EdTech Examined

22: Rewind Episode - Capture, Configure, Control

EdTech Examined
22: Rewind Episode - Capture, Configure, Control
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PREAMBLE:

Given our recent episodes have focused on productivity and behind-the-scenes recording secrets, my co-host Kris Hans and I wanted to highlight an older episode some of you might have missed. Episode #9 “Capture, Configure, Control,” was originally released on September 1st, 2020. In it, Kris and I discuss a variety of productivity hacks such as project management software, Cal Newport’s Deep Work Strategies, Todd Henry’s Accidental Creative, and Tony Buzan’s mind-mapping concept, podcast hosting, and some of our favourite note-taking apps. In fact, Episode #9 has been our most downloaded episode to date and we want to thank you for your support. We hope you enjoy this ‘rewind episode.’ Until next time…

DESCRIPTION

In this episode, Erik and Kris focus on productivity strategies for educators and students. They give their experience using project management software like Basecamp and Trello, do a deep dive on note-taking apps (for all platforms), and review Cal Newport’s concept of Deep Work and the strategies of Capture, Configure, and Control for taking control of your time. The co-hosts also discuss their experience so far with paid podcast hosting. They also talk about Andy Hargreaves’ critique of EdTech in the Washington Post and innovative social distancing strategies for k-12 students in Alberta.

SHOW NOTES

Project Management Tools

Basecamp: https://basecamp.com

Trello: https://trello.com/home 

Cal Newport and Deep Work

Cal Newport’s Deep Work: https://amzn.to/2EUX5He 

Overview of Deep Work (Medium): https://medium.com/@nina.semczuk/5-practices-from-deep-work-by-cal-newport-thatll-change-your-life-303847ec5f3c

Cal Newport Study Hacks Blog: https://www.calnewport.com/blog/  

Cal Newport Podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/fleeing-collapsing-career-taking-notes-on-books-building/id1515786216?i=1000483167517 

Cal Newport 3 practices for organizing and documenting your ideas and planning your time

  1. Capture - Get it down
  2. Configure - Describe the task in detail
  3. Control - Plan and execution of the task

Other organization strategies

Accidental Creative by Todd Henry: https://amzn.to/3lEYORU

Mind Mapping by Tony Buzan: https://tonybuzan.com/  

Documentaries on innovation

General Magic

Love Notes to Newton

Podcast hosting options

Castos: https://www.castos.com 

PodBean: https://www.podbean.com 

Simple Cast: https://simplecast.com

Captivate: https://www.captivate.fm/podcast/ 

Buzzprout: https://www.buzzsprout.com 

Anchor: https://anchor.fm 

News Articles

Washington Post - “The education technology students will need — and won’t — after coronavirus”: https://www.washingtonpost.com/education/2020/08/06/education-technology-students-will-need-wont-after-covid-19/ 

Huff Post - “Private Businesses Could Host Some Alberta Students' Remote Learning This Year”: https://www.huffingtonpost.ca/entry/private-remote-learning-alberta_ca_5f344abac5b64cc99fe1ab76 

Clayton Christensen’s Book on Innovation

Innovator’s Dilemma: https://amzn.to/34OWGRt 

Competing Against Luck: https://amzn.to/31JL1Bg 

How will you Measure your Life: https://amzn.to/31IXC7N 

Tech Tip: Note-Taking Apps

Web-based Apps


Google Keep: https://keep.google.com 

Evernote: https://evernote.com 

Roam: https://roamresearch.com 

Desktop and mobile apps

Apple Notes: https://support.apple.com/en-ca/guide/notes/welcome/mac

iA Writer: https://ia.net/writer

Stylus based apps

Notability: https://www.gingerlabs.com

Good Notes: https://www.goodnotes.com

Microsoft OneNote: https://www.onenote.com/signin?wdorigin=ondc

Privacy-focused apps (https://www.privacytools.io/software/notebooks/)

Joplin: https://joplinapp.org 

Standard Notes: https://standardnotes.org 

Paper notebooks and pens 

Rhodia Webbie notebook: https://amzn.to/2EPidyn 

Leuchtturm 1917 notebook: https://amzn.to/3jAvjif 

Uni-Ball Jetstream Pen: https://amzn.to/32XbbjJ 

Scanner Apps

Scanner Pro: https://readdle.com/scannerpro

Adobe Scan: https://acrobat.adobe.com/ca/en/mobile/scanner-app.html

Microsoft Office Lens: https://www.microsoft.com/en-ca/p/office-lens/9wzdncrfj3t8?activetab=pivot:overviewtab

Tech Tip: Data Backup Strategies

3-2-1 backup strategy Leo Laporte TWiT - https://twit.tv/shows/twit-bits/episodes/3019 

Local backup tools

Western Digital Black Hard Drive: https://amzn.to/2YRezep 

Western Digital Red Hard Drive: https://amzn.to/31HcyDA 

Western Digital Black 5TB P10 Portable External Hard Drive: https://amzn.to/3bl66VZ 

Western Digital Black 12TB P10 Portable External Hard Drive: https://amzn.to/3gNej6z 

Sabrent USB 3.0 to SATA External Hard Drive Lay-Flat Docking Station: https://amzn.to/31IGf7a 

Samsung T5 Portable SSD - 500GB: https://amzn.to/2Gfk942 

SanDisk 1TB Extreme Portable External SSD: https://amzn.to/2EUxq0Z 

Western Digital Black 1TB NVMe SSD Drive: https://amzn.to/3jxJ3tS 

ASUS ROG NVMe SSD Enclosure: https://amzn.to/32Kz7GG 

Automated backup software

Apple time machine guide: https://support.apple.com/en-ca/HT201250 

Super Duper (macOS): https://www.shirt-pocket.com  

Off-site cloud storage

Carbonite: https://www.carbonite.com 

BackBlaze: https://www.backblaze.com

CONTACT:

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Twitter: @EdTechExamined

TEAM INFORMATION:

Erik Christiansen, Co-Founder & Co-Host

Website: erikchristiansen.net

Twitter: @egchristiansen

Blog: tech-bytes.net

Kris Hans, Co-Founder & Co-Host

Website: krishans.ca

Twitter:  @KrisHans

Market Grade: marketgrade.com

Christopher Hoang, Audio Producer & Sound Engineer

Website: chrishoang.ca


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