Category Archives: General

New update on Google Calendar

      I’ll be sharing updates periodically that I receive or find out about for the services we use here at College Community. This new update from Google Calendar sparked my interest! Take a look! https://gsuiteupdates.googleblog.com/2018/07/propose-new-meeting-time-in-google-calendar.html

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Change

Change can be difficult and change can be exciting. With change, there can be feelings of loss and also feelings of joy. As many of you have heard, I am going through some professional changes right now. As of July … Continue reading

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When You Teach to “the Average Student”, You Teach to No One…

This was another take away from ATIA.  This is an older video, but if you have not seen it, please budget the 18 minutes to watch it.  Rose makes a compelling case for personalized learning.  I’m hearted by the vision … Continue reading

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New Student Online Registration Now Live!

As I announced at all of the building staff meetings I attended last summer, we are moving forward with Online Registration.  While it has taken us a little longer than I thought, we launched OLR for new to the district … Continue reading

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Friendly Disruption Episode 10 Is Now Live

A new episode of Friendly Disruption is now live.  Patrick, Maggie, and I visit with Prairie’s own Megan Sova-Tower about how to use tools like Padlet to engage reluctant learners.  We also discuss the new draft of the Iowa Digital … Continue reading

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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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