Tag Archives: Education

Mac’s In Business

When I first started my career in the computer field it was all about the PC and the Windows operating system. We would go into a business and set up a Windows Server and Windows Workstations and install Microsoft Office. Mostly everyone in the office was familiar with Windows because that is what they had at home. Today’s business world is changing. If you are in the IT field now you may walk into an office thinking you will be troubleshooting a PC issue and find an entire office full of Mac’s?  Will you be ready to take on the … Continue reading

Posted in Apple, Computers, Education, EducationTech, Mac, Software, Technology, Thoughts | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Young Students and Computers

I had the great opportunity to assist with a group of second graders. The teacher was working with the kids to create Photo Stories. Photo Stories are short video slide shows using still pictures and music to create their videos. Now if that is not amazing enough to see these very young groups creating videos. They also had to open and save their videos to their server drive. I was working with one youngster and I would ask to have them log onto the server. I watched with amazement as the youngster entered their user name and their password. Open … Continue reading

Posted in Chromebooks, Computers, Education, Tablets, Technology, Thoughts | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Should Cursive Writing Die

As everyone who reads this blog and knows of my background should know that I am a techie. I love technology and use it everyday. I teach technology and help teachers use tech in their classrooms. Now for the, “BUT”. I have asked many educators and I have tried to determine the reason concerning the removal of CURSIVE writing in the classroom. I am not talking about the high school level I am referring to elementary school. I was told that in this day and age kids won’t have to do any hand writing. I realize that the check book … Continue reading

Posted in Chromebooks, Computers, Education, Technology, Thoughts | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Creation or Standardization?

In the vast world that we live in with the fast paced everything how can our children learn to handle change? We want them to handle change and we strive to find ways to get it into their brains. But STOP! Really? This is the talk in many circles but when you get right down to the cold hard facts we don’t want people who can think outside of the box. Anyone read The Maze Runner, read it and see what happens when we allow little people to begin to think on their own. At this writing there are no … Continue reading

Posted in Computers, Education, News, Social, Technology, Thoughts | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Technology And Education

Most people that know me and read this blog or follow my podcasts or vidcasts you also know that I work in education as a technology director. With this job I have the pleasure of working with today’s youth as well as some veteran teachers who started in education long before computers. It is my job to bring the power of technology together with the power of education. Sometimes this is very hard. The kids are fine what ever we toss at them they will use. The teachers at most times seem to want to learn how to use the … Continue reading

Posted in Computers, Education, EReaders, Gadgets, Technology, Thoughts | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment