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
Apple TVs and the Future of Google Classroom
Thanks for all of the great questions submitted this time around. A lot of good technical and troubleshooting questions about Apple TVs prompted some good conversation about a few of the policies we have in place, and why we have to put passcodes on them for airplay mirroring. For those that don't have restrictions activated for an Apple TV in a school setting,you should definitely make sure that happens. Pete and I go over a social media policy that our district has in place, and then we spend quite a bit of time pondering about the future of Google Classroom, why it (likely) won't ever become a full-blown LMS, and why we continue to push its use in our district. Follow all that up with an opportunity to "stump Pete" and I'd call this one full podcast.Timestamps for this week's questions:1:48 What has Pete been up to?2:26 We’re getting ready to move to Powerschool?3:04 Wait, what did Ben call Pete?4:42 Nicole wants to know, why doesn’t my Apple TV ask for a passcode when using Airplay?5:36 Does the Apple TV “time out” for mirroring?6:49 Tony wants to know, why is my Apple TV not mirroring my computer?8:01 Ben asks the infamous IT support question…8:40 Does the district have a policy regarding social media interaction between students and staff?10:44 Someone wants to know about sharing settings and access of documents via Google Classroom.13:12 Pete asks Ben, when will Google Classroom be a full blown Learning Management System (LMS)?16:15 Pete wants to know, why would our district be spending time pushing Google Classroom?18:07 Stump Pete!19:20 JW wants to know, why did it take so long for “Journey” to get into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame?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.