Ponder ISD-Technology Integration

Board Report: Thursday, September 17, 2015

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Google Drive

The is a great storage area for student work. Students can create spreadsheets, word documents, presentations, images, and much more.
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Google Classroom

This is a great way for teachers and students to share work, communicate, embed links to videos, turn in assignments, and much more.

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Seesaw

This is a great iPAD app that allows teachers to collect a portfolio of student work throughout the entire school year. Seesaw has a parent portal where parent can go in and view their child's work. Great resource!

Videolicious

Videos to show student work.

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Online Textbooks:

We currently have the following textbooks online for students to access via their Chromebooks:


Elementary Math: Pearson Envision Math

Elementary Science: STEMscopes

Elementary Social Studies: Studies Weekly

Junior High Math: Go Math!-Houghton Mifflin

Junior High Science: Tx Science Fusion-Houghton Mifflin

Junior High Social Studies: Houghton Mifflin

High School Math: Pearson

High School Science: Pearson

High School Social Studies: Houghton Mifflin


We are working to push out the PDF format of the book as well for students who do not have internet access at home.

Stations or Centers

iPADs are used during centers and stations with our kids. Content related apps are being used.

Teacher Support Ongoing PD

ESC 11 has been out this week to share insight with our elementary staff. The staff worked on having kids "show what they know" on their device. They practiced with tools that the kids can use to show their knowledge.


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On October 12 we will have a staff development day. Our staff will be rotating through three different sessions that day:


1.) Effective Communications Training

2.) iPAD Author training (create books for students)

3.) Using Google Drive to tier instruction and meet the needs of ALL students.