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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Mic Tests!

We have some teachers who need to teach from home even though we are teaching in person. So I worked with them and worked out a solution with the devices we currently have on hand. The teachers will want to Zoom in to do their instruction so the students need to see and hear them and the teacher also needs to see and hear the students. Seeing isn’t too difficult with built in webcams but hearing the students is a different problem, so I tested a few mic options. In this test I test the following mics:

You can check out the results in the video below. I read the same description of a book around the room in a normal speaking voice to make sure the test is pretty fair. You can also check out Tony’s post about his Hi-Flex iPad option.

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