Podcast Episode 59 – O-Mail! – March 14, 2013


We have another humdinger of a show for you people. First off congrats to Preston Spradling for receiving the teacher of the year award for our school. Great job man. Check out the agenda below to see what is in store today.

  1. Google Apps for Education Summit Middle East
    1. What was good?
    2. What was not so good?
    3. Pros/Cons
    4. Why not just use Google straight up? Why use GAfE?
  2. Video conferencing in the classroom and possibilities
    1. Skype in the Classroom
      1. http://www.thedigitalshift.com/2013/03/k-12/skype-announces-free-group-video-calling-for-teachers-sxswedu/
    2. Google Hangouts
      1. Education on Air
  3. Open Educational Resources
    1. Getting away from the textbooks
    2. Can we do this at all?
  4. Hacking at Education: TED, Technology Entrepreneurship, Uncollege, and the Hole in the Wall – Great article from Audrey Watters
    1. Do we put too much emphasis on TED talks
  5. Txtr e-reader update
    1. Was supposed to be $15, now it’s $70!
    2. Just get a Kindle

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