Category Archives: Tech Integration

Computer Science, Programming, and Coding Standards by Grade Level

By: Tony DePrato | Follow me on Twitter @tdeprato A while back I took the ISTE NETS Standards and decided to create a grade level based layout for what students should be able to do at different grade levels. As … 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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Live In the Now with OneDrive for Business

By Tony DePrato | Follow me on Twitter @tdeprato A year ago, many people using Office 365 for Education were really angry at OneDrive for Business. When Microsoft made the official switch from the public OneDrive to the Business Version, things were not … Continue reading

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A CONTINUUM OF LEARNING

  X           By Tony DePrato | Follow me on Twitter @tdeprato School administrators are often faced with complex decisions about curriculum, assessment, and the oversight of both. There is a myopic condition that can occur … Continue reading

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Are You Ready for VR in the Classroom?

By Tony DePrato | Follow me on Twitter @tdeprato Virtual Reality (VR), has changed more in the last year than it has in the last decade. The cost of using VR, and the various solutions, are prompting many people to start … Continue reading

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RefME: The Best Reference Generator Around & it’s Free!

With more and more reference generators starting to charge money for premium versions and providing less and less features on those free versions I sought to find a better solution for our students. By far the best one I found … Continue reading

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Are You Planning a Maker Space?

I was having a conversation with a tech director from another school , and we were discussing budgets and resources. The amounts were fairly staggering for bandwidth, subscriptions, and network support for content management and VPN. Shortly after the conversation, I started … Continue reading

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Stopping Entitlement & The Arbitrary Security

This is one of those posts that I may regret writing in a few months. It is more of a plan than a post, and a plan I intend to sell with significant confidence. Starting in the fall, when students … Continue reading

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The Devil’s Advocate Part 2: Tech Integration Should Stop

Please note: These “Devil’s Advocate” posts are not my views or daily practice. However, as an exercise I think we all need to slow down and ask ourselves if we are doing the correct things in the correct ways. In … Continue reading

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Homework in a 1:1 Classroom – It is Time to Re-Define The Terms

This is a graph that means something very odd. This is a graph many research get when they study homework. What this graph means is this: Doing some homework is better than doing none at all, but doing larger amounts … Continue reading

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