Monthly Archives: February 2011

3 Year Archive System

One way for international school staff to manage non-essential files is to use a “Three-Year Archive” system. At the end of each school year create an archive folder for all files used during the year. At the beginning of each … Continue reading

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Murphy’s Laws of Technology #6

New tech equipment is out-of-date as soon as you turn it on.

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Tech Workshops

A good Tech workshop is one that that gives people learning time by getting participants away from their normal workspace and into a specific place at a specific time to explore a specific aspect of technology. The job of the Tech Trainer … Continue reading

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The Curse of Links!

Read an article printed from a blog – less than three pages;  5 minutes. Link overload – the article has 60 links. Visit each link for a quick check: one minute each = 60  minutes. Read ten of the interesting … Continue reading

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Culture of taking responsibility

International schools need to develop and teach a ‘culture of taking responsibility’ rather than directly or indirectly supporting a ‘culture of seeking to blame’ or a ‘culture of mistrust’. Culture of taking responsibility – The person responsible is in the … Continue reading

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Tech Training Hierarchy

The person responsible for the tech training at an international school should use the enthusiasm, knowledge and skills of the innovators and early adopters when introducing new technology. The Tech Innovator trains the Early Adopters and acts as a mentor to all … Continue reading

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Postholes

Students and staff at an international school usually have a good basic knowledge of the technology tools they use every day. Some individuals have one or more “Tech Postholes” of varying depths where their knowledge and skills are much more sophisticated.

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