Category Archives: Helpful Tips

These posts are just helpful, not really a review or a how-to, just some helpful tips

Preview for Mac – Did you know it can do that?

You know what I love? I love sunsets, kittens playing with string, and I love discovering a simple program that has some really powerful features built in. That last one is always a special moment for me. It is like … Continue reading

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My computer ate my homework

As our school year rapidly approaches I thought I would share a policy with you fine people that I will be sharing with the colleagues of my own school. The policy is a simple one but very important. It is: … Continue reading

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Zamzar and YouTube – no more :(

Many educators (myself included) have enjoyed using http://www.zamzar.com to download and convert YouTube videos for our classes. It was easy, reliable and it didn’t matter what browser or platform you were using. In other words, it was a great way … Continue reading

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Got a helpful website for students?

Then add it here! Our school is rolling out a 1:1 laptop program next year. Today I thought HEY! Wouldn’t it be great if we had a single document with tons of resources on it that everyone could access. After … Continue reading

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Are your students prepared? Doubtful

I wonder, I mean I really wonder, if you are preparing your students for what’s coming up? You know the big thing around the corner. I wish you were but someplace (not that deep inside) tells me you’re not. You … Continue reading

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Wanna program?

Me too! I’ve wanted to learn programming since I was a kid. For a while I was a beast (by 4th grade standards) at Quick Basic, but those days are long gone and my skills have gone with them. Lately, … Continue reading

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3 Tech resolutions for the new year

It’s about time to make some new resolutions for 2012. Dreaming about these resolutions is always fun (check out my three below). Build a moon base to hold family reunions and to use as a vacation spot. Create the next … Continue reading

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Managing E-Waste

Working as head of IT for the Dubai American Academy, I have had to create a e-waste management system and all the policies involved in managing e-waste. Before any sifting and sorting takes place it helps to create a series … Continue reading

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Ideas for Expanding Web Services

Recently I looked into going with a VPS Server to expand my school’s online services. My current assignment is outside of North America, so I ran into numerous issues with the billing. So I looked into some other options and … Continue reading

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Taking notes on your computer?

Try these apps When I was in school we had to walk across three continents to get to school, make our own textbooks and construct our own environmentally friendly schools. Oh yeah, I also had to learn to take notes. … Continue reading

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