Author Archives: Tony DePrato

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Tech Savvy, Are Your Sure?

By: Tony DePrato | Follow me on Twitter @tdeprato There are many uncomfortable situations people in technology leadership have to endure annually. Normally, uncomfortable situations are created because someone did not understand the far reaching ramifications of a single bad decision. Often, these … Continue reading

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The Accidental BYOD Solution

By: Tony DePrato | Follow me on Twitter @tdeprato After reading Patrick’s recent post about iPads and Chromebooks, I decided to wrap-up an article that follows along those same lines. The problem is, right now, (and how do I put this) our options … Continue reading

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Controlling What Students Can Access

By: Tony DePrato | Follow me on Twitter @tdeprato Recently I have been discussing multiple new security measures for academic networks. From these discussions with other schools, engineers, and suppliers, I have created set of goals to help keep the development of network … Continue reading

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Computer Science, Programming, and Coding Standards by Grade Level

By: Tony DePrato | Follow me on Twitter @tdeprato A while back I took the ISTE NETS Standards and decided to create a grade level based layout for what students should be able to do at different grade levels. As … Continue reading

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Tech Support Problems, Apathy, & Solutions

By: Tony DePrato | Follow me on Twitter @tdeprato Recently I was reading a Technology Directors’ forum, and noticed that a few very well established schools were explicitly looking for people to assist them in improving their technology support system (Help Desk, Help … Continue reading

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It’s Time to Regulate Social Media in Schools

By: Tony DePrato | Follow me on Twitter @tdeprato It is spring time, and once again I am planning a new network security plan for a school. The same issues as always, and the same questions. All questions usually have … Continue reading

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Mobile Phone Shutdown

By: Tony DePrato | Follow me on Twitter @tdeprato During the first few weeks before my new campus opened, many people wanted to know what the mobile phone policy would be for students, especially those students living on-campus. A decision … Continue reading

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Project Based Learning and Class Size

By: Tony DePrato | Follow me on Twitter @tdeprato The Class Size Issue in Project Based Subjects The relationship between class size and project based subjects is inverse compared to studies that look at traditional courses where instruction is rote, … Continue reading

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Redefine PD with the 80/20 Principle

By: Tony DePrato | Follow me on Twitter @tdeprato A very significant part of Educational Technology Leadership is devoted to professional development, new systems implementation, and the long term planning of support. Every year as the semester starts-up, administrators around … Continue reading

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Technology Surveys for New Hires

By: Tony DePrato | Follow me on Twitter @tdeprato Since 2008, I have been working with groups of new hires. There is much stress and confusion when people are relocating to another country. I always try and provide the information … Continue reading

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