Monthly Archives: December 2012

Creating and Using an Effective PowerPoint Presentation

In this somewhat-lengthy screencast, I provide some tips for creating and delivering an effective PowerPoint presentation.  While there are obviously many contexts and audience types that you may have to present to, resulting in effective presentations that look totally different … Continue reading

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Tech Questions: what’s the story with iPad app distribution?

While iPads offer a wonderful form factor and user interface for kids, in addition to being highly mobile and flexible devices, Apple has done no favors to its enterprise customers (like us) who would like to be able to manage … Continue reading

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What’s New in the ADM Tech Department: Casper Suite

In order to help minimize the added workload while deploying thousands of new devices as part of our PPEL-funded technology initiative this past summer, the district has implemented a piece of software called Casper Suite to manage OSX (Mac) and … Continue reading

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Tech Questions: What’s the deal with the communications tower that was just built on school district property in Adel?

The cell phone tower that was constructed over the summer of 2012 is owned by Verizon Wireless, and was activated at the beginning of December, 2012.  The tower is located just east of the high school/middle school complex (see below) … Continue reading

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Tech Questions: When the internet isn’t performing well (or at all), what’s the problem?

Internet performance issues can be difficult to diagnose, but are generally traceable to four issues: ISP-related problems Bandwidth limitations Network limitations Website problems In order to access the internet, data sent from or to your computer must travel through a … Continue reading

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What’s New in the ADM Tech Department: VLANs

While discussion of technology improvements often revolves around newer, faster, and more powerful hardware, many of the changes that we’ve been implementing over the past year have been designed to improve efficiency and performance through updates and settings modifications as … Continue reading

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ADM Support: Responses and Updates

This screencast walks you through the process of responding to a technician note or posting updates to an ADM Support ticket.  Since the email address that sends ADM Support notifications is an unmonitored utility account, responses must be posted by … Continue reading

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