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Thomas Ho (Tom)
Works at Traders Point Christian Academy
Attended Purdue University
Lives in Whitestown, IN
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    computer science, 1966 - 1974
  • Kaimuki High School
    1963 - 1966
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 If you're adding me to a Google+ circle because you know me, send me a message to Tom@DrThomasHo.com so I can add you to my address book because I can't keep track of notifications any longer.


THOMAS I. M. HO is Director of Technology at Traders Point Christian Academy in Whitestown, Indiana in suburban Indianapolis. He was Professor of Computer and Information Technology at Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI). Previously, he was a Senior Fellow inInformation Systems and Computer Science at the National University of Singapore from 1993-1994. From 1990-1992, he was Director of the Information Networking Institute at Carnegie Mellon University. From 1978 to 1988, he was Head of the Department of Computer and Information Technology atPurdue University which was recognized by the Data Processing Management Association for its Four-year Institution Award for undergraduate computer information systems programs. From 1986-1988, he was on loan from Purdue to serve as Executive Director of the INTELENET Commission which pioneered the INdiana TELEcommunications NETwork. He received his BS, MS, and Ph.D. degrees in computer science from Purdue University. 

Dr. Ho has always been in the forefront of innovating on the World Wide Web. During the aftermath of the disputed election in Iran in 2009, his contribution Azadi4Iran.info was featured in The Washington Post. Dr. Ho has been actively involved in distance education experiments with real-time streaming to add instructional value to Web-based training. He is one of the founders of IUPUI's CyberLab. Until recently, he was also involved in electronic commerce with particular emphasis on commercial activities on the Internet. He was an early pioneer who recognized the potential of electronic commerce when he gained global recognition for his Web resource 
Thomas Ho's favorite Electronic Commerce WWW resources in the mid-1990s.

He is also engaged in efforts to motivate primary and secondary students to study information technology. While in Pittsburgh, he served as External Liaison for Common Knowledge: Pittsburgh, a project to provide Internet access to the Pittsburgh Public Schools. In Singapore, he was a consultant to the IT2000 Education Sector Programme of the National Computer Board. Currently, he is engaged in experiments to apply “Web 2.0” tools to improve teaching and learning through information technology. In the social media space, he is most engaged in helping non-profit organizations to harness social media to build community. Especially, he is a strong proponent of "personal branding via an online identity" as demonstrated by this page. Also, he is bullish on mobility and is currently using an iPad as well as a Windows phone. Finally, he is a proponent of cloud computing and uses a Chromebook as his primary device when neither his tablet nor his phone is more productive.
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  • Traders Point Christian Academy
    Director of Technology, 2014 - present
  • DrThomasHo.com
    present
  • Purdue University
    Professor of Computer & Information Technology, 1978 - 1990
  • Carnegie-Mellon University
    Director, Information Networking Institute, 1990 - 1992
  • National University of Singapore
    Senior Fellow, 1993 - 1995
  • Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis
    Professor of Computer & Information Technology, 1995 - 2010
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Orlando, Florida USA - Honolulu, HI - West Lafayette, IN - Singapore - Pittsburgh, PA - Indianapolis, IN

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Are you smarter than a sixth grader?
If you've been watching my tweets and especially if you're using my Diigo outliner about Google Apps for Education  (GAFE), you know that I've been shepherding a GAFE pilot at Traders Point Christian Academy  (TPCA). In anticipation of a 1-to-1 Chromebook i...
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We have just "discovered" Google Drive templates so I am looking for a great resource for using templates. Especially, I am trying to find out IF a doc may have more than one template and if so, how  is that implemented?
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Templates are frustrating to me. I'd just rather make a document shared with view only rights. Then I can control everything about the doc. Besides, when someone needs a template, they never remember where the template gallery is so there is lots of frustration. I just share with view only rights and move on. I also post it to a common webpage or through email if needed for easy access.
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Doesn't this study (look at its copyright dates!) give you a sense of "deja vu"?
Presentation Mode Open Print Download Original PDF Current View Open in Default Reader Go to First Page Go to Last Page Rotate Clockwise Rotate Counterclockwise Enable hand tool. Document Properties. View annotations. Thumbnails Document Outline Attachments Find. Toggle Sidebar Previous ...
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Blueprint for our digital citizenship curriculum
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I learned a lot about the Google Apps ecosystem and some were even applicable to education specifically!
Thank you to everyone who made gCON 360 the greatest Google Apps focused conference ever. Thousands of you tuned in to our 15 sessions over the last 3 days asking (…) Read more
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Train Your Users to Train Themselves was MY FAVORITE!
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The Chrome Management license agreement says:

2.4. Educational Institutions. If Customer is an educational institution, Customer acknowledges and agrees that it is solely responsible for compliance with the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998, including, but not limited to, obtaining parental consent concerning collection of students' personal information used in connection with the provisioning and use of the Services by the Customer and End Users.

What are our responsibilities and HOW do we fulfill them?
How to comply with Children's Online Privacy Protection Act. The Children's Online Privacy Protection Act, effective April 21, 2000, applies to the online collection of personal information from children under 13. The new rules spell out what a Web site operator must include in a privacy policy, ...
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One way is include information in your Acceptable User Policy.
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Is anyone using GAFE to support their helpdesk's trouble ticket system? If so, how are you using it?
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Here is one way that I've designed with Forms, Sheets, and Sites: http://www.edtechnocation.com/presentations/helpdesk
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As we launch our 1-to-1 next school year, I expect that I will be doing a #DigitalCitizenship  unit so this article will motivate much of what I intend to do. I am also building a Diigo outliner to support this effort and will be posting it as it takes shape. In the meantime, I hope that my Diigo annotations on this article are helpful.
Today's schools are focusing on boosting kids’ technological proficiency and warning them about the perils of the web. But something critical is missing from this education.
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The Eagle (Tech Corps) Has Launched
Motivated by the enthusiasm of Traders Point Christian Academy  sixth graders for our Google Apps for Education  pilot project under the mentorship of 6th-grade teacher Lisa Mais , I recruited some of her students to attend the Hoosier Student Digital Leade...
Motivated by the enthusiasm of Traders Point Christian Academy sixth graders for our Google Apps for Education pilot project under the mentorship of 6th-grade teacher Lisa Mais, I recruited some of her students to attend the Hoosier Student Digital Leaders inaugural conference.
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Our Twitter handle is @EagleTechCorps since we just chose our name at #HSDLead :-)
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I'm looking for refurbished Chromebooks to outfit a cart for a grade that isn't 1-to-1 YET. Anyone know of a source?
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We've had a good experience with School Tech Supply for refurbished Windows laptops and are talking to them about chromebooks for our 1-to-1.
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