Category Archives: Educational Technology

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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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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