Category «software»

EdTech Resources Organized

Learning Keeps Going graphic

Frank Catalano does a good job showcasing the resources collated by Edsurge, ISTE, CoSN, SETDA, and Digital Promise. The good thing is they put resources in one place so educators can plan strategically. I know a lot of folks are trying to help, but one off suggestions tweeted usually are not that helpful. I hope …

Project Management Platforms

I’ve used all these platforms – @asana @Smartsheet @trello @wrike – for project management at one time or another. For simple kanban style project or task management, I like Trello. For projects involving a more traditional and long term planning, Smartsheet is easy to use. I like the publishing feature to report out status. For …

Facebook Ruined my Birthday

My birthday started as usual. My mom, who lives on the East Coast, called me at 6am PST. After the annual ritual of listening to her sing a verse of “Happy Birthday” and me saying, “I had to get up to answer the phone anyway” – my dad’s line, I checked Facebook. Had anyone wished …

What the heck is a Cloud Access Security Broker? And why do you need one…

As we move more and more to the cloud, a school district needs to ensure that its internal business rules and board policies and procedures are applied to cloud resources. This applies to both files and applications.  Before cloud, software as a service (SaaS), and the ubiquitous edtech apps, file access and applications could be …

Online Testing – The Positive!

There was a lot of negative press and, dare I say, political upheaval about the Common Core and its online testing component during the testing window in May. Now in its aftermath, I think online testing was the story that never happened – despite what some press wanted. The spotlight was on the tests developedÔÇ»by …

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