Monthly Archives: March 2015

(the most) Frequently Asked Question: 1:1 programs

There is an undeniable trend towards offering 1:1 programs in Iowa school districts, wherein each student in some or all grade levels is assigned a district-owned laptop or tablet.  The most frequently asked big-picture question I get on a regular basis … Continue reading

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Website Redesign Update

The ADM Schools, along with our website designers at Juicebox Interactive in Des Moines, have been working on a project to replace the district’s current website.  After a significant discovery process that included meetings with community members, school district faculty … Continue reading

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Discovery Streaming Webinar: 03/24/2015

Check out the screencast below of my webinar with a Discovery Streaming rep, going over the Discovery Streaming Plus solution that we’re considering along with Safari Montage. I’ll post a guide for using the Discovery Streaming Plus demo in the … Continue reading

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What’s New in the Tech Department: Microsoft settlement round 2

In 2007, the State of Iowa settled a lawsuit with Microsoft that resulted in Microsoft paying just under $180 million in damages, the bulk of which was earmarked for educational technology.  Based upon the terms of the settlement, ADM was … Continue reading

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Tech PD Focus for 2015-16

In order to best guide our technology PD focus for 2015-2016, the building-level technology cadres have been working over the past month to brainstorm and refine focus areas for the 2015-2016 school year.  As we move into spring, we’ll continue … Continue reading

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What’s New in the Tech Department: video streaming

Through the 2010-2011 school year, Heartland AEA provided all area districts with access to the Discovery Streaming (formerly United Streaming) video streaming service, which allowed teachers and students to access thousands of safe, high-quality educational resources through a simple web … Continue reading

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