I’ve worked in schools for nearly 15 years, and I’m about to take the next big step in my career, so I thought I’d take this opportunity to lay out some of the most important edtech facts that I wish I’d known when starting out. Let’s go! 1. Simplicity always wins, always It doesn’t matter […]
We’ve gone 1:1 with school owned Chromebooks. Here’s how we deal with repairs, insurance, and theft. I’m running a pilot project to give all of our students and teachers their own personal Chromebook from school budget. No parental leasing or contributions — we want there to be no barrier to access. But with that comes several […]
If you use a USB drive to store your work this is a public emergency warning just for you! A familiar scene occurred in my office this morning. A teacher wandered in wanting something printing from their USB stick. When I plugged the drive into my computer, and Autoplay got to work, my screen was […]
Printers are costly, wasteful, and a nightmare to fix. I hate printers. So I undertook a little social experiment — what would happen if staff had to use Google Docs instead of printed pages…
Google controls your browser, your files, your email, and more. In future could they also manage your school building as well?