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.

Tech Integration: Are you mapping it?

By: Tony DePrato | Follow me on Twitter @tdeprato A few weeks ago I was on a campus, but not my campus. I was speaking with some technology teachers. They would prefer to be called tech-integrators. After a short and … Continue reading

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Hour of Code: It Is Not Enough

By: Tony DePrato | Follow me on Twitter @tdeprato The Hour of Code, is a very popular event and activity hosted by Code.org. Millions of students around the world participate in the large coordinated events, and continue to use the website … Continue reading

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What is Important is Seldom Urgent

By: Tony DePrato | Follow me on Twitter @tdeprato Presidential Planning Dwight David “Ike” Eisenhower was an American politician and general who served as the 34th President of the United States from 1953 until 1961. He was a five-star general … Continue reading

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Ecosystems and Widgets

By Tony DePrato | Follow me on Twitter @tdeprato The term ecosystem is normally used in reference to biological communities. When people think about ecosystems they often visualize the different organisms and activities that coexist to maintain a balance of sustainable life. As … Continue reading

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Software in a Suitcase vs The Learner Profile

By Tony DePrato | Follow me on Twitter @tdeprato The Problem Curriculum in a Suitcase, this is a common term and point of discussion in international schools. For anyone not familiar with the reference, it addresses the common practice of teachers … Continue reading

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How Dirty is Your Data?

By Tony DePrato | Follow me on Twitter @tdeprato My basic rule for data is, unless there is a life and death scenario unfolding, bad or unclean data is not going to be used. I have yet to encounter a … Continue reading

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A CONTINUUM OF LEARNING

By Tony DePrato | Follow me on Twitter @tdeprato School administrators are often faced with complex decisions about curriculum, assessment, and the oversight of both. There is a myopic condition that can occur as conversations lead people into a spiral … Continue reading

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Understanding The Cloud

By Tony DePrato | Follow me on Twitter @tdeprato Cloud computing is one of the most difficult concepts to explain to people who spend most of their time working with children, running a school, and monitoring educational processes. Cloud computing … Continue reading

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The EdTech Blog for School Administrators

By Tony DePrato | Follow me on Twitter @tdeprato Let’s talk numbers. The number of iPads sold in the first quarter of 2014: 26 million[i] Revenue generated in 2015 for the Microsoft Surface Pro 3: $1.1 billion US Dollars[ii] Number … Continue reading

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Measurement in the Change Process

By Tony DePrato | Follow me on Twitter @tdeprato Willis Towers Watson (NASDAQ: WLTW) is a leading global advisory, brokering and solutions company. They did an extensive study on change management. In the study they state immediately and without hesitation, … Continue reading

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