books to e-books, study finds (LA Times, 8 February 2016]
  1. How to watch the Olympics without paying for cable TV (TechHive, 2 August 2016)
  2. How the DNA Revolution Is Changing Us (National Geographic, August 2016)
  3. The Industries of the Future” by Alex Ross (@AlecJRoss)
  4. Wes’ STEM Innovation Twitter List (view this in Flipboard on a tablet!)
  5. In 60 days, drone journalism will be legally possible in any U.S. newsroom (NiemanLab, 21 June 2016)
  6. How to Stream Live Google Hangouts on Air to YouTube (SocialMediaExaminer, 17 March 2015)
  7. Jason’s Geek of the Week: Paperpile, for Google Docs
  8. Wes’ Geek of the Week: @pfsense SG-2220 & onHub by Google

Episode 17: 27 July 2016 

  1. Verizon is buying Yahoo for $4.8 billion (CNN Money, 25 July 2016)
  2. Windows 10's free upgrade ends July 29 (PC World, 22 July 2016)
  3. Today in Pokemon Go…
  1. Apple could make up to $3 billion from Pokemon Go (GSM Arena, 21 July 2016)
  2. Pokemon Gone: Nintendo shares dive as it reveals there's no profit in this craze (Financial Review; 26 July 2016)
  3. Nintendo shares plummet after investors realize it doesn't actually make Pokémon Go (The Verge, 25 July 2016)
  1. Billions and Billions
  1. Facebook continues to thrive, closing in on 2 billion monthly users (The Verge; 27 July 2016)
  2. Apple's billionth iPhone is a rare milestone in tech (Recode; 27 July 2016)
  1. STEM & Space!
  1. SpaceX Rocket Sends A New Door To Space Station (NPR, 18 July 2016)
  2. 5 Years After Shuttle, NASA Awaits Commercial Crew Capsules (VOAnews , 20 July 2016)
  1. Geek of the Week:
  1. Wes:
  1. A Crowd-sourced List of Google Cardboard Apps & Videos (via @rmbyrne)
  2. Prisma App for iPhone (example of Glacier NP photo turned to art)
  1. Jason uses Prisma: http://www.imgrum.net/media/1302587972072147891_10672035 
  1. Jason:
  1. Viewmaster VR Headset
  2. DNC on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3I46ANy0jFA 

Episode 16: 13 July 2016 

  1. 10 million Android phones infected by all-powerful auto-rooting apps (ARStechnica, 7 July 2016)
  2. OMG!  Pokemon Go!!!
  1. What Is Pokémon Go and Why Is Everyone Talking About It? (Lifehacker, July 11, 2016)
  2. Here’s the crazy first game the creators of Pokémon Go made inside Google (Recode, 7/9/2016)
  3. People are starting to make their restaurant choices based on Pokemon Go (Business Insider, July 11, 2016)
  4. How Pokemon Go may help AR's business case (ZDNet, 7/11/2016)
  5. Pokémon GO App Review (@CommonSense, 7/13/2016)
  6. Google security issues in Pokemon Go were patched today (AppleInsider, 7/12/2016)
  7. Jason: Cautionary Tale: 14 REASONS WHY POKEMON GO IS THE FUTURE OF LEARNING (Ideafm, July 8, 2016)
  8. AP Stylebook Entry (Twitter)
  1. This Week in Industry Disruption
  1. Twitter will livestream the Democratic and Republican conventions (Engadget, July 11, 2016)
  2. ABC is creating dozens of free, digital-only shows it wants you to watch on your phone (Recode, July 13, 2016)
  3. Most people don’t trust the news they get from social media (Recode, 7/8/2016)
  1. The tyranny of messaging and notifications (Recode, 7/6/2016)
  2. Jason’s Geek of the Week: Google’s Octane Benchmark
  3. Wes’ Geek of the Week: Hyper app (@watchhyper)

Episode 15: 28 June 2016 

  1. Google Expeditions for Schools
  2. Google Cast for Chromebooks & Google Classroom
  3. Updates from ISTE: 4 new tools to help teachers do what they do best (Google, 27 June 2016)
  4. Amazon Unveils Online Education Service for Teachers (NYTimes, 27 June 2016)
  5. Follow @mistersill on Twitter (gr8 YouTube & digital video tips)
  6. Inside and Outside Digital Sharing

Episode 14: 22 June 2016 

  1. ISTE is here!!!!
  1. Jason’s best ISTE advice: good shoes,
  2. Wes’ best ISTE advice: Attend the TeachMeet (Sunday- free!), Hangout in the Blogger’s Cafe, Watch all the Ignites before the Keynotes!
  1. More Evidence of Media Disruption: Livestream: Here’s the Congressional gun control sit-in that Paul Ryan doesn’t want you to see (Re/Code, 22 June)
  2. Microsoft Buys LinkedIn for $26.2 Billion, Reasserting Its Muscle (New York Times; 13 June)
  3. Robots won’t replace teachers because they can’t inspire us (Re/Code, 22 June)
  4. Everything Apple Announced at WWDC That Actually Matters (Lifehacker, 13 June)
  1. Wes’ votes: SSO for tvOS & Swift Playgrounds
  2. Remove built-in apps from the Home screen on your iOS device with iOS 10 beta (Apple Support article, via #wwdc2016)
  3. Universal Clipboard in iOS 10 (via @TheNextWeb)
  4. “Over 1300 video apps are now available on TVos (AppleTV) and over 6000 apps total” (via @cue #wwdc2016)
  5. “Apple App Store launched 8 years ago with 500 apps. Now are > 2 million apps” (via @timcook #wwdc2016)
  6. Apple is turning Siri into a next-level Artificial Intelligence (Mashable, 13 June 2016)
  7. Chef Watson! https://www.ibmchefwatson.com/community 
  1. Can Google’s Larry Page make flying cars a reality? (10 June 2016, by @drgitlin @arstechnica)
  2. Jason’s Geek of the Week: Gaming Mice and Keyboards for Office Users
  3. Wes’ Geek of the Week: CosplaySky Star Wars Jedi Robe Costume Tunic Halloween Kenobi via #iplza16 @Criticalclick 

Episode 13: 8 June 2016 

  1. Microsoft launches a project management app called Planner - To compete with Trello and Asana (Verge, 6 June 2016) - for Office 365 Users
  1. Trello
  1. Rumor: Supplier already shipping hinges for Apple's redesigned 13" MacBook Pro (AppleInsider, 7 June 2016) - new designs likely coming late 2016
  2. Apple's 'Hey Siri' helps mom call ambulance, saves life of baby (AppleInsider, 7 June 2016)
  3. App Store 2.0 (The Verge, 8 June 2016)
  4. Apple’s WWDC 2016: Siri, iOS 10, Apple Music, and what else to expect (The Verge, 8 June 2016)
  5. This Week in Distraction:
  1. Media multitasking and cognition in teens--new data (Daniel Willingham, 6 June 2016)
  2. Infomagical: BOOTCAMP (Note to Self Podcast from WNYC, 8 June 2016)
  1. Security:
  1. TeamViewer confirms number of abused user accounts is “significant” (ArsTechnica, 5 June 2016)
  2. Why Complex Password Requirements Don't Necessarily Make You Safer (LifeHacker, 8 June 2016)
  1. Google’s AlphaGo AI will play against humanity’s best Go player (ArsTechnica, 6 June 2016)
  2. Seeing the end of Obama’s space doctrine, a bipartisan Congress moves in (ArsTechnica, 7 June 2016)
  3. Jason’s Geek of the Week: Silicon Valley on HBO
  1. http://www.virtualschoolalliance.org/ 
  1. Wes’ Geek of the Week: Online Girls Minecraft Coding Summer Camps (@connectedcamps)

Episode 12: 1 June 2016 

  1. Spatial Computing: why Tim Cook better worry (Scobleizer, 30 May 2016)
  1. Mentioned by Jason: https://getsync.com/ 
  2. Mentioned by Wes: http://librarybox.us/ and https://piratebox.cc 
  1. NASA Adds to Evidence of Mysterious Ancient Earthworks (NYTimes, 30 Oct 2015)
  2. Ex-Googler slams designers for making apps addictive like 'slot machines' (Business Insider, 25 May 2016)
  1. How Technology Hijacks People’s Minds — from a Magician and Google’s Design Ethicist (Tristan Harris, 19 May 2016)
  1. Google's AI art project tickles the ivories in its debut (CNet, 1 June 2016)
  1. Listen here.
  1. STUMP JASON AND WES: What will apple announce on June 13??!, WWDC 2016 will kick off on June 13th at 10AM PT (The Verge, 1 June 2016)
  1. Jason’s Predictions at Apple Announcements:  Siri enhancements? Touch on the laptop?  New version of OSX?    
  2. Wes’ Predictions at Apple Announcements: Video on the Apple Watch? Siri home digital personal assistant device?
  1. North Dakota UAS test believed to be world’s first (AgWeek.com, 31 May 2016)
  1. Eye in the Sky (RadioLab, 18 June 2015)
  2. CyberSecurity Workshops in Oklahoma City at Rose State College (May 2016)
  1. Why the tablets in schools debacle is over (27 May 2016, Donald Clark)
  2. Jason’s Geek of the Week: ScreenChomp, Snagit for Chrome, and Knowmia Retire (Jonathan Wylie Blog, 12 May 2016)
  1. Alternative for Video: Screencastity
  2. Alternative for Screenshots:
  1. Wes’ Geek of the Week: Adobe Spark
  1. Using Adobe Spark to Add Text to Images (@mpetty39 , 28 May 2016)

Episode 11: 26 May 2016 

  1. The creators of Siri just showed off their next AI assistant, Viv, and it's incredible (Verge, 9 May 2016)
  1. Students aren’t very good at search - https://www.insidehighered.com/news/2011/08/22/erial_study_of_student_research_habits_at_illinois_university_libraries_reveals_alarmingly_poor_information_literacy_and_skills 
  1. Clockwise Podcast (@clockwisepod)
  2. Chromebooks to run Android apps: What does it mean for teachers and schools? (NCCE Tech-Savvy Teacher Blog, 25 May 2016)
  1. Chrome Show on GigaOm (now discontinued - by @KevinCTofel & @jank0)
  1. Soon We Won’t Program Computers. We’ll Train Them Like Dogs (Wired, 17 May 2016) @jasontanz @WIRED
  2. Why Grit Can’t Be Taught Like Math (EdSurge, 25 May 2016) 
  3. Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway buys $1B of Apple stock (AppleInsider, 16 May 2016)
  4. US nuclear force will phase out floppy disks next year (The Verge, 26 May 2016)
  5. Jason’s Geek of the Week: Google Project Ara (Recode, 20 May 2016)
  6. Wes’ Geek of the Week: “National Week of Making: June 17-23, 2016) http://weekofmaking.org 
  1. Related inspiration: The Maker Movement Isn't Just About Making and Electronics: EdSurge Talks to MIT's Mitch Resnick (23 May 2013 - EdSurge)

Episode 10: 4 May 2016 

  1. Articles inspired by “The Industries of the Future” by Alec Ross (@AlecJRoss) - more background in this post (Big Data, Robotics, Genomics, AI, CyberSecurity)
  1. Genomics: Tweaking Genes to Save Species (NYTimes - 16 April 2016)
  2. Bill Gross: What to Do After the Robots Take Our Jobs (4 May 2-16, WSJ)
  1. WAIT! THE WEB ISN’T DEAD AFTER ALL. GOOGLE MADE SURE OF IT (Wired, 20 April 2016)
  2. New Supreme Court attorneys use smartphone tech for admission to the bar (Re/Code - 19 April 2016)
  3. Google Classroom Updates
  1. Google Classroom and Drive Updates with New Features (EdSurge - 4 May 2016)
  2. Giving thanks (and time back) to teachers with new updates to Google Classroom (Google Education Blog - 3 May 2016)
  3. Talk with your audience — not at them — with Slides Q&A (Google Education Blog - 4 May 2016)
  1. Life’s too Short for Slow Computers - (The Verge - 3 May 2016)
  2. Attention Students: Put Your Laptops Away (NPR - 17 April 2016)
  3. Jason’s Geek of the Week: Slide Carnival for Google Slides Templates (related by @shannonmmiller  via @pgeorge: Slides Carnival...Bringing Life, Spice and Fun To Google Slide and PPT Presentations!)
  4. Wes’ Geeks of the Week: Pacer and MyFitnessPal - Overview of Inside & Outside Sharing http://wfryer.me/may2 

Episode 9: 27 April 2016 

  1. Social Media: Moderating Facebook: The Dark Side of Social Media (April 2015)
  2. AI:
  1. Your Personal Sim: Pt 1  - Your Attention Please The Brave New World of Smart Agents and their Data by John Smart @johnmsmart (Medium - 6 April 2016)
  2. No lawyer? This online tool uses AI to review your contracts (CIO - 19 Apr 2016)
  3. Can AI fix education? We asked Bill Gates (The Verge - 25 April 2016)
  4. DreamBox for Math (adaptive learning platform) http://www.dreambox.com 
  5. EdReady Montana http://edreadymontana.org and EdReady https://edready.org
  1. 9 Elephants in the (Class)Room That Should “Unsettle” Us (by Will Richardson)
  2. Security
  1. Hacking Your Phone (13 minute video, 60 Minutes, 17 April 2016)
  2. The CIA Is Investing in Firms That Mine Your Tweets and Instagram Photos (14 April 2016, The Intercept)
  3. Apple Ends Support for QuickTime for Windows; New Vulnerabilities Announced (US Homeland Security - US-CERT - 14 April 2016)
  4. The inside story of the biggest hack in history (CNN Money - Aug 2015)
  1. OER:
  1. You Pay to Read Research You Fund. That’s Ludicrous (Wired, 18 April 2016)
  2. The NROC Project http://thenrocproject.org (@thenrocproject) EdReady Montana http://edreadymontana.org and EdReady https://edready.org 
  1. Intel to cut 11% of workforce (Re/Code - 19 April 2016)
  2. FREE THE BALLOT SELFIE! (The Verge 26 April 2016)
  3. New Supreme Court attorneys use smartphone tech for admission to the bar (Re/Code - 19 April 2016)
  4. Jason’s Geek of the Week: The FiveThirtyEight Blog
  5. Wes’ Geeks of the Week: Nuzzel reccs from Wes’ friends and Full Spectrum Entry-Level Laser Cutter - $3500 (@fullspeclaser) - see it’s big brother in action!

We did not have a show on April 20, 2016.


Episode 8: 13 April 2016 

  1. The Growing Threat of Ransomware (PC Magazine, 13 April 2016)
  1. Experts crack nasty ransomware that took crypto-extortion to new heights
  2. Got ransomware? What are your options? (Sophos, 3 March 2016)
  3. Ransomware: Extortionist hackers borrow customer-service tactics (Reuters, 12 April 2016)
  4. “Locky” ransomware – what you need to know (Sophos, 17 Feb 2016)
  5. Half of people plug in USB drives they find in the parking lot (The Register, 11 April 2016)
  6. Test your user base:
  1. SecurityIQ sends out anti-phishing campaign, for 200 users costs $3000 (priced by user - $15 per year) https://securityiq.infosecinstitute.com/ 
  2. Knowbe4 is another company, security awareness training, intrusion detection training https://www.knowbe4.com/
  1. Security Now Podcast: https://twit.tv/shows/security-now 
  2. Install Google Authenticator
  3. Two Factor Authentication for AppleID
  1. Microsoft goes all in on… bots? (Bloomburg, 30 March 2016)
  1. Microsoft Tay on Twitter: https://twitter.com/tayandyou
  2. Facebook wants you to order flowers with bots (Recode, 12 April 2016)
  1. Facebook Announces Video for all (6 April 2016, Facebook newsroom)
  1. Facebook doubles down on live streaming with new features for groups, events, and interactivity (AppleInsider, 6 April 2016)
  1. Amazon’s Latest Kindle Lasts for Months on a Single Charge — Why Can’t More Devices? (Recode, 13 April 2016)
  2. With Hollywood’s Advanced Digital Face-Lifting, Do We Even Need Actors? (NPR, 10 April 2016)
  3. How an Internet Mapping Glitch Turned a Random Kansas Farm Into a Digital Hell (Fusion, 10 April 2016)
  4. When A Dark Web Volunteer Gets Raided By The Police (NPR, 4 April 2016 - about TOR relays)
  5. Jason’s Geek of the Week: Divvy for Mac and PC
  6. Wes’ Geek of the Week: “The Industries of the Future” by Alec Ross (@AlecJRoss) - more background in this post

Episode 7: 6 April 2016 

  1. Journalists: please remember that government argued for months that this was impossible, despite expert consensus. https://twitter.com/Snowden/status/714580910448971776 
  2. Apple Responds: This Lawsuit Should Never Have Been Brought (Business Insider, 28 March 2016)
  3. Drones Are Still Flying Dangerously Close to Airplanes and Airports (Fortune, 28 March 2016)
  4. Tesla’s Model 3 orders are through the roof. Here’s what that means for the planet (Washington Post, 6 April 2016)
  5. Onion on President Obama in Cuba
  1. http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2016/03/26/this-satirical-story-from-the-onion-about-obamas-visit-to-cuba-apparently-confused-so-many-readers-that-it-had-to-be-debunked/ 
  2. http://literallyunbelievable.org 
  3. http://www.snopes.com/cuban-refugees-clinging-to-air-force-one/ (Snopes, 23 March 2016)
  1. Ethics of 3D Printing in Veterinary Medicine (3dprint.com 28 March 2016)
  2. Facebook Announces Video for all (6 April 2016, Facebook newsroom)
  1. Facebook doubles down on live streaming with new features for groups, events, and interactivity (AppleInsider, 6 April 2016)
  1. Microsoft goes all in on… bots? (Bloomburg, 30 March 2016)
  1. Microsoft Tay on Twitter: https://twitter.com/tayandyou
  2. Tay is one naughty bot (PJmedia, 5 April 2016)
  1. NearPod virtual field trips - 360 degree tours (14 Oct 2015)
  2. Signal to Noise Film festival in Beaverton, Oregon
  3. Google celebrates April Fools' with Cardboard Plastic, 'the world's first actual reality headset (Verge, 31 March 2016)
  4. Katch (archive your Periscope streams for more than 24 hours)
  5. Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future by Ashlee Vance
  6. Jason’s Geek of the Week: Divvy for Mac and PC
  7. Wes’ Geek of the Week: @JuniorTubeEdu - Curated & partitioned YouTube Playlists - Rachel’s YouTube channel
  8. Jon’s Geek of the Week: @irvspanish YouTube Channel
  9. Guest Co-Host: Jon Samuelson @jonsamuelson -- Techlandia Podcast in iTunes and Website

Episode 6: 23 March 2016 

  1. The iPhone just got its first real price cut (Business Insider, 21 March 2016)
  1. Mossberg: The iPhone 7 Had Better Be Spectacular
  1. News: Apple Releases New Products (Mac Rumors, 3-21-16)
  2. Tales of Disrupted Industries: Blendle Wants to Sell You Journalism on the Web, One Story at a Time (Re-Code, 3-23-16)
  3. FBI backs off Apple, finds another way into iPhone 5c (Engadget, 21 March 2016)
  4. The Sadness and Beauty of Watching Google’s AI Play Go (Wired, 3-11-16)
  1. Video: AlphaGo Beats Go Champion (1:30 - Guardian, 3-9-2016)
  2. Technological Singularity (English WikiPedia)
  3. Stephen Hawking, Elon Musk, and Bill Gates Warn About Artificial Intelligence (Observer, 8-19-2015)
  4. Astronomer Royal Martin Rees: How soon will robots take over the world? (Telegraph, 5-23-2015)
  5. 2014 Movie "Transcendence" (about AI, with Johnny Depp)
  6. Video: Thoughts on Killer Robots (IES 5th Graders, April 2015)
  7. Book: The Pentagon's Brain: An Uncensored History of DARPA, America's Top-Secret Military Research Agency by Annie Jacobsen (@AnnieJacobsen)
  8. Tesla Drives Itself 61 Miles: We're Closer to Autonomous Cars Than You Think (Motley Fool, 2/27/2016)
  1. Wes’ Geek of the Week: Kiwi for Gmail (h/t to ) & AirParrot for Chrome 
  2. Jason’s Geek of the Week: Neverware CloudReady http://www.neverware.com 

Episode 5: 2 March 2016 

  1. Google Eliminates Right-Side Adds (The Verge, 2-20-16)
  1. Sen. Franken Releases Response from Google on Student Data Privacy Concerns (16 Feb 2016)
  2. EFF Google Complaint (1 Dec 2015)
  1. Facebook and the New Colonialism (The Atlantic, 11 Feb 2016)
  2. Touch Screen Laptops Aren’t Just a Gimmick. They’re Actually Useful (How-To Geek, 15 Feb 2016)
  1. New interactive exhibits unveiled at Oklahoma City National Memorial and Museum (8 Jan 2015)
  1. Veteran Station Crew Returns to Earth after Historic Mission (NASA, 1 March 2016)
  2. Tweet2Cite (via Shelly Sanchez Terrell)
  3. State of EdTech from EdSurge (2 Mar 2016)
  4. Jason Geek of the Week: Lifehacker’s Dealhacker
  5. Wes’ Geeks of the Week: Horizon Blade Inductrix Drone ($50) and Save as Doc for Google Sheets (Chrome Add-On, FREE)
  6. Ben’s Geeks of the Week: formRecycler, FreshBackMac, WireCast Go, ImagicalMine

Episode 4: 24 February 2016 

Guest: Mike Agostinelli, @mikegusto

  1. Facebook and the New Colonialism (The Atlantic, 11 Feb 2016)
  2. The Power of Connecting Face-to-Face (Smart Blog, 27 January 2016)
  3. AT&T to Begin Testing 5G, 10-100 Times Faster Than 4G LTE (MacRumors, 12 Feb 2016)
  4. Google Is Laying Picasa in the Grave, Moving Over to Google Photos (LifeHacker, 12 Feb 2016)
  5. Touch Screen Laptops Aren’t Just a Gimmick. They’re Actually Useful (How-To Geek, 15 Feb 2016)
  6. Virtual Reality Learns How to Get Into the Classroom (WSJ D, 11 Feb 2016)
  7. The White House and Michelle Obama Release $250M ‘Open eBooks’ App for Title I and Special Education Teachers (EdSurge, 24 Feb 2016) - Open eBooks site: http://openebooks.net
  8. Openwashing – the new Greenwashing by @opencontent (classic post from July 2011)
  9. Jason’s Geek of the Week: 
  1. http://history.google.com 
  1. Wes’ Geeks of the Week: 
  1. Video Rotate & Flip (free, for iOS)
  2. ISS Spotter (free, for iOS) & “Space Station Live” AppleTV app
  1. Mike’s Geek of the Week:
  1. Stickbot Studios (free app for iOS and Android)

Episode 3: 10 February 2016 

  1. Alphabet just passed Apple as the world’s most valuable company (Verge, 2-1-2016)
  1. Federal Government Will Treat Google’s Driverless Car System as a Legal Driver (Re/Code, 2-9-2016)
  2. Google opens an online store for 'books that can't be printed' (The Verge, 2-9-2916)
  1. The tech behind Super Bowl 50: 1,300 Wi-Fi hotspots, 16 camera angles and more (Mashable 2-6-2016)
  1. Super Bowl 50 Tightens Cybersecurity (NPR, 2-7-2016)
  1. Microsoft’s SwiftKey Purchase Is About Artificial Intelligence, Not Software Keyboards (ReCode 2-2-2016)
  2. Thinking About Physical Media in This Digital Age (Thurrott.com, 2-6-2016)
  1. Living DRM Free
  2. Pirate Your Own Books
  1. Jason’s Geek of the Week: 
  1. Horizontal Transfer podcast http://www.horizontaltransfer.com/ 
  2. Woot.com 
  1. Miguel’s Geeks of the Week: 
  1. Office Lens app for iOS/Android and
  2. Centrallo note-taking tool (extended review)
  1. Wes’ Geeks of the Week: 
  1. Blur Faces in the YouTube Editor via @bhwilkoff and
  2. WiFi Pineapple (watch out for scriptkiddies on your school network)

Episode 2: 3 February 2016 

  1. 2nd shot at last week’s article on Apple’s declining iPad sales
  2. President Obama Announces 'Computer Science for All' Initiative (Education Week, 20 Jan 2016)
  3. New Chrome for iOS is finally as fast and stable as Safari (27 Jan 2016 @AndrewWrites @arstechnica)
  4. Apple’s apps need work Complexity, feature gaps, and bugs have crept in http://www.theverge.com/2016/2/3/10900612/walt-mossberg-apple-iphone-ios-mac-osx-app-problems 
  5. New Evidence do a Ninth Planet (great video simulation & green screen interviews, great “curiosity link!”) 25 Jan 2016 @TheKidShouldSee
  6. Marissa Mayer might finally sell Yahoo 2-2-2016 http://mashable.com/2016/02/02/marissa-mayer-still-believes-she-can-save-yahoo/#4.MnmKqy6Zqj 
  7. From the world of big data… Twitter Data Signaled Ted Cruz Victory in Iowa Republican Caucus http://recode.net/2016/02/02/twitter-data-signaled-ted-cruz-victory-in-iowa-republican-caucus/ 
  8. Jason’s Geek of the Week Web Pick - http://www.monoprice.com/   why?  http://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2016/02/google-engineer-finds-usb-type-c-cable-thats-so-bad-it-fried-his-chromebook-pixel/ 
  9. Wes’ Geek of the Week Web Pick: Caffeine software for Mac http://lightheadsw.com/caffeine/ Why? Because sometimes you don’t want your Mac to sleep!
  10. Question: What are good ideas for electoral social media simulations or class activities for Middle School students?

Also mentioned this week:

  1. Normalize and compress podcast files: Auphonic.com

Not discussed or moved up to next week:

  1. MIT team wins Hyperloop competition, Elon Musk predicts global transportation network 31 Jan 2016 http://mashable.com/2016/01/31/elon-musk-hyperloop

Episode 1: 27 January 2016 

  1. Microsoft acquires MinecraftEdu, announces a new Minecraft edition for schools(VentureBeat)
  2. Is this the beginning of the end of the iPad? Apple sees iPhone sales grow just 0.4% to 74.8 million in Q1 2016, iPad sales decline 25% (VentureBeat)
  3. Google really needs to figure out what it wants Hangouts to be (TheNextWeb)
  4. Peggo.co (download YouTube videos offline, as audio or video – used for this audio podcast version!)
  5. Bridging the Bio-Electronic Divide (DARPA)
  6. The Pentagon’s Brain: An Uncensored History of DARPA, America’s Top-Secret Military Research Agency by Annie Jacobsen (@AnnieJacobsen)
  7. iPow iPad Tripod Mount ($9) – Wes’ Geek of the Week / web pick
  8. Note to Self Podcast – Jason’s Geek of the Week / web pick
  9. EdTech Year in Review 2015
  10. EdTech Year in Review 2014


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