Over the years, I have had the opportunity to work on some very cool projects and on a few occasions, I sat down at the keyboard and put bits to hard drive.
As the Wide World Web was emerging, I was working on creating a method for Peoria Unified School District teachers to create and publish their own web sites. Once the process was worked out, I wanted to share what I had learned with others, thus Learn Internet Information Systems was created. Learn IIS is a book designed to teach the non-technical person how to setup and maintain a Windows 2000 server for their school district complete with a database driven staff site list.
Click here to visit the Learn IIS web site.
As the Wide World Web proliferated throughout the country and multiple computer homes became the norm, our office began taking more calls from staff asking how to connect multiple computer to the internet. Being a Career & Technical Education teacher, I thought introducing basic networking to 7th and 8th grade students would be a worthy addition to the curriculum. Over a holiday vacation, I started the prototype unit for a mobile networking lab. Three 7th grade girls who successfully completed the project with time to spare completed the beta testing of this project. Unfortunately, budget constraints stopped this project before it was implemented.
Click here to view The Mobile Network Training Lab site (PDF).
Several years ago the wireless access point forever changed personal computing in the home and in the schools. During this time, Peoria Unified Schools began a large rollout of laptop computers in a cart configuration. As with any implementation of new technology, we were faced with challenges and opportunities to learn. With helping others in mind, my former supervisor Ladd Bausch and I created a white paper titled The Wireless Classroom.
Click here to view The Wireless Classroom (PDF).