139: Patrick Fogarty on Tech Readiness

Fraser is in conversation with Patrick Fogarty, Director of Technology at Valley Stream 30 in Long Island, New York. Fraser and Patrick discuss the general state of school readiness for 1:1 iPad or Chromebook deployments in terms of infrastructure, leadership, teachers’ professional development and parental expectations. They also briefly explore topics around learning space design, the role of data in education and the pace of upheaval vs. the pace of actual change.

Sponsors
JAMF Software
Showbie – Get the Free iPad App for Teachers!
Showbie Pro – Special Upgrade Offer for School Admins!
XMA and the HP Chromebook 11 and 14

Links
Patrick on Twitter
Don Orth’s iLab
eSpark

138: The Tip of the Iceberg

Fraser is in conversation with Fraser Hess about the impact of the upcoming OS X Server 5, including the latest changes in Caching Server. The two Frasers also explore the implications of iOS 9’s On-Demand Resources capabilities, App Thinning and the recently disclosed XARA vulnerabilities in Apple’s OS X and iOS.

Finally they go long by discussing Fraser Speirs’ never-delivered presentation “The Things We Didn’t Buy” and the history of EdTech deployments at Cedars until the place is just soggy with nostalgia.

Sponsors
JAMF Software
Showbie – Get the Free iPad App for Teachers!
Showbie Pro – Special Upgrade Offer for School Admins!
XMA the HP Chromebook 11 and 14.

Links
CacheWarmer
Unboxing Caching Server on iBooks
Register article on XARA vulnerabilities
Fraser invents AppCasting

135: Maker Movement

Bradley is joined by Nicholas Cole-Farrell to discuss the Maker movement.

Sponsors
JAMF Software
Showbie – Get the Free iPad App for Teachers!
Showbie Pro – Special Upgrade Offer for School Admins!
Squarespace Use offer code PUPIL for 10% off

Links
Nation of Makers
Makered.org
Design Thinking
The Importance of Maker Education for Girls
Worlds of Making
The Art of Tinkering
Snip, Burn, Solder, Shred
Makers: The New Industrial Revolution
Make Space
The Third Teacher
@ncolefarrell
Nicholas’ blog

134: Configuration Profile Refresher

Fraser and Bradley look at iOS configuration profiles in depth.

Sponsors
JAMF Software
Showbie – Get the Free iPad App for Teachers!
Showbie Pro – Special Upgrade Offer for School Admins!
Aerohive

Links
Configuration Profile Key Reference
Apple Configurator on the App Store
Apple Configurator Support
Deploying iOS Devices with the Casper Suite and Apple Configurator
iOS Deployment Reference