Haven't been here in awhile... news from Twitter today has me wondering if we'll soon see the end of Twitter as we know it... But that may be better for the cause of liberal democracy, such as it is today in 2019.
I posted some thoughts over the weekend about our Oklahoma teacher walkout this week. https://medium.com/@wfryer/pre-reflections-on-the-april-2018-oklahoma-teacher-walkout-c416d1dd2b42
The article "The only job a robot couldn’t do" by Daniel Carter is an eye opening read about the "Gig Economy" and raises a host of issues which relate to digital citizenship #DigCit. Definitely a recommended read: https://theoutline.com/post/2393/the-only-job-a-robot-couldn-t-do
If you're a Google administrator (GSFE / Gsuite) I highly recommend checking out the GSFE Admin's Podcast. Episode 17 was particularly good covering a range of issues, including the importance of mandating 2 step for all users in your domain, recent security incidents involving Google schools, IP printing, and more. Great stuff: https://llennon.podbean.com/e/episode-17-november-7-2017/
@dogtrax Yikes! Sounds like a sequel to Old Yeller. Please keep us posted on these developments as they happen....
This has been a long time coming... I wrote a post last night: Why I’m Switching from iPhone to Android (Part 1) http://www.speedofcreativity.org/2017/11/07/why-im-switching-from-iphone-to-android-part-1/
After listening to several educational podcasts today, including a great interview with Dr. Mitch Resnick about his new book, " Lifelong Kindergarten: Cultivating Creativity through Projects, Passion, Peers, and Play," I was inspired to record a new podcast on "Moving at the Speed of Creativity." I titled it "EdTech Struggles and Aspirations." It's just over 48 minutes long: http://www.speedofcreativity.org/2017/09/21/podcast455-edtech-struggles-and-aspirations/
I recorded a 15 minute narrated slideshow using some slides I shared recently with elementary teachers at my school, and posted this online tonight in "Considering Audience and Purpose for Classroom Websites." http://www.speedofcreativity.org/2017/08/29/considering-audience-and-purpose-for-classroom-websites/
@dogtrax wow sorry for the late reply - haven't been on Mastodon lately! Yes by all means you should give GooseChase a try. Should work for distributed / geographically separated groups well.
I wrote a post this weekend about the mobile media scavenger hunt platform and app, GooseChase. My wife and I have used GooseChase for three different workshops this summer, and it has been great! Highly recommend it. http://www.speedofcreativity.org/2017/08/05/mobile-media-scavenger-hunts-with-goosechase/
@mrkrndvs I think my source was the Google Admins podcast... I've talked to some vendors recently about this as well. We got 4 years out of our first batch of Samsung Chromebooks and just refreshed them this summer. They still work but are slow and not in great shape. Trackpads are comparatively bad... so I'm in agreement 5 years for a Chromebook seems a bit long at this point.
Oh this Model 3 announcement from Tesla is such GOOD news! Our transition from fossil fuel vehicles can't come soon enough... https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-07-31/driving-tesla-s-model-3-changes-everything
From post by Troy Hicks: "... relevance, relationships, and reflection are at the heart of learning, for both kids and adults. No secret here; just a gentle reminder that great learning takes all three of these elements, and those elements are fostered through sustained immersion in an intensive, sometimes disruptive, yet ultimately supportive and growth-oriented environment." Yep. Via https://hickstro.org/2017/07/29/the-three-rs-for-21st-century-learning-relevance-relationships-and-reflection/
I published the audio from a conference session I shared Monday in St Marys, Kansas, titled "So Much More Room for iPad Activities." http://audio.speedofcreativity.org/2017/07/29/so-much-more-room-for-ipad-activities-kvate2017/
The almost-weekly podcast and webshow I co-host with Jason Neiffer, "The EdTech Situation Room," will be BACK tonight on YouTube Live at 9 pm Central. Please join us and check out our past archives! (32 kbps audio & low res video versions) http://edtechsr.com/
Higher resolution video versions available on YouTube:
Google has a new, combined software program for syncing/backing up files and photos to the cloud. Not compatible with GSuite accounts, however, those will use "Drive File Stream" coming later this year. Read more on: https://9to5google.com/2017/07/12/google-backup-and-sync-mac-windows-download/
And...another edition is up:
A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 22 Edition) - including a deep dive and some questions spurred by a recent ACLU report on student privacy while using school-provided devices.
This weekend I made good progress on adding badging to my summer "iPad Media Camp" workshop. I'm using BadgeList & Credly. Would love any feedback or suggestions! I still have many badges to add, and plan to create instructional videos for each as well... https://docs.google.com/document/d/1x6yUeVR6hl31YVwncFSBgOygQ4M0Jq4C1C9IRME8ptE