Mobile Phone Shutdown

By: Tony DePrato | Follow me on Twitter @tdeprato During the first few weeks before my new campus opened, many people wanted to know what the mobile phone policy would be for students, especially those students living on-campus. A decision was made to allow teachers to set their classroom norms, …

Gaming disorder

The World Health Organization has released its newest list of classified diseases and, as the title suggests, gaming disorder is among them. You can read what it says from the WHO website by clicking here. It explicitly points at video games and has three characterizations to what behaviors determine if …

Podcast crash course

I’ve written quite a few times about podcasts and how I like them. My opinion has not changed, I still think podcasts …

Episode 145 – Chrompocalypse

Patrick and Tony are back! This episode they talk about cheaper iPads, cell phone bans and the Chrompocalypse that happened. Oh and …

GradeProof – A review

So I saw this on FreeTech4Teachers and thought that this would be a good site to review. The service is called GradeProof …

Episode 144 – Look to the right

Good day everyone and welcome back to another scintillating episode of the IT Babble podcast. This episode is pretty darn good. Check …

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 …