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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.

Cybersecurity Part 4: Surviving Ransomware

Ransomware, in its most basic form, is self-explanatory. Data is captured, encrypted, and held for ransom until a fee is paid. The two most common forms of ransomware delivery are through email and websites. Continue reading

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CyberSecurity Part 3: Simple Penetration Testing for K12 Schools

Doing as much due diligence as possible before contracting someone will not only save time and money, but it will also help to further educate the community. Continue reading

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CyberSecurity Part 1: Social Engineering

I have noticed an uptick recently in schools moving resources, money and time, to address cybersecurity concerns. The motivation for addressing security issues is genuine, but the approach and implementations I am reading about are less than effective. Continue reading

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Connecting with Students as a Technology Leader

By Tony DePrato | Follow Me on LinkedIn Often in leadership, it is difficult to keep those important connections that once motivated us to work in education. Meetings, software, cloud platforms, and numerous other tasks can easily overwhelm a schedule … Continue reading

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The Absolute Best Accessory for Your Apple Laptop

By Tony DePrato | Follow Me on LinkedIn I am not one to recommend products. However, lately I have come to realize that since Apple removed all the useful ports on their laptops, I am reliant on a single $2.00 … Continue reading

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Plagiarism When TurnItIn Cannot Help

By: Tony DePrato | Follow me on LinkedIn Plagiarism is serious issue for most high schools. It is rare to find a school without a detailed plagiarism policy. Most of these policies have a few tiers, because it is common … Continue reading

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A Positive Start Matters

By: Tony DePrato | Follow me on LinkedIn Stress at the start of the school year is normal. I firmly believe that a positive start leads to a positive year. Here are some suggestions I like to give to people … Continue reading

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The Solution to No Solution

By: Tony DePrato | Follow me on LinkedIn Not every problem has a solution. Maybe a better way to express that idea is not every problem has a solution within its current construct. Sometimes, the rules, the structure, and/or the … Continue reading

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STEAM/STEM Core Skills

Developing STEM and STEAM programs (Science Technology Engineering/Art Mathematics) is very exciting, but I have noticed recently there is a lack of cohesive standards to measure progress. Continue reading

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Over Developing Ideas

By: Tony DePrato | Follow me on Twitter @tdeprato Questions are the important thing, answers are less important. Learning to ask a good question is the heart of intelligence. Learning the answer-well, answers are for students. Questions are for thinkers. … Continue reading

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