Monthly Archives: September 2013

Classroom Technology Observation #2: 6th Grade Science

I’d like to thank ADM Middle School science teacher Jon Markus for welcoming me into his 6th grade science class for my second classroom technology observation.  Teachers have enough to worry about with class preparation and delivery, grading, professional development, … Continue reading

Posted in Classroom Observations, Non-Tech Information, PPEL Technology Cadre, Tech Department News, Technology Information, Technology News in General, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Classroom Technology Observation #1: Spanish III

I’d like to thank ADM high school Spanish teacher Jodi Baier for welcoming me into her classroom for the first of what I hope are a long series of classroom technology observations.  I have begun to schedule regular classroom technology … Continue reading

Posted in Classroom Observations, Non-Tech Information, Physical Plant and Equipment Levy, PPEL Technology Cadre, Tech Department News, Technology Information, Technology News in General, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

New Computer Science Curriculum at ADM

Last year, the district began a district-wide technology curriculum revision in an effort to better sequence our technology curriculum and to make sure that we are providing challenging, relevant coursework.  A significant component of the new curriculum focuses on the … Continue reading

Posted in Non-Tech Information, Physical Plant and Equipment Levy, PPEL Technology Cadre, Tech Department News, Technology Guides, Technology Information, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Google Outage (and how useful is Twitter?)

One of the questions that I get asked on a regular basis is why anybody bothers with Twitter.  In general, I think people who don’t use Twitter think of tweets as personal status updates, i.e., “I just finished grocery shopping. … Continue reading

Posted in Non-Tech Information, Tech Department News, Technology Guides, Technology Information, Technology News in General, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Advanced Mimio Training at Adel Elementary

Last week, I had the opportunity to work with five members of the Adel Elementary technology cadre on some of the advanced functionality of MimioStudio.  MimioStudio is the software suite that we use with our interactive whiteboard devices, document cameras, … Continue reading

Posted in Non-Tech Information, PPEL Technology Cadre, Technology Information, Technology News in General, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

iOS 7 Released

As a district with over 400 iPads in circulation, I try to keep tabs on developments concerning new iPad software and hardware.  Yesterday at noon, Apple released a long-awaited major update to its iPhone/iPad operating system, iOS 7. While many … Continue reading

Posted in Non-Tech Information, Tech Department News, Technology Guides, Technology Information, Technology News in General, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

New Email Archiving Service

One of the projects that the technology department completed over the summer was to change the way that we handled email message archiving.  While there is some debate about the issue, email archiving for school districts is generally considered to … Continue reading

Posted in Non-Tech Information, Tech Department News, Technology Information, Technology News in General | Leave a comment