by Peter W. and Jack S.
Last week, we had the opportunity to interview Ed Cecere the Technology Coordinator in the Upper School about his job and the current state of technology in the Upper School right now. Most importantly, though, he is Petie’s advisor. Here’s our interview.
Q: What is one the biggest and most consistent things you deal with?
A: We at the tech office help students fix problems with their technology. We also help teachers use technology in the classroom in an effective way.
Q: What is one of the most annoying things students do?
A: Don’t restart their computer enough.
Q: What has been frustrating this year in the tech office?
A: The Apple TVs are not working.
Q: What is your official position?
A: Advisor and teacher for technology units.
Q: What college did you attend?
A: I attended University of Buffalo and majored in physics. I am close to being done with my masters program at Columbia.
Q: What do you teach in your activity?
A: My activity is offered in the 2nd and 3rd trimester and features work with tools like 3D printing, computers, and many other things.
Q: How long have you worked at OES?
A: This is my 2nd year at OES.
Q: What is the future for OES technology?
A: To help students and teachers develop the skills they need to seamlessly integrate technology in what they do.
Q: What is your take on the theory that taking notes by hand is more effective than doing so on your computer?
A: There is evidence supporting the idea that the brain processes things differently when you write things out, believes its true. We can learn to process thoughts through typing, but it will always be different.
Q: Anything else?
A: We wonder about you guys, we want feedback from you guys. Wants to be known that students can always come by for help from the tech office.
Q: What is your number one tech tip for students?
A: If you learn keyboard shortcuts, it can save you so much time and energy.