Thursday, June 28, 2012

Episode 133 - Tux Typing, Summer Reading List and Conference Season

It’s Thursday, June 28th, 2012 and welcome to episode 133 of Tech Talk for Teachers. I’m Tom Grissom and I’m Cindy Rich.


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(40 minutes 52 seconds)

The Linux Challenge (Part 2)

Tux Typing (and other Tux Kids Programs)

The Story Behind Tux the Penguin

Ubuntu (Most Popular Desktop Version of Linux)

Summer Reading List 

Thinking Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman 

Wisdom of Crowds by James Surowiecki

Too Big to Know: Rethinking Knowledge Now That the Facts Aren't the Facts, Experts Are Everywhere, and the Smartest Person in the Room is the Room by David Weinberger

Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking by Malcom Gladwell

Conference Season 

The International Society for Technology in Education

Apple Macbook Pro Retina Display 

New Microsoft Surface Tablet 

Google I/O Nexus 7 inch Tablet

Technology Picks of the Week 

Tom’s Picks

ISTE 2012 Conference Youtube Channel

Flipped Learning Conference 2012 - Chicago

Don't Use Khan Academy without Watching this First

Flipped Classroom Videos

Steve Kelly Talks to Michigan State Board of Education about the Flipped Classroom (Youtube Video)

Cindy’s Pick of the Week

That wraps it up for episode 133 of TechTalk4Teachers. Show notes for this episode and archived episodes are available on the web at the EIU Instructional Technology Center website at To leave a comment or suggestion, please send an email to or leave a comment on the Tech Talk for Teachers blog. Until next time, this is Tom Grissom and I'm Cindy Rich, Keep on learning.