Friday, December 19, 2014

Episode 172 - TechTalk4Teachers Holiday Edition


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

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  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, Cindy Rich, and Mike Gioia. Keep on learning.

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