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.

Access Denied: Controlling What Students Can Access

By: Tony DePrato | Follow me on Twitter @tdeprato Recently I have been discussing multiple new security measures for academic networks. From these discussions with other schools, engineers, and suppliers, I have created set of goals to help keep the … Continue reading

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Tech Support Problems, Apathy, & Solutions

By: Tony DePrato | Follow me on Twitter @tdeprato Recently I was reading a Technology Directors’ forum, and noticed that a few very well established schools were explicitly looking for people to assist them in improving their technology support system … Continue reading

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Keeping Your Campus Safe: Who Can Do What

By: Tony DePrato | Follow me on Twitter @tdeprato When a school network is designed, various levels of access have to be created to manage content access. The easiest way to approach this is to place students, teachers, staff, and … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Lessons from Starting a New School

By: Tony DePrato | Follow me on Twitter @tdeprato Since the summer of 2017 I have been working with some very committed administrators, staff, and of course teachers to start a new school in Jeju, South Korea. Going through this … Continue reading

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Unchained from the Desk: How I Went Completely Wireless

By: Tony DePrato | Follow me on Twitter @tdeprato Disclaimer: Normally I do not like to specifically discuss products, but in this case I will be required to do so. I am not recommending any products, I am only explaining … Continue reading

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Inverse Relationships: Project Based Subjects and Class Size

By: Tony DePrato | Follow me on Twitter @tdeprato A classroom containing 18–24 students appears to be the ideal number. Anything less and you lose the unique excitement that comes from a critical mass of engaged students. ~A Commentary and Review … Continue reading

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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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