Tuesday, December 27, 2005
Top 5 Educational Mac Stories
#5–eMac returns to education sales only
#4–Cobb County Debacle
#3–Henrico contract moves to Dell, a riot ensues
#2–Apple embraces podcasting
#1–Mac line to move to Intel processors beginning 2006
What next for Apple in education? My guesses for the coming year
#1–New machine for education?
#2–Podcasting/Blogging really takes off in education.
#3–New iWork suite with spreadsheet software.
#4–Apple retires AppleWorks officially.
#5–Some big new application that will have a large impact on education.
Happy Holidays to everyone. See You in a Few!
Thursday, December 01, 2005
Earlier in the evening we video chatted with Brian Mull. They were excited about the possibilities of using this technology in the classroom.
Saturday, November 26, 2005
Sunday, November 20, 2005
I was wondering why I was keeping this blog up. Redundancy is everything!
I'll see you in a few!
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Saturday, November 19, 2005
3:30 am and we were joined by a young couple about 2:00 am. 6 in line and counting. It is quiet except for the occasional train passing behind The Gateway.
Actually managed to sleep for a couple of hours. Woke a few minutes before 6:00 to other voices and see about another 15 in line. Lots of personal Mac histories being shared.
7:40 am and the crowd is starting to grow. There are about 75-80 in line now. The interesting thing is that about 1/4 of them have their Powerbooks or iBooks out. Hmmm... I wonder what their doing. The general contractor is onsite and waiting for the managers to get in. There are now 3 security guards waiting as well and the window washer is working on the outside glass. When the managerss get here they will peel the plastic of off the inside class and clean it.
9:00 am - 1 hour to go. I would estimate the crowd to be between 300-400 at this point but I can't tell for sure any more. The employees are coming out about every five minutes to excite the crowd. The mall management is starting to look a little worried.
9:20 am-The first guy in line is interviewed by a local newstation, then the first three are interviewed by a newspaper reporter for the Salt Lake Tribune. He even gets to me, so I guess I will be in the paper tomorrow.
10:00 am- They allow the first 70 or so people in. Store employees cheering, music blaring, it was awesome. As anyone leaves the store they allow another in. The queue is still huge. As I left I would imaging there were still 500-600 people in line. I talked to an employee who has worked at two other openings and she said this rivaled either one of those. Photos here Podcast and Vidcast to follow by tomorrow.
Friday, November 18, 2005
Monday, November 14, 2005
Tuesday, November 08, 2005
Wednesday, November 02, 2005
I have the commenting locked down to members of the blog, but if you are interested in follow the progress of these teachers and would like to comment, drop me a line and I will invite you in.
In the coming weeks we will be tackling Wiki's, del.icio.us, and Flickr. I am set for a wild ride. See You in a Few!
Thursday, October 27, 2005
We talked about Brian's experiences, his school, some software, and about how his blog evolved. I think this is the most fascinating view of how blogs can be used and how quickly their roll can change. Go to the blog and view it from the start to see how it changed.
We mentioned the Room 208 blog and the newsletter that Bob Sprankle produces using Pages.
Enjoy the Podcast!
See You in a Few!
Wednesday, October 19, 2005
Apple's education shipments on the rise.
A great inservice day! (Tooting my teams horn)
Should some people not use Macs?
Next Show-Special Guest Host: Brian Mull, Technology Director, Trinity Episcopal School in New Orleans
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Thursday, October 13, 2005
Macworld was finally able to get a response from Apple about the eMac. It apparently is gone for everyone except schools. I have two questions then, 1) How long will the eMac last even for school purchases? and 2) What does Apple have up their sleeve for educational machines for the future?
My guess is that the answers will not be forthcoming until the Intel based Macs start showing up. Apple needs machines in the price niche that the eMacs hit for education. For next year's buying season though I think that makes Apple's position a little shaky. I hope Apple's roadmap for machines for education gets laid out a little more clearly in the next couple of months. Podcast coming! See You in a Few!
Wednesday, September 28, 2005
A conversation (actually sounds more like an interview than we had hoped) with Tony Vincent. Tony is doing great things in his school. He is also a huge Palm® Handheld supporter. He has a great site called Learning in Hand that is devoted to helping teachers use handhelds in the classroom. He is also doing a podcast on handhelds with Mike Curtis called Soft Reset. Tony is also producing podcasts at his school Willowdale Elementary School in Omaha, Nebraska. The podcast is called Radio WillowWeb and the kids do a great job.
We actually recorded this two weeks ago, but it has taken me that long to get around to cleaning it up. It still doesn't sound that great and that is my fault not Tony's. We will give it another shot, if I can convince Tony to come back. Anyway, my apologies to Tony and you the listeners for the lack of quality. I will get it right next time.
See You in a Few!
Wednesday, August 24, 2005
Blog and Podcast Pick of the Show
Why do we have to put up with this Windows crap?
Seeking out fellow Mac Using Educators who would like to participate in the podcast as a guest co-host.
See You in a Few!
Tuesday, August 16, 2005
One of my initial thoughts was that I have too many broken windows to begin fixing any of them. Then I realized that was probably the first that I should work on. I have a tendency to get down on myself for not accomplishing all that I should in a given day. I need to continually remind myself that there is only so much time in a day and I need to plan accordingly.
This leads to window the second for me. That is to not let me stretch myself too thin. I find myself more and more taking on things I shouldn't. My plate is pretty full and adding things only complicates when I should really be simplifying. I need to learn to say no gracefully and tactfully.
My third broken window which these other two impact deals with my family. I spend more time at the keyboard when I am at home than I should. I need to work out a more efficient schedule so that when I am home with the family, I am with the family.
I know this would help my relationship with my more than patient wife.
Sunday, August 07, 2005
Moving files to Ourmedia.org
New Mac Hardware-iBooks (boring), Mac Mini's (intriguing $699 model), Mighty Mouse (I think I want one bad!)
Apple in Education News Broward County (Good) Henrico County (Bad) Cobb County (Ugly)
Laptop installation at new school
Educational Blogs and Podcasts That I Follow Blogs-Teach 42, Exactly 2 Cents Worth, One Big Head
Podcasts-Teach 42, Connect Learning, Bit by Bit
General Podcast Opinions
iTunes Podcast Support 6 Weeks Later
See You in a Few!
Saturday, July 16, 2005
Milwaukee-area school drops Macs for Windows PCs, thanks to PTA Inquiry into Cobb County Apple iBook Bids Arizona High School Will Not Use Textbooks Art Rage by Ambient Design
Not much of a NECC wrapup. I forgot to mention in the podcast that I am changing the location of the files to ourmedia.org. If you have any problems let me know at firstname.lastname@example.org. See You in a Few!
Wednesday, July 13, 2005
See You in a Few!
Thursday, June 30, 2005
This brings me to the issue of the exhibition floor. I spent less than 1 hour total in the exhibit hall. The reason is that it has looked basically the same for the last 3 years. There are slight updates to software, there are all kinds of solutions to help you mine your data for NCLB, there are 8,000 different kinds of students response systems. There is just nothing new or exciting. I felt it much more worth my time to spend my time in sessions. I did not gather one pin, one t-shirt, one demo disk, or catalog. Nada, nothing, Zip. My kids are going to be really disappointed.
I was able to attend David Warlick’s spotlight session on Redefining Literacy for the 21st Century. I have read over this material several times, but David does a great job of presenting it with passion, so it was great to see him present it. I blogged the session, but when I posted it through the Dash Blog widget it got lost. So I will point you instead to the SEGA Tech blog for their blog of the session.
I then went to a presentation call Professional Development in your Pajamas. This is where my policy for this conference really bit me in the butt. I made a pledge I would not walk out of a session I had chosen unless it was so awful. Well this one wasn’t awful, but it wasn’t what I thought it would be either. It was basically a team from a district in San Antonio describing a grant project they had developed and worked on. They spent the hour going over the project and not really talking much about the PD piece of the project. I really should have broken my pledge for this one. I have already blogged about the Action in the Classroom session so you can view that on it’s own. It really was pretty good. I went to the beginning of the Podcasting Birds-of-a-Feather session. This was facilitated by Mike Lawrence, the Executive Director of CUE. He basically turned it into a conversational forum. Unfortunately I had to leave after about 15 minutes to go to dinner with our district group. One of the first things I heard though bothered me a little. A representative from a publisher got up and asked and talked about interest in them producing their materials in audio format. I wanted to scream. Although I can see some educational benefit in them doing so, the whole idea of these companies charging huge amounts of money for this ticks me off.
Our district group had our yearly NECC dinner together at the City Tavern. This is one of the most famous restaurants in Philadelphia. It is actually a reconstruction of the Old City Tavern. The tavern was a gathering place for many of the founding fathers after long days of try to create a democracy. The original tavern actually burned and was rebuilt several times. The last time it burned the property sat for some time. Finally the park service decided to rebuild it and make an eating establishment out of it. The meal was a 3 course affair beginning with a selection of appetizers ranging from crabcakes to ham wrapped asparagus. I then selected the Cream of Mushroom soup for my next course and it was wonderful. I selected the Turkey Pot Pie for my main course and was surprised at the size of it. It was delicious. Finally for dessert I chose the Chocolate Mousse Cake with a raspberry drizzle. Again it was fantastic. I absolutely rolled out of the place afterwards. It was a good thing we walked there and back from our hotel about 15 blocks each way.
To cap the evening I attended the Podcast mixer that Steve Dembo at Teach42 organized. All four of us had a good time conversing together. I thought we would gather a few more, but it was great spending more time with Steve.
This morning I got up and took the 90 min. open bus tour. I hadn’t done anything really touristy, so I felt like I should probably see a little more of the city. I am kind of wishing that I had went to a couple of session instead, but oh well. I did get to see the stage for the Live 8 concert this weekend. If i though Philly was a little wild this week, it is going to be absolutely nuts this weekend, I am glad we were able to get out of town.
Although getting out of town was a little more difficult than anticipated. We made sure we got to the airport in plenty of time for our flight. Then came about two hours of standing in line to get our boarding passes gathered and bags checked. In the middle of this we noticed that our flight was delayed. First 30 minutes and then an hour. This actually worked to our benefit as it took us so long to get through United’s ticket line.The adventure was not quite over yet though. We had a connecting flight in Chicago and with the original flight time we only had about 40 minutes to switch flights and at different terminals to boot. Well we found out that our connecting fligh was slightly delayed as well, so we felt better. We loaded on the jet and backed from the gate, started to taxi and then stopped. We sat on the tarmac for a little over an hour. The pilot finally explained that there were several weather related delays particularly related to flights in and out of Chicago. About 3 1/2 hours after our original departure time, we left Philly. We were imagining that we would not be getting out of Chicago until late tonight. However, we were informed that our connecting flight had been substantially delayed as well and we would make it. We made not quite a mad dash from Terminal B to Terminal F in Chicago, but made the flight in plenty of time. So I will get this posted tonight.
For me this conference was about the workshops and sessions attended and most especially about the people I was able to meed after reading and listening to their online work. I will remember it for friendships made and ideas shared. I am looking forward to San Diego next year already.
See You in a Few! necc
Wednesday, June 29, 2005
Video's Positive Attributes- 1)Communication vehicle-visual(aesthetic element), auditory 2)Part of the Students Culture
Educational Benefits 1)Cooperative learning 2)Touches every learning style 3)Honors all multiple intelligences 4)Cross curricular 5)Requires content mastery
Bloom's Taxonomy creating film encompases Knowledge, comprehension, application/analysis, and synthesis/evaluation
Video Projects in Context 1)Culmination/significant activity 2)Cross curricular activity 3)Option for project 4)Extra curricular activity
How to conduct a video project in a classroom 1)Develop a Project idea 2)Structure activity as appropriate 3)Determine project parameters with rubric 4)Establish schedule-preproduction, production, postproduction
Assign students to video crews Use lexicon and established procedures of trade
Production Process Preproduction-Plan Script/Storyboard Production-Shoot Raw footage Postproduction-Edit Final Production
Video Genres Reality TV-Use for a cheap quick film-examples (Duck, teapot song, gossip) Educational Video-To introduce or explain concepts Documentary-Students as recorders of history News Report-Students as reporters Drama Foreign Film Commercial or PSA Music Video Video Montage Had to leave at this point, but knows what he is doing and is explaining it very well. necc
Tuesday, June 28, 2005
I meet Steve Dembo and it ends up being even cooler than I thought it would be. It seems Apple Education loves Teach42. Great blogging workshop this morning.
See You in a Few! necc
Steve has the site back up and working and is explaining how to use the Moveable Type engine, mostly for novices.
A question is asked about the difference between listservs and blogs. Tom talks about the ability to subscribe to what you want and not having to put up with Trolls and the like.
Anne is now presenting her part of the session. This is the page she set up for the session.
Tom is now talking about teachers weblogs. He asked for hands of those who have read teachers weblogs and what they think. He is talking about those blogging anonymously and those who are more "out" with theirs. He is urging educators to be professional and discrete in what they blog. He is encouraging teachers to blog under their own name so that they may feel a little inhibited so things don't come back and bite them in a few months or years.
There are a few questions about implementing.
Ben Harris is now talking about Wordpress. I enjoyed the information presented in this session. necc
Monday, June 27, 2005
10 commandments- Light-White Balance, No light, no picture, Light influences mood, emotion, light metering-use your hand, shadows-soft vs. hard Composition-Rule of thirds, pay attention to the intersections not the squares Get a tripod, keep camera movement to a minimum, pant, tilt, or zoom only for a purpose, walk like Groucho if you have to. Hold your breath for the close up shot. Keep the lens clean. Sound-Makes or breaks your movie, Mics-Handheld, lavaliere, boom, Camera mic & your closet-Buy one(any or all three), record ambient noise, room tone. record narration into camera, not the computer, headphones are a must, level your sound in FCP between 9-12 Light- Composition- Sound- Light- Composition- Sound- Light+Composition+Sound
Shooting Tips- be aware that you're in a team, shoot multiple takes, not them on the storyboards, separate shots using a slate, clapper, get permission forms if necessary.Software Tools suggested-Comic Life, Inspiration Storyboarding-give a scene in words and make them draw it.
Marco Torres examples http://homepage.mac.com/torres21 Planning sheet http://sfett.net/process.html necc
Saturday, June 25, 2005
See You in a Few! NECC
Thursday, June 23, 2005
Wednesday, June 22, 2005
Thursday, June 09, 2005
Thursday, May 26, 2005
Monday, May 23, 2005
Cobb County Developments Macsimum News Coverage Cobb County BOE Press Release University of Georgia bow out of evaluation
Also, I apparently have a retraction to make from the blog, as the podcasting event that appeared on the social calendar for NECC disappeared today. NECC Social Calendar sans podcasting event
Steve Brooks over at the Edugadget blog posts about some new iPod software that looks promising in some ways. Edugadget Post on iStory Creator iStory Creator Homepage
Finally, from the sometimes wishes do come true department, information directly from a Henrico County Schools employee.
See You in a Few!
Thursday, May 19, 2005
Wednesday, May 18, 2005
Friday, May 13, 2005
Finally, is the widget I am using right now, called Dashblog. If it works, I think I will find myself publishing to the blog much more often, because it is right out there for me to see whenever I invoke Dashboard.
I hope it works well.
See You in a Few!
Wednesday, May 11, 2005
Wednesday, May 04, 2005
The latest from Henrico and Cobb Counties
Mac win in a small way
Interview Next Week
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Monday, May 02, 2005
I love this OS. Even with just updating the OS everything runs faster. I am especially impressed with how fast Safari is loading everything, but especially images. I imported my RSS feeds from Firefox, updated them and they are working great. I like the look of the reponse page for feeds much better than Sage in Firefox.
I am really liking Spotlight as well. My drive indexed in about 20 minutes. I was expecting it to take much longer. I never got Quicksilver to work right for me, but Spotlight works really well for what it is supposed to do. I don't know about "expert" Mac users, but I think teachers will really love Spotlight.
Dashboard is really fun, really cool, and really looks good. I don't think it will improve my workflow in any way, but it is really fun, really cool and really looks good.
I like the changes to Mail as well. I like being rid of the drawer. That always bugged me. Overall it just is cleaner to deal with for me.
Now let me get my rant out. The thing I was most looking forward to with Tiger was the new iChat AV. 10 in an audio chat, 4 in a video chat, cool, cool, cool! Oh, but wait, hold the phone. Come to find out there are some limitations to these functions. With my Powerbook G4 1.5 I can initiate and participate in an audio chat of more than two. However, I cannot initiate only participate in a video chat involving more than two machines. I don't get mad at Apple very often, but I am pissed about this one. Maybe I wasn't listening very well at some point, but I never heard anyone or saw anything saying I would have to have a DP G4 or a G5 to utilize all of the features of the new iChat. Boo on not letting the word out louder.
Aside from that however, I am very pleased with Tiger. About 10 of us in the office loaded it today, and for the most part installation went well. One guy's email didn't quite make the transition, but he'll live.
Other than my gripe, I have to say that Apple did a pretty good job with this update and I look forward to them making it even better.
See You in a Few!
Thursday, April 28, 2005
Wednesday, April 27, 2005
Michigan Laptop Dilemma Should Apple build a feature reduced iBook for education? Probably Not!
Another Bad PC Experience Is there any other kind?
Alan November Presentation
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Sunday, April 24, 2005
Wednesday, April 13, 2005
Thursday, April 07, 2005
Thursday, March 31, 2005
- Theme Music by Zane
I'm a Grandpa, Again!
- Mad at Classroom Connect
- More Cobb County Woes http://www.ajc.com/metro/content/metro/cobb/0305/29laptop.html
- Gary Stager Article http://www.districtadministration.com/page.cfm?p=1060
- ARD Seminar Online http://seminars.apple.com/seminarsonline/dtmgmt/apple/index.html?s=203
- Digital Natives vs Digital Immigrants http://www.marcprensky.com/writing/default.asp http://coe.sdsu.edu/eet/articles/digitalnatives/index.htm http://ts.mivu.org/default.asp?show=article&id=1011 http://www.nestafuturelab.org/viewpoint/art26.htm http://www.360east.com/index.php?p=98 http://brainfrieze.net/comments.php?id=158_0_1_0_C
Tuesday, March 29, 2005
Thursday, March 24, 2005
March 24, 2005
Cobb County Delays Vote http://www.macobserver.com/article/2005/03/24.2.shtml http://www.ajc.com/news/content/metro/cobb/0305/23laptop.html Henrico Observations http://liveinvite.com/macsimumnews/ Digital Storytelling Book–Digitales: The Art of Telling Digital Stories by Bernajean Porter http://www.digitales.us Digital Natives vs Digital Immigrants http://www.twitchspeed.com/site/Prensky%20-%20Digital%20Natives,%20Digital%20Immigrants%20-%20Part1.htm http://coe.sdsu.edu/eet/articles/digitalnatives/index.htm http://www.nestafuturelab.org/viewpoint/art26.htm http://www.360east.com/index.php?p=98
Next week, my take on Digital Natives and Digital Immigrants See You in a Few!
Friday, March 18, 2005
It sometimes amazes me at what a little help can do to invigorate teachers. Our curriculum technology team has spent a lot of time training teachers in a new online test prep that is available in Utah. It is called UTIPS. I have probably done 20 trainings on UTIPS so far and it is amazing to watch teachers attitudes perk up as they see what they can do and how easily they can do it. I had one group come in ready to burn the principal in effigy for making them come to another professional development. By the time they left they were ready to buy him dinner. If you have something that teachers really feel can help them, they are so grateful. But then, it seems we as educators get so little, that I guess it doesn't take much. Okay, a little something Mac related for the weekend. If you use and love Garageband like I do then you probably are looking for more loops to use. Macjams is offering a free mini pack of some of their loops. You have to register at their site, but then you can download the pack. You can also create a song using the new loops and submit it to a contest they are holding. Prizes include an iPod Mini and USB Keyboards and what educator couldn't use those. On another note, as I watch the the feedburner stats for the podcast it keeps going up. I appreciate those who are listening and recommending the cast to others. Thanks! See You in a Few!
Okay, a little something Mac related for the weekend. If you use and love Garageband like I do then you probably are looking for more loops to use. Macjams is offering a free mini pack of some of their loops. You have to register at their site, but then you can download the pack. You can also create a song using the new loops and submit it to a contest they are holding. Prizes include an iPod Mini and USB Keyboards and what educator couldn't use those.
On another note, as I watch the the feedburner stats for the podcast it keeps going up. I appreciate those who are listening and recommending the cast to others. Thanks!
See You in a Few!
Thursday, March 17, 2005
TEM Podcast #7
March 16, 2005
I. Mac Schools being threatened
II. Apple Learning Interchange
III. iChat in schools
IV. Conference Recorder
Thursday, March 10, 2005
Educational Mac Podcast #6–March 9, 2005
Click here for .mp3 file
Show Notes for March 9, 2005
iBook Program–Here are links to several articles and opinion about
the extension of the program.
Mac Daily News
The Mac Observer
Macsimum News–Macismum Newscast will have a report on Henrico on their Friday broadcast.
Loaned from NY Library
Macs in Jeopardy–Statements wanted
Gary Stager on iPods and Mac Mini's in Education
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Tuesday, March 08, 2005
On another note, the official site for The Educational Mac is up and running.I still have a few bugs to work out, especially with the rss feeds, but you can get the show directly from the site for now. I will get everything straightened out by Wednesday.
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Wednesday, March 02, 2005
Thursday, February 24, 2005
I was just laying around thinking about nothing in particular. I am dog tired after putting in two 12 hour days in a row and should be fast asleep. I am having trouble falling asleep however, so I decided to try a little mind clearing writing. At some point I hope this has some tie to Macs in education. If not please forgive me.
One of the things that I was thinking about while not going to sleep was how I have not really posted here recently except for the podcast announcements. I really want to get into a regular schedule. Speaking of the podcast, I hope you have the opportunity to listen to show #4 and the interview with Bill Palmer. Even though Bill is looking at Macs in education through the rear view mirror he still has a lot of good thoughts to contribute.
I posted on MacUsingEducators last week about a project I have been working on. I also talked about it in show #3. I have been teaching a district professional development class on iLife. I have outlines posted on the website that my team develops and maintains. You can see the outlines here. I really can't wait to get some time to work on the video clips to go with the outlines. I got hung up with Snapz Pro, but I think I have found a good replacement thanks to Steve Denbo at Teach42.com. Speaking of Steve, I reahttp://www.blogger.com/img/gl.link.giflly have to plug his podcast again. His is one of the most insightful that I listen to on a regular basis. Steve has turned me on to more great 'casts than any list at iPodder or Lemon. One of the things I need to put on The Educational Mac show notes page is a list of what I am listening to.
The next 10 days are going to be crazy busy for me, culminating in the experience that is UCET. UCET is the Utah Coalition for Education Technology. It is the Utah ISTE affiliate. I serve on the executive board of the organization and our annual conference is next week. We will have a great keynote provided by Bernajean Porter on Digital Storytelling. We have 2 NASA scientists and 2 NASA education specialists coming to give presentations. We will have a total of nearly 100 sessions presented by over 70 presenters. We will have about 900 total educators in attendance. We will have over 30 sponsors and/or vendors. The amazing thing about this conference is that we pull it of with an elected and appointed board of about 15 people who along with 4 or 5 others volunteer their time to pull the conference off.
I don't mention this to brag, although I do want to state how proud I am to be a part of this organization. I also want to express my appreciation to those people I serve with for their dedicated service to the organization. Did I forget to mention that Apple is one of our key sponsors. There I knew I could tie this back into The Educational Mac somehow.
I also mention the conference because a great friend and colleague of mine is giving a presentation on podcasting. My guess is that most anyone who attends this session will not even know what a podcast is when they walk in. However, by the time they walk out, they will have been involved in putting a podcast together. I am going to help with the presentation and we will have those attending give comments and this will make up the basis for The Educational Mac Podcast Show #6. I am really looking forward to this happening although I am not sure what we will end up with, but make sure you look for it on or about March 5th.
Okay, I think I have talked myself out at this point. I can probably rest more easily having at least exercised my fingers for a few minutes.
See you in a Few!
Thursday, February 17, 2005
Topics include an iLife class tutorial I am working on, educational uses for iPods, the Cobb County School District laptop program, an age old debate that we have in our district and I suspect you do as well, and finally a few words about state and national educational technology organizations.
I have managed to get the rss feed working so you can subscribe one of two ways. 1 - Regular Feed or Feedburner Feed. As always comment are welcome at email@example.com. See You in a Few!
Wednesday, February 09, 2005
Friday, February 04, 2005
Just in the building I work in one man spent 2 days trying to eradicate them from the premises. What a joke! All that effort and expertise wasted and the problem still isn't solved. We have about 90 facilities in our district. There are PCs in about 1/2 of them. There is probably an installed base of about 6,000 PC's in those schools and offices. With about 6 tech staff to work on it... well you do the math. It's not that they were all infected, well it seems like they just about all were.
Most of my work is done on the elementary level in the district. Fortunately, our elementaries are about 99% Mac. Needless to say the elementaries saw very little need for help this week. What is amazing to me is how the PC lovers continue to rave about how much better their platform choice is. Okay, they can't use their machines, but it sure is better.
It just seems to me that in this day and age there is no rational reason to put PCs in our K-12 schools. So much wasted time. Well it looks like the worms won this one. By next week we will be declared pretty much worm free in the district, at least until the next one.
I'm going to save my favorite anecdote from this week for the next podcast. I hope to complete it tomorrow. Until then...