When Business, Personal Time Intersect

The recent suspension of an Okaloosa County (FL) School District employee for conducting personal business on district time raises questions over district policies. Lisa Nall, a technology trainer, was suspended for five days without pay for using district time and

It's Always the Last Place You Look!

Question: Computers are great...for losing stuff. Very often I want to find a file that I know I saved and it seems to have disappeared. Or I am in a long Word file and cannot find a particular item. What can I do? The IT Guy says: Another vastly underrated computer feature is the "Find" function. While I wouldn't

Email Tracking

Listen to the podcast Question: How do you find the country of origin of an email? Mehran The IT Guy says: I get some interesting email from some very distant locations. I keep getting copies of an email in Spanish for a shop in Santiago, Chile, which offers organ or accordion lessons via

Archiving Email

My district is recommending that we save all Emails related to work. I don’t want to print and file all these. How do I manage this? Your district is probably responding to the fact that work-related Emails have been subpoenaed in several recent court cases. There is a growing expectation that these

When Do you Say No?

Our technology coordinator has an opportunity to bring a large grant to my site, but the proposal is really her personal project and she doesn't have the staff's support. Should I encourage her to proceed and hope for the best? It's difficult to turn down a funding opportunity, particularly in bad financial