Category Archives: Educational Technology

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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Weekly Rant: Requirements, A Catch 22

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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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