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Holidays are a very interesting time if you work in technology leadership or support. Ideally, people want to have some time-off. Therefore, making a list of essential projects to finish starts months before the holiday plans. Then a list of … Continue reading
As the holiday season approaches, it is time for everyone to stop using their smart phones, close down the browser windows, smash their Apple Watches with a ball-peen hammer, and take a walk. Walk down the hall, through the courtyard, … Continue reading
I had a meeting recently about some behaviour issues related to students using iPads. These meetings are not unusual for me, or anyone who manages technology. For that matter, this is common for anyone working in education. Students have “things” and … Continue reading
Last week was a transition point in the year. After introducing a new position at the campus, my time has finally be able to shift away from pure technology, and back to educational technology. This has been a struggle for … Continue reading
This week on IT Babble the Podcast Edition, you will hear Patrick and I discuss this topic that was posted on Slashdot.org: Revisiting Why Johnny Can’t Code: Have We “Made the Print Too Small”? Any one claiming that programming is related … Continue reading
Some people have 10 years of experience. Other people have 1 year of experience 10 times, I wish this were my quote. However, it came from a source on Slashdot – which I always recommend everyone read a few times … Continue reading
Without directly managing software on student laptops, sometimes it is frustrating to implement simple standards, such as, which browser should students use. I decided to take the simplest approach possible and consider users on Apple laptops, Windows, and iOS devices. … Continue reading
We have all been there. Normal day at work. Focusing on something we feel is important. Then, the call comes in. Something has been, or is in the process of being, hacked. What? You haven’t been there? Well there is … Continue reading
Currently, my main leadership role is in technology. One thing I have begun to notice and understand is that there are two dominant perspectives among people with regard to the department of technology: Support and Service. In a school, the later … Continue reading