Episode 187 – Snow Days

On this episode we talk snow days, football (RIP OSU) and quite a few other topics. Check out the agenda below and as always you can subscribe to us on Apple Music or your favorite podcasting app.

  1. Snow day and football
  2. How can we be independent from big tech companies?
    1. Independent hosting services
    2. GoDaddy, Blue Host
  3. Teachers teaching from home
    1. What they wanted vs what they got
  4. Blue Yeti Microphone
  5. YouTube Playlist
    1. Great for collecting, sharing and collaborating on resources
    2. https://itbabble.com/2021/01/11/youtube-how-to-make-a-playlist/

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Episode 186 – Impressive – most impressive

Tony and Patrick are back at it again for the last episode before our winter breaks. Check out all the goodness below and if you’re worthy enough. You will learn the true power of streaming (that’s a bad Star Wars joke) 🙂

As always you can find us on Apple Music or your favorite podcasting app.

  1. Happy holidays
    1. Tony’s advice – Unplug from the media/social networks
    2. Read eBooks on your smartphone
  2. Covid updates
    1. Back to SCHOOL in Indy!
  3. Adios Adobe Flash by Patrick Cauley
    1. https://itbabble.com/2020/12/07/adios-adobe-flash/
    2. Patrick’s trip into Flash gaming 
  4. Apple’s new MacBooks with the M1
    1. Why shouldn’t schools go this route?
    2. Apple has better updates
  5. Streaming to the next level!
    1. Klips

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Episode 185 – Rants!

It’s been a while but we are back! As always check us out on Apple Music or your favorite podcasting app.

  1. Patrick’s new phone (coming soon)
  2. Distance yourself from tech and social media for your own health
  3. WordPress.com block editor
    1. Rant
  4. Chromebook camera failures
    1. Chrome OS update
    2. Doesn’t affect all Chromebooks
    3. Alt + V Zoom work around
  5. Record All Online Meetings with Apple OSX by Tony DePrato
    1. https://itbabble.com/2020/11/11/record-all-online-meetings-with-apple-os-x/ 
  6. Witeboard.com 
    1. Stay away
    2. Review by Patrick Cauley
    3. Tony is incapable of drawing a triangle
  7. Big Sur issues
  8. Chromebook loophole
    1. Dell Chromebooks
    2. Enterprise Chromebooks as an option

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Episode 184 – HIFLEX

This is a different type of episode.

Today, Patrick interviews Tony DePrato about his HIFLEX set up in the classroom. HIFLEX is a term that refers to students who are in the classroom and also at home and both are learning synchronously. Tony utilizes iPads and a few other items and tools to bring this affordable solution to life.

As always be sure to find us on Apple Podcasts or your favorite podcasting app.

Episode 183 – Damn Fine Cans

Tony and Patrick are back! It has been long overdue too. It’s a longer than normal episode but there is a lot to talk about! As always, subscribe to us on Apple Music or your favorite podcasting app.

1) Back at school in a COVID world
a) Tony’s motto: “You have to think of every student as a virtual student that occasionally comes to school and if you do that your planning will fit every scenario.”
b) GoGuardian: https://www.goguardian.com
c) Cisco Umbrella: https://security.umbrella.com

2) Why your online streaming is bad and mine is good
a) iPad solution
b) Euro Mic Stand with Klip
c) Disable iPad audio
d) DJ Podiums
e) iPad is a “person” in the meeting

3) Virtual Parent Conferences
a) Zoom
Waiting rooms
b) Prep with teachers and parents
c) Google Meet deadline – Sept
ember 20, 2020

4) Streaming in the Classroom – Final verdict!
a) Windows schools – Microsoft Wireless Display Adapter
b) Mac schools – Apple TV
c) BYOD schools – BenQ Instashow/Barco WePresent

You can download the episode HERE!

Episode 182 – Cheap Phones

A fantastic episode we talk about distance learning in the fall, learning management systems and how they are not adequate for distance learning and some great ideas of how to make it more successful. As always be sure to subscribe to us on Apple Music or your favorite podcasting app.

Tony’s new phone (Moto G Stylus), Patrick’s desk project & Fred Willard RIP

  1. Learning Management Systems are not Distance Learning Systems
    1. LMS is built with a linear perspective
    2. You can’t prevent cheating
    3. Examity.com
    4. Modify your LMS (if you can)
    5. Teacher website (MS and up)
    6. Project based learning instead of Assessment
  2. Azure and G-Suite Connecting Provisioning and SSO
    1. https://itbabble.com/2020/05/13/azure-and-g-suite-connecting-provisioning-and-sso/
  3. Distance Learning in the Fall?
    1. Using Curriculum map as road map
    2. What have we heard?
    3. Possible options
      1. Hybrid systems
      2. High school take some classes completely online
    4. What should teachers do?
      1. Start recording your lessons ahead of time
      2. Focus on flexibility
    5. What should schools do?
      1. The free products are gone
      2. Make sure your services are good to go in the fall
      3. Document cameras – https://www.ipevo.com/
    6. V2 Stand – https://ipaddocumentcamera.com/pages/justand-v2

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Episode 181 – Zoom

Tony and Patrick are back talking about distance learning, recommendations about video conferencing (including Zoom) and a lot more. Please subscribe to our podcast from Apple our searching for us on your favorite podcasting app.

  1. Happy Easter/Spring Break
  2. Zoom
    1. Zoombombing
    2. Zoom and privacy
    3. Zoom alternative
      1. Microsoft Teams
      2. Google Meet
      3. Skype
    4. Recommendations
      1. Zoom Basic (non-compliance) vs. Zoom K-12 (FERPA, COPPA, HIPPA compliant)
  3. Cybersecurity Part 5 – Where Did Your Resources
    1. https://itbabble.com/2020/04/12/cybersecurity-part-5-where-did-you-put-your-resources/
  4. Graduation 2020?
    1. July in person graduation
    2. What does a virtual graduation look like?
      1. Not popular
      2. Not a good product
      3. Think about music, time, speeches

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Episode 180 – Empty shelves empty seats

Tony and Patrick are talking the school closures and what schools are doing, video conferences, and so much more. As always be sure to subscribe our podcast on Apple Music or your favorite podcasting app.

  1. No school!
  2. Distance Learning Plan
    1. So much to talk about here
    2. Be asynchronous 
      1. Front load the content
      2. Elementary and Early Childhood – Choice boards
    3. How is Microsoft Teams?
    4. What do we think doesn’t work?
    5. Attendance?
  3. Great resource from Mark Stone and Elvin Aliyev in Azerbaijan 
    1. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1-mRNFvwZ17xLmWRTkCoO7lPQakAW6SzBy7tZEm1cgdQ/edit
    2. Distance Learning Resource
  4. Video Conference Options
    1. Zoom
    2. Teams
    3. Google Hangouts Meet

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Episode 179 – Student Fail

Tony and Patrick are at it again. We’re still talking about the Coronavirus about a somewhat dubious story out of China some hardware and how some students were pretty sneaky. Be sure to subscribe to us on Apple Music or your favorite podcasting app.

  1. Online learning, biggest issue I am seeing: controlling students vs lesson prep
    1. Behavior problems online are not tech problems
    2. Be realistic – it cannot be business as usual
    3. Daily touchpoints for teachers and administration
    4. How often do students need to be online with the teacher?
  2. Chinese students try but fail…
    https://technode.com/2020/03/02/dingtalk-begs-for-stars-on-chinas-app-stores/

    1. Funny story, but again Social Media thinks it is real.
  3. ViewSonic Viewboard – Awesome, but don’t get sucked in. 
    1. https://www.viewsonic.com/us/products/shop/viewboard.html
  4.  Sneaky, sneaky kids and electronic tests by Patrick Cauley
    1. https://itbabble.com/2020/02/13/sneaky-sneaky-kids-and-electronic-tests/

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Episode 178 – Forced to Flip

Tony and Patrick are back with a pretty important episode this time that is having an impact on some of our friends overseas but could happen to you one day. Also, social media sucks. Be sure to subscribe to us on Apple Music or your favorite podcasting app.

  1. Tony’s post: Flipped without permission
    1. https://itbabble.com/2020/02/05/flipped-without-permission-some-advice-about-teaching-online-an-itbabble-no-frills-video/
    2. Basic rules
    3. Behavior
    4. Platform options
      1. Learning Management System
      2. Record content
      3. Microsoft Teams/Slack (middle school-high school)
    5. Avoid the need for a VPN
    6. Daily check in with department
    7. Weekly check in with administration
    8. Consistency
  2. Social Media is horrible- Coronavirus is more proof
    1. Do your own homework 
    2. Trust vetted sources
  3. Emergency Tech in the Go Bag
    1. Laptop
    2. USB Cords
    3. Documents
    4. Battery pack (you can try)
    5. Two external hard drives
    6. International power adapters
    7. No Chromebook 😦
    8. Core documents

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