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September 07, 2021 01:29:59
31: Back to School Guide 2021

31: Back to School Guide 2021

Erik and Kris discuss provide their "back to school" tech recommendations for the 2021 academic year. Listen for recommendations on laptops, tablets, computer accessories, essential apps, and some analog bonuses. This conversation included several digressions.SHOW NOTESWindows Laptops*Dell XPS 13 (16 gigs ram)*Microsoft surface laptop 4*Also great: Framework - https://frame.work/products/laptop/configuration/edit Mac Laptop*Macbook Air M1 (might update soon)Tablet*iPad (might update soon)*iPad Air (might update soon)For Apple product life cycles check https://buyersguide.macrumors.com/#iosKeyboard*Logitech K780*Logitech Ergonomic K860*Microsoft Sculpt ergonomic (not available through Microsoft store. They now sell 'Surface' economic keyboard and mouse)Mice*Logitech MX Vertical https://www.logitech.com/en-ca/products/mice/mx-vertical-ergonomic-mouse.910-005447.html / MX Master / Logitech Triathlon*Evoluent (for uber ergos out there)Software*Password Manager: 1Password, LastPass, BitWarden (open source)Desk lamp*Taotronics LED Desk Lamp 38 *IKEA ForsåWater Bottle*Hydro FlaskBackpack*Tumbuk2 authority Laptop bagNotebooks (analog alert!)*Field Notes Charging accessories and cables*Check out Anker (PowerPort Series with USB A and C, cables, etc.)Recommended Software Cloud storage: Google Drive, Dropbox, or other cloud storage Notes: ...

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August 17, 2021 00:49:10
30: Rewind Episode - Building Better Teams

30: Rewind Episode - Building Better Teams

Erik and Kris interview Dr. Tom O’Neill, an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Calgary. This episode was originally released on August 4, 2020. With the 2021 school year ramping up, we are revisiting Tom's interview where he discusses ITP Metrics, a free online teamwork and behavioural assessment platform. Tom and his team created this platform to improve classroom team dynamics, and it has been used in several programs to great success.SHOW NOTES:  ITP Metrics platform:  https://www.itpmetrics.com/GUEST INFORMATION:Dr. Tom O’NeillLinkedIn:  https://www.linkedin.com/in/thomas-o-neill-53bbb321/UCalgary Profile:  https://psyc.ucalgary.ca/profiles/thomas-o-neill  EDTECH EXAMINED CONTACT:Website: edtechexamined.comEmail: [email protected]: @EdTechExaminedTEAM INFORMATIONErik 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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August 03, 2021 01:33:19
29: Futurecast

29: Futurecast

This episode is all about the trends. Erik and Kris discuss news stories about how video editing skills are here to stay, making higher education more developmental, and eight challenges universities will face in the coming year. They also talk about Windows 365 and what it means for computing, Erik's Op-Ed about open educational resources (OER) in the Edmonton Journal, and how to "de-Google" and protect your privacy online.SHOW NOTESNews*Forbes: Meet the Company Proving Two Big EdTech Trends*Inside HigherEd: 6 Ways to Make Education More Developmental*Forbes: 8 Reasons This Coming Year Could be the Hardest Yet for Higher EdDiscussion:Windows 365*ZDNet - Mary Jo Foley*Paul Thurrott Edmonton Journal - Open educational resources would make post-secondary cots more affordableEdTech Tips*Forbes - Gmail alternatives*PrivacyTools.ioEDTECH EXAMINED CONTACT:Website: edtechexamined.comEmail: [email protected]: @EdTechExaminedTEAM INFORMATIONErik 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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July 20, 2021 01:22:46
28: Window Dressing

28: Window Dressing

In this episode, Kris and Erik answer listener questions about computer security resources, and they discuss the Windows 11 announcement and its implications for education. News coverage includes the differences in EdTech spending between the US and China, the college recruitment startup Unibuddy, and Scott Galloway's summary of the Robinhood debacle. This week's EdTech tips include embedding discussion questions in your podcasts and how to extend your home WiFi signal.SHOW NOTES#EdTechOfficeHoursSecurity books*Click Here to Kill Everybody - Bruce Schneier*Schneier on Security blog*Techno Creep - Tom KeenanSecurity resources*Security Now podcast*Stacey on IoT newsletter and podcastNews*Forbes: EdTech Gap Between China and the US*Global News Wire: Unibuddy startup for college recruitment*Scott Galloway: Robinhood and iAddictionDiscussion: Windows 11Microsoft*Learning with the New Windows 11*Windows 11: The Operating System for Hybrid Work and LearningArticles by Paul Thurrott*Windows 11: First Impressions*Windows 11: A Few More Observations*Windows 11: Feature Focus Snap GroupsEdTech TipsEmbedded questions in podcasts*Blog post*Research studyWiFi boosting*The Wirecutter: The Best WiFi ExtenderEDTECH EXAMINED CONTACT:Website: edtechexamined.comEmail: [email protected]: @EdTechExaminedTEAM INFORMATIONErik 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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July 14, 2021 00:44:25
27: Jim Gibson, Chief Catalyst, Southern Alberta Institute of Technology

27: Jim Gibson, Chief Catalyst, Southern Alberta Institute of Technology

In this interview, Kris and Erik interview Jim Gibson, Chief Catalyst at the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT). They discuss Jim's background in venture capital, how he came to SAIT, the School for Advanced Digital Technology, the future of higher education and Alberta's economy.GUEST INFORMATIONJim Gibson, Chief Catalyst, Southern Alberta Institute of Technology*LinkedIn*Twitter*Website: ThinAirLabs.caEDTECH EXAMINED CONTACT:Website: edtechexamined.comEmail: [email protected]: @EdTechExaminedTEAM INFORMATIONErik 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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June 16, 2021 01:40:17
26: AI Apples

26: AI Apples

In this episode, Erik and Kris dissect the 2021 Apple World Wide Developer's Conference (WWDC), including all the updates to iOS, iPadOS, and macOS. They answer listener questions about getting started with automation and apps for developing consistent writing habits. News topics include VR geology, Google AI in education, blended learning norms, and AirTags privacy. Our co-hosts also provide some privacy and entertainment edtech tips.SHOW NOTESOur new blog post!*Bootstrapping an Education Technology Podcast - Medium#EdTechOfficeHoursAutomation on the Mac*Mac OS X Automation websiteJournaling apps*DayOne*Penzu*Daylio*Good Notes / Notability (digital pen)Productivity books for writers*Deep Work - Cal Newport*The War of Art - Steven PressfieldPrivacyTools.ioDiscussionWWDC KeynoteEdTech Tips*Privacy Bot*Firefox 89*Curiosity StreamEDTECH EXAMINED CONTACT:Website: edtechexamined.comEmail: [email protected]: @EdTechExaminedTEAM INFORMATIONErik 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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