Tech and T-TESS

San Augustine Elementary

What is T-TESS and Why is Technology important?

Click here to go to the jigsaw activity.

Template for a jigsaw activity from Alice Keeler.


  • With your group, look at D, P, and IN when it comes to technology “requirements”.

  • Is technology a must in T-TESS? Why or why not?

Use the T-TESS rubric to look at each standard.

Connecting Students (and Parents) to Websites



  • FREE
  • Group text without being IN a group text.
  • Private--no one knows your phone numbers
  • Schedule Texts (birthdays, parent reminders, holiday greetings)
  • Add attachments
  • Add voice memos
  • Insert Links
  • Text as few as 3 people. Great for reminders (pun intended) for smaller groups.
  • FREE

Apps for your phone:

Click here for the Remind App for iPhone.

Click here for the Remind App for Android.

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  • FREE(minum)
  • Online bulletin board
  • Can be moderated
  • Post links, images, videos, or upload files.
  • Anyone can post to them.

There is a Chrome Extension as well. Click here to add it to Chrome.

Click here for the iPad app.

For more ideas for the classroom, click here.

QR Codes:

Create a QR code for any URL. If a person has a device with a QR read app installed, they can scan the QR and get to the information.

QR Reader/Scanner:


is my preferred QR reader. Click here for the Apple version.Click here for the Android version.

QR Creators:

You have to have a plan for efficiently creating QR codes. There are two quick ways:

Click here for information on how to create QRs.

Click here for information on helping parents understand QRs.

Calibrate (How to Know What They Know)


Low tech formative assessment.

Students get the cards, teacher asks the question, students answer, teacher scans.

Teacher can pre-enter questions or "ask on the fly".


Online game that is good for review and quizzes. - teacher/creation side - student/player side


Similar to Kahoot but self paced.

Works best if each student has a device.

Creating - STUDENTS creating

Life After Death by PowerPoint 2012 by Don McMillan

Interactive picture

ThingLink make a picture interactive.

Example ThingLink

Interactive map

Click here for the Andriod App.

Click here for the iPad/iPhone App

Create a Video with Pictures and music


Make awesome videos in a few clicks.
Select a video style, pick photos, videos, music, add text, and you're done.

iTunes Link

Android Link

Adobe Premier Clip

Make awesome videos in a few clicks.
Select a video style, pick photos, videos, music, add text, and you're done.

iTunes Link

Android Link

Make a Picture Talk

ChatterPix Kids


iTunes Link

Create a Rap


Speak or rap into the app and it sets it to a beat.

Math Example

iTunes link

Android link

Instructional Videos

Explain Everything

Have students create a video that tells how to do something.

iTunes - $5.99

Show Me

Put them on YouTube!

"make" them do the subtitles for someone else's video

This one requires a subscription to upload to YouTube.

iTunes Link

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