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Wesley Fryer
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husband, dad, teacher, technology director, author, speaker, #create2learn PD workshop leader & essentialist. DE '05 - GCT '09. Here for the learning revolution.
husband, dad, teacher, technology director, author, speaker, #create2learn PD workshop leader & essentialist. DE '05 - GCT '09. Here for the learning revolution.

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My free educational technology newsletter this week will email out Monday/tomorrow at 9 am Central time, but you can also read it online using the link below. This week it includes:

- a Tip: Auto-Upload Smartphone Photos to Google Photos
- a Tool: LastPass for Password Management
- - a Text: "The Mirai Botnet Architects Are Now Fighting Crime With the FBI"
a Tutorial [VIDEO]: Tips for Search & File Organization in Google Drive

https://mailchi.mp/5e45e616c9da/a-tip-tool-text-and-tutorial-from-wes-26-august-2791357
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I wrote and shared a new post on my professional blog tonight: "Using ffWorks and FFmpeg for Video Compression"

http://www.speedofcreativity.org/2018/11/08/using-ffworks-and-ffmpeg-for-video-compression/
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I shared a new post on my blog tonight: Friends Don’t Let Friends Use the Edge Web Browser (or Bing for Search)

http://wfryer.me/noedge
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Great conversation last night with Jun Kim on student data privacy, the recent alleged hardware attack on Apple/Amazon via Chinese manufacturers, Tuesdays Made with Google event, Robocalls and Pixel 3, and more. Check out the audio or video archive from "The EdTech Situation Room":

http://edtechsr.com/2018/10/11/edtech-situation-room-episode-110/
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Great conversation last night on "The EdTech Situation Room with Tye Campbell! Lots of great resources and ideas from Tye relating to digital citizenship, screentime health, privacy protection and more! http://edtechsr.com/2018/10/04/edtech-situation-room-episode-109/
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I wrote a new blog post tonight after I received a phone call today on my cell phone from a real person (not a recording) which was unequivocally "phishing."

Beware of Phishing Cell Phone Calls: Don't Share Personal Info with Strangers

http://www.speedofcreativity.org/2018/10/03/beware-of-phishing-cell-phone-calls-dont-share-personal-info-with-strangers/
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We need a print server / print queue solution similar to PaperCut which supports direct authentication to Google. PaperCut has this on their roadmap but doesn't support it yet.
https://www.papercut.com

Ideally we need an easy way to add a single printer to both MacOS and Windows10 computers, print quotas, and the ability for users to pay with a debit card / credit card (ie students) for color prints when they choose a color printer. This solution should also support the same features on Chromebooks. Ideally it would support printing from iPads too.

Anyone have a good solution for this?

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I have an older Chromebook (Acer C740) that has a broken power port. The power charger won't push into it, I'm not sure what happened.

I know repairs on older Chromebooks like this can almost be as expensive as a new device... What do you recommend for a repair vendor to use that is reasonable pricewise and does good/speedy work?

We've had good luck with Trinity3 for our Chromebooks but this is one we didn't buy from them, and I thought I'd check on other vendors too...

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http://edtechsr.com/2018/09/06/edtech-situation-room-episode-106/

Welcome to episode 106 of the EdTech Situation Room from September 5, 2018, where technology news meets educational analysis. This week Jason Neiffer (@techsavvyteach) and Wesley Fryer (@wfryer) reflected on the 20th anniversary of Google and the 10th anniversary of the Chrome web browser, and the long way we've come in the ensuing years. Other topics included "the technology correction" with an excellent article arguing for the breakup of Facebook based on current U.S. anti-trust law, proposed revisions to anti-trust law which could be applied to large technology companies including Facebook, Amazon, Google and Apple, and this week's Congressional testimony by technology leaders in Washington D.C. The ethical dimensions of corporate developed and sold spyware, the question of liability for developers when their spyware is used by governments against human rights advocates and political opponents, and the ongoing advocacy by Western governments for security "back doors" in technology platforms were also discussed. The threat posed by new European copyright laws to the open Internet, Apple's upcoming event on September 12th and leaks suggesting new iPhone models and a 4th generation Apple watch, and the success of the Google Pixelbook in sparking the availability of higher end Chromebooks rounded out the show's articles. Geeks of the Week included the GeoMap website and application Relive, and CloudReady by Neverware for breathing new Chrome life into older computers. Check out edtechSR.com/links for all shownotes, including those listed below. Please follow us on Twitter @edtechSR for updates, and join us LIVE on Wednesday nights if you can at 10 pm Eastern / 9 pm Central / 8 pm Mountain / 7 pm Pacific or 3 am UTC.
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