Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Google's Tour Builder and YouTube Fail! - Tech Sherpas

This hosts this week are Jake and Kern.


Everyone knows that YouTube has become the de facto video player for the Internet and like the Internet there's great educational stuff there (and ridiculous stuff as well.)

I've been using Google Hangouts On Air with my Tech Sherpa students to provide tech support for over a year now and one of the best features is how a Hangout On Air is automatically recorded and added to your YouTube Channel. My students help educators with tech support questions and have a recording to share later with others. Perfect.

Until now.

I attempted to start a new Hangout on Air and was greet with this message:

One of our previous videos from months ago had been flagged with a copyright notice that we had used music from the Dutch Hip Hop band Fakkelbrigade.  

I'm sure is was the automated system that tagged our video and I disputed the claim (we've never had music in our videos) but the response was going to be up to a month later! d

Luckily it only took a few days to be resolved, but it made me ask myself what would I do if using Hangouts On Air was 'mission critical' for a project I was doing with students or teachers.  

We will be back next Tuesday, February 4th at 3:00 EST

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Tech Sherpa Show - Interview with Lucy Gray

This hosts this week are Matt and William.

We will be back Tuesday, January 28th at 3:00 EST

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Tech Sherpa Show - January 14th

This hosts this week are Josh, Hayden and Joe.


The topic covered this week: 

"How do you create an 
Android Mobile App?"

MIT App Inventor

"How do you connect
with home bound students?"
Double Robotics

We will be back Tuesday, January 21st at 3:00 EST

Thursday, January 09, 2014

Tech Sherpa Show - January 7th

This hosts this week are Matt and William.


The topic covered this week: 

Interview with Don Varney from 

Central Maine Community College

Question from Jonathan:

"How to embed my Blogger journal  
into my digital portfolio."

CMCC Portfolio Template

We're also joined by Dee Lanier and some of his tech students to chat about projects.

We will be back Tuesday, January 14th at 3:00 EST