Tech Director Chat
Episode 4

Making Pete's Blood Boil

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.

In this episode Pete and Ben talk about some of the "fun" projects that he gets to be involved with, as well as confronting the reality of dealing with vendors, sales people, and others hoping to offer a solution to school's technology problems. We also address a number of questions from teachers including local network issues with our Apple TVs and tackle a question from Sarah on Twitter about the biggest obstacles to bringing new technology into a school or classroom.

Timestamps for this weeks questions:

:40 Pete isn’t certain about who he is anymore

1:26 What has Pete been doing today?

2:14 Why was Pete on the roof of the high school?

3:19 What sort of projects are you working on most of the time?

4:40 What is a wireless survey and why are we doing it?

5:40 When will the Apple TVs be fixed so they don’t drop the connection, and why are we having this issue?

10:34 What’s one thing that really gets your blood boiling in regards to technology?

12:08 Are sales people in the technology sector not entirely honest about their wares?

13:15 What’s the biggest obstacle to bringing new technology into the school district?

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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