Episode 149 1/2 – Where’s Omar?

Hello IT Babblers! I know that this is supposed to be episode 150 but Omar had another commitment and couldn’t make so rather than record 150 without him we decided to record 149 1/2 and save 150 for later when Omar can join us.

Check out the talking points below and be sure to subscribe to us on iTunes or your favorite podcasting app.

  1. Where’s Omar?
  2. The real reason we ban cell phones by Scott Mcleod of Dangerously Irrelevant

    1. http://dangerouslyirrelevant.org/2018/02/the-real-reason-we-ban-cell-phones.html
    2. Check out the comments
  3. New Raspberry Pi B

    1. Dual band WiFi
    2. Faster processor
    3. $35 – https://www.raspberrypi.org/blog/raspberry-pi-3-model-bplus-sale-now-35/
    4. Tony’s issues with Arduino boards and MacBooks

You can download the episode here.

Episode 147 – No phones

Welcome back to another awesome episode of the IT Babble podcast. This week Tony and Patrick discuss cell phone bans and some solutions, screen time and much more. Check out the talking points below and as always please subscribe to us on iTunes or your favorite podcasting app.

  1. Mobile Phone Shutdown by Tony DePrato

    1. https://itbabble.com/2018/01/14/mobile-phone-shutdown/
    2. http://blog.tieonline.com/mobile-phone-shutdown/
    3. A solution for a school in Massachusetts: http://m.wbtv.com/story/37349086/ma-school-locks-students-cell-phones-in-pouches
    4. Jumpcloud – https://jumpcloud.com/
    5. Yondr – https://www.overyondr.com/howitworks/
    6. Laptops and Phones In The Classroom: Yea, Nay or a Third Way? By Anya Kamenetz from NPR: https://www.npr.org/sections/ed/2018/01/24/578437957/laptops-and-phones-in-the-classroom-yea-nay-or-a-third-way?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=npred
  2. MySimpleShow.com – A review by Patrick Cauley

    1. https://itbabble.com/2018/01/22/mysimpleshow-com-a-review/
    2. The good, the bad and the boring
    3. Should schools use it?
  3. Tony’s Macbook Pro hell

    1. MacBook Pro’s when update to High Sierra (10.13)
    2. Loses WiFi connectivity
    3. Up to 2 hours per computer to fix
  4. Two different takes on a study from Emotion

    1. The study: http://psycnet.apa.org/doiLanding?doi=10.1037%2Femo0000403
    2. Study: Being a Teen Sucks Right Now by Ed Cara of Gizmodo

      1. https://gizmodo.com/study-being-a-teen-sucks-now-1822305426
    3. Screen time: Mental health menace or scapegoat? by Michael Nedelman of CNN

      1. https://www.cnn.com/2018/01/22/health/smartphone-screen-time-happiness-study/index.html
    4. A Day in the Life of an MIT student – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZMyKOkyAjUQ
  5. Could a Messy Desk Make You a Better Teacher by Julie Blume Benedict

    1. https://www.weareteachers.com/messy-desk-better-teacher/?utm_source=ActiveCampaign&utm_medium=email&utm_content=Could+a+Messy+Desk+Make+You+a+Better+Teacher%3F&utm_campaign=WAT+eNews+1%2F25%2F17
    2. Is Omar right?

You can download this episode here.

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