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Tech Talk Live Blog

Protecting Against Cyber Threats

Mark Villinsky


After a compelling video of various security facts, Mark Villinsky had some amazing facts to share.  Of approximately 1200 companies surveyed, 91% had at least one security intrusion last year. Sixty one percent had a virus issue. For a sense of scale of the escalating problem over time: In 1994, the average new virus sample […]

Awesome Tech For Teachers Students and Staff

Carl Kishel


We’re (almost) live blogging Tech Talk Live from 2013.  Up next is Carl Kishel from Microsoft, covering Technology and Tools for Students, Teachers, and Staff. We are writing as we listen, so it may not be a perfect transcript. Tablets Carl explains that, in a classroom environment, tablets are useful as you can walk around the […]

Welcome to the Tech Talk Live Blog

Paul Billy


Welcome to our blog! To expand the value of Tech Talk Live throughout the year, we have created this blog to highlight real technology problems in education, and the solutions that IT professionals in education have implemented. Most of our blog posts will be written by guest writers, highlighting a specific issue they have solved […]

iPad-Apple TV Classroom Implementation at Hempfield School District

Mike Graham & Jeremy Paul


​Over the last year, Hempfield has been piloting the use of iPads as a replacement for interactive whiteboards.  Although there was already a large installation of interactive boards and projectors across the district, problems with connectivity, reliability, and software compatibility forced us to take another look at the options for interactive classroom technology.  Updates to […]

Using FileMaker Go on Mobile Devices to Facilitate Teacher Observations

Kent Sweigart


Cocalico School District administrators had been exploring ways to complete teacher walk-through observations using a mobile application. Expectations included a simple interface with the ability to share observations with staff electronically and to review past observations. FileMaker Go allows devices to connect to a shared FileMaker database. See more here. The development of the form […]

Anytime-Anywhere Learning Program

Lotsie Wooten


The Eastern Lancaster County School District is in the process of implementing strategies to enhance the education of our students through our Anytime-Anywhere Learning (AAL) program. The AAL program is defined as a flexible and personalized educational program that integrates new instructional strategies and a mixture of technology tools with the goal of transforming classrooms […]

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