Episode 163 – Momo is Stupid

Tony and Patrick are back for another outstanding episode. Tony’s travel tips, why Momo is just stupid and all the other talking points are below. You can subscribe to us on iTunes (please do) or your favorite podcasting app. 

  1. Tony’s travel tips
    1. Carry ons – you know the size!
    2. Fast Food on domestic flights – terrible smell
    3. Headphones all the time – Bumbling bumblers
  2. Linking Google Slides by Patrick Cauley
    1. https://itbabble.com/2019/02/22/linking-google-slides/
    2. Works with charts and graphs from Sheets
    3. https://support.google.com/docs/answer/7009814?co=GENIE.Platform%3DDesktop&hl=en
  3. HoloLens 2
    1. For industry more than education or consumer
    2. https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/hololens/hardware
  4. Momo challenge
    1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Momo_Challenge
    2. Streisand effect – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Streisand_effect
    3. Why do schools feel they need to take action on these known hoaxes?
      1. Slenderman – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Slender_Man
      2. 2016 Clown sightings – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2016_clown_sightings
    4. Do a little research before acting
    5. Watch out for real scams such as phishing emails and fake calls

You can download the episode HERE!

About Patrick Cauley

I teach middle school technology and love to play around with tech and teach students and colleagues alike. You can read my blog at www.itbabble.com
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2 Responses to Episode 163 – Momo is Stupid

  1. Brandon Girard says:

    Patrick and Tony! It’s Brandon Girard. I’m stuck teaching a multimedia option. I’ve done lots on film but the kids are now bugging me for some coding. I’ve read your post on Hour of Code and I’ve done a bit of research. Do you have any advice on coding projects for beginner- Grade 7,8, and 9 kids? They’re expressing interest mostly in C# and C++.

    Also how the heck are you guys!?

    Brandon

    • brandon, Brandon, BRANDON!! It is very good to hear from you! I hope all is going well. I don’t have much experience with C++ or C# but I know that they are good languages to learn to build upon.

      For C++ I found this website – pretty handy and good practice and some good practical uses as well. http://www.cppforschool.com/index.html

      From what I can discern about C++ and C# is that they are very similar in nature to one another so I am not sure if learning both is for the best. If they are open to other languages, then Python is worth taking a look at as well. It has been around for a while and there are a ton of resources out there for it.

      Whichever road you go try to make it as practicable as possible. Having a goal will give everyone a focus for their efforts and practice. Without it can all seem a bit pointless.

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