Tag Archives: social media

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 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 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 150

Episode 150 is HERE! For the special occasion we have brought back Mr. Omar Ghosn (cofounder of IT Babble) to talk ed tech once again. The episode is a little longer than normal but certainly a great one.

As always you can find our podcast on iTunes (please subscribe) or on your favorite podcasting app.

  1. Welcome to 150! – What’s everyone been up to?
  2. Social media in schools
    1. Should it be used at all?
    2. Instant messaging vs Social media
    3. If yes, how should it be used?
    4. Etiquette vs Ethics?
    5. FOMO vs JOMO?
      1. My 9 year old and her relationship with social media (Seesaw, Whatsapp, Musically)
      2. The Man Who Knew Too Littleby Sam Dolnick of the NY Times – https://www.nytimes.com/2018/03/10/style/the-man-who-knew-too-little.html
    6. Eduro Learning Discussion about social media – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MzCUtMDKhSY
    7. Tony’s post – https://itbabble.com/2018/03/18/its-time-to-regulate-social-media-in-schools/  
    8. https://gizmodo.com/study-being-a-teen-sucks-now-1822305426
  3. 1:1 Programs in schools – Mobile Devices vs Laptop
    1. Is a Chromebook a mobile device or a laptop
    2. Remix OS – http://www.jide.com/remixos-for-mobile
    3. Samsung DEX – http://www.samsung.com/global/galaxy/apps/samsung-dex/
    4. Omar’s prediction – modular design
  4. Eye strain because we are so connected
    1. Kids are being given iPads and numerous tasks on devices (screen time)
    2. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Effects_of_blue_light_technology
    3. F.Lux – https://justgetflux.com/
    4. Reading mode on mobile device
  5. Handwriting
    1. Should we continue to focus on it?
    2. Studies show a link between writing on paper and stronger “connections”
      1. https://www.psychologicalscience.org/news/were-only-human/ink-on-paper-some-notes-on-note-taking.html
    3. And if students are to type…how can we “control” their devices in a BYOD setting? Most testing software does not lock you in – MAP testing software does

You can download this episode here!

 

Episode 146 – Gmail Beware!

Tony and Patrick are back for 2018 with another incredible episode! Check out the talking points below and be sure to subscribe to us on iTunes or your favorite podcasting app.

  1. Happy New Year and Welcome Back
  2. It’s not just Logan Paul – the moral compass of social media is broken by Katherine Cross of The Verge

    1. https://www.theverge.com/2018/1/4/16850798/logan-paul-youtube-social-media-twitch-moderation
    2. Agree/Disagree
    3. Should platforms be ultimately responsible for moderation of content
    4. How should schools address this issue?
    5. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Halt_and_Catch_Fire_(TV_series)
  3. Patrick’s Review of Canva

    1. https://itbabble.com/2018/01/04/canva-a-review/
    2. https://www.canva.com/
  4. Tony’s angry at Gmail and Google Groups

    1. Tony is trying to message to all parents using Google Groups
    2. Google Groups limits to 100 external emails to be added per day
    3. Gmail BBC can hold up to 2000 emails
    4. Google Support & MailChimp as solutions
  5. Patrick’s take on gaming disorder

    1. https://itbabble.com/2018/01/08/gaming-disorder/
    2. This won’t last
    3. Behavioral Addiction – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Behavioral_addiction

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Social Media Statistics and Facts 2012

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Lately we’ve been talking a lot about social media and its growing importance and influence on schools. Here is a fantastic inforgraph made by Go-Globe that kind of breaks it down and gives you some interesting facts. You can view the infograph by clicking past the break. It’s pretty long but with each rotation of the scroll wheel it gets more and more interesting. I didn’t know that students were the #1 user of Google+ Did you?

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Gone in 60 seconds

Log on NOW

Check out this infograph from Go-Globe.com. This is what happens when you unplug for 60 seconds. It is pretty amazing to see so much happening in such a short time. The reason I post is because not too long ago Scott McLeod (a guy I love reading) wrote a pretty cool piece about being on Twitter. You can read that post here. So take a look at the graph, read Scott’s post (and the many many comments that accompany it) and weigh in.

Oh Natalie …

In the month of February of 2011, Natalie Munroe of a Pennsylvanian school district was suspeneded with pay. The cause, she had a personal blog where she said some very unflattering things about her students and colleagues. These things were not that nice. Check out the interview on Good Morning America. While people are debating whether Natalie should be fired or not over what she posted I can see past that to a larger, more important point. Read on past the break to find out what that is.

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