From the monthly archives:

May 2014

Net Neutrality

I was happy to read that CoSN issued a statement about net neutrality:   CoSN Responds to FCC Net Neutrality Vote Washington, DC (May 15, 2014) – CoSN (the Consortium for School Networking) CEO Keith Krueger today issued the following statement regarding the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC’s) new net neutrality proceeding: “As the voice for […]

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iPads, Chromebooks, and Choice

When selecting which computing device to use myself, I think first and foremost about the task I have to accomplish. I start with the end in mind. This works fine for me, since I have multiple devices and therefore, the luxury of choice. I have a desktop computer, a laptop, and an iPad. But it […]

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10 Reasons to Conduct a Technology Audit Rerun

At the recent Tech Forum a couple of colleagues were asking me if I thought outside audits were of any value. Since then I have been thinking about just how valuable they are, so I thought it would be a good time to rerun this post. Reason 1: To assess your progress against goals and […]

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Mundane Details

I was following along on the #1to1techat last night and a colleague from Maine, Andrew Wallace (@andrewwallace) tweeted the above. I laughed, because I had had a day of being up to my elbows in details. Some days we get to spend time in the long view, on the balcony, mindful of the bigger picture. […]

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Google Classroom

  From Google on May 6, 2014 “Classroom is a new, free tool coming to Google Apps for Education that helps teachers easily and quickly create and organize assignments, provide feedback, and communicate with their classes. This video highlights the experiences of some of the teachers and students who gave us feedback to help develop […]

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Fans Boo Cardboard Cano

In a recent Tonight Show episode, Jimmy Fallon had a staffer ask people on the street if they wanted to boo second baseman Robinson Cano, returning to the Yankees after a brief stint with the mariners. A photo of Cano covered a large freestanding cardboard sign, and fans did not know that Cano was actually […]

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Time to Sunset Internet Explorer

In the opening sequence of Stephen Colbert’s show he always mentions a few mock-worthy news stories. On Tuesday the opening included: “There’s a critical security flaw in Internet Explorer which is terrible news for anyone living in 1995.” IE stopped being my primary browser years ago – it became a bloated and unreliable piece of […]

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