Sheldon ISD Tech Tips

August 2018

Welcome Back!

Welcome back to all faculty and staff to the 2018 - 2019 school year! It has been a great start and we are looking forward to an amazing year. Each month you will receive technology tips from the Innovative Programs Department that can apply to all content areas and grade levels. In Sheldon ISD we believe in utilizing technology to enhance teaching and learning in a blended environment.

Technology in the classroom is being used well when:

  • it improves learning outcomes for students
  • it allows students to demonstrate mastery of the TEKS at the appropriate rigor
  • it builds the 4 C's: communication, collaboration, creativity, and critical thinking
  • it personalizes and differentiates learning
  • it allows for student voice and choice
  • it builds skills that students will need for their post-secondary life

Tech Information

All student Google Passwords will be reset to mmddyyyy.

All tech support requests are to be submitted in Eduphoria - this includes repairs or damage to chromebooks or iPads, desktop computer issues, projector problems, software problems, etc.

Please be sure to go over procedures for device care with with your students at the beginning of the year and then periodically throughout the year. Communication and monitoring can help to keep our devices working for years to come for students in Sheldon. Here are some posters you can use in your classrooms or place on your carts:

Back To School/Take A Look Thursday Ideas

Create a Team Flipgrid for Teacher Introductions

Flipgrid is an awesome tool for student voice. Basically, students privately respond to a prompt from the teacher via video. There are so many uses for this awesome tool - from book reviews to read alouds to reflections and more.

As teachers, consider creating a grid of your team members introducing themselves to students and parents. This could be made accessible via a QR code on a handout that parents pick up at Take-A-Look Thursday. Just be sure to provide families with the grid password, and double check all of your settings (whether you want to allow responses, etc.)

Twitter for Professionals

Many Sheldon ISD employees are on Twitter professionally. This means this account is only for professional or work-related posting. Those you follow become your PLN or Professional Learning Network. We learn so much from what others share on Twitter! We encourage you to create a professional Twitter account and start following your colleagues and join in on the conversation. Here are some accounts you can start following:

















Also, check out hashtag conversations, including #SheldonSTEM.

Sheldon ISD Innovative Programs

Annette Clark, Coordinator 281-727-1330

Becky Zalesnik, Director 281-727-2070