EdTech Examined

#9: Capture, Configure, Control

EdTech Examined
#9: Capture, Configure, Control
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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 your 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 

(Please note that items preceded by a  *  are Amazon affiliate links)

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Erik Christiansen, Co-Founder & Co-Host

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Twitter: @egchristiansen

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Kris Hans, Co-Founder & Co-Host

Website: krishans.ca

Twitter:  @KrisHans

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Christopher Hoang, Audio Producer & Sound Engineer

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