Category Archives: 1to1

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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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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Learning from and overcoming the past to move forward.

When you make a decision about something… anything… big or small you are setting a precedent for things to follow. The bigger that decision is the more people will remember it and turn to it in the future as a … Continue reading

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Google is offering a $99 Chromebook! Wait…does cheap make it right?

This is a quick reactionary piece to two things I read today that have me scratching my head.  Both related to Google and the Chromebook. As reported on Engadget “Google (is) offering $99 Samsung Series 5 Chromebooks to public schools” … Continue reading

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Picking the right wireless for your school.

Prior to the deployment of our 1:1 Learning Initiative we spent over a year working on our infrastructure.  Switches, firewalls, access points and other network devices/appliances were demoed and tested to handle DHCP, DNS, RADIUS, content filtering and connectivity.  We … Continue reading

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Evernote Forever on the Out of School podcast.

On November 20th (2012) I had the opportunity to talk with both Bradley Chambers (@bradleychambers) and Fraser Speirs (@fraserspeirs) about “Evernote Forever” on their Out of School podcast. The discussion moved between many topics including the experience at my school … Continue reading

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User data migration in our 1:1 scares me!

I am continually impressed by what we have achieved in our 1:1 Learning Initiative. We planned like no other school I know, we came out of the gates firing on all cylinders, all of our users – 4th-12th & faculty … Continue reading

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iPad Layered Model more manageable with iOS 6

With the release of  iOS 6 Apple no longer required the use of a password for the purchase of free apps from the App Store and more importantly for your institution, for the updating of apps. Why is this so important? In … Continue reading

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