Category Archives: Educational Technology

Weekly Rant: Requirements, A Catch 22

By: Tony DePrato | Follow me on Twitter @tdeprato

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There is No App for That

                By: Tony DePrato | Follow me on Twitter @tdeprato “Read every line item until you get it.” ~Michael Burry  During the last four weeks I have been reading literature, academic studies, and … Continue reading

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Apple in the Classroom, What’s Next on the Chopping Block?

By: Tony DePrato | Follow me on Twitter @tdeprato I just read the article, Apple planning to make original TV shows and movies as hardware sales soften. I decided to try and remember what I used to be able to buy for the … Continue reading

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Predictions and FabLabs with Neil Gershenfeld

Anyone interested in STEM/STEAM spaces and equipment should watch this video. It is older, but worth a revisit. He says we need 20 years to make this feasible and affordable. I think we might be moving a bit faster. He … Continue reading

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It’s Trendy- So Just Pay for It

  By: Tony DePrato | Follow me on Twitter @tdeprato  I try not to rant. However, I saw some terms of service a few days ago that made me angry. I was reviewing program that another school is running. Within … Continue reading

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Free Books on Programming from OReilly

By: Tony DePrato | Follow me on Twitter @tdeprato This is not a scam. I actually have already grabbed five books for myself. Yes, these are for either adults or older students, but they are free. In fact, if you … Continue reading

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Ecosystems and Widgets

              By Tony DePrato | Follow me on Twitter @tdeprato The term ecosystem is normally used in reference to biological communities. When people think about ecosystems they often visualize the different organisms and activities that coexist to … Continue reading

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My Summer with the Surface Pro 4

By Tony DePrato | Follow me on Twitter @tdeprato I rarely do hardware or software reviews. Patrick Cauley, here at IT Babble, is much better at those. However, I did swap my Apple Macbook Retina for a Surface Pro 4 … Continue reading

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Software in a Suitcase vs The Learner Profile

                By Tony DePrato | Follow me on Twitter @tdeprato The Problem Curriculum in a Suitcase, this is a common term and point of discussion in international schools. For anyone not familiar with the … Continue reading

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How Dirty is Your Data?

By Tony DePrato | Follow me on Twitter @tdeprato My basic rule for data is, unless there is a life and death scenario unfolding, bad or unclean data is not going to be used. I have yet to encounter a … Continue reading

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