Patrick Donovan

Guest Blogger

Director of Technology, Ames Community School District

Ames, Iowa

Patrick Donovan is director of technology at Ames Community School District, Ames, Iowa. Patrick has been in education since 2004 and taught secondary science before moving into the role of a technology coach. He has presented at conferences across the Midwest and has presented multiple times at ISTE. He believes that technology should not be the focus of our learning but is the tool that we can use to get to the levels of teaching and learning that we desire. Patrick is part of the Friendly Disruption podcast and is an advocate for making learning accessible for all.

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Posted Nov. 21, 2019

Here’s Why You Should Be Podcasting in the Classroom

Six years ago, my school, Ames High School went one-to-one and handed every student a laptop. This was a major…

By Patrick Donovan

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Posted May 17, 2021

The Road Trip That Made Me a Black Woman Warrior for Educational Equity

It is hard to describe how it has felt to live in the skin I am in for the past two years. All I can…

By Kimberly Smith

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Posted May 14, 2021

Here’s How Noggin Is Helping Little Kids Build Emotional Intelligence and Helping Their Parents Stay Sane, Too

It’s no secret that pandemic isolation has hit hard—maybe even hardest—on young children and their caregivers. Young children are wired to be with people: parents,…

By Maureen Kelleher

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Posted May 11, 2021

Will We Finally Tap The Learning Expertise That Is Present in Oft-Overlooked Communities?

Talk of an education “recovery” to address student “learning loss” is here, often with a focus on expanded summer learning programs, high-dose tutoring and expanded…

By Naomi N. Shelton, Karega Rausch

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