Tag Archives: Apple

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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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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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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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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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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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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The iPad is not considered an educational tool?!

“Hi… I went to the apple store and asked for an educator’s discount on the iPad and they told me that they do not give a discount on iPads because they are not considered an educational tool.  After you picked … Continue reading

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Where’s iDVD? Apple’s move away from optical media.

It’s the day before Christmas and all the through the house not a creature is stirring… except for my cousin who is trying to put together a DVD project on a brand new Lion iMac and couldn’t find iDVD. With … Continue reading

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