Tech Director Chat
Episode 19

Live Long and Prosper

Ben Rimes published on

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 we answer a host of Chrome and Google Drive related questions (pro tip, when in doubt, don't delete the file from Google Drive!). We also tackle a new Chrome user's anxiety over switching browsers, and share some advice that Google would rather not's a hint; stick with Firefox if it's working for you! We also chat a lot about the nervous energy surrounding our 4th grade student tech day happening on March 6th! 300 4th graders, a lot of technology, and some excited educators hoping we can pull it all off! And for a special treat, we wrap things up with a little guitar from Pete.

Timestamps for this week's questions:

1:05 What has Pete been up to today?

3:00 What are your thoughts about the upcoming 4th grade technology day?

5:50 What is Pete going to be teaching students during the 4th grade technology day?

7:20 Should Ben evaluate Pete’s ability to teach?

7:38 Is it in the works that all high school classrooms will have interactive whiteboards?

9:17 Pete just can’t answer a straight question.

10:05 What’s the difference between Chrome and Firefox? A listener is having a hard time making Chrome their “go to” browser after years of Firefox use.

13:18 Can I delete items from my Google Drive? If so, how so I go about doing it?

15:20 Be careful before deleting files in Google Drive that you’ve shared with others!

16:40 How does someone get added to the MCS Classifieds email list?

17:23 Why does Pete get to bring his dog to school?

18:23 Stump Pete!

20:13 A moment of silence for Leonard Nimoy

20:24 JW asks, what is your favorite guitar intro, and can you play it for us?

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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