Category Archives: Technical

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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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 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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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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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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Onscreen Passcode and Configurator support for AppleTV Deployments

With the latest release of both AppleTV 5.1 and iOS 6 Apple takes steps to provide better enterprise support for the AppleTV. In an earlier post (Considerations for deploying the AppleTV in your school or enterprise) I pointed out that … Continue reading

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