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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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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