Category Archives: Technical

Gone in a FLASH – Dealing with FLASH and your browser.

Adobe’s FLASH is slowly going away and by the end of 2020 will officially be “end of life”. You can’t run FLASH content on any iOS device and with each new browser update FLASH content is getting harder and harder … Continue reading

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Our experiences with the AppleTV in Education.

So ee have AppleTV 3 (2nd gen) deployed EVERYWHERE! This is actually our second refresh of the devices since putting them in about 2 or 3 years ago. We initially put them in as we wanted to allow teachers and … Continue reading

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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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