Longhorn Technology

January Newsletter

Opportunities for Technology PD

As you know, all certified employees are required to have 4 hours of Technology training as part of our PD Plan. Please be mindful that the deadline to have these hours completed is March 20, 2015.

Listed below are the current offerings we have for technology PD:

Opportunites for non-instructional personnel

Adding a Portfolio Entry in Workshop

Outside courses and conferences can be added to your portfolio, enabling you to keep an accurate record of your professional development events and earn credit for attending.

To add an outside entry in your portfolio, select My Portfolio and then click the "Add New Portfolio Entry" button under Portfolio Options at the bottom left of your screen.

This will open the New Portfolio Entry Wizard. Select one of the following entry types:

  • Outside workshop or conference
  • Request for district professional development level (does not apply to Cedar Hill)
  • College course
  • Other

Follow the steps in the wizard and click the Next button to advance to the next screen.
  • Be sure to select YES when asked about receiving District Credit.
  • Credit hour types should have been pre-approved by your principal/supervisor before attending outside course or workshop.
  • Ignore Associate Goals and click NEXT.

Once you finish entering the information, you will need to notify your

principal to approve it for credit.

Did you know?

HoverCam Document Cameras

  • Are available for checkout by completing the e-course in Eduphoria and filling out a Technology Equipment Checkout Form in Formspace.

Doceri - Remote Control Desktop

  • Doceri which allows you to control your computer from your iPad is already installed on your classroom computer. Look for it under programs from the start menu. You will need to download the app from the app store if you do not already have it.

Integration Games

It's not too late to get in the game!

Complete your forms in formspace for the challenges you've completed to earn points and earn prizes. We have waived all of the deadlines for the monthly challenges except for the final deadline of May 20 to have all documentation submitted to be eligible for the grand prizes - Trip to TCEA 2016 in Austin or 5 iPads for your classroom.

Password Policy now in Place

Thank you for helping us make this transition. For the most part the process went smoothly and those of you who had troubles were very patient as we worked to resolve the issues. If you are having any issues with your password, please submit a HelpDesk ticket in Eduphoria. For more information and tips on resetting your password click here.

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