Category Archives: Administration & Management

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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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 Minecraft in your school’s admission process.

Do your students like to play Minecraft? Have they asked you if they can put a Minecraft server on your network? (Have you let them?) I don’t know about you, but every time I walk into our Middle School Tech … 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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School Community. In celebration and in crisis.

October brought our school two big community events. The Gathering, which is a full school (PK-12 – 3 campus) event where we showcase and celebrate all the school, it’ students and faculty have achieved over the year. Everyone comes together … Continue reading

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The Breakfast Club library and John Hughes, both genius!

[NOTE: This was originally posted on another blog I no longer maintain.] John Hughes was a genius! From Mr. Mom, Vacation, Uncle Buck to Ferris Bueller’s Day Off his movies defined a generation. So while home on break, when I thought … Continue reading

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Understanding Open Source

I am a big advocate of open source software.  We’ve used it at our school for a number of years.  Our firewall is an appliance called Untangle. We use open source software in the classroom including tools like Open Office … Continue reading

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COPPA and Verifiable Parental Consent

If you’ve spent anytime talking about an iPad deployment, AppleIDs, social media – particularly Facebook, how you can use Evernote (or many other web-based services) with students under the age of 13 you’ve more than likely been confused by COPPA. … Continue reading

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Geeking out at the PSU MacAdmins Conference.

If you’re not pushing yourself you not growing.  Finding good opportunities and ways to push yourself professionally are often hard to come by, so when my colleague came back from the PSU MacAdmins conference last year and said “WOW” I … Continue reading

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The journey to a 1:1 Initiative.

What does a 1:1 Initiative look like and what did it take to achieve it? When you visit other school that have programs in place you often see the end result of what could have been a very long process … Continue reading

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