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

You can download this episode HERE

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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Episode 167 – Scheduling Advice

We are back! I know that 166 is not published yet but we are working on some sound issues. In this episode, we tackle scheduling advice, we also talk about the SIM card swap nightmare a journalist had, ambient privacy (neat concept) and finally about the fad of being depressed online. Check out the show notes below and as always subscribe to us on iTunes or your favorite podcasting app.

  1. Scheduling Online
    1. Tony’s thoughts – Be organized and plan it out
    2. Print them all out
      1. Normal pile
      2. OK pile
      3. No way pile
      4. Talk to stake holders
  2. Sim Card Swap Nightmare
    1. https://www.zdnet.com/article/how-i-survived-a-sim-swap-attack-and-how-my-carrier-failed-me/ 
  3. Ambient Privacy
    1. https://idlewords.com/2019/06/the_new_wilderness.htm
  4. Depressed Online
    1. https://mashable.com/article/anxiety-depression-social-media-sad-online/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buddha_Box

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Episode 165 – Projector Search

Tony and Patrick are back with a scintillating show talking about Apple, projectors, Python and more! Check out the talking points below and as always subscribe to us on iTunes or your favorite podcasting app

  1. What’s everyone been up to?

    1. It’s not TV it’s HBO – seriously?
  2. Apple kills a number of parenting apps

    1. NY Times article by Jack Nicaus- https://www.nytimes.com/2019/04/27/technology/apple-screen-time-trackers.html?utm_source=Mobicip+Newsletter&utm_campaign=40412b0160-newsletter_may_2019_01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_d79046fb92-40412b0160-381664949&mc_cid=40412b0160&mc_eid=7241c605ec
    2. Apple’s response – https://www.macrumors.com/2019/05/01/devs-urge-apple-to-release-screen-time-apis/
    3. What this means for parents?
  3. Projector Search

    1. Laser vs Bulbed – LASER is the way to go
    2. Cost of bulbs
    3. Short throw vs Standard
  4. Python Creator Quits:

    1. https://developers.slashdot.org/story/19/05/05/0532257/python-creator-guido-van-rossum-blames-his-resignation-partly-on-social-media

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Anchor – I am worried :(

In February of 2018 I wrote a review for Anchor. Anchor is a website and mobile app that will let you create and publish your very own podcast! I had a lot of very nice things to say about and you can read my review here. I did warn that this free service would not last and it could very easily disappear though I hoped this would not be the case.

Today, I was reading The Verge and saw this article title Podcast Wars: $100 Million Startup Luminary Launches Tuesday Without Reply All or The Daily by Ashley Carman. The article discusses how big companies are moving quickly to try to create and monetize their very own podcasting network and you guessed it – Anchor was purchased by one of these big tech companies – Spotify to be precise.
You can read Anchor’s announcement here.

So what’s the big deal?

My worry is that these companies are going to try to monetize podcasts, find out that people will just not subscribe or pay for many of these podcasts and then the whole thing will start to collapse. Then these companies will do what companies do when they want to cut their loses. They will start closing down development, departments, lay people off or transfer them to another department and then bye-bye Anchor 😦

I don’t think that Anchor being a casualty of the podcast war and going away is too crazy. In fact it seems very likely.

Unfortunately, this seems to be the path that Anchor is heading. If you use Anchor – keep using Anchor. Don’t stop but I would start looking for alternatives. I would also keep an eye on any Anchor news. Subscribe to their blog and read any news concerning this podcast war is also a good idea. I doubt that they will shutter or close anytime soon, but having to find a new service for your educational units is always a pain.

The bottom line is that Anchor is not going away … yet.

Episode 164 – Angry High Schooler

Tony and Patrick after a long and much deserved Spring Break. This episode promises to be another classic as Tony and Patrick talk about some upcoming Windows news, some great advice about STEM/STEAM skills and even a bit of comic book movies and Game of Thrones. Check out the talking points below and as always subscribe to us on iTunes or your favorite podcasting app.

  1. Spring break stories
    1. iPad apocalypse
  2. Windows Lite
    1. https://www.windowscentral.com/microsofts-windows-lite-project-gets-new-codename by Zac Bowden – Windows Central
    2. Its own Chromebook like device
    3. Very early reports – unsure if this will ever happen
    4. Thoughts?
  3. Steam/Stem Core Skills by Tony DePrato
    1. https://itbabble.com/2019/03/19/steam-stem-core-skills/
    2. Appropriate skills for grade levels
  4. Self Checkout with a Chromebook! By Patrick Cauley
    1. https://itbabble.com/2019/03/25/self-checkout-with-a-chromebook/
    2. Reasons to do this?
    3. Cost?
    4. Implementation?
  5. Make your own flashcards with Google Sheets by Patrick Cauley
    1. https://itbabble.com/2019/04/12/make-your-own-flashcards-in-google-sheets/
    2. Flippity – https://flippity.net/
    3. Versatile for many different tasks
  6. Tony and Patrick discuss movies/Game of Thrones

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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!

Episode 162 – CAPTCHAS Suck!

Tony and Patrick are back with another great episode. The talking points are below but know this CAPTCHAs suck

  1. Tony’s holiday
  2. Finally – displays are moving in the right direction by Patrick
    1. https://itbabble.com/2019/01/29/finally-displays-are-moving-in-the-right-direction/
    2. Not overthinking it
  3. CAPTCHAS suck
    1. BUSES! FRICKING BUSES!!
    2. Filling in an online form for an event at school
    3. CAPTCHAS – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CAPTCHA
  4. Report Cards – Hell on Earth? Or Really Helpful Documents?
    1. Long format unnecessary?
    2. Standards vs Grades

You can download the podcast HERE

Episode 160 – AI Still Sucks

Tony and Patrick are back to wish you a Happy New Year and to spread a little ed tech love your way. This show is a good one to close out 2018 so check out the talking points below and as always, be sure to subscribe to us on iTunes or your favorite podcasting app!

  1. Good article or Facebook hit piece?
    Beware Silicon Valley’s Gifts to Our Schools
  2. Tony loves the new Ubuntu, more arguments for a Chrome Based environment and App Stream-  OR – just Ubuntu and Amazon without Google Overlords
    1. https://www.ubuntu.com/
    2. App Stream runs well – https://aws.amazon.com/appstream2/
  3. Crisis plan for IT departments
    1. You Need Power or You’re Gonna Have a Bad Time (Possible Blog Post Title)
      https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1musexE29t1HkVZUDZp9jYgg-GgniSaZW4zQdkDcktxc/edit#gid=0
    2. What happens in a bad day?
  4. AI Still Sucks
    1. Service that monitors G Suite and Office 365 schools.
    2. I looks at email and Google Drive/OneDrive documents
    3. Can read text in pictures
    4. Looks for drug mentions, violence or gun use, self harm, profanity and cyber bullying
    5. 91,661 issues reported – none that require any action from administration

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Episode 159 – Virtual Nope!

Tony and Patrick are back and right before the US Thanksgiving holiday. It is another great show where we talk about the confusing Apple hardware lineup, a virtual reality headset and Google’s news of getting into the LDAP game. Check out the talking points below and as always be sure to subscribe to us on your favorite podcasting app or on iTunes.

  1. Apple’s New Hardware
    1. MacBook Air – https://www.apple.com/macbook-air/
    2. Mac Mini – https://www.apple.com/mac-mini/
    3. iPad Pro – https://www.apple.com/ipad-pro/
  2. VR Headset
    1. My Hands On Experience
    2. Lenovo Mirage Solo – https://www.lenovo.com/us/en/virtual-reality-and-smart-devices/virtual-and-augmented-reality/lenovo-mirage-solo/Mirage-Solo/p/ZZIRZRHVR01
    3. Not ready for mainstream anything
  3. Google and LDAP
    1. https://cloud.google.com/blog/products/identity-security/simplifying-identity-and-access-management-for-more-businesses
    2. Pricing – https://cloud.google.com/identity-cp/
    3. LDAP – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lightweight_Directory_Access_Protocol

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