Showing posts from April, 2020

Old Made New: Back to Bunsen Labs Linux (Updated)

Alas, my Microsoft Surfacebook (the original), one of the best machines I've owned in years, has started to get yellow splotches on the screen (see image below). So, I said, I'll keep using it until it dies. But then I read the Microsoft website.
If within 3 years of purchase, Microsoft has been replacing these where the battery swelling has caused the screen to separate free of charge. If you are in the US, you should go to the closest physical retail Microsoft Store - outside the US, contact support the screen has separated, it is NOT safe to use this device while plugged into AC.
Anyways, I'm way past warranty and time to look for alternatives. I found quite a few laptops (e.g. Alienware from Newegg was one possible winner) I would love to own, but none of them are free.

Here's a hint of what I ended up doing:
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The Inside Scoop: EdTech 2020 Virtual Conference #edtech #zoom

Did you miss the announcement yesterday about the EdTech 2020 Virtual Conference? It's not too late to find out more about this exciting, first time event for Texas State University. The virtual, graduate student organized conference offers engaging virtual sessions. The sessions are available in both synchronous (Saturday, April 25, 2020) and asynchronous (video recordings) formats.

Wait, wait, there's more! You can interact with speakers via live chat from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM (Central) on the day of each event.

Watch the Interview with the Organizers Curious about the planning that went into this event? Get the inside scoop. Watch this 23 minute video available via YouTube:

Learn more about available sessions and Register

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Online Conference - EDTC #edtc #edtech

Dr. Liz Stephens and the entire EDTC Master's Program have put together an online conference. They had planned to do this before COVID-19 came along, but it's perfect timing for many of us who'd like to learn more about this on Saturday, April 25, 2020.
Topics & Speakers: Creating an Online Classroom in Discord - Speaker: Liam HeilandCreating Fabulous Interview Videos - Speaker: Stephen A. GarciaEngage Those Learners with Factile - Speaker: Jenni ClarkExplore the Creativity of Digital Storytelling - Speaker: Danielle MedeirosInteractive Displays & How to Integrate Them into the Classroom - Speaker: Cody CrumleyHow to Use Zoom - Speaker: Sam DavisPersonalized Learning Environments: Individualization and Accommodations for Virtual Classrooms - Speaker: Jeremy Loomis-NorrisTechnology & Content Engagement - Shake Up Learning - Speaker: Gail Sylvester-ConradTikTok turned Educational? Come learn about FlipGrid and Engagement …

#FREE Online Conference with Recordings - The Learning Revolution

Wow, an update email from the Learning Revolution online conference caught my attention this evening. The conference is entirely free and you need only register to learn something from the amazing speakers. Some of the topics that have already been covered are linked below. To get access to them, you'll need to get a FREE account.

A set of time-zone-based calendars list all sessions as they are scheduled on a rolling basis. The sessions will also be recorded and available to watch for free during the conference.  The call for proposals is continually open. Presentation acceptances will be made on a rolling basis almost immediately, and presenters will be given the opportunity to choose a presentation day / time that is convenient to their own schedule.  The conference is being hosted by Steve Hargadon's Learning Revolution Project. He has held over 100 online and physical learning events during the past 10 years, and has a combined audience membership of 160,000 educators, adm…