Monday, June 30, 2014

Episode 166 - Summer Half-Time

06/30/2014

It's Monday, June 30th, 2014 and welcome to Episode 166 of TechTalk4Teachers, I'm Tom Grissom and I'm Mike Gioia.

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


In this episode...

Mike and I discuss on-going summer projects and we finish with our Technology Picks of the Week.

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Technology Picks of the Week


Mike's Pick

New blog post:

Surface Pro 2 as a Desktop Replacement



Surface Pro 2:
http://www.microsoft.com/surface/en-us/products/surface-pro-2

... and now the just announced Surface Pro 3:
http://www.microsoft.com/surface/en-us/products/surface-pro-3


That wraps it up for episode 166 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, keep on learning.

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


Friday, May 30, 2014

Episode 165 - Security Spotlight and Faculty Summer Institute

05/30/2014

It's Friday, May 30th, 2014 and welcome to Episode 165 of TechTalk4Teachers, I'm Tom Grissom and I'm Mike Gioia.

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


In this episode...

Mike and I discuss recent security issues that are in the news and the importance of educating ourselves against malicious Internet attacks. We also discuss the Faculty Summer Institute Conference (#fsi2014) that I recently attended at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. We finish with our Technology Picks of the Week.

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Technology Picks of the Week


Tom's Pick

Go Paperless by Using OneNote 2013
http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=42957

Get all your notes on all your devices with OneNote
http://www.onenote.com/


Mike's Pick

Surface Pro 2 as a Desktop Replacement



Surface Pro 2:
http://www.microsoft.com/surface/en-us/products/surface-pro-2

... and now the just announced Surface Pro 3:
http://www.microsoft.com/surface/en-us/products/surface-pro-3


That wraps it up for episode 165 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, keep on learning.

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


Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Episode 164 - Open Educational Resources and a 3rd-4th Grade Field Trip

04/30/2014

It's Wednesday, April 30th, 2014 and welcome to Episode 164 of TechTalk4Teachers, I'm Tom Grissom. 

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

I am going solo today as Cindy Rich is off to a Directors meeting with the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C. and Mike Gioia is off to the Champaign-Urbana area today.


In this episode...

I discuss using Open Educational Resources and how we designed a learning experience for a local 3rd and 4th grade field trip to Eastern Illinois University. I will finish up with my Technology Pick of the Week.

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 3rd Grade Concept Map of the Desert


Example Green Screen picture (Before)


 Example Green Screen picture (After)

A big thank you to Karen Fasimpaur for letting us use her desert pictures for our project. This sharing enables teachers and students the freedom to enjoy learning from others. If you use open educational resources be sure to return the favor and share something you created with others. Pass it on!

Desert Picture Links (Shared by Karen Fasimpaur):

https://www.flickr.com/search/?w=10293577@N03&q=desertfortom

https://www.flickr.com/search/?w=10293577@N03&q=Saguaro%20NP

The 3rd grade students enjoyed seeing the desert pictures taken by someone who lives nearby.


Desert Soundscape (listen)




Technology Pick of the Week


Tom’s Technology Pick


Global Soundscapes:






That wraps it up for episode 164 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, keep on learning.

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

Monday, March 31, 2014

Episode 163 - World Backup Day and a Special Guest

03/31/2014

It's Monday, March 31st, 2014 and welcome to TechTalk4Teachers, I'm Tom Grissom, and I'm Mike Gioia, and I'm Cindy Rich and we have a special guest, Bryan Murley. Welcome to the TechTalk4Teachers podcast, the show about teaching and learning with technology.

In this episode...

Bryan Murley a Professor of Journalism at EIU shares his podcast called Colllege Media Podcast. Mike Gioia and I will discuss World Backup Day and encourage EVERYONE to make a backup of your data today and we will finish up with our Technology Picks of the Week.

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Bryan Murley Links:





World Backup Day



ITC YouTube Videos about backups:


itcts_33 Organizing Files, Folders, and Backups (Tips and Tricks)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QmQHFZ3pL-0&list=UUAkVWHTOjqjhlmEn742w2Aw



itcts_34 Organizing Files, Folders, and Backups (Tips and Tricks)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mb5myf1y1vA&list=UUAkVWHTOjqjhlmEn742w2Aw



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Technology Picks of the Week


Bryan's Pick

Skitch
http://evernote.com/skitch/


Mike’s Pick

in1Case Mobile Phone Case with acccessories
http://www.in1case.com/Default.asp



Cindy’s Pick

iTunes U eBook Settlement





That wraps it up for episode 163 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, I'm Cindy Rich, and I'm Mike Gioia, and I'm Bryan Murley, keep on learning.

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

Friday, February 28, 2014

Episode 162 - Is it Spring yet?

02/28/2014

It's Thursday, February 27th, 2014 and welcome to TechTalk4Teachers, I'm Tom Grissom, and I'm Cindy Rich. Welcome to the TechTalk4Teachers podcast, the show about teaching and learning with technology.

In this episode...

Cindy and I will discuss a possible new phone search and some plans for getting some projects completed over Spring Break. Mike Gioia will lead our Security Spotlight feature and discuss more data breaches and Apples latest iOS and OS X security flaws.

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More notes coming soon 


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Technology Picks of the Week



Tom’s Pick
Find out reading level of your text by grade level.
http://www.hemingwayapp.com/


Cindy’s Pick
C25K Rund Double App
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.rundouble.companion&hl=en

Mike’s Pick
Keyring Loyalty Card App
https://www.keyringapp.com/


That wraps it up for episode 162 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, I'm Cindy Rich, and I'm Mike Gioia, keep on learning.

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

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Episode 161 - Data Privacy Month, Stay Safe Out There

01/30/2014

It's Thursday, January 30th, 2014 and welcome to TechTalk4Teachers, I'm Tom Grissom, I'm Cindy Rich, and I'm Mike Gioia. Welcome to the TechTalk4Teachers podcast, the show about teaching and learning with technology.

In this episode...

Mike Gioia will lead our Security Spotlight feature and discuss Data Privacy Month and share a few resources about keeping your data private and being safe online. We will also have our Tech Picks of the week including a new Chromebook review. Happy 2014!

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Data Privacy Month


Stay Safe Online Resource Website
http://www.staysafeonline.org/data-privacy-day/


Technology Picks of the Week





Mike’s Pick
Google Search


That wraps it up for episode 161 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, I'm Cindy Rich, and I'm Mike Gioia, keep on learning.

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


Friday, December 13, 2013

Episode 160 – Security Questions and Holiday Tech Gift Ideas

12/13/2013

It's Friday, December 13th 2013 and welcome to TechTalk4Teachers, I'm Tom Grissom, I'm Cindy Rich, and I'm Mike Gioia. Welcome to the TechTalk4Teachers podcast, the show about teaching and learning with technology.

In this episode...

Mike Gioia will lead our Security Spotlight feature and discuss the how hackers are using keyloggers and security questions to steal your passwords. Our Tech Picks this week will focus on Holiday Gift Stocking Stuffers for the teacher/techies in the house.

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Avoiding Vulnerable Passwords - and Rules, Too

http://research.microsoft.com/en-us/news/features/telepathwords-120513.aspx

https://telepathwords.research.microsoft.com/


Technology Picks of the Week


For Tech Picks of the Week we will focus on some holiday gift ideas for teachers and techies so be sure to check those out

Cindy’s Picks – Personalized Gifts


Mike’s Picks
Glif Tripod Mount for Smartphones

Remote Mouse Clicker (can often catch these on sale)
http://targus.com/us/wireless-presenter-with-laser-pointer-amp16us



Tom’s Pick
Raspberry Pi Kit Computer
http://www.raspberrypi.org/archives/5387

Happy Holidays and...

Keep on Learning,
Tom Grissom, PhD.

@tomgrissom