Author Archives: William Stites

About William Stites

Currently the Director of Technology for Montclair Kimberley Academy, "Blogger in Chief" for edSocialMedia.com, husband and father to two crazy kids who make me smile everyday.

Uncovering iOS 9.3 for Education

With the release of iOS 9.3 Apple will have finally taken steps bring true management to the iPad. While information can be found on the Apple web site there are still many questions and answers needed. While attending the NEIT (NYSAIS Education & … Continue reading

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Disabling “Find My Mac” on retired equipment.

When hiring you always want to surround yourself with people smarter than you are and I have the pleasure of working with some incredibly talented people. We come up against problems everyday and even try to think of the things that might … Continue reading

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Passwords, phishing and protecting yourself. Tips and lessons.

  [Examples Gallery Update: 9/4/2014] With the recent compromise of a number of celebrities iCloud Photo Streams there is, yet again, more focus on passwords, security and how to protect yourself. In the case of this most recent attack the … Continue reading

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Finally! An Apple ID for Students under 13.

After much debate, discussion and begging by schools Apple has created a program that will allow student under the age of 13 to create Apple IDs. This announcement was made along with a number of other improvements to the MDM … Continue reading

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Big Data? We need to focus on Little Data!

It’s everywhere!  People are talking about it in all aspects of life. Business, research, education, economics, socialnomics… you can’t escape it! BIG DATA! Data is everywhere and in everything that we do. If you’ve bought anything, searched for anything or signed … Continue reading

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Make the Bretford PowerSync Cart for iPods work with your iPads

How many of you are still using the classic iPod or iPod Touch in the classroom? Many of you, like us, have moved from iPods to iPads and with this transition may be left with devices and hardware to repurpose … Continue reading

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Using Evernote to Manage your Personal Learning Network (PLN)

A teacher is a life-long learner, a student by nature, and their learning process continues to grow and develop in many ways. Experiences in their classroom, conferences, people they meet, colleagues, listservs, blogs and people they follow on Twitter or … Continue reading

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Evernote Business for Education

Yesterday, in an email announcement, Evernote opened up Evernote Business for education. My first look at Evernote Business was when I attended last years Evernote Trunk Conference and heard the announcement of this new service.  While the focus was clearly on … Continue reading

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Success is about sharing.

After work­ing for years on our school’s 1:1 Learn­ing Ini­tia­tive we are now com­ing to the end of our first three-year device cycle of and, it is helping us exam­ine, inves­ti­gate and reaf­firm where we are and what will be doing for the next three years. We are taking … Continue reading

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Using device management to teach responsible use.

If you attend an educational technology conference, follow any of the Ed Tech listservs or are active on the Twitter hashtag #edtech you’re bound to find conversations on device management or deployment. The conversations will generally revolve around how to … Continue reading

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