This is an audio podcast version of the December 28, 2014 “2014 EdTech Year in Review” educational technology Google Hangout including Jason Neiffer (@techsavvyteach), Eric Langhorst (@elanghorst), and Wesley Fryer (@wfryer). Participants discussed the digital tools, trends, workflows, conferences, and interactions which stood out in 2014 for educators and media publishers/sharers, as well as some of the news stories from 2014 which will impact schools the most in the coming year. Refer to the Google Document linked in the shownotes for links to many of the referenced apps, websites, and resources discussed in the show. In addition, a video archive of the show is available on YouTube. This was the second annual “end of year” educational technology podcast. Also check the shownotes for a link to the December 2013 version which included Jennie Magiera as well as Jason and Wes. More podcasts from this crew may be forthcoming in 2015! Thanks to everyone who tuned in live and shared feedback as well as questions.


  1. Google Doc of Shownotes 
  2. YouTube archive of our Google Hangout
  3. Jason Neiffer @techsavvyteach
  4. Eric Langhorst @elanghorst
  5. Wesley Fryer @wfryer
  6. Tweets from today’s show: #2014EdTechReview (see below for individual tweets)
  7. Review: Microsoft Office 365 vs. Google Apps (3 Jan 2014)
  8. A Comparison Of Microsoft Office 365 and Google Apps (12 Sep 2014)
  9. Google Unseats Apple In U.S. Classrooms As Chromebooks Beat iPads (1 Jan 2014)
  10. STEM Curiosity Links
  11. HENRY (Helping Everyone Note & Record Yesterday) Family History Project
  12. Serial Podcast
  13. “The Serial Podcast: By The Numbers” (CNN, 24 Dec 2014)
  14. StartUp Podcast
  15. Listen Current (online tool that curates educational public radio stories and develops accompanying standards-based teacher resources)
  16. ‘Serial’ conclusion leaves podcasters cautiously optimistic about the future (Mashable – 12 Dec 2014)
  17. Science Friday Podcast
  18. NPR Technology Podcast (direct link to RSS feed)
  19. TWiT Podcast
  20. Security Now Podcast
  21. GigaOm Chrome Show Podcast
  22. #michED Podcast
  23. EdReach Podcast Network
  24. BBC World Service Tech Tent Podcast
  25. The MacCast Podcast
  26. The Committed Podcast
  27. BBC World Service Click Podcast
  28. PocketCasts iOS & Android “podcatcher” app
  29. Wes’ current podcast subscriptions (OPML file – 61 different podcasts)
  30. FBI Seizes Los Angeles School District iPad Documents: Papers Relate to Controversial Project to Equip Students With iPads or Laptops (Dec 2, 2014 – WSJ)
  31. LastPass (password manager)
  32. mSecure (password manager)
  33. 2 Step Password Authentication for Google
  34. 2 Step Password for AppleID
  35. Video to watch: Christmas Serial – Saturday Night Live
  36. Video to watch: SMART amp™ collaborative learning software
  37. EdCampTulsa Sat Jan 28 in TPS
  38. Google Summit Oklahoma Feb 21-22 in OKC (Sat & Sun) – 10% discount using “FRYER”
  39. EdCampOKC Sat Feb 28 in Moore (Southmore HS)
  40. NCCE Conference, March 18-20, 2015 in Portland Oregon
  41. GoogleFest! in Eureka, MT, March 27, 2015
  42. Montana Digital Oral History Storychasers Workshop 8-10 July 2015, Seely Lake Camp, Montana
  43. iPad Media Camp Montana, 13-15 July 2014 (tentative – Bozeman, MT)
  44. “Maker Show and Share” before Maker Faire KC (probably at Liberty Library, organized by Eric & Wes)
  45. Maker Faire Kansas City: 28-29 June 2014
  46. Missouri Google Summit in Kansas City –  July 11-12, 2015
  47. ISTE 2015 in Philly: Jason is finally presenting at ISTE!!! (with Mike Agostinelli @mikegusto)
  48. iNACOL Blended and Online Learning Symposium 2015 Orlando, Florida
  49. Tinker, Make & Learn MOOC (now Dec 2014 thru Jun 2015)
  50. EduCon 2.7 in Philly Jan 23-25, 2015 (live webstreaming available)
  51. Last year’s Dec 2014 End of Year EdTech Google Hangout Video

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