Entries by techguybrad

Create Electronics Projects with Autodesk Circuits

One of the newest areas in Technology is called Internet of Things or ‘IoT’ for short.  The movement has sprung from inexpensive computers such as the Raspberry Pi and Arduino.  Using various electronic components and circuitry people have created all sorts of devices that connect and communicate via the Internet.  One example is a device […]

Gamified Classroom Quizzes

How do you jazz up a classroom assessment?  If your students have internet connected devices, you can make your assessment into a game using Quizizz.  It’s simple to create and run the quizzes.  There are many flexible options including a homework option in which students can complete the quiz anytime before a deadline set by the […]

3D Printing – From Imagination to Reality

During the Podstock 2016 Conference we presented an hour long workshop on 3D printing.  The core of the presentation stepped the class through creating a simple bookmark using a free web app called 3D Slash.  Our Google Slide presentation embedded below contains a number of resource centered around teaching 3D printing in the classroom.

Kitables — Lego Drone Kit

Elevate Legos to a whole new level! The Lego drone kit gives you everything you need to build your own functioning RC Drone in approximately 30 minutes. The kit comes with easy to follow step-by-step instructions so you can easily build our quadcopter model, or you can show off your building skills and make your […]

FREE WiFi Site Survey Software for MAC OS X & Windows

NetSpot is the only professional app for wireless site surveys, Wi-Fi analysis, and troubleshooting on Mac OS X. It’s a FREE Wi-Fi analyzer. No need to be a network expert to improve your home or office Wi-Fi today! All you need is your MacBook running Mac OS X 10.6+ and NetSpot which works over any […]

Why we should be serious about our passwords?

Passwords are a necessary evil in the digital online world we live in. It’s the door key to our music, photos, communication, bank accounts, careers and our digital identity. Poor password habits lead to privacy exposure, embarrassment, and theft more often than not.   Yet, making complicated password habits can lock you out unexpectedly. So balance […]

Who is TechGuyBrad?

I’m the technology director for a 400+ student school district in rural Kansas. I have the privilege to work with my beautiful wife, Mandi, in our District’s Technology Department. As a former entrepreneur and Information Technology consultant I love technology and what it helps us accomplish. I’ve been networking and integrating technology into working environments […]