Saturday 31 August 2019

Strategy for change 2019

Yesterday I was fortunate enough to attend and present at the annual Strategy for Change Event held by Digicape. This is always an interesting day and yesterday didn't disappoint.

It is fascinating to mix with other like-minded teaching professionals and hear from them what their specific needs are. Every school is different and what works for a big, privately funded school won't necessarily be the right solution for a small school that relies on government funding. Principals and other school leaders often ask me what and how we do what we do and this is what makes introducing technology into the classroom such an interesting field. There is a solution for everyone! I guess it is navigating the minefield of options and making the right decisions that is the tricky part.

Whether it is rolling out the latest and greatest iPad (new announcement should be coming September 10th) in a 1-1 programme or just buying your first few chrome books, the initial decision is often what paves the way forward. Once you invest in something, you need to commit to it and throw your weight behind it.

My advice would be to get in touch with someone like myself who can assist in at least pointing you in the right direction!

Friday 2 August 2019

6 Misconceptions About Passwords You Might Have

Guest Post by Techwarn

Do you take a cursory glance at your phone only for it to be unlocked as fast as possible, all thanks to the new facial unlock technology shipping with smartphones today? As a tech teacher who’s in touch with the most forefront development in the industry, you might think that password technology is heading out the door soon.
You might be surprised to find out that passwords are actually still one of the most secure options out there, and it’s not going anywhere anytime soon, and that is just one of the common myths. 
Here are a few more password misconceptions that might shock you a bit. If it’s insightful, bring them into the classroom with you. Although cybersecurity is not the most interesting aspect of tech education, it’s extremely crucial nonetheless.

1 Passwords are not secure

There is no better place to start than here.