Category Archives: Physical Plant and Equipment Levy

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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Internet Bandwidth Upgraded

In an effort to get ahead of summer bandwidth updates, the ICN has processed our internet bandwidth upgrade for the 2014-2015 school year early, with the new data transfer capacity going into effect today. Starting now, the district has access … 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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