Episode 177

  1. RIP Kobe Bryant
  2. Parent Portals 
    1. How to get parents to use them more
    2. Only use one portal – avoid fragmentation
    3. Consistency with the portal for teachers and faculty
    4. Survey coming soon (next few months)
  3. Tony wants to rant on vendors: Managebac 
  4. Microsoft’s new Edge browser
    1. Based on Chromium
    2. Microsoft Chromebook? Edgebook?
    3. https://remotedesktop.google.com/
    4. Cast tab content

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Episode 176 – Happy New Year 2020

Tony and Patrick are back for 2020 with a new episode. It’s been a while but I assure the wait was worth it. Be sure to subscribe to us on Apple Music or your favorite podcasting app.

  1. Happy New Year – Resolutions?
    1. TDK12 – Practical advice for expats 
    2. Tdk12.net 
  2. Tony’s Cyber Security Series
    1. Don’t spend $10,000 train your staff
    2. Train your staff first
      1. Certification training CISA, COSN (join this organization), FEMA, Homeland Security
  3. Barco WePresent review
    1. Don’t trust vendors
    2. Viewsonice Viewboard – https://www.viewsonic.com/us/products/shop/viewboard.html
  4. Cubit Robotics
    1. https://itbabble.com/2020/01/16/cubit-robotics-probably-better-than-what-your-are-doing/
    2. https://cubit.cc/

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Episode 175 – Cyber Bunker

Tony and Patrick and talking Cyber Security (more like Cyber Fear) and Patrick’s quest to find a good wireless streaming option for classrooms other than Apple TVs. As always please subscribe to us on your favorite podcasting app or on Apple Music.

  1. Tony’s Fired Up about CYBERSECURITY PANIC

  2. Connecting your computer wirelessly to a display
    1. Barco ClickShare – https://www.barco.com/en/clickshare
    2. Mersive Solstice – https://www.mersive.com/products/solstice/
    3. Crestron AirMedia2 – https://www.crestron.com/Products/Featured-Solutions/Airmedia
    4. Airtame – https://airtame.com/
    5. Apple TV – https://www.apple.com/shop/buy-tv/apple-tv-hd/32gb
    6. Miracast – https://www.microsoft.com/accessories/en-us/products/adapters/wireless-display-adapter-2/p3q-00001
    7. Look at rooms differently – not one solution for all spaces
    8. Hurdles for schools and companies

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Episode 174 – Law & Tech

Tony and Patrick have got law questions. This means that we had to go out and get a real, honest-to-God lawyer in the form of Keith Wurzbacher. Listen to a (mostly) serious conversation regarding schools, email addresses and much more. As always be sure to subscribe to us on Apple Music or with your favorite podcasting app.

  1. World Series Predictions?
  2. Should or can schools give email to people who do not work (or have worked) or are associated with the school 
    1. Uses email for personal legal matters
    2. No expectation of privacy
    3. Email address is for school related purposes
    4. Representing the school
    5. Social media concerns
  3. Limited expectation of privacy
  4. School’s legal time in a problem
    1. Hiring PR firm
    2. Paying for lawyer/law firm
  5. Trunk-or-Treat – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trick-or-treating#Trunk-or-Treat

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Episode 173 – Colts for the Win!

Tony and Patrick are back for another great episode. It is a quick one this week where we talk a little NFL, Google Daydream and swimming in your data. Check out the talking points below and as always be sure to subscribe to us on iTunes or your favorite podcasting app.

  1. Google Daydream is winding down
    1. https://www.androidauthority.com/google-daydream-1041548/
    2. https://killedbygoogle.com 
    3. https://www.oculus.com/medium/
  2. Swimming in the Data Lake by Tony DePrato
    1. https://itbabble.com/2019/10/12/swimming-in-the-data-lake/
  3. SideCar – Full Test…with Apple TV
    1. https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT210380
    2. Must use a pen
    3. Astropad  – https://astropad.com 

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Episode 172 – Did Someone Say Pirated Movies?

Tony and Patrick are back with more Ed Tech goodness. Check out the talking points below and be sure to subscribe to us on iTunes or your favorite podcasting app (PocketCasts is free now!).

  1. PSA: Google Drive and Pirated Movies by Patrick Cauley
    1. https://itbabble.com/2019/09/23/psa-google-drive-and-pirated-movies/
    2. Digital Millennium Copyright Act – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Digital_Millennium_Copyright_Act 
  2. Computer Science Empathy by Tony DePrato
    1. https://itbabble.com/2019/09/18/computer-science-empathy/
    2. Great advice for getting started
  3. Microsoft: We want you to learn Python by Liam Tung of ZDnet
    1. https://www.zdnet.com/article/microsoft-we-want-you-to-learn-python-programming-language-for-free/
    2. 44 short beginner Python videos
    3. https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLlrxD0HtieHhS8VzuMCfQD4uJ9yne1mE6 
    4. Slashdot.com Hidden Video Games
      1. https://games.slashdot.org/story/19/09/24/0143229/researchers-find-mystery-hidden-in-early-80s-atari-game
  4. Stop having a love affair with your suppliers
    1. Remember they are in it to make money
    2. Keep it healthy

Episode 171 – Roller Madness

Tony and Patrick are back for another great episode. We talk about mice, student information systems and more! Check out the talking points below and as always subscribe to us on iTunes or your favorite podcasting app.

  1. Patrick’s new mouse – Logitech MX Ergo
    1.  https://www.logitech.com/en-us/product/mx-ergo-wireless-trackball-mouse
  2. What’s a Student Information System (SIS)? And why you should care
    1. One Roster – http://www.imsglobal.org/activity/onerosterlis
  3. People still teaching flash and a mention about CAD – Tinker Cad , SketchUp Pro
    1. Adobe Animate – https://www.adobe.com/products/animate.html
    2. Tinkercad – https://www.tinkercad.com/
    3. SketchUp Pro – https://www.sketchup.com/products/sketchup-pro
    4. Autodesk – https://www.autodesk.com/
  4. Kahoot! Challenges do not work with Chromebooks without the Google Play Store
    1. I reviewed Kahoot! In April of 2014 – I still don’t like it
    2. https://itbabble.com/2014/04/30/kahoot-yeah-you-should-not-use-this/
    3. Alternatives – Quiziz, Socrative, Quizlet

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Episode 170 -EMERGENCY! YOU MUST LISTEN

Tony and Patrick are back for an important announcement that could save your MacBook Pro when you travel!

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  1. Airlines banning certain MacBook Pros
    1. https://www.macrumors.com/2019/08/29/macbook-pro-some-airline-restrictions/
  2. Google getting serious about Enterprise
    1. https://www.theverge.com/2019/8/26/20832925/google-chromebook-enterprise-dell-laptops-microsoft-windows-challenge-businesses
    2. Chrome OS not going anywhere!
  3. Amazon Web Services
  4. Office 365 Video Streaming

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Episode 169 – It’s not cheating?

Tony and Patrick are at it again with another great episode. We talk about some NFL news, some advice to homeroom/advisory teachers and much more including what constitutes cheating this day and age? Check out the talking points below.

As always, be sure to subscribe to us on iTunes or your favorite podcasting app.

  1. Andrew Luck retiring
  2. Advisories/Homeroom advice
    1. Advisory/Homeroom challenge/mystery
    2. Keep it light and fun and don’t force participation
  3. Presenting a slideshow? Keep it brief by Patrick Cauley
    1. https://itbabble.com/2019/08/12/presenting-a-slideshow-keep-it-brief/
    2. Presentation advice
      1. iMovie
      2. Prezi
      3. Keynote, PowerPoint (SkyDrive), Google Slides
      4. Stay away from animation/transitions
  4. When TurnItIn Fails by Tony DePrato
    1. https://itbabble.com/2019/08/22/when-turnitin-fails/
    2. Paying for intellectual property
    3. Cheating with project based learning (PBL)
    4. Pre Assessment is important

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Episode 168

We are back! Welcome to the 2019-2020 school year! Today we (Tony and Patrick) talk about a few items, but most noticeably is a kick ass t-shirt printer that is waaay too expensive for either of our schools! Check out the talking points below, subscribe to us on iTunes or your favorite podcasting app or listen below!

  1. Back to School!
    1. Goals for the year
  2. A Positive Start Matters by Tony Departo
    1. https://itbabble.com/2019/08/05/a-positive-start-matters/
  3. PSA
    1. PSA Flash is dying by Patrick Cauley
    2. https://itbabble.com/2019/08/10/psa-flash-is-dying/
    3. https://www.blog.google/products/chrome/saying-goodbye-flash-chrome/
    4. Microsoft Office will die in 2025
    5. https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4506814/products-ending-support-in-2025
  4. Brother T-Shirt Printer – The GTX
    1. http://dtgprinters.brother.com/GTX_PPC?utm_source=google&utm_medium=cpc&utm_term=t%20shirt%20printer&utm_campaign=&utm_content=&gclid=CjwKCAjwqNnqBRATEiwAkHm2BJ7odQR68hdrgsyAe1mJed7YI156m8GDv-Luf0Ttz1pmhhmkuQ6exxoCW8AQAvD_BwE 

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