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Digital Citizenship to Digital Fluency

2020 is an opportunity for schools to re-explore their relationship to digital citizenship. The growing erosion of our privacy as well as our amplified cohabitation with Artificial Intelligence (AI) present us with new challenges. We are tracked 24/7 with digital … Continue reading

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Does Anyone Have Data That Supports Technology As Having a Net Positive Effect on Student Achievement?

As I work my way through the first months of changes in my life from “not working in a school” for the first time in a decade and a half, I am the first to feel ruffled feathers by this … Continue reading

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Routine: The Boring Lifeblood of International Schools

“Who wants meatloaf? Does anyone want meatloaf? Katia, do you want meatloaf?” “No, I want salad,” she says, looking disinterested. “Last chance for meatloaf,” the veteran social studies teacher of 27 years repeats. She sighs, typing in the last two … 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 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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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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Take What the Mountain Gives You

Nireki Mountain Adventures Satish Man Pati makes me feel like a thimble of a man. Not because he’s full of great quotes like the title of this essay. Not because he climbed Mt. Everest like I decide to canoe across … Continue reading

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Hiring Millenials: A Primer for Old People (Like Me)

Aging has taken on a special significance with me in recent weeks as I witnessed the passing of two giants of my generation in David Bowie and Glen Frey. Unreal and surreal. When I looked over the images and read … Continue reading

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The Importance of Being ‘Urgent’

As I travel to dozens of international schools each year, I am always struck by the earnestness of everyone – the teachers, the leaders, the kids, the parents. EVERYONE is positively earnest and passionate – wanting to do the right … Continue reading

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Voices Carry

Being in the people business, good communication seems so obvious, yet we rarely talk about what makes good communication. Raise your hand if you wish that Google had a pop up screen that said, “Are you sure you want to … Continue reading

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