Tech Director Chat
About This Show
A weekly chat with a K-12 Public School Technology Director about the trials, tribulations, and insider secrets of your school's technology department. The chats are unscripted, and meant to make the inner workings of an IT department less opaque.logo image - Tom Taker "Technology"
Most Recent Episode
The Technology is Supposed to Work, Right?
Wow, it's been a long summer for the Mattawan Consolidated Tech Department! Bond construction, total audio/video upgrades for the Middle School and High School, and the refurbishment and cleaning of machines all around the district have kept us all busy. Pete and Ben attempt to answer a heap of technical questions in this first episode of the school year, and are looking forward to settling into a more normal routine now that major construction is over.Timestamps for this week's questions:1:00 The answer to life, the universe, and everything.1:52 What has Pete been up to?3:45 Wait, Pete gets nervous about visiting classrooms?6:01 JW wants to know, did Pete get any sleep this summer?8:17 A teacher wants to know, will metallic or magnetic necklaces or jewelry affect the teacher microphones?9:17 A strange loud static sound always occurs for a brief moment when connecting my laptop tot he new A/V stations. What’s up with that?11:53 A teacher wants to know, can they change their password for Infinite Campus, our student information system?16:07 Someone wants to know, why does my computer keep locking up?17:45 If you haven’t restarted your computer lately, you probably should (at least once a week).19:23 Stump Pete!19:50 JW wants to know, how many notes in the opening of Metallica’s “Enter Sandman”?You can talk about the show or continue the conversations on Twitter using the hashtag #TechDirectorChat or chatting up Ben (@techsavvyed) or Pete (@ppoggione) on Twitter. Our professional Twitter accounts areMattawan LearnsandMCS Technology.