EdTech Examined

EdTech Examined is a podcast about all things education technology. Tune in to listen to Erik Christiansen and Kris Hans provide practical tech tips for college and university educators, discuss relevant tech news and answer your tech questions.

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47

August 05, 2022 01:31:05
47: Atomic Effort

47: Atomic Effort

In this episode, Erik and Kris review essential Windows 10 tips, edtech privacy in schools, tech industry layoffs, 3D Google Maps, Chromebook updates, Intel mini desktops, and iOS Lockdown Mode. Kris reviews the book Atomic Habits by James Clear, and Erik reviews the book Effortless by Greg McKeown. SHOW NOTES: Links Windows Tips from How To Geek: 10 hidden windows features you should be using Human Right Watch: Online learning products enables surveillance of children The Economic Times: Why edtech needs a deep renovation McKinsey & Company (consulting): Demand for online education is growing. Are providers ready? Times Colonist: We need to ensure education technology doesn’t amplify inequality Tech Crunch: Google maps rolls out location sharing notification, immersive views and better bike navigation ArsTechnica: Google Maps is getting 3D imagery on mobile, detailed biking info, and more Thurrott: Google is bringing a video editor and virtual desktops to chromebooks Tech Crunch: Denmark bans Chromebooks and Google Workspace in schools over data transfer Tech Radar: Intel NUC 12 could be a mini PC powerhouse CNET: Apple’s new Lockdown Mode on iOS 16 could protect you from cyber attacks Books Atomic Habits - James Clear *Resources from Book: https://jamesclear.com/atomic-habits/resources  Effortless - Greg McKeown CONTACT Website: edtechexamined.com Email: [email protected] Twitter: @EdTechExamined Erik Christiansen, Co-Founder & Co-Host Website: erikchristiansen.net   Kris Hans, Co-Founder & Co-Host Website: krishans.ca Christopher Hoang, Audio Producer & Sound Engineer Website: ...

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46

July 08, 2022 01:09:34
46: Omnichannel

46: Omnichannel

In this episode, Erik and Kris discuss iA Presenter - a simpler presentation app - emerging edtech companies, the consequences of social media, and Harvard's executive education.SHOW NOTES:#EdTechOfficeHours:*iA PresenterNews*Cal Newport: the 3 hour fields medal*Medium: The edtech top 50 - emerging companies for higher education*The New Statesman: Jonathan Haidt: “America is the ghost of liberal democracies’ future”Discussion item*Harvard executive educationCONTACT:Website: edtechexamined.comEmail: [email protected]: @EdTechExaminedTEAM INFORMATION:Erik Christiansen, Co-Founder & Co-HostWebsite: erikchristiansen.net Twitter: @egchristiansenBlog: tech-bytes.netKris Hans, Co-Founder & Co-HostWebsite: krishans.caTwitter:  @KrisHansMarket Grade: marketgrade.comChristopher Hoang, Audio Producer & Sound EngineerWebsite: chrishoang.ca ...

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45

June 17, 2022 01:23:07
45: Sherlocked Phantom Zone

45: Sherlocked Phantom Zone

In this episode, Erik and Kris discuss Apple's WWDC 2022 event, provide laptop and travel tech recommendations for educators and students looking to upgrade their devices, the latest edtech privacy news, and more.SHOW NOTES:#EdTechOfficeHours:*MacBook Air 2022*Surface Laptop Go 2*Charger for all devicesNews*Apple WWDC announcements: MacRumors*Surface Adaptive Kit: Microsoft, Forbes*Surface Laptop Go 2: XDA Dev*FireFox ‘total cookie protection’: Paul Thurrott*Washington Post: Pandemic disrupted learning for US teens*Digital Journal: The EdTech market was valued at…*The Conversation: EdTech is treating students like products*The Print: Schools. Universities in the metaverse?Apps of the month*PictureThis*Bit WardenCONTACT:Website: edtechexamined.comEmail: [email protected]: @EdTechExaminedTEAM INFORMATION:Erik Christiansen, Co-Founder & Co-HostWebsite: erikchristiansen.net Twitter: @egchristiansenBlog: tech-bytes.netKris Hans, Co-Founder & Co-HostWebsite: krishans.caTwitter:  @KrisHansMarket Grade: marketgrade.comChristopher Hoang, Audio Producer & Sound EngineerWebsite: chrishoang.ca ...

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44

June 03, 2022 01:01:19
44: Rewind Episode - Burnout

44: Rewind Episode - Burnout

This episode was originally recorded November 3, 2020. You might notice that episodes are now released on Fridays instead of Tuesdays. After some testing, we've decided to change our publication schedule so we have a little more time to put these episodes together for you. ---- In this episode, Erik and Kris discuss the Descript video editing software, how universities continue to adopt new technologies, and the mental health impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. They also recommend their top apps for managing mental health and provide more organization strategies for managing the demands of online learning.SHOW NOTES:#EdTechOfficeHours:*Descript video editing softwareNewsHarvard Business Review: The pandemic pushed universities onlinea16z: Edtech's answer to remote learning burnoutDiscussion Items:*How can mental health burnout be avoided when teaching (or taking courses) online?EdTech Tips*Breathing Zone App*Pause App*Cal Newport's Time Block CalendarCONTACT:Website: edtechexamined.comEmail: [email protected]: @EdTechExaminedTEAM INFORMATION:Erik Christiansen, Co-Founder & Co-HostWebsite: erikchristiansen.net Twitter: @egchristiansenBlog: tech-bytes.netKris Hans, Co-Founder & Co-HostWebsite: krishans.caTwitter:  @KrisHansMarket Grade: marketgrade.comChristopher Hoang, Audio Producer & Sound EngineerWebsite: chrishoang.ca ...

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43

May 21, 2022 01:01:22
43: Extra! Extra! Read All About It!

43: Extra! Extra! Read All About It!

We have layoffs, iPod RIP, Google I/O conference announcements, lessons from online learning that should continue post-pandemic, and IT considerations in Education.SHOW NOTES:News articles*Tech Crunch: Professor Scott Galloway's EdTech Startup Section4 lays offs*Engadget: End of the iPod*The Verge: Google I/O 2022 biggest announcements*National Post: Four lessons from online learning that should stick after the pandemic*Forbes: Five tech areas where IT in education should take a step backResources*iFixit*Apple battery replacements*Cal Newport's Digital MinimalismCONTACT:Website: edtechexamined.comEmail: [email protected]: @EdTechExaminedTEAM INFORMATION:Erik Christiansen, Co-Founder & Co-HostWebsite:  erikchristiansen.netTwitter: @egchristiansenBlog: tech-bytes.netKris Hans, Co-Founder & Co-HostWebsite: krishans.caTwitter:  @KrisHans Market Grade:  marketgrade.comChristopher Hoang, Audio Producer & Sound EngineerWebsite: chrishoang.ca ...

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42

May 06, 2022 01:06:11
42: Educator Toolbox

42: Educator Toolbox

In this episode, Erik and Kris share a repository of over 400 open education tools. Our co-hosts also discuss recent tech and education news including "the next Google", the pros and cons of using technology to improve education, SQLi vulnerabilities in higher ed institutions, new online learning entrepreneurs, and smartphones vs science. The app of the month is iA Writer.SHOW NOTES:Tools:*Innovations in Scholarly Communication by the University of Utrecht*List of 400 open education tools*TabulaNews articles*DKB: The Next Google*Entrepreneur: 5 edtech trends that will change learning between now and 2030*Brookings: The promise and perils of new technologies to improve education*VentureBeat: 35% of educational institutions have a SQLi vulnerability*Financial Times: The new online learning entrepreneurs*Cal Newport blog post: Smartphones vs. ScienceLearning opportunities*University of British Columbia: Program for Open Scholarship and EducationApp of the month:*iA WriterCONTACT:Website: edtechexamined.comEmail: [email protected]: @EdTechExaminedTEAM INFORMATION:Erik Christiansen, Co-Founder & Co-HostWebsite:  erikchristiansen.netTwitter: @egchristiansenBlog: tech-bytes.netKris Hans, Co-Founder & Co-HostWebsite: krishans.caTwitter:  @KrisHans Market Grade:  marketgrade.comChristopher Hoang, Audio Producer & Sound EngineerWebsite: chrishoang.ca ...

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