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School Technology

 

Keystone offers support for:

  • classroom technology integration

  • school technology coordinators

 

Explore the resources below to learn more. 

 

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Brea Baxter

Instructional Technology Integration Specialist

Bev Berns

School Improvement Facilitator

Jarod Bormann

Instructional Technology Integration Specialist

Kathy Hay

Instructional Technology Integration Specialist

Mindy Reimer

Librarian

Laura Stanner

Instructional Technology Integration Specialist

Melissa Wicklund

Moodle System Specialist

Technology Integration

Standards and Guidance

3D Printing

Explore resources and tools to support 3D printing in your school. 

Assistive Technology

The purpose of Keystone AEA's Assistive Technology Team is to support IEP / IFSP teams as they provide assistive technology services and devices to individuals ages birth to 21.  Learn more about Assistive Technology.

Blended / Flipped Learning

Redesign your teaching from content...to delivery...to assessing. Create opportunities for learning that weren't there before – with the Extreme Makeover: Blended / Flipped Edition.  #AEA1BLENDFLIP

 

Learn more!

Clarity Brightbytes

Learn more about utilizing Clarity Brightbytes for data collection at your school.

Digital Literacy / Digital Citizenship

Resources for Digital Literacy and Digital Citizenship. Learn more!

Grants and Group Buys

Podcasts: Next Level Learning

The Next Level Learning podcast aims to spotlight educators in the Keystone AEA area that are utilizing activities and strategies to move students into the upper-levels of thinking and learning on a regular basis. We wish to amplify their voice so other educators may learn as well. Sign up today!

STEM / STEAM

Learn about how we support robotics, coding, makerspaces, and all things STEM / STEAM

 


 

Technology Coordinator Resources

For Assistance:

Brea Baxter

Instructional Technology Integration Specialist

Kathy Hay

Instructional Technology Integration Specialist

Karen Randall

Computer Networking Specialist

Mindy Reimer

Librarian

Electronics Recycling

technology recyclingThis information is from Summer 2018.  

For more information on e-waste recycling, please contact Karen Randall at 800-632-5918.


The e-waste electronics recycling program is at no cost to individual schools.

Keystone is utilizing A-Team Recyclers as the recycling vendor. "With over 10 years of experience, we specialize in full service electronics recycling using the latest practices and technology. Your information is always protected when you recycle your electronics with us. We clear all data from your hard drive, computer, phone, and other data-holding devices and offer hard drive shredding upon request. Our data destruction processes exceed national requirements of the National Institute of Standards and Technology NIST 800-88 standard. You can trust when you recycle your electronics with us, your data and sensitive files will be completely destroyed, and your privacy will be protected. Upon completion of recycling your electronics, we’ll provide a Certificate of Recycling with proof of service."


Accepted Items:
Ballasts 
Cable and Satellite Receivers 
Cameras 
Cash Registers and Credit Card Readers 
Cell Phones and Accessories 
Chargers 
Circuit Boards 
Computer Servers 
Computers and Computer Parts 
Copiers/Printers/Scanners/Fax Machines/Type Writers 
DVD/VHS Players 
External Drives 
Ferrous and Non-Ferrous Metals 
Ink and Toner Cartridges 
Laptops/Tablets 
Mice and Keyboards 
Microwaves 
Monitors: All Types 
MP3/iPods/etc. 
Networking Equipment: Modems, Switches, Routers, Hubs 
Phones and Telecom Equipment 
Projectors 
Rechargeable Batteries: Lithium Ion, Ni-Cd, Lead Acid, Ni-Mh
Stereos/Radios/Speakers 
Televisions: All Types 
Uninterrupted Power Supplies 
Video Game Consoles 
Wire, Cables and Christmas Lights

*For any items to recycle that are not listed above, please contact us

 

The following cannot be accepted:

Air Conditioners
Capacitors 
Dehumidifiers
Freon Containing Items 
Gas Cylinders: fire extinguishers, propane cylinders, etc.
Light Bulbs
Liquids/Items containing Liquids (gas motors, hazardous waste vials, etc.)
Medical Equipment (Any material that is considered or has come in contact with biohazard or radioactive material)
White Goods/Appliances (Refrigerators, Dish Washers, Stoves, etc.)

 

 

Equipment Repair

Keystone AEA has made arrangements with Central Rivers AEA (Cedar Falls office) to provide repair of instructional equipment for the schools served by Keystone AEA.

Equipment Repair Form

Van Pickup
Equipment will be picked up at your school and returned to your school on the Keystone AEA delivery vans.

Forms to Use
Forms to label your equipment for shipment and repair will be provided by Central Rivers AEA. These forms may be found with the contact person in your building or downloaded. A separate form is required for each item. It must be attached to the outside package so it is visible. Forms need to be completed in full. Serial numbers are extremely important to track similar items.

Pack to Protect
Proper packaging is important. Rigid cardbaord boxes are recommended to protect your items while in transit. Securely package any equipment that could be damaged in shipment. Keystone AEA and Central Rivers AEA will not be responsible for damage during shipment.

Type of Equipment
Types of equipment that can be repaired include: VCR's, television sets, radios, tape recorders, video monitors, computers, computer peripherals, overhead projectors, opaque projectors or other types of video, computer, and projection equipment (not typewriters, dictation machines, and other general business equipment).

Who to Call for Repair Questions
When you are not sure if the equipment falls into a category that can be repaired, call 319-273-8230 and the repair people at Central Rivers AEA will answer your questions.

Describe Equipment Problems Accurately
When submitting equipment to Central Rivers AEA for repair, describe the equipment problem as completely as possible. For example, explain what happens that is different than normal operation. Just saying it doesn't work will not help the repair person locate and correct the problem and will cost more in labor charges.

What are the costs?
The cost for repair will be $60 an hour for labor plus parts. Central Rivers AEA will do estimates of costs and bench diagnostics which will be provided at no cost.


How Much Time will the Repair Take?
Ordinarily it will take approximately two and a half weeks for your equipment to be repaired and returned to your school.

Weight Restrictions:
Due to the fact that one person is responsible for transit of equipment we recommend a maximum weight of 50 lbs. Heavy or awkward/irregular shaped items need to be directly delivered to and picked up from Central Rivers AEA.

Billing and Payment:
Billing will be made directly to your school by Central Rivers AEA and payment will be made directly to Central Rivers AEA by your school

Questions: 
Questions about items that have been or are to be repaired should be directed to Central Rivers AEA at the following:

Central Rivers Area Education Agency
Media Center Equipment Repair
3712 Cedar Heights Drive
Cedar Falls, IA 50613
Ph: 319-273-8230

Grants & Cooperative Purchasing

Tech Coord & Tech/Instructional Coach Meetings

Next Meeting Date:

Oct 31, 2018, 9:00 - 2:30
Building D, Elkader Conference Center
Join in person or via Zoom

 

Links to Agendas:

Fall 2018 - Oct 31, 2018

Zoom

For Zoom ordering information, please contact Karen Randall at 800-632-5918.

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