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EdTech Examined is a podcast about all things education technology. Tune in to listen to Erik Christiansen and Kris Hans provide practical tech tips for college and university educators, discuss relevant tech news and answer your tech questions.

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EdTech Examined is a podcast about all things education technology. Tune in to listen to Erik Christiansen and Kris Hans provide practical tech tips for college and university educators, discuss relevant tech news and answer your tech questions.

    22: Rewind Episode - Capture, Configure, Control

    22: Rewind Episode - Capture, Configure, Control

    PREAMBLE:Given our recent episodes have focused on productivity and behind-the-scenes recording secrets, my co-host Kris Hans and I wanted to highlight an older episode some of you might have missed. Episode #9 “Capture, Configure, Control,” was originally released on September 1st, 2020. In it, Kris and I discuss a variety of productivity hacks such as project management software, Cal Newport’s Deep Work Strategies, Todd Henry’s Accidental Creative, and Tony Buzan’s mind-mapping concept, podcast hosting, and some of our favourite note-taking apps. In fact, Episode #9 has been our most downloaded episode to date and we want to thank you for your support. We hope you enjoy this ‘rewind episode.’ Until next time…DESCRIPTIONIn this episode, Erik and Kris focus on productivity strategies for educators and students. They give their experience using project management software like Basecamp and Trello, do a deep dive on note-taking apps (for all platforms), and review Cal Newport’s concept of Deep Work and the strategies of Capture, Configure, and Control for taking control of your time. The co-hosts also discuss their experience so far with paid podcast hosting. They also talk about Andy Hargreaves’ critique of EdTech in the Washington Post and innovative social distancing strategies for k-12 students in Alberta.SHOW NOTESProject Management ToolsBasecamp: https://basecamp.comTrello: https://trello.com/home Cal Newport and Deep WorkCal Newport’s Deep Work: https://amzn.to/2EUX5He Overview of Deep Work (Medium): https://medium.com/@nina.semczuk/5-practices-from-deep-work-by-cal-newport-thatll-change-your-life-303847ec5f3cCal Newport Study Hacks Blog: https://www.calnewport.com/blog/  Cal Newport Podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/fleeing-collapsing-career-taking-notes-on-books-building/id1515786216?i=1000483167517 Cal Newport 3 practices for organizing and documenting your ideas and planning your time

    Capture - Get it down
    Configure - Describe the task in detail
    Control - Plan and execution of the task

    Other organization strategiesAccidental Creative by Todd Henry: https://amzn.to/3lEYORUMind Mapping by Tony Buzan: https://tonybuzan.com/  Documentaries on innovation

    • 1 hr 51 min
    21: Behind the Curtain

    21: Behind the Curtain

    In this episode, Chris Hoang - EdTech Examined's Audio Producer and Sound Engineer - discusses his audio editing process for the shows. Our team reflects on where we started vs where we're heading, including equipment setups, recording best practices, and distribution.SHOW NOTES:Mic optionsDigital (USB)*Audio Technica ATR2500x*Blue Yeti*Blue NanoAnalogue (XLR)*Rode Procaster*Shure SM7BAudio interfaces*Focusrite ScarlettSoftware*Audacity*GarageBand*Apple Logic Pro*Pro ToolsPodcasting guides*SixColors.com - Podcasting Section, by Jason Snell*PodcastingInsights.com - Equipment GuideCONTACT:Website: edtechexamined.comEmail: hey@edtechexamined.comTwitter: @EdTechExaminedTEAM INFORMATIONErik Christiansen, Co-Founder & Co-HostWebsite: erikchristiansen.net Twitter: @egchristiansenBlog: tech-bytes.netKris Hans, Co-Founder & Co-HostWebsite: krishans.caTwitter:  @KrisHansMarket Grade: marketgrade.comChristopher Hoang, Audio Producer & Sound EngineerWebsite: chrishoang.ca

    • 1 hr 42 min
    20: Less is More

    20: Less is More

    In this episode, Erik and Kris discuss lots of news including Royal Roads University's free micro-credential system, new Google certificates, Scott Galloway's $30 million education venture, and Microsoft's Viva and Mesh platforms. For #EdTechOfficeHours our co-hosts recommend the best website creation platforms and address file naming conventions. Kris and Erik also provide a mini-review of Cal Newport's books Deep Work, Digital Minimalism, and A World Without Email. Finally, they also talk about essential (yet mundane) home office gear.
    SHOW NOTES:News*Royal Roads University micro-credentials*New Google certificates*Scott Galloway raises $30 million*Microsoft Viva*Microsoft Mesh#EdTechOfficeHoursWebsite platforms*WordPress*Squarespace*GitHub Pages*Hugo (Erik's example on GitHub Pages)File naming conventions*Medium - Mike Lord*Princeton University LibraryDiscussion Mini review of Cal Newport's Books*Deep Work*Digital Minimalism*A World Without Email*Cal's websiteEdTech TipsMundane (yet essential) office gear*Powered USB hubCONTACT:Website: edtechexamined.comEmail: hey@edtechexamined.comTwitter: @EdTechExaminedTEAM INFORMATIONErik Christiansen, Co-Founder & Co-HostWebsite: erikchristiansen.net Twitter: @egchristiansenBlog: tech-bytes.netKris Hans, Co-Founder & Co-HostWebsite:

    • 1 hr 19 min
    19: Curt Newton, Director of MIT OpenCourseWare

    19: Curt Newton, Director of MIT OpenCourseWare

    The following is an interview with Curt Newton. Curt is the director of the MIT OpenCourseWare (OCW) platform, one of the best-known and respected open education platforms. In this interview, we discuss Curt's background and how he came to MIT, the OCW platform and the impact it's had on the world, and the future of open education. April 4, 2021, will mark MIT OCW's 20th Anniversary. To learn more about MIT OCW, be sure to visit the OCW website and follow the Twitter account @MITOCW.LINKS*MIT OpenCourseWare website*MIT OCW Twitter @MITOCW*Curt's website*Curt's Twitter @qwertnewtoPODCAST CONTACT:Website: edtechexamined.comEmail: hey@edtechexamined.comTwitter: @EdTechExaminedTEAM INFORMATIONErik Christiansen, Co-Founder & Co-HostWebsite: erikchristiansen.net Twitter: @egchristiansenBlog: tech-bytes.netKris Hans, Co-Founder & Co-HostWebsite: krishans.caTwitter:  @KrisHansMarket Grade: marketgrade.comChristopher Hoang, Audio Producer & Sound EngineerWebsite: chrishoang.ca

    • 1 hr 10 min
    18: Time Vampires

    18: Time Vampires

    In this episode, Kris Hans and Chris Hoang discuss their productivity strategies including their habits and routines, their top technologies for staying organized, and their personal productivity goals for 2021.SHOW NOTES:Top productivity habits*Time tracking*One-touch rule*Multiple task lists*Weekly plans*Starting the day with simple tasks (i.e. make the bed)*Separate work and play spaces at home (if possible)The essential (and inessential) tech tools*Digital calendar (colour coding, time blocking, embedded tasks, etc.)* Screen time tracker (iOS, Android, Mac, Windows)* Content site blocker (tracking most visited sites)* Remove unnecessary apps*Cloud storage that syncs quickly (Dropbox, iCloud, etc.)*Project management software (Basecamp, Trello)Goals for 2021*Deliberate time blocking (for writing)*Scheduling work and play*Social media (aka 'digital minimalism' detox)*Disabling notifications whenever possible*Deleting social media
    CONTACT:Website: edtechexamined.comEmail: hey@edtechexamined.comTwitter: @EdTechExaminedTEAM INFORMATIONErik Christiansen, Co-Founder & Co-HostWebsite: erikchristiansen.net Twitter: @egchristiansenBlog: tech-bytes.netKris Hans, Co-Founder & Co-HostWebsite: krishans.caTwitter:  @KrisHansMarket Grade: marketgrade.comChristopher Hoang, Audio Producer & Sound EngineerWebsite: chrishoang.ca

    • 1 hr 11 min
    17: Privacy is Cool

    17: Privacy is Cool

    In this episode, Kris and Erik discuss the WhatsApp and Facebook terms of service criticism and the exodus to Signal Messenger. They also recommend some privacy-related browser extensions, headphones for teaching, how to manage multiple calendars, and the importance of looking for info before asking your instructor.(Error alert: We goofed! The episode is #17, not #18)SHOW NOTESNews*WhatsApp / Facebook terms of serviceTech TipsPrivate browser extensions*HTTPS Everywhere*Privacy Badger*UBlock Origin*Terms of Service: Didn't Read#EdTechOfficeHoursHeadphones*Sony WH1000*Logitech H390*Powerbeats Pro (earbuds)Calendars*Calendars 5*Apple Calendar*Fantastical*Sync iCloud calendar to Google calendarCONTACT:Website: edtechexamined.comEmail: hey@edtechexamined.comTwitter: @EdTechExaminedTEAM INFORMATIONErik Christiansen, Co-Founder & Co-HostWebsite: erikchristiansen.net Twitter: @egchristiansenBlog: tech-bytes.netKris Hans, Co-Founder & Co-HostWebsite: krishans.caTwitter:  @KrisHansMarket Grade: marketgrade.comChristopher Hoang, Audio Producer & Sound EngineerWebsite: chrishoang.ca

    • 48 min

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