TechShare Bytes

Monthly tech tips, tricks, and highlights from ITS Team!

August 2015

Instructional Technology Specialists (ITS)

The ITS Team is brought to you by the Magnet Grant! Comprised of Bryan Fountain, Trish Brown, and our newest edition Jennifer Beck. We provide technology support to the magnet campuses. This monthly newsletter provides a platform to keep you informed of current technologies to use with your students. We will be highlighting campus level projects to keep you inspired in your technology projects this school year.

Level Up Highlights and Happenings

This summer's Level Up Conference was a great success! Presenters from Microsoft and Promethean were here to share their expertise. The talented Harry Dickins presented all four days! And of course we enjoyed having many TASD teachers present how they are leveling up in their own classrooms.

A little more than 300 TASD members attended this event and had encouraging feedback to share. Many of you felt it was a great learning experience and appreciated the hands on scenario. Some concerns were remembering how to use these great resources once school started. The good news is the ITS Team is here to help you with implementation. Email the team and request small group training or one on one assistance. We will come during your conference time or come model the technologies to your students.

This Month's Featured Web Tools


Edulastic allows you to create technology enhanced assessments aligned to your curriculum.


Beautifully crafted digital timelines that are easy and intuitive to use. Free account!


Maps that tell stories. Create story maps online easily with a free account.


ClassDojo is the easiest way for teachers to encourage students and share their best moments with parents.