Adam W. Metzler

Affordable Wifi

One of the largest parts of managing school IT is the network. As a part of the state of Maine MLTI program networking equipment was a large part of it. When I first came into the technology department one of our main frustrations was not being able to see into the network, especially when there

Adam W. Metzler

Graduation Audio & Streaming Setup

The graduation ceremony’s across the country this year are extremely varied so I wanted to take a few to talk through our setup. Many schools I know decided to hire a group to come in and stream the graduation ceremony for them but honestly, with a little bit of equipment, it was very easy to

Adam W. Metzler

What kind of mic should I use?

If you have been one of the many people that have had to become audio experts as of late I want to take a post and talk a bit about microphones. This is not going to be a technical post but rather a post to help out those that have never needed to know much

Adam W. Metzler

Best Practices for Video Conferencing

Video conferencing has become a hot topic in the past few weeks due to the happenings around the world. Video conferencing is the same concept used in video podcasting and remote interviews that you see on news outlets. The technology needed to make it sound and look good is simple and would not break the

Adam W. Metzler

My Live Streaming Journey

Live streaming has been something our school district has been looking into for a few years. A few years ago we tried a service called The Cube which worked pretty well but to do anything of substance with it there was a yearly fee. The features it offered was not great for the price it

Adam W. Metzler

Digital Signage in Classrooms

In our music room, there is a lot of information I need to keep in front of the kids as much as possible. Over the years I have gone the traditional route and used a whiteboard writing all the information on the board under different sections. I am in our jr./sr. high school three days

Adam W. Metzler

iPadOS Here We Come!

This past Monday Apple had their annual World Wide Developer Conference, also know as WWDC! I believe this was one of the most exciting keynotes in many, many years. Asan educator there is one piece I would like to focus on in this post and that is the new iPadOS. I am one of those

Adam W. Metzler

So Many WiFi Options in the Home

The day of being able to go out and buy a $40 wireless router from Walmart is over. Over the past year, there have been multiple security breaches on a multitude of wireless routers so you might be asking yourself what is the best options out there. As a techie, I initially matched the setup

Adam W. Metzler

Choosing a Laptop

The most common question I receive is what device should I buy for home usage. This is a wonderful time to live in when it comes to the options you have when looking at devices. It is a more straightforward process then you would expect to narrow down your options. The first question I always when