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Stopping Entitlement & The Arbitrary Security

This is one of those posts that I may regret writing in a few months. It is more of a plan than a post, and a plan I intend to sell with significant confidence. Starting in the fall, when students … Continue reading

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Reflecting On: “9 truths that computer programmers know that most people don’t.” ~by Macleod Sawyer

This week I read a post called, “9 truths that computer programmers know that most people don’t.“, by Macleod Sawyer . Below is a summary of Mr. Sawyer’s nine points about programmers and programming, and by the way, he is 17 … Continue reading

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The Whitelist vs The Blacklist (Not the TV Show) and Your BYOD Implementation

A whitelist is a a list of users, IP address, etc. that have permission to do something, and a blacklist is just the opposite. For example, organizations routinely blacklist websites that employees should not use. In a BYOD (Bring Your … Continue reading

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You Don’t Have a Supercomputer in Your Pocket

I was listening to an older episode of This Week in Tech (TWIT), and one of the hosts said, and I am paraphrasing, “we are all walking around with supercomputers in our pockets.” Then I started hearing people imply this … Continue reading

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The Devil’s Advocate Part 2: Tech Integration Should Stop

Please note: These “Devil’s Advocate” posts are not my views or daily practice. However, as an exercise I think we all need to slow down and ask ourselves if we are doing the correct things in the correct ways. In … Continue reading

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The Devil’s Advocate Part 1: The Classroom and Entitlement

     I find it to be part of the human condition that we are always guilty of accepting things as truth that are often unproven theories that appear to work well. I also find it common that process that … Continue reading

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Homework in a 1:1 Classroom – It is Time to Re-Define The Terms

This is a graph that means something very odd. This is a graph many research get when they study homework. What this graph means is this: Doing some homework is better than doing none at all, but doing larger amounts … Continue reading

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Gestalt Thinking and The IT Department

Last week I spoke to someone who was doing some consulting work at an international school. They were trying to assess what was causing the various problems. It was not money or resources. It seemed the administration was trying to … Continue reading

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Teachers & Administrators: Please Take the Assessment Reporting Survey

Teachers and Administrators,  I need some data on how you do assessment reporting at your school. This survey is quick, and can be totally anonymous. This is for some research I am working-on. Assessment Reporting Survey Tony DePrato http://www.tonydeprato.com

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Options Lead to Issues

“Walk on road, hmm? Walk left side, safe. Walk right side, safe. Walk middle, sooner or later… get squish just like grape.”~ The Karate Kid, 1984 I am a strong proponent of BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) for students and personal … Continue reading

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