Episode 36 Small School Big iPads

Small School Big iPads

In this episode:

Summer is here, yeah!!! Time to pull down the network.

iPad deployment fun

This week in Docs and Sites: Ignore All, Ubuntu, and Site soft delete – is Google trying to tell us something?

WWDC and all things Apple – is Apple using the best from everyone else?

Anytime Anywhere Learning Foundation – aalf.org

Introducing appointment slots in Google Calendar – Got to love the Google Calendar!!!

Change Google Calendar’s default meeting length and more print options – More Google Calendar Goodness

Google Teacher Academy Seattle WA June 16th Midnight deadline – Sorry to Late, but check out the resources – https://sites.google.com/site/gtaresources/

Chromebook Pilot Lessons Learned – Kipp LA School: http://www.learncentral.org/event/159106

Rockstar Teacher Summer Tech Camp August 2-4th http://www.cue.org/rockstar

Let us know if you would like to be a guest over the summer.  danny@smallschoolbigtech.com or andrew@smallschoolbigtech.com or use our appointment scheduler (Go Google Calendar)


Episode 34 On The Road Again

On The Road Again

In this episode:

Andrew installs an OCZ Vertex2 SSD in his MacBook Pro while using a Optibay Drive kit from http://www.mcetech.com/optibay/ to replace the SuperDrice with the old 500GB stock hard drive. Let’s just say it’s fast. Meanwhile, Danny finds out that the new iMac does not allow Hard Drive upgrades http://gigaom.com/apple/imac-drives-not-meant-to-be-replaced-and-i-hate-it/ so that’s a real buzz kill. A little thing called Google I/O happened where they finally announced the long awaited ChromeBooks. Too bad the Education pricing is not what we had hoped – ChromeBooks for Education. Also out of Google I/O – coming this summer: Fully offline Gmail, Calendar and Docs. We visit the Corcoran Unified School District’s 1:1 iPad program and spend much of the drive back questioning which is the way forward for our own 1:1, iPads or ubermix netbooks?

Episode 33 Back In the US of A

In this episode:

32 iMacs imaged with Target Disk mode at school today. http://yfrog.com/h020hinj
Link for a easier way from our friend Jon Corippo –

Upload a folder to Google Docs – http://googledocs.blogspot.com/2011/04/simpler-file-upload-in-google-docs.html

Upload images to Spreadsheets – http://googledocs.blogspot.com/2011/04/upload-images-in-google-spreadsheets.html

Sliderocket bought out by VMWare – http://www.fiercecontentmanagement.com/story/vmware-takes-social-turn-sliderocket-purchase/2011-04-27

Nook Color Firmware update or Rooted

Google Docs app for Android – http://googlemobile.blogspot.com/2011/04/introducing-new-google-docs-app-for.html

5 years of Google Calendar and a new favicon – http://gmailblog.blogspot.com/2011/04/5-years-of-google-calendar-and-new.html

CUE Rockstar – http://www.CUE.org/rockstar

Episode 32 The First International Edition

The First International Edition

In this episode:

MacBook Pro / iPad Roll Out

No Unlock for you –
Update iPhone 3GS / 3G Baseband to 06.15.00 with PwnageTool 4.1.3 for iOS 4.2.1 Unlock [Guide] – http://www.redmondpie.com/update-iphone-3gs-3g-baseband-to-06.15.00-with-pwnagetool-4.1.3-for-ios-4.2.1-unlock-guide/
Download iOS 4.2.1 for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch NOW ! – http://www.redmondpie.com/download-ios-4.2.1-iphone-4-3gs-3g-ipad-ipod-touch-final-version/
How to Unlock iOS 4.2.1 with Ultrasn0w 1.2 [Video Guide] – http://www.redmondpie.com/unlock-4.2.1-ios-iphone-3gs-3g-with-ultrasn0w-how-to-guide/

Wonderful Hotel WiFi

Traveling with a WiFi only Cell Phone but a 3G iPad – Mover+  to the rescue
Autostitch and Camera+ for some great travel photos

Mover+ http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/mover/id320907954?mt=8
AutoStitch http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/autostitch-panorama/id318944927?mt=8
Camera+ http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/id329670577?mt=8

GTA – http://sites.google.com/site/gtaresources/events/2011-04-20

$2 interactive white board http://goo.gl/E0QI

Doceri News – http://doceri.com/
Splashtop Remote – http://www.splashtop.com/remote

Google Apps Manager is it worth it? –  http://code.google.com/p/google-apps-manager/

The Ed Tech Crew Podcast – http://www.edtechcrew.net/ – Tony Richards – http://twitter.com/itmadesimple
H4 Zoom Handy Recorder –  http://www.zoom.co.jp/english/products/h4n/

Episode 31 Haiku LMS And IBM’s Watson May Be The Perfect Teacher


In this episode:

We go all Haiku in this episode. Is Star Trek Vulcan Learning and IBM’s Watson the future of education? If you’ve been to the future, drop us an email, we want to know. It’s all about the Relationships people. Don’t turn it in, Publish it! Open your classroom to the world. Back to the one room school house and Scantrons were cool in 1973. Simple and Effective win out over shiny and new any day. We bash on the IWBs again. (Sorry, we can’t help ourselves). Oh yeah, we’re going 1:1 next year and what the heck does that look like in the classroom? Hang on to your seats, as usual, we’re all over the place in this episode.

Episode 30 To CUE11 And Back in One Piece

To CUE11 And Back in One Piece

In this episode:

We’re Back from #cue11.

Splashtop remote – http://www.splashtop.com/remote – “Enjoy all that your computer has to offer – remotely from your mobile devices. With Splashtop® Remote, you can fully access and control your PC in any way imaginable.”

Doceri – http://doceri.com/ – “Doceri™ is a revolutionary iPad software suite for classrooms, conference rooms, and auditoriums – any place where you give presentations, teach, or collaborate.”

Michael Horn – Disrupting Class – http://books.google.com/books?id=HHKLM5IXlooC&lpg=PP1&dq=Michael%20Horn%20Disrupting&pg=PP1#v=onepage&q&f=false

Robert Craven @digitalroberto – Saddleback Unified School District