Tech Director Chat
Episode 9

OMG! We Passed the Bond!

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.

We passed the bond! Our community came together and said "yes, we want to build some amazing new learning spaces for our students!" This week we're a bit excited about the new possibilities that the bond will afford, but we keep things in check with questions about 1:1 computing, new buildings, and projects that have been "on hold" for the past few years as we grew our stable of laptop carts throughout the district. Nicole checks in from Twitter with a great question regarding students' abilities to weigh in on blocked sites and apps, while Jeff and Angie both contribute some great questions about new buildings and life, the universe, and everything!

Timestamps for this week's questions:

1:17 We passed both our bonds? YAY!

1:53 What has Pete been up to today?

2:58 Did Pete bring anything back from Prague for us?

3:48 Does the passing of the bond mean that we will have 1:1 computing?

4:55 Can you give us an example of a project that’s been put “on hold” as we’ve been building up laptops?

7:30 Jeff asks, what does the passing of the bond mean for each building?

8:54 What are the plans for the architects and bond consultants for getting input from teachers and the community?

10:10 Wait, we have to hire a technology consultant for the bond? Isn’t that Pete’s job?

12:45 Nicole from Twitter asks, how do you get more students involved with requesting apps and websites for being unblocked?

17:44 Angie asks, if you could ask Stephen Hawking anything, what would you ask him?

19:43 Stump Pete! Jeff asks, what was the first major sound innovation after “Rock and Roll?”

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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