Category Archives: Educational Technology

Understanding School Information Systems & Why People Complain About Them

This video reviews School Information Systems: What they are and what they are not, and how to evaluate them.

The video and accompanying material will help any K12 school develop an understanding for SISs and the planning required to make positive choices for teaching and learning. Continue reading

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CyberSecurity Part 1: Social Engineering

By Tony DePrato | Follow Me on LinkedIn I have noticed an uptick recently in schools moving resources, money and time, to address cybersecurity concerns. The motivation for addressing security issues is genuine, but the approach and implementations I am … Continue reading

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Swimming in the Data Lake

By: Tony DePrato | Follow me on LinkedIn Educational organizations are face with the constant influx of seemingly new technology. This creates pressure (even a demand) to review, to compare, to challenge, and often, to change. The business around software … Continue reading

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NASA, Still Pretty Cool and Open for High School

By: Tony DePrato | Follow me on LinkedIn NASA has a program for High School Students. Take a few minutes, and see if your students can participate. Be bothered. Be engaged.      All details can be reviewed with this … Continue reading

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When TurnItIn Fails

Plagiarism is serious issue for most high schools. It is rare to find a school without a detailed plagiarism policy. Most of these policies have a few tiers, because it is common for students to commit plagiarism more than once in their academic career. Continue reading

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Scan Your School for Unsecured Public Documents

By: Tony DePrato | Follow me on LinkedIn How many documents do you have open to the public? When was the last time you checked to see what anyone with internet access could download from your school website, your PowerSchool … Continue reading

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A Positive Start Matters

By: Tony DePrato | Follow me on LinkedIn Stress at the start of the school year is normal. I firmly believe that a positive start leads to a positive year. Here are some suggestions I like to give to people … Continue reading

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Subscriptions: Get the Best Deal Possible

By: Tony DePrato | Follow me on Twitter @tdeprato I am often shocked and amazed at the prices people are paying for subscriptions/services. Believe it or not, schools pay different prices for the same products. There is usually a deal … Continue reading

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Scheduling , Why Wait?

        By: Tony DePrato | Follow me on Twitter @tdeprato If your phone battery is not at 100%, would you still use it? Or, would you sit and wait for it to charge? If your water bottle … Continue reading

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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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