Show Notes – S1E8 – Guest: Harry Dickens
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Hello and welcome to this episode of EduTechGuys Radio brought to you by Southwest Arkansas Education Cooperative and Hope Public Schools, both located in Hope, Arkansas. David ad libs intro for each person here today.
Today, we will kick things off with some of the news happening in education around the country and then we will bring on our special guest Harry Dickens. We’ll listen to our featured artist of the week, Trey Johnson and share other tips and information during this hour.
Starting off with EduTech News,
Windows 10 – Download it starting today.
Windows 10 Education Edition can be upgraded to from Home or Pro
Windows Home cannot turn off Windows Update
Sure, Internet Explorer will still be there if you want, but it’s not the default. Microsoft Edge is. –UNLESS you’re using Enterprise Edition
Windows 10 Enterprise only available as an upgrade to Pro — rumored not to be available as a pre-installed version from OEMs
According to the Baltimore Sun yesterday, Maryland reported that PARCC testing saved the state more than 2.5 million dollars compared to previous statewide assessments. They administered 1.3 Million tests to 80 percent of the student population.
The 2015 Bammy nominees have been announced! The Bammys celebrate various facets of education. Two of the nominees are Arkansas’ own founder of ArkEdChat, Daisy Dyer Duerr!! Also nominated is Ben Honeycutt and Connor Janzen. You might remember Ben’s name from the conversation we had with his dad, Kevin Honeycutt about the Open World Project. That is awesome! The Bammy awards ceremony will take place on September 28. Good luck to both of these great education influencers!
Comments, etc about the news items/lead-in to Harry Dickens
harrydickens.com – About him,Blog, Links, Twitter.
Harry Dickens is an Instructional Technology Consultant for several school districts in Arkansas and other states. He has worked with teachers and students in many schools. Harry has presented at several Common Core and Visible Learning Institutes in association with Corwin Press.
Featured Artist of the week Trey Johnson.
Next show this Saturday at Fat Jacks in Texarkana @ 9:00 p.m.
“Collect our thoughts”
Google App Feature of the week
With Information Rights Management (IRM), people using Google Drive can now disable downloading, printing, and copying from the advanced sharing menu―perfect for when the file you’re sharing contains sensitive information that you don’t want shared broadly or leaked. This new option is available for any file stored in Google Drive, including documents, spreadsheets, and presentations created with Google Docs. To enable this feature, open the sharing dialogue from any Google document, spreadsheet, presentation, or other file in Drive on the web and click on Advanced in the lower right hand corner. Check the ‘Disable options to download, print, and copy for commenters and viewers’ box and click Save changes. This functionality is also available through API.
OUTRO SOUND BITE