Category Archives: Instructional 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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Understanding Ransomeware

                                   By: Tony DePrato | Follow me on Twitter @tdeprato On Friday, 12 May 2017, a large cyber-attack using it was launched, infecting more … Continue reading

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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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Tech Integration: Are you mapping it?

              By: Tony DePrato | Follow me on Twitter @tdeprato A few weeks ago I was on a campus, but not my campus. I was speaking with some technology teachers. They would prefer to … 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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Making a GCF and LCM calculator in Google Sheets

Howdy everyone! It’s been a looooong time but I’m back and ready to post more frequently (at least I hope) 🙂 Today is a little tutorial for just about any middle school (probably a fifth grade too) math class. It … Continue reading

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