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I Just Like Saying Dongle

This week is our back to school special. Our guest is Colette Mondor, an educator in Canada. We talk using devices, app stores and security with students. Further discussion includes the importance of teaching empathy, and the value of ensuring that your children know how to find trustworthy information online.

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  • Recently, on our Twitter account we asked what fans would like to be called. Welcome Sausages!

  • Colette recently presented at the GAFE Summit in Calgary. G.A.F.E. stands for Google Apps for Education.

  • Colette owns a brand new Chromebook with an Intel Core i3 chip.

  • Gamification is a big movement in education to get students more engaged. Therefore, the EdTech Team chose to gamify the summit.

  • Read & Write for Google helps students who have a difficulty reading. Colette suggests using this extension for math story problems for those students.

  • Colette believes one of the things that often gets missed when teaching with technology is digital citizenship. Of course, we all agree that many adults could use that same lesson.

  • Many schools are going one to one with devices, assigning students iPads or tablets from kindergarten on. Using tablets and iPads as shared devices, with multiple classes/students, is difficult because they are meant for individuals.

  • Schools can secure Google tablets & with Google Apps Device Policy but added security becomes troublesome with younger students.

  • Android tablets do have multiple users but backing up user apps & data is difficult and doesn’t work well at all.

  • Chris talks about volunteering in the classroom, and Colette corrects him by inventing a great new word. Chris is voluntold to go to school and help.

  • Chris and guest Colette slip into their old podcast, The Sexy Back Tour while discussing this summer’s travels.

  • Chris went to many weddings this summer including one featured on national news because it was on ice. The hockey wedding (more pics if you are one of those wedding lovers) took place in Michigan, not Canada. WAIT. WHAT?

  • During the road trip to multiple weddings Chris went to the ER. He was the lucky winner of Bell’s palsy. Also, Chris wants a summer home in Nelson, B.C.

  • Paul shares theories on digital identities from Jeff Jarvis who can be found on This Week in Google podcast.

  • Chris adds that he recently finished a book by Howard Rheingold called Net Smart: How to Thrive Online.

  • We learned why “zee” replaced “zed” in America English thanks to masteraramil in the chatroom.

  • We get into the metric system vs. the Imperial units. Fahrenheit vs. Celsius vs. Kelvin.

  • Don’t forget about the Montreal Sauce tee available for a limited time! Thanks to our friend at nocturnal for the suggestion of Cotton Bureau.


Working on my Baked Pacino

Chris & Paul are holding hands & recording a show in the same studio? They talk asian cinema, the new global Hollywood and taking orders from dolphin commanders.


Synchronize Your Smellfies

Paul and Chris talk user agents, curry super powers, bizarre sports stats and they name your promising garage band. Wait? Chris and Paul are in the same room?

  • Origins? We explore the fact that our show is a spinoff. The Fraiser to Cheers, if you will. Originally, Paul had a dinner time show called I Like Juice, which you can find on iTunes, or the Blog of the Lion.

  • Paul loves the band name of Garfunkel & Oats, who recently got their own show.

  • Rikki Lindhome (Garfunkel), hosts a podcast on the Nerdist network called Making It. Chris critiques Colin Hanks’ appearance on the show. You may remember him from Dexter.

  • Weird Al released some great tunes recently and the guys take a trip down Jurassic Park memory lane. Paul sings his favorite cassette jam.

  • Chris wonders what happened to West Michigan radio? It’s 100% classic rock.

  • Why is Kai Ryssdal and NPR’s Marketplace doing a Sharknado story?

  • Movie 43 is not recommended. Watch Robot Chicken instead.

  • The guys feel like Delicious Dish because they’re actually in the same studio for once and talking in hushed voices.

  • Chris’ journey away from big data has started nicely with the addition of Baikal. It’s on his server hosting his calendar for all his devices.

  • Chris is using DashClock on his phone with a Word of the Day extension.

  • Time to synchronize your smellfies?

  • Chris used a new Android app to edit the Markdown for show notes. It’s called JotterPad. However, he really found Dillinger.io to be a better tool if you have internet access.

  • Check out the Futility Closet podcast to learn about amusing curiosities.

  • The Great Race was loosely based on a real event.

  • We may have a new USB connector in the future.

  • Paul shares his extensive knowledge of the milk preferences of the Crips & Bloods.

  • Chris & his wife battle on Qcast, a Chromecast quiz game. It’s similar to those bar trivia games except you play with your Android phones.

  • We geek on Apple TV and Chromecast.

  • Paul recommends Cordkillers podcast for your viewing pleasure.


Captain Kirk was my Daddy Doll

We continue our chat from the last episode with designer Sally Ann. If Sally was in the Transformers universe she would be a Junkion. It’s a compliment! Stop thinking Michael Bay and think the very first animated movie. The Junkions are expert mechanics that can repair anything with spare parts and they love Earth broadcasting. Alright, nobody is getting this reference.

Sally Ann designs clothing & accessories using ONLY recycled fabric. She sells her wares at markets and festivals with the help of her mobile boutique. You can also find her items for sale online at shopsallyann.com.

Quiz Time!! Sally & Paul try to answer question about a Shatner film called Kingdom of Spiders. Who will win?


Seeing Old Ladies in Their Underwear

This week we are lucky to speak to Sally Ann, a clothing and accessories designer who crafts everything from recycled materials. You can find her blog, designs and tutorials or check out her shop at shopsallyann.com. She has a rad mobile boutique named Shelby that she takes out to markets around Florida — and hopefully across the country in the future.

  • Every Saturday Sally & Shelby take a trip to the Riverside Arts Market in Jacksonville Florida.

  • Sally joined us to chat despite being on vacation in Pensacola!

  • Chris & Sally discuss the confusion of time zones, Canada and their home town, Muskegon.

  • Paul & Sally humor old man Chris and talk about the weather. Michigan had a lot of snow this year which reminds Sally of stories she heard about the Great Blizzard of ‘78.

  • Canadian Chris & Floridian Sally agree that there is nothing like Lake Michigan.

  • Sally has sold her designs to over 20 countries and 30 of the states through her etsy store front.

  • A typical week for Sally: sewing all week, sell at the market and whatever doesn’t sell she puts on the etsy page.

  • Our guest also hopes to inspire and help others recycle clothing. She offers tutorials and gives away sewing machines that have been donated to her.

  • Recently Sally competed in OneSpark, a crowdfunding festival. You can see her entry page here.

  • Paul and Sally bond over smoke monster infested, multi-dimensional desert islands.

  • Shelby, the mobile boutique, just had a birthday! You can also see the transformation of the Shasta Compact on Sally Ann’s blog.

  • Our guest drops a few mobile boutique blogs on us, Clueless Girl, Honeybean, Coast to Coast Vintage and Oh So Lovely from Winnipeg.

  • Chris spotted a mobile boutique at the Edmonton Art Walk.

  • Moral of today’s story? Paul & Sally say, sustain your business and grow your life.