Category Archives: Helpful Tips

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

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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Do some good – Give a book

My wife Jennifer is a far more literate person than myself. Her love of books has led her to a website http://www.wegivebooks.org. This website allows you to read children books online and when you are done you can give a … Continue reading

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Print Friendly – Print from the web the right way

Have you ever been to a website and wanted to print an article and tried but you only found way too much ads, junk on the side, or it just doesn’t print correctly. Well fear not my friend because Print … Continue reading

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