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Thomas Ho (Tom)
Works at Traders Point Christian Schools
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 Integration and Support at Traders Point Christian Schools 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 in Information 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 at Purdue 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 Schools
    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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Thomas Ho (Tom)

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Anybody else having trouble getting a PIN for GAFE tech support?
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Mine worked earlier too, but it hasN'T worked since! Just to be clear...I can't even GET A PIN and earlier when I was able to get a PIN, it didN'T work right away until I called back in after hanging up!
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Recently, I "discovered" Groups for Business so I migrated from "ordinary" Groups. All of my NON-student group members have posting permission, BUT for my STUDENT members, it says "Web posting has been disabled by domain administrator"

However, I can't figure out WHERE I disabled posting permission for students!
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+Kyle Taylor I've already done that, but it looks like it was set via GAFE administration according to the wording "Web posting has been disabled for this member by their DOMAIN ADMINISTRATOR":

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B7ZL6JD-pNMETUE0UlpmcjcyWVk/view?usp=sharing

I can't seem to find any groups permission settings in Chrome administration although it seems to be related to the OU because ONLY students are affected!
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Sharing this here too
Another great lesson from +Amplified IT and +Tim… - Thomas Ho (Tom) - Google+
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Yes Tim and his team are very well informed when it comes to your Google domain. As we say back on the rock...They are real good people.
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How are you using GoGuardian for Teachers in the Classroom?

We have several staff members that are using GoGuardian for Teachers. How are you using it in YOUR classroom? Do you tell the students what it can do? Do you use the data as leverage when the parents ask questions about a child and Chromebook use? How does administrative staff use the data?

How are you positively using the software/data?
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We're thinking about using Chromebooks to administer testing.

To use a Chromebook for testing, will we have to purchase a Single app Chrome kiosk device management license?
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I am looking for a video creation tool which will work on a Chromebook so that we can start to experiment in anticipation of flipping some classrooms. I thought of WeVideo.com but the teacher subscription only enables 1 hour/month so I need a solution that offers more recording time. Any suggestions?
Learn more about how to incorporate digital storytelling and online video editing into your classroom with WeVideo.
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The Youtube video editor is actually pretty nice for quick editing and doesn't have the same time restrictions as WeVideo. You can also embed Youtube video into Google Slides if you want. Screencastify is a great screencasting tool, but I have found that if you don't have enough ram (2GB in most Chromebooks doesn't cut it, 4GB does) the audio often gets garbled. 
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How do I add the new Spaces service to my domain?
Create a space, instantly. Comic books, tiny homes, Paris trip, study group? Just one tap to make a Space about any topic. Invite friends in a snap. Get the right people in each Space with a quick link via messaging, email, or whatever. Share all the things. With Google Search and YouTube built ...
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Consumer based product - per Google, if there is enough interest in enterprise space (including EDU) then it may be something they consider.

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Will Google Play for Education remain a viable way to distribute CHROME apps to individual (and groups) of students?
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Yes - There will be a method to allow teachers to push out Chrome Apps to students. This functionality isn't going away any time soon.  What's going away is the Licensing of Android Tablets through PFE.

Even if PFE gets shutdown completely, there will most likely be another portal which this will be accomplished through.
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I'm looking for feedback on backup solutions such as Backupify & Spanning by EMC
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Is there a way to export email addresses from an OU to a CSV file?
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GAT Core or GAT+Email will very easily do this via a web interface - it is free for education domains.
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