Category Archives: Digital Literacy

21 Google Tools You Probably Never Heard Of…

This is basically just a repost from Eric Curts’ site.  But, this is a lot of really good information — some of it you probably know, but I bet there are a couple of nuggets that you’ll find useful.  Here’s … Continue reading

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Staff Computer Upgrades for the Summer of 2017

In the summer of 2015, we made the decision to update 25% of all staff computers each year rather than updating all staff computers once every four years.  The most equitable way to phase this in was to use staff … Continue reading

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The Big Picture: Hardware. What do we have? What’s next?

According to our annual customer survey data, one area where I can get better is “big picture” communication.  So, this seems like the right time of year to reflect on and review some of the details of our macro plan … Continue reading

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2016-17 Digital Literacy After-School PL Sessions

I’m excited to announce another set of high quality after-school professional learning opportunities hosted by our own Digitial Literacy Trainers.  There’s all sorts of good stuff here:  session on Google, BreakOut EDU, etc…  Please take a glance at the flyer … Continue reading

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Full Version of Google Read&Write Available

As I’ve posted before, assistive technology is quickly turning into one of my passions.  So, I’m thrilled to announce that we have purchased and pushed out the full version of Google Read&Write extension to all students and staff at Prairie. … Continue reading

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New(er) Stuff from Google

Google released some new content last summer.  I’m guessing many of you already know about some of this stuff. But, in case you don’t here were a few of the things that caught my attention. Training for Google Apps. Google … Continue reading

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Start the New Year Grieving

On Monday, I saw something remarkable.  We hosted Kevin Honeycutt to present digital literacy PL to our staff.  During the keynote, he produced a headband that wirelessly monitored his brain’s activity in real time via a smartphone app.  The Melon … 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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2016 Summer Projects — What’s Happening for Next Year

Here are some big picture updates on the work and projects the technology department will be engaged in this summer. Student Device Updates: Student MacBook refresh — In following our digital device refresh plan, we will be updating 25% of … Continue reading

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CCSD Winter IPI-T Data

A few weeks back, I posted the summary of the fall IPI-T  data as well as a bit of context on what it is and how it fits with our district strategic plan.  The winter IPI-T data has been collected … Continue reading

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