Category Archives: General

Beware of the Bad Rabbit — Seriously!

I normally don’t sound the alarm for malware, viruses, worms or other digital threats.  But, this one probably does require a warning.  The Bad Rabbit ransomware is a significant threat to anyone running a Windows computer.  It will not impact any … Continue reading

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Friendly Disruption at ITEC

We’ve published a new episode of our Friendly Disruption podcast.  In this episode, Maggie and I visit about what we learned at ITEC.  We also reflect and go deeper on some of the ideas we shared in our ITEC session … 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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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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More Bandwidth at Prairie

We have upped our Internet bandwidth capacity today from 500 megabits per second (MBPS) to 800 MBPS.  We monitor our utilization pretty closely.  Near the end of last year (November/December) we had a number of days where we saturated our … Continue reading

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2016 ITEC Reflections

The lead keynote at ITEC this year was George Couros, the author of The Innovator’s Mindset.  George was a likable, entertaining, and engaging speaker.  His message was a re-mix of Carol Dweck’s growth mindset research and the musing of Austin … Continue reading

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Kevin Honeycutt at Prairie on August 8th

Save the date if you’ve not already done so, August 8th.  Kevin Honeycutt will be here at Prairie again to provide world-class PL on digital learning.  If you are looking to strengthen your digital tool kit, please attend.    Here … Continue reading

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Assistive Tech: Not Just a Special Ed Thing Anymore…

I’ve been thinking a lot about assistive tech the last few weeks.  I’m more than a little embarrassed to admit that I really don’t know as much about it as I probably should both professionally and personally.  But, I’m committing … Continue reading

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First Week of School Updates

I have a bunch of quick hitter type of updates for the first week of school.  Here they are in no particular order. We have on last major project to complete for the summer, replacing our core switch.  This hardware … Continue reading

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Staff CRPrairie.org Google Apps Accounts Ready to Go!

The Google Apps (Drive, Calendar, Docs, Sites, Sheets) portion of our transition is ready to go! We are little ahead of the timeline we set out in the spring. We are still working on getting email forwarding setup. So, while … Continue reading

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