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CyberSecurity Part 2: OPSEC and Post-it Note Passwords

By Tony DePrato | Follow Me on LinkedIn How many times have you seen it? You walk into an office or classroom, and a Post-it is proudly announcing a user’s password. Why? Because schools are trusting environments.  Maybe the password … 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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The Absolute Best Accessory for Your Apple Laptop

By Tony DePrato | Follow Me on LinkedIn I am not one to recommend products. However, lately, I have come to realize that since Apple removed all the useful ports on their laptops, I am reliant on a single $2.00 … Continue reading

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Computer Science Empathy

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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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Finally – displays are moving in the right direction

I’m not a fan of interactive whiteboards. My opinions on interactive whiteboards have not changed. Basically I felt that it forced teachers to change how they taught in order to use the technology. I always felt that a teacher should … Continue reading

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The Accidental BYOD Solution

By: Tony DePrato | Follow me on Twitter @tdeprato After reading Patrick’s recent post about iPads and Chromebooks, I decided to wrap-up an article that follows along those same lines. The problem is, right now, (and how do I put this) our options … Continue reading

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The future of smartphones and teachers

I normally don’t talk about phones and which one is better than the others on IT Babble. I’ve certainly got my opinions but I am intrigued with the Galaxy S9. No, not its camera or Bixby or it display. I’m … Continue reading

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Episode 141 – GO REDS!

Tony and I were in Cincinnati together and took in a Reds game (they won by the way). No, that is not us on the jumbotron. While there we also had a chance to sit down together and talk Ed … Continue reading

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