Minecraft: Education Edition Boot Camp

I have been contracted with the West Virginia Department of Education to help assist in the usage of Minecraft: Education Edition (M:EE) with educators in West Virginia. On January 19, 2019 I will be holding the first schedule M:EE Boot Camp event at the Spring Valley High School Career Technology ...
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Using Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager Console for Remote Access

Recently we were looking for a way to save one of our departments some funds by discontinuing their use of TeamViewer to remotely access machines and do work that they need to complete. We use Microsoft’s System Center for imaging and deployment but it was not configured to allow anyone ...
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MacOS AppleScript to Map Network Drives at Login

So I was looking for a solution to map several network shares at my home on a couple of MacBooks upon logging in. The usual "Login Items" method would work, but would cause the Finder window to open every time the system would login. This is extremely inconvenient as the ...
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#waledchat – Wins and Losses Twitter Chat

If you have the chance, join a new friend of mine, Mr. Phil Strunk (@MrPStrunk), on the new Twitter chat he has started called #waledchat. The name comes from a podcast and blog (Wins and Losses) he started this school year as a means of reflecting as an educator ...
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Certify’Em Add-On for Google Forms

I recently learned of a great add-on for Google Forms while listening to The House of #EdTech podcast. Certify'em allows a Form creator to automatically issue out certificates to those who complete a quiz, test, or assessment created in Forms. This add-on is currently free and offers up several ...
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Windows 10 Take a Test App

Click this link to test the Windows 10 Take a Test App

Microsoft introduced the Take a Test App with the Anniversary Update to Windows 10 in the summer of 2016. This feature allows for a secure environment where the user can only access the provided link or software/app to complete ...
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WV Board of Education Policies on Comment

The following policies are out for comment from the West Virginia Board of Education until 12/11/2017:

  • POLICY 2510 - Assuring the Quality of Education: Regulations for Education Programs
  • POLICY 2460 - Educational Purpose and Acceptable Use of Electronic Resources, Technologies and the Internet
  • Take the time to read ...
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    Putnam County Schools Desktop Wallpapers

    Feel free to download and use any of these wallpapers for your own computers. They are 1920 x 1080 in resolution. This is the current wallpaper for elementary students and Windows 10 lock screen for all student Windows 10 machines. Putnam County Schools Lock Screen & Wallpaper Below are ...
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    #Phishing Attempts are Lame

    I received these voicemail messages over several months and I thought I would share it. These are some of the lamest attempts I have ever heard at a phishing scam. I sincerely hope that no one has fallen for this garbage and actually been a victim. This one was too ...
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