Category Archives: Schools

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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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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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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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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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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Who owns the data in your school?

[Part 3 in a series on institutional data] When an address change comes into your school who owns and enters that data into your system(s)? When standardized testing scores come in, who enters the data? If an alum, who is … Continue reading

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Is there an educational rationale for BYOD programs?

I spent the morning pouring over a number of blog and ISED listserv posts to try to catch up on the latest talk around the BYOD (Bring Your Own Device or BYOT – Technology) debate in education. I found many comments … Continue reading

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Pressing Pause on Lion

[UPDATED – 1/26/2012] There is doing something and doing something right. When you take on any project, particularly one effecting 1000+ people you better make sure you’re doing it as right as possible. My school is a year and a … Continue reading

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Defining Data Domains for Entry, Ownership and Support

[NOTE: This is the second in a series of posts on the issue of Data Management in Schools. Read the first post here.] In an earlier post I discussed a project I was undertaking to define “a clear set of rules and style … Continue reading

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