Category Archives: EdTech

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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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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The Tale of Two Posts. Using analytics to talk about writing.

When I talk to teachers about getting them to have their student write and publish online I talk about a number of things. When you look at the research and writing process the last part of that process is publishing. Writing … Continue reading

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Evernote Trunk Conference: Rethinking Education (Video)

On August 24th, 2012, Reshan Richards (@reshanrichards) and I, along with Rob Van Nood (@evernotefolios) had the opportunity to speak at the Evernote Trunk Conference on “Rethinking Education” with Evernote. Reshan and I discussed how we came to use Evernote … Continue reading

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What I did on my Summer Vacation.

With summer is officially over I feel it’s about time for that recap every person has asked to write at some point in their lives… What I did on my Summer Vacation. While this isn’t necessarily going to be about … Continue reading

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Cloud Computing in Education

[Originally posted elsewhere on 7/28/2009, but the topic came up again in a conversation and thought to move the post here.] Cloud computing is described by Wikipedia as: Cloud computing is a style of computing in which dynamically scalable and often virtualized resources are provided as … 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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