Inventory – Just do it!

For the past three weeks I’ve been putting together an inventory for our school. We’ve never had one here before so I …

Clarify – Today is a dark day

Clarify – Today is a dark day As a professional, there are those magical moments when you come across a system, technique …

Episode 141 – GO REDS!

Tony and I were in Cincinnati together and took in a Reds game (they won by the way). No, that is not …

Redefine PD with the 80/20 Principle

By: Tony DePrato | Follow me on Twitter @tdeprato A very significant part of Educational Technology Leadership is devoted to professional development, …

SoundCloud ☹

I’ve talked about SoundCloud before as a good, free service for classes and schools to use to publish podcasts. I mean there …

Episode 140 – It’s REAL!

Tony and myself are back! It’s been a while since we published a podcast, but this one is worth it! We talk …

Weekly Rant: Malware is Real

By: Tony DePrato | Follow me on Twitter @tdeprato The International Educator Blog Post on Ransomeware   Source: IT Babble Blog …

There is No App for That

                By: Tony DePrato | Follow me on Twitter @tdeprato “Read every line item until …

Episode 138 – Body Cameras

Tony and I are back! In this episode we talk about body cameras in the classroom and the official announcement that Chrome …

Uh oh – BroPro

Guess what I discovered this week with the Chromebooks in my classroom?? Well, if you see the picture above this post, you …

Episode 137

Tony and Patrick are back at it. In this episode we talk about teacher evaluations via a video recording. The impending announcement …

Episode 136 – Welcome 2017

Tony and Patrick are back – at long last. Check out the talking points below and be sure to subscribe to us …

I bought a Surface Book

Not too long ago I wrote that I was in the market for a new computer. I was looking at five different …

Happy Thanksgiving!

Tis the season in the US for some turkey, football but more importantly a time when family gets together to be thankful …

Episode 133 – Interview Tips

Yet another awesome episode of IT Babble. This week Tony and Patrick talk about interviewing for international schools, hypocrisy with data, Prodigy …

I’m getting a new computer!

Yep, it’s been nearly four years and it is time to make that all important purchase and boy has it been exciting. …

Episode 132 – Election Episode

Tony and Patrick are back with a compelling election edition! We talk about the historical 2016 US election (of course) and how it …

It’s election day!

It’s finally here and for you people out there who have been following the election and are soooo happy it’s finally over …

Hour of Code: It Is Not Enough

By: Tony DePrato | Follow me on Twitter @tdeprato The Hour of Code, is a very popular event and activity hosted by Code.org. …

Episode 131 – Open for business

FINALLY! We’re back after the loong summer. Tony and I ease into the podcasting season with our first episode for the 2016-2017 …

Think before you purchase!

This will be a short post – just a heads up. The post is about how schools spend their money concerning programs. …

Ecosystems and Widgets

              By Tony DePrato | Follow me on Twitter @tdeprato The term ecosystem is normally used in reference to …

How Dirty is Your Data?

By Tony DePrato | Follow me on Twitter @tdeprato My basic rule for data is, unless there is a life and death …

A CONTINUUM OF LEARNING

  X           By Tony DePrato | Follow me on Twitter @tdeprato School administrators are often faced with …

Understanding The Cloud

  By Tony DePrato | Follow me on Twitter @tdeprato Cloud computing is one of the most difficult concepts to explain to …

Measurement in the Change Process

By Tony DePrato | Follow me on Twitter @tdeprato Willis Towers Watson (NASDAQ: WLTW) is a leading global advisory, brokering and solutions …

Episode 130 – Gboard

Tim, Tony and Patrick talk about the new Gboard iOS keyboard, Chrome and virtual reality and the 20% project. Check out the …

AI is coming!

Let me introduce you to Dewey a new AI for schools. He’ll tell you all sorts of important information-you just need to …

Episode 129 – Objection!

Tim and Patrick talk about our new robot overlords, Remix OS and the new Gboard for iOS. Check out the show notes …

Episode 128 – Robot Food

Tony, Tim and Patrick talk about robot restaurants (check the show notes), an educational island, more info on Android and Chrome OS …

Episode 127 – Safety First

Tony, Omar and Patrick talk about safety videos in school, visual curriculum standards and smart watches for kids . . . done …

Episode 126 – Fat websites

Tony, Tim and Patrick talk about the increasing sizes of web pages, learning management systems vs. class websites and some email etiquette. …

Episode 124 – “Schank” Education

This episode, Dave, Tony and Patrick talk about Roger Schank’s approach to education, Nintendo’s gaming workshop for kids and the Adidas tracker …

Episode 123 – Safe Space

Tony, Tim, Patrick and Omar talk about Sugata Mitra’s educational vision, safe spaces and more. Check out the talking points below. We …

Episode 120 – Everything Buckets!

On this episode, Tim, Tony, Omar and Patrick talk about so-called “everything buckets” like Evernote and OneNote and talk about Matrix style …

Episode 119 – Dave’s Nightmare

Tony, Tim, Patrick, Omar (yes-he’s back!) and DAVE talk about VR, Amazon’s educational announcement and children’s advice to parents about social media. …

Episode 118 – Parlez Vous Xerox?

Tim, Tony and Patrick talk about OneDrive at great length and the new Xerox translation service. Check out the talking points below. …

Episode 117 – Rating everyone!

Tim, Tony and Patrick talk about another good Chrome extension (Papier) and about the people rating app: Peeple. Check out the talking …

Happy Pi Day!

I’ve been teaching math for the past month and since today is Pi day – 3-14. I thought I would share a …

What is Important is Seldom Urgent

By: Tony DePrato | Follow me on Twitter @tdeprato Before jumping into this post, here is some background on former President of the United …

What is Important is Seldom Urgent

By: Tony DePrato | Follow me on Twitter @tdeprato Before jumping into this post, here is some background on former President of the United …

Episode 114 – Tony uses IE6

Tony, Tim, Dave and Patrick talk about Chrome extensions and Remix which is Android as a desktop OS. Check out the talking …

Beyond Hour of Code

By: Tony DePrato | Follow me on Twitter @tdeprato A friend emailed me to get some ideas for his IB Computer Science …

Beyond Hour of Code

By: Tony DePrato | Follow me on Twitter @tdeprato A friend emailed me to get some ideas for his IB Computer Science …

Episode 112 – Frown face

Today we are joined by Omar, Tim, Tony and Patrick as they discuss about an interesting observation by Tom Whitby and whether …

Episode 111 – Wrong!

Tony, Tim, Omar and Patrick discuss Tony’s post about how everyone is Ed Tech has it wrong, 12 tools you need to …

Episode 110 – #Tim G Treebeard

This episode Tony, Dave and Patrick talk about the crappy WiFi in The White House and people claiming hashtags from Twitter and …

About Me..Fairly Painless

I am normally not a big service or product reviewer. However, after setting-up a new About.Me account, I have to say the …

Episode 109 – Fancy water

Tony, Dave and Patrick are back after the Chinese New Year delayed the podcast and it is a great one. They talk …

Episode 107- Groundhog Day

Tony, Tim and Patrick get together and babble about some great ed tech issues. Check out the talking points below and happy …

Start At the Wall

Holidays are a very interesting time if you work in technology leadership or support. Ideally, people want to have some time-off. Therefore, …

Start At the Wall

Holidays are a very interesting time if you work in technology leadership or support. Ideally, people want to have some time-off. Therefore, …

Episode 106 – Save Tony

Today we discuss why Tony is missing, is Sesame Street on its way out and should schools even consider purchasing iPads now …

Episode 105 – Passwords!

Tim, Dave and Patrick discuss ergonomics in classrooms, passwords and Amazon within schools. Check out the talking points below! As always, subscribe …

Episode 104 – Tablet teacher

Tim, Dave, Tony and Patrick will talk about putting screens on teacher’s heads, iOS 9.3 and the big updates it has for …

Freedom VS Structure

I left it alone. Everyone was using it. Everyone had the permissions needed to customize their space. So I left it alone. …

Freedom VS Structure

I left it alone. Everyone was using it. Everyone had the permissions needed to customize their space. So I left it alone. …

Episode 101 – 3 Out of Toaster

This episode Tim, Tony and Patrick talk about what we expect from 2016, Thinga.com and if video games should be taught. Check …

Episode 101 – 3 Out of Toaster

This episode Tim, Tony and Patrick talk about what we expect from 2016, Thinga.com and if video games should be taught. Check …

Get crap done!

Now that the 2016 is right around the corner it is time to start making some resolutions of organizing yourself a little …

Get crap done!

Now that the 2016 is right around the corner it is time to start making some resolutions of organizing yourself a little …

Happy Holidays Everyone!

Happy Holidays We here at IT Babble wish you and yours the very best this holiday season. Source: IT Babble Blog …

Happy Holidays Everyone!

Happy Holidays We here at IT Babble wish you and yours the very best this holiday season. Source: IT Babble Blog …

Episode 100 – Omar returns!

Omar returns for the 100th episode of IT Babble as we discuss people using podcasts instead of exams, students who fail and …

Episode 100 – Omar returns!

Omar returns for the 100th episode of IT Babble as we discuss people using podcasts instead of exams, students who fail and …

Episode 99 – Kazakastan?

Today, Tony, Tim, Dave and Patrick talk about Kazakhstan’s control over the Internet, tracking students using GPS and how IBM needs to …

Episode 99 – Kazakastan?

Today, Tony, Tim, Dave and Patrick talk about Kazakhstan’s control over the Internet, tracking students using GPS and how IBM needs to …

Episode 98 – Tim Down Under

Welcome back everyone. Today, Tim, Dave “The Wave”, Tony and Patrick talk about lesson planning, drones and Quigley Down Under. Check out …

Episode 98 – Tim Down Under

Welcome back everyone. Today, Tim, Dave “The Wave”, Tony and Patrick talk about lesson planning, drones and Quigley Down Under. Check out …

Episode 98 – Tim Down Under

Welcome back everyone. Today, Tim, Dave “The Wave”, Tony and Patrick talk about lesson planning, drones and Quigley Down Under. Check out …

Episode 97 – Dave the Wave!

Once again we have a full panel as Dave, Tim, Tony and myself discuss the hot topic gaming in education and our …

Episode 97 – Dave the Wave!

Once again we have a full panel as Dave, Tim, Tony and myself discuss the hot topic gaming in education and our …

How to Teach Programming

This week on IT Babble the Podcast Edition, you will hear Patrick and I discuss this topic that was posted on Slashdot.org: Revisiting …

How to Help Your Dude Named Ben

If you are not aware, “A Dude Named Ben” refers to the generic and often ignored systems administrators who work at/in organizations. …