Category Archives: PPEL Technology Cadre

Moving Beyond the Basics

As the district planned for the voted Physical Plant and Equipment Levy (PPEL) in 2012, one of the driving goals was to establish a technology baseline throughout the district.  At that time, fewer than half of our classrooms had mounted … Continue reading

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Spring, 2014 Message from the Tech Director

There is no simple answer to the question of what is the primary purpose of schools in our society.  While nowhere near as grandiose, there are parallels in terms of identification of the primary focus of education-sector information technology.  A … Continue reading

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Classroom Technology Observation #8: Adel Elementary Pre-Kindergarten

One of the things that I’ve enjoyed thus far in my chances to observe in elementary classrooms is the excitement and quick pace of lessons compared to many lessons as the secondary level.  On these lines, I had the opportunity … Continue reading

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Classroom Technology Observation #7: Adel Elementary Kindergarten

Since beginning my career, I’ve taught at the high school and college levels, worked as a district administrator, and have worked out of an office in a middle school building.  Beyond the work environment, I volunteer time as a youth … Continue reading

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Classroom Technology Observation #6: Adel Elementary 1st Grade (Math)

I recently worked with members of the Adel Elementary technology cadre on the use of some of the advanced features of MimioTeach, and I was excited to see some of the things that we talked about during that session brought … Continue reading

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Classroom Technology Observation #5: Adel Elementary 2nd Grade (Math)

I recently had the opportunity to sit in on a number of lessons at Adel Elementary (which are the subjects of observations #5 – #8), the first of which was an observation of Christal Tilley’s 2nd Grade class.  The lesson … Continue reading

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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

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