264 episodes

A weekly podcast and live webshow on Wednesday evenings, featuring analysis of current technology news through an educational lens. Hosted by educators Jason Neiffer (@techsavvyteach) from Montana and Wesley Fryer (@wfryer) from Oklahoma. Shared live on Blab.im and archived in both video and audio mp3 formats for your time-shifting, podcatching pleasure. Join our conversations using the Twitter hashtag #edtechSR.

EdTech Situation Room by @techsavvyteach & @wfryer @techsavvyteach & @wfryer

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A weekly podcast and live webshow on Wednesday evenings, featuring analysis of current technology news through an educational lens. Hosted by educators Jason Neiffer (@techsavvyteach) from Montana and Wesley Fryer (@wfryer) from Oklahoma. Shared live on Blab.im and archived in both video and audio mp3 formats for your time-shifting, podcatching pleasure. Join our conversations using the Twitter hashtag #edtechSR.

    AirTags Are Powerful

    AirTags Are Powerful

    Welcome to episode 264 (“AirTags Are Powerful”) of the EdTech Situation Room from July 6, 2022, where technology news meets educational analysis. This week Jason Neiffer (@techsavvyteach) and Wesley Fryer (@wfryer) discussed Google news including Google Hangouts problems, eSignatures in Google Docs, and ChromeOS battery improvements. In Apple News, AirTag tracking problems, innovative ways to use AirTags, and the passage of the "Digital Markets Act" in Europe were discussed. Continued security concerns over TikTok and the billions of dollars being spent by schools for "high tech defensive systems" in the wake of mass shootings were topics rounding out this week's show. Geeks of the Week included "Image Candy," a USB-C to USB-A adapter, and Apple's Magic Keyboard for iPad. Check out our shownotes for links to all the articles we discussed, and subscribe to our Substack to receive all the links we discussed and also didn't have time to talk about in this week's show in your email inbox! Our show was live streamed and archived simultaneously on YouTube Live as well as our Facebook Live page via StreamYard.com, and compressed to a smaller video version (about 100MB) on AmazonS3 using Handbrake software. Please follow us on Twitter @edtechSR for updates, and join us LIVE on Wednesday nights (normally) if you can at 10 pm Eastern / 9 pm Central / 8 pm Mountain / 7 pm Pacific or 3 am UTC. All shownotes are available on http://edtechSR.com/links. Stay savvy and safe!

    • 1 hr 4 min
    TikTok is Dangerous

    TikTok is Dangerous

    Welcome to episode 263 (“TikTok is Dangerous”) of the EdTech Situation Room from June 29, 2022, where technology news meets educational analysis. This week Jason Neiffer (@techsavvyteach) and Wesley Fryer (@wfryer) discussed security and TikTok, Chromebook / ChromeOS updates, and font/styling updates for Google Forms. Nostalgia for the iPhone's initial sale 15 years ago, the inevitable transition to USB-C for iOS devices, "the curse of our data," and tweaks to Twitter were additional discussion topics this week. Geeks of the Week included Project Hail Mary, reflections on a robotics workshop and the video "PrimeCuber." Check out our shownotes for links to all the articles we discussed, and subscribe to our Substack to receive all the links we discussed and also didn't have time to talk about in this week's show in your email inbox! Our show was live streamed and archived simultaneously on YouTube Live as well as our Facebook Live page via StreamYard.com, and compressed to a smaller video version (about 100MB) on AmazonS3 using Handbrake software. Please follow us on Twitter @edtechSR for updates, and join us LIVE on Wednesday nights (normally) if you can at 10 pm Eastern / 9 pm Central / 8 pm Mountain / 7 pm Pacific or 3 am UTC. All shownotes are available on http://edtechSR.com/links. Stay savvy and safe!

    • 1 hr 3 min
    PhotoShop For All

    PhotoShop For All

    Welcome to episode 262 (“PhotoShop For All”) of the EdTech Situation Room from June 15, 2022, where technology news meets educational analysis. This week Jason Neiffer (@techsavvyteach) and Wesley Fryer (@wfryer) discussed Big Tech / the "Tech Correction," Google news, Microsoft news, Apple news, and Adobe news. Geeks of the Week included the NCCE "Crossroads of History Project" and a true "long tail moment" for Wes. Check out our shownotes for links to all the articles we discussed, and subscribe to our Substack to receive all the links we discussed and also didn't have time to talk about in this week's show in your email inbox! Our show was live streamed and archived simultaneously on YouTube Live as well as our Facebook Live page via StreamYard.com, and compressed to a smaller video version (about 100MB) on AmazonS3 using Handbrake software. Please follow us on Twitter @edtechSR for updates, and join us LIVE on Wednesday nights (normally) if you can at 10 pm Eastern / 9 pm Central / 8 pm Mountain / 7 pm Pacific or 3 am UTC. All shownotes are available on http://edtechSR.com/links. Stay savvy and safe!

    • 1 hr 4 min
    WWDC 2022 News

    WWDC 2022 News

    Welcome to episode 261 (“WWDC 2022 News”) of the EdTech Situation Room from June 8, 2022, where technology news meets educational analysis. This week Jason Neiffer (@techsavvyteach) and Wesley Fryer (@wfryer) discussed social media and "the tech correction" (Big Tech and the prospect of government regulation.) Security, privacy, and new announcements from WWDC 2022 (Apple's WorldWide Developer Conference keynote on June 6, 2022) were also explored, along with some Google news. Geeks of the Week included NeverSSL, the "NASA Firsts!" Kahoot game, and Twitter Data Dash. Check out our shownotes for links to all the articles we discussed, and subscribe to our Substack to receive all the links we discussed and also didn't have time to talk about in this week's show in your email inbox! Our show was live streamed and archived simultaneously on YouTube Live as well as our Facebook Live page via StreamYard.com, and compressed to a smaller video version (about 100MB) on AmazonS3 using Handbrake software. Please follow us on Twitter @edtechSR for updates, and join us LIVE on Wednesday nights (normally) if you can at 10 pm Eastern / 9 pm Central / 8 pm Mountain / 7 pm Pacific or 3 am UTC. All shownotes are available on http://edtechSR.com/links. Stay savvy and safe!

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Honorlock Cheating Accusations

    Honorlock Cheating Accusations

    Welcome to episode 260 (“Honorlock Cheating Accusations”) of the EdTech Situation Room from June 1, 2022, where technology news meets educational analysis. This week Jason Neiffer (@techsavvyteach) and Wesley Fryer (@wfryer) discussed Meta/Facebook challenges with user data management and metaverse ("Horizon World") safety. USB-C compatibility on inexpensive Amazon Fire tablets, the "Amazon Fire Toolbox," Elon Musk's push to in-person work at Tesla, and Apple's termination of the much-loved iPod Touch were also discussion topics. Apple iPhone testing with USB-C cables, Google's attempt to merge messaging and communication apps Meet and Duo, and the new ChromeOS feature to warn users when an incompatible USB-C charging cable has been plugged in were discussed. The popularity of The Weather Channel's new "live streaming" app and subscription option, the end of cryptocurrency donations to the WikiMedia Foundation, and some "Cautionary Tales from Cryptoland" were also explored in this week's show. A recent NYT article detailing controversy surrounding cheating accusations originating with the Amazon AI / facial recognition powered remote testing verification service "Honorlock" was also discussed. Geeks of the Week included WiteBoard, an outstanding video about NFTs and CryptoCurrency by Dan Olsen, and a recommended podcast interview with Dan. Check out our shownotes for links to all the articles we discussed, and subscribe to our Substack to receive all the links we discussed and also didn't have time to talk about in this week's show in your email inbox! Our show was live streamed and archived simultaneously on YouTube Live as well as our Facebook Live page via StreamYard.com, and compressed to a smaller video version (about 100MB) on AmazonS3 using Handbrake software. Please follow us on Twitter @edtechSR for updates, and join us LIVE on Wednesday nights (normally) if you can at 10 pm Eastern / 9 pm Central / 8 pm Mountain / 7 pm Pacific or 3 am UTC. All shownotes are available on http://edtechSR.com/links. Stay savvy and safe!

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Google I/O News

    Google I/O News

    Welcome to episode 259 (“Google I/O News”) of the EdTech Situation Room from May 18, 2022, where technology news meets educational analysis. This week Jason Neiffer (@techsavvyteach) and Wesley Fryer (@wfryer) discussed news from Google and Google I/O, questions from Elon Musk about fake Twitter accounts, and a crazy story about Michigan high school students "successfully" catfishing their teacher for inappropriate photos. The sale of private details about our online behavior and location tracking data was highlighted, along with a service (Jumbo) that can help change default privacy settings which favor the surveillance capitalists. Geeks of the Week included Google Flights, Google's Site Kit for WordPress, visualization tools for Texas power grid challenges, and the AI-powered "20 questions" online game, Akinator. Check out our shownotes for links to all the articles we discussed, and subscribe to our Substack to receive all the links we discussed and also didn't have time to talk about in this week's show in your email inbox! Our show was live streamed and archived simultaneously on YouTube Live as well as our Facebook Live page via StreamYard.com, and compressed to a smaller video version (about 100MB) on AmazonS3 using Handbrake software. Please follow us on Twitter @edtechSR for updates, and join us LIVE on Wednesday nights (normally) if you can at 10 pm Eastern / 9 pm Central / 8 pm Mountain / 7 pm Pacific or 3 am UTC. All shownotes are available on http://edtechSR.com/links. Stay savvy and safe!

    • 1 hr 8 min

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