Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Episode 178 – County Fair Summer Photo Project

06/30/2015

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It’s Tuesday, June 30th, 2015 and welcome to Episode 178 of TechTalk4Teachers I’m Tom Grissom, I’m Cindy Rich, and I’m Brian Poulter. 

Welcome to TechTalk4Teachers the show about teaching and learning with technology. We have a special guest for todays show, Brian Poulter from the Eastern Illinois University Journalism Department.

Used with Permission.
This episode Brian Poulter will share a special summer learning project he is working on called, Fair People of Illinois, to update his skills with some new technology related to photography. After Brian shares his summer project Cindy, Brian, and I will share our Technology Picks of the Week.

Fair People of Illinois



Technology Picks of the Week


Tom’s Pick

Book Creator now available in the Windows Store


PC on a Stick


  
Cindy’s Pick
Infographics



Brian’s Pick
Snapseed App


That wraps it up for episode 178 of TechTalk4Teachers. Show notes for this episode and archived episodes are available on the web at the EIU Instructional Technology Center website at eiu.edu/itc If you have a comment or suggestion please send an email to techtalk@eiu.edu or leave a comment on the TechTalk4Teachers blog. Until next time, I’m Tom Grissom, I’m Cindy Rich, and I’m Brian Poulter. Keep on Learning!

Keep on Learning,
Tom Grissom, Ph.D.

Twitter: @tomgrissom



Sunday, May 31, 2015

Episode 177 - FSI2015 and Summer Plans

05/31/2015

It's Sunday, May 31st, 2015 and welcome to Episode 177 of TechTalk4Teachers, I'm Tom Grissom.

Welcome to Episode 177 of the TechTalk4Teachers podcast, the show about teaching and learning with technology.
I am starting out solo this month but we do have a pre-recorded segment with Cindy about our summer plans. 

I am back from the #FSI2015 Conference and reflecting back on some of the approaches we take for teaching and learning. We end with our Technology Picks of the Week.


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 In this episode...

I am freshly back from the Faculty Summer Institute 2015 Conference and share some of my thoughts about the conference.

Cindy and I recorded a segment earlier this month about our summer plans that we share and we end with our Technology Picks of the Week.

Show Notes

Faculty Summer Institute 2015 Conference:

#FSI2015 Full Program PDF
http://www.conferences.illinois.edu/facultysummerinstitute/docs/FinalFSI2015Program.pdf


My OneNote Notebook of the Teaching and Learning with the Cloud presentation from #FSI2015
https://goo.gl/G2ugYG




Technology Picks of the Week

Tom's Pick
NMC Horizon Report - Higher Education
http://www.nmc.org/publication/nmc-horizon-report-2015-higher-education-edition/

Cindy's Pick
Campaign for Commercial-free Childhood
http://www.commercialfreechildhood.org/


That wraps it up for episode 177 of TechTalk4Teachers. Show notes for this episode and archived episodes are available on the web at the EIU Instructional Technology Center website at eiu.edu/itc  To leave a comment or suggestion, please send an email to techtalk@eiu.edu or leave a comment on the Tech Talk for Teachers blog. Until next time, this is Tom Grissom, Cindy Rich, go make those backups and keep on learning.

Keep on Learning, 
Tom Grissom, Ph.D.
Twitter: @tomgrissom 


Thursday, April 30, 2015

Episode 176 - Spring Semester Wrap Up

04/30/2015

It's Thursday, April 30th, 2015 and welcome to Episode 176 of TechTalk4Teachers, I'm Tom Grissom and I'm Cindy Rich.

Welcome to Episode 176 of the TechTalk4Teachers podcast, the show about teaching and learning with technology.

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In this episode...

The Spring semester is nearly over and we take a look back at some of the project accomplishments and discuss what worked well and things we might do differently next semester.


Show Notes


New Zealand Skype Session
http://eiuitc.blogspot.com/2015/04/new-zealand-skype-session-and-tip-about.html?view=magazine

WolframAlpha Time Zone Check
http://www.wolframalpha.com/input/?i=What+time+is+it+in+Auckland%2C+New+Zealand+if+it+is+6pm+CST+on+April+22%2C+2015


Jack and the Beanstalk blog post
http://eiuitc.blogspot.com/2015/04/jack-and-beanstalk-bulletin-board.html?view=magazine


Jack and the Beanstalk Sway Presentation
https://sway.com/6eEWPxUkNZQOl0NW


ITC Spring 2015 Semester OneNote Notebook
https://onedrive.live.com/view.aspx?resid=3547E848D8D715E9!7744&app=OneNote&authkey=!ACW4Tt8ne5xt3Ug




Technology Picks of the Week



Tom's Pick


Dig a hole through the center of the Earth
http://www.ubasics.com/dighole/



Cindy's Pick



Library of Congress new iBook Discovery Series
http://www.loc.gov/teachers/student-discovery-sets/

That wraps it up for episode 176 of TechTalk4Teachers. Show notes for this episode and archived episodes are available on the web at the EIU Instructional Technology Center website at eiu.edu/itc  To leave a comment or suggestion, please send an email to techtalk@eiu.edu or leave a comment on the Tech Talk for Teachers blog. Until next time, this is Tom Grissom, Cindy Rich, go make those backups and keep on learning.

Keep on Learning,

Tom Grissom, Ph.D.

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Episode 175 - Happy World Backup Day

03/31/2015

It's Tuesday, March 31st, 2015 and welcome to Episode 175 of TechTalk4Teachers, I'm Tom Grissom and I'm Cindy Rich.

Welcome to Episode 175 of the TechTalk4Teachers podcast, the show about teaching and learning with technology.

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In this episode...

A reminder that today is World Backup Day. When was the last time you made a backup of all of your important files?  



Be prepared and routinely backup your important computer files so you will be protected when something bad happens to your computer. We will finish with our Technology Picks of the Week.

Show Note Links

World Backup Day
http://www.worldbackupday.com/en/



OneNote Webinar - Running a OneNote Hackday
http://webster.net.nz/2015/03/running-a-onenote-hackday/#.VRaFRlX3-iw




Facetime Connection During a Tornado Warning - Wesley Fryer
http://www.speedofcreativity.org/2015/03/27/facetime-connection-during-a-tornado-warning/


 http://eiuitc.blogspot.com/2015/03/updated-technology-enhanced-classrooms.html?view=magazine


itcts_033 Organizing Files, Folders, and Backups (Tips and Tricks) Part 1 of 2https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QmQHFZ3pL-0


itcts_034 Organizing Files, Folders, and Backups (Tips and Tricks) Part 2 of 2https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mb5myf1y1vA





Technology Picks of the Week


Tom's Pick

Online Stopwatch 
http://online-stopwatch.com



Cindy's Pick

Dog Cam 
Cindy explains her webcam setup to view her Dogs when away from home.

That wraps it up for episode 175 of TechTalk4Teachers. Show notes for this episode and archived episodes are available on the web at the EIU Instructional Technology Center website at eiu.edu/itc  To leave a comment or suggestion, please send an email to techtalk@eiu.edu or leave a comment on the Tech Talk for Teachers blog. Until next time, this is Tom Grissom, Cindy Rich, go make those backups and keep on learning.

Keep on Learning, 
Tom Grissom, Ph.D.
Twitter: @tomgrissom 

Friday, February 27, 2015

Episode 174 - Where did February go?

02/27/2015

It's Friday, February 27th, 2015 and welcome to Episode 174 of TechTalk4Teachers, I'm Tom Grissom and I'm Cindy Rich.

Welcome to Episode 174 of the TechTalk4Teachers podcast, the show about teaching and learning with technology.

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In this episode...

A quick security spotlight of items in the news, Tom and Cindy will give an update on some of the projects currently under way and we will finish with our Technology Picks of the Week.

Show Note Links

Lenovo Adware
http://www.pcworld.com/article/2886357/lenovo-preinstalls-man-in-the-middle-adware-that-hijacks-https-traffic-on-new-pcs.html


Gmail AutoComplete Bug
http://www.engadget.com/2015/02/23/gmails-autocomplete-is-broken/

Samsung Smart TV Privacy 
http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2015/02/09/samsung-smart-tv-privacy-1984_n_6642934.html


ICE Conference 2015
http://www.iceberg.org/ice_conference

Technology Picks of the Week


Tom's Pick

OneNote Staff Notebook Creator

http://blogs.office.com/2015/02/24/classroom-school-introducing-onenote-staff-notebook-education/




Social Studies CONFERENCE:
Friday, March 6, 2015
8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Developing Content Knowledge and Literacy Skills 
in Social Sciences & Interdisciplinary Environments

http://www.eiu.edu/~eiutps/TPSEIU_ICSS.php


That wraps it up for episode 174 of TechTalk4Teachers. Show notes for this episode and archived episodes are available on the web at the EIU Instructional Technology Center website at eiu.edu/itc  To leave a comment or suggestion, please send an email to techtalk@eiu.edu or leave a comment on the Tech Talk for Teachers blog. Until next time, this is Tom Grissom, Cindy Rich. Keep on learning.

Keep on Learning, 
Tom Grissom, Ph.D.
Twitter: @tomgrissom 

Friday, January 30, 2015

Episode 173 - So long Mike, Best Wishes

01/30/2015

It's Friday, January 30th,  2015 and welcome to Episode 173 of TechTalk4Teachers, I'm Tom Grissom, I'm Cindy Rich, and I'm Mike Gioia.

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Some sad news to announce this week as Mike Gioia will be leaving the TechTalk4Teachers podcast as he has accepted another position at a different university. Mike has been a great addition to our podcast and has regularly shared his expertise about information security with our audience. Mike will certainly be missed and we wish him the best in his new adventures.

#InvisibleTechSupport We begin this episode with a THANK YOU to all the tech support people out there who worked extremely hard over the holiday season to perform maintenance and upgrades to networking and other information systems applications. Without you we could not do our jobs effectively.

Security Spotlight
Mike will give his last Security Spotlight and we will wrapup by sharing our Technology Picks of the Week.

Show Note Links

Technology Picks of the Week


Tom's Pick

Toshiba Encore 2 Write Windows 8.1 Tablet with Digital Pen

http://www.toshiba.com/us/tablets/encore2-write/8/WT8PE-B264#



Cindy's Pick

International Literacy Association 
Name Change



That wraps it up for episode 173 of TechTalk4Teachers. Show notes for this episode and archived episodes are available on the web at the EIU Instructional Technology Center website at eiu.edu/itc  To leave a comment or suggestion, please send an email to techtalk@eiu.edu or leave a comment on the Tech Talk for Teachers blog. Until next time, this is Tom Grissom, Cindy Rich, I'm Mike Gioia... and remember Information Security is EVERYONES responsibility. Keep on learning.

We'll miss you Mike, thank you for your contributions.

Keep on Learning, 
Tom Grissom, Ph.D.
Twitter: @tomgrissom 

Friday, December 19, 2014

Episode 172 - TechTalk4Teachers Holiday Edition

12/19/2014

It's Friday, December 19th,  2014 and welcome to Episode 172 of TechTalk4Teachers, I'm Tom Grissom, I'm Cindy Rich, and I'm Mike Gioia.

Welcome to the Holiday Edition of TechTalk4Teachers podcast, the show about teaching and learning with technology.

In this episode...

We discuss some of the recent hacks in the corporate world including the recent Sony hack that appears to be a massive attack against Sony. We also discuss the need for backing up your computer and turning off equipment that is not needed over the holiday break and we will share our holiday Technology Picks of the Week.

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Technology Picks of the Week


Tom's Pick

Microsoft Bluetooth Wireless Arc Mouse

http://www.amazon.com/Microsoft-Bluetooth-Surface-Windows-Tablets/dp/B00MN284T2/


Update from November 2014:
Sway Presentation Service now open to the Public. 

Sway is a new way to present content that is very easy to use to create your own custom content. A huge bonus is that it uses HTML5 and therefore is cross-platform that can be viewed from Windows, Mac, iOS, Android, and Chromebook devices. Sway uses responsive-design so that content can be created once and then will automatically re-format the content based upon the device it is view upon. This is particularly nice for content that will be viewed on mobile devices many of our students now have available.






Cindy's Pick

Bluetooth Wireless Headphones


(still deciding what to get)



Mike's Pick

Anker High-Capacity Portable Charger


That wraps it up for episode 172 of TechTalk4Teachers. Show notes for this episode and archived episodes are available on the web at the EIU Instructional Technology Center website at eiu.edu/itc  To leave a comment or suggestion, please send an email to techtalk@eiu.edu or leave a comment on the Tech Talk for Teachers blog. Until next time, this is Tom Grissom, Cindy Rich, and Mike Gioia. Keep on learning.



Keep on Learning, 
Tom Grissom, Ph.D.
Twitter: @tomgrissom