Category Archives: Tony DePrato

Tony DePrato has a Master’s Degree in Educational Technology from Pepperdine University and has been working as a Director of Educational Technology since 2009. He has worked in the United Arab Emirates and China where he has consulted with schools in both regions on various technology topics. In 2013, Tony DePrato released The BYOD Playbook a free guide for schools looking to discuss or plan a Bring Your Own Device program. Tony is originally from the US, and worked in multimedia, website development, and freelance video production. Tony is married to Kendra Perkins, who is a librarian.

Negative Effects of App Attachment

By: Tony DePrato | Follow me on Twitter @tdeprato I was speaking to a friend recently about an argument he had with a teacher. The teacher was adamant that if they could not use one particular app, their classes would … Continue reading

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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, new systems implementation, and the long term planning of support. Every year as the semester starts-up, administrators around … Continue reading

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Technology Surveys for New Hires

By: Tony DePrato | Follow me on Twitter @tdeprato Since 2008, I have been working with groups of new hires. There is much stress and confusion when people are relocating to another country. I always try and provide the information … Continue reading

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Understanding The End of Year Process: Tech in the Spring Determines Tech in the Fall

By: Tony DePrato | Follow me on Twitter @tdeprato In August or September, the first week of a new school year, do you find that your campus seems to have problems that are unexpected and out of line with the … Continue reading

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Understanding Ransomeware

                     By: Tony DePrato | Follow me on Twitter @tdeprato On Friday, 12 May 2017, a large cyber-attack using it was launched, infecting more than 230,000 computers in 150 countries, demanding … Continue reading

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The Maker Portfolio and University Admissions

By: Tony DePrato | Follow me on Twitter @tdeprato I am always focused on the end-game. The end-game for students is the next level after they leave K-12. Preparing students to compete and succeed is difficult. There is always a … Continue reading

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There is No App for That

By: Tony DePrato | Follow me on Twitter @tdeprato “Read every line item until you get it.” ~Michael Burry  During the last four weeks I have been reading literature, academic studies, and news articles on finance. I have studied graphs, … Continue reading

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Trending Upward to Exhaustion

By: Tony DePrato | Follow me on Twitter @tdeprato I have written before about measurement and time management. These two concepts are essential for anyone in a leadership position to understand and practice well. However, as leaders, do you ever ask … Continue reading

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BYOD and Network Anonymity

By: Tony DePrato | Follow me on Twitter @tdeprato Many countries have begun to create or enforce new rules concerning online anonymity. Here are some examples of anonymity rules: South Korea , China, The United Kingdom These rules are manifested in places like coffee … Continue reading

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Online Reports – Slim Budgets and Happy Trees

By: Tony DePrato | Follow me on Twitter @tdeprato All things being equal, everyone agrees that publishing online is better for consumable budgets and the environment. However, when put to the test, many schools still opt to print reports and … Continue reading

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