90 minutes | Sep 7, 2021

31: Back to School Guide 2021

Erik and Kris discuss provide their "back to school" tech recommendations for the 2021 academic year. Listen for recommendations on laptops, tablets, computer accessories, essential apps, and some analog bonuses. This conversation included several digressions.SHOW NOTESWindows Laptops*Dell XPS 13 (16 gigs ram)*Microsoft surface laptop 4*Also great: Framework - https://frame.work/products/laptop/configuration/edit Mac Laptop*Macbook Air M1 (might update soon)Tablet*iPad (might update soon)*iPad Air (might update soon)For Apple product life cycles check https://buyersguide.macrumors.com/#iosKeyboard*Logitech K780*Logitech Ergonomic K860*Microsoft Sculpt ergonomic (not available through Microsoft store. They now sell 'Surface' economic keyboard and mouse)Mice*Logitech MX Vertical https://www.logitech.com/en-ca/products/mice/mx-vertical-ergonomic-mouse.910-005447.html / MX Master / Logitech Triathlon*Evoluent (for uber ergos out there)Software*Password Manager: 1Password, LastPass, BitWarden (open source)Desk lamp*Taotronics LED Desk Lamp 38 *IKEA ForsåWater Bottle*Hydro FlaskBackpack*Tumbuk2 authority Laptop bagNotebooks (analog alert!)*Field Notes Charging accessories and cables*Check out Anker (PowerPort Series with USB A and C, cables, etc.)Recommended Software Cloud storage: Google Drive, Dropbox, or other cloud storage Notes: Apple Notes, Google Keep, Evernote, Notion, Microsoft OneNote, Standard Notes, Bear Apple Pencil notes apps: Good Notes, Notability, Explain Everything (diagraming),  Networked Notes (i.e. Zettlekasten): Notion, Mem, Roam Research Writing: Ulysses, Scrivener, Mars Edit (for the web - eg. WordPress). Writing (distraction-free): iA Writer, ByWord, Ulysses, Hemmingway Mind Mapping: Mind Node, Jamboard, Mural, Miro Automation: Apple Shortcuts, IFTTT Books: Blinkist (book summarizing service), Audible, Libby (for your local library) eLearning (supplemental): Khan Academy, Duolingo, Coursera, Udemy, TED Reference: Wolfram Alpha, Wikipedia, Terminology Scanning apps: Microsoft Lense, Adobe Scan, Scanner Pro/Light EDTECH EXAMINED CONTACT:Website: edtechexamined.comEmail: hey@edtechexamined.comTwitter: @EdTechExaminedTEAM INFORMATIONErik Christiansen, Co-Founder & Co-HostWebsite: erikchristiansen.net Twitter: @egchristiansenBlog: tech-bytes.netKris Hans, Co-Founder & Co-HostWebsite: krishans.caTwitter:  @KrisHansMarket Grade: marketgrade.comChristopher Hoang, Audio Producer & Sound EngineerWebsite: chrishoang.ca
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