Tech Director Chat
Episode 14

Pete's Technology Utopia

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A weekly chat tackling the issue of educational technology from both sides. Ben Rimes, a former teacher turned educational technologist, chats with Pete Poggione, an Information Technology Professional from the private sector turned School IT Director.

This week Pete dreams a bit about the tech utopia he'd love for us all to live in, while Ben shares some apps and services for those seeking to feel a bit more secure with their digital lives. We take a break from Twitter questions, and answer "in house" questions from our teachers and staff about bond dollars going towards technology, Pete's dreams of being Captain James T. Kirk, and even leave you with a quick musical Christmas treat at the end!

Timestamps for this week's questions:

1:06 What was today like, the last day before break?

3:00 Do you think it’s necessary to run virus protection on an iPhone or iPad?

3:13 Is it possible to run virus protection on an iPhone or iPad? Ben shares Avira Antivirus for iOS, Intego VirusBarrier for iOS, and McAfee Mobile Security.

7:10 Would it be better off if everyone knew how all of their computer devices really worked?

7:41 Ben describes what “ne’er do wells” attempt to do to hack your computer.

8:31 Does Pete really need Ben?

8:47 Will the bond allow the High School to have a laptop cart for every classroom?

10:00 Pete describes the three big areas in which money from the bond will be spent towards technology.

13:53 JW asks, what did you want to be when you were young?

14:31 What is something you would like to accomplish before you retire?

17:02 Stump Pete!

17:27 Last week Ben asked about the most expensive Gibson guitar, did Pete get it right?

20:23 Who played the intro guitar with Eric Clapton on “Layla?”

22:02 Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas!

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.

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