Author Archives: Craig

New Friendly Disruption Episode!

I know that podcasts are not for everyone, but if you do enjoy them, please give a listen to the latest episode of Friendly Disruption, the podcast that I work on with Maggie Pickett.  We visit with Buddy Berry, the … Continue reading

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Be Sure to Sign In to Chrome!

One of the questions or problems we solve as a department most frequently is helping students and staff understand what it means to sign into Chrome.  This 3-minute screencast explains the distinctions and why it’s important for all Prairie students … Continue reading

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S.A.D (Surprise And Delight)

Back at the end of July, the Curriculum and Instruction team took a trip to Eminence, Kentucky to attend a two-day conference hosted by the local school district.  I’ve been to many conferences in my twenty-five years as an educator, … Continue reading

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New Securly Parent Features: At-Home Filtering Controls

As we start the new school year, I’m very excited to announce that Securly has rolled out a new set of features for parents.  As I’ve posted in the past, all Prairie parent of students in grade 5-12 get a … Continue reading

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Google EDU in 90

I strongly recommend that all Prairie staff subscribe to the Google for Education YouTube channel.  There’s a ton of great, targeted content there.  There’s also a bi-weekly feature called Google EDU in 90 — which share the latest updates to … Continue reading

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Google Classroom, Form, and Geo Tools Updates

I’m going to repost a couple of really cool resources that came to me from the Iowa Google Education Group.  The first post is directly from Google which includes new updates to Classroom and Forms.  Not all of these changes … Continue reading

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Technology Personnel Changes

There are two significant changes on the horizon for the technology department this year.  As I’m sure everyone knows, these are challenging times for school budgets.  Even though Prairie is in relatively good shape — we have a strong tax … Continue reading

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Summer Work 2017

As always, it’s been a busy summer in the CCSD Technology Department.  For most years, I would share what our summer projects in the spring.  But, this year with all of the budget uncertainty, I didn’t know for sure what … Continue reading

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Student Computer Intake — What You Might Not Know…

Today we will begin to take in the computers for 12th graders for our summer work.  I realized earlier that most people probably have no idea what this process looks like and how it needs to be structured so we … Continue reading

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CCSD Accepted as a Google Reference District!

Google invited CCSD to apply to be a Google Reference District earlier this spring, and our application was accepted.  This is very similar to the Apple Distinguished School title we were awarded in 2013.  This is a nice recognition for … Continue reading

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