Category Archives: Tech Department News

Summer Technology Work at ADM

This has been a busy summer for the technology department at ADM! In addition to the additional work created with the launch of two new building additions at Adel Elementary and DeSoto Intermediate, we’ve also been managing a number of … Continue reading

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Interested in summer employment?

If you or someone you know is interested in summer technology employment, you should check out ADM’s summer technology assistant opening! We’re looking for somebody to assist in the department throughout the summer, with a minimum of 200 hours at $10/hour. … Continue reading

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ADM Technology Department Summer Projects

We have a busy summer ahead in the technology department, with most of these projects starting as soon as classes end in May.  Some of  our summer projects include: Wireless Deployment / Reallocation: The district currently has five construction projects in … Continue reading

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PPEL: the next generation

It’s not often that I get a chance to include a Star Trek reference in the technology blog, so I’ll milk this one for all it’s worth: PPEL shall henceforth be referred to in this blog as PPEL:TNG, or PPEL: … Continue reading

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(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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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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