ECISD Technology Trainings

Training offered for ECISD staff by Instructional Technology

Augmented Reality

Imagine living in the magical world of Harry Potter, where the school hallways are lined with paintings that are alive and interactive. Now imagine creating an atmosphere like that for your students. Augmented Reality (AR) allows educators and students to do just that: unlock or create layers of digital information on top of the physical world that can be viewed through an Android or iOS device.

Uses:

  • Homework help
  • Book Reviews
  • Word Walls

Equipment:

  • iPad

Grades:

  • K-12

Training Time:

  • 1 hr

Flipped Classroom

The flipped classroom is a pedagogical model in which the typical lecture and homework elements of a course are reversed. Short video lectures are viewed by students at home before the class session, while in-class time is devoted to exercises, projects, or discussions.

Uses:

  • differentiation
  • application of concepts

Equipment:

  • computer, laptop, or iPad

Grade:

  • 4-12

Training Time:

  • 1 hour

Edmodo

The Edmodo network enables teachers to share content, distribute quizzes, assignments, and manage communication with students, colleagues, and parents.

Uses:

  • easy to spark discussions
  • engage students
  • assign homework, monitor progress, and more—anytime, anywhere.

Equipment:

  • Computer or tablet

Grades:

  • 3-12

Training Time:

  • 1 hour

OneNote

Schoolwires

ECISD webpage management system


ECISD Webpage Examples:

iPads

Effectively use iPads in your classroom with apps that will get the most out of your student's learning.

Uses:

  • Book trailers
  • Digital Timelines
  • Research Projects
  • Digital Storytellers
  • QR Codes
  • so much more!

Equipment:

  • iPads or tablet

Grades:

  • K-12

Training Time:

  • varied

ECISD Pintrest iPads

Geocaching Activities

Geocaching is a cross-curricular activity that educators, leaders and facilitators are incorporating into their programs with great success. Geocaching combines outdoor play with team-building, problem-solving and other valuable educational outcomes.

Uses:

  • Create tasks related to any subject area
  • Team work
  • H.O.T.S

Equipment:

  • GPS system (check out from Tech dept.) or tablet

Grades:

  • 2-12

Training Time:

  • 30 min. +

ECISD Pintrest Geocaching

Windows Live Movie Maker

Uses:

  • Storytelling (sequencing)
  • Reports
  • Timeline, life cycles, etc.
  • Photo montage

Equipment:

  • Device that will take pictures &/or video
  • Movie Maker program, free
  • Optional: micophone

Grades:

  • 2-12

Training Time:

  • 30 min. +


Near Pod

Nearpod is an interactive presentation and assessment tool that can be used to amazing effect in the classroom. The app's concept is simple.

Uses:

A teacher can create presentations that can contain:

  • Quiz's
  • Polls
  • Videos
  • Images
  • Drawing-Boards
  • and so on.

Equipment:

  • A device for every student & teacher

Grades:

  • 6-12

Training Time:

  • 30 min.

Office 365


Office 365 access to web-based Office applications plus other productivity services such as OneNote, OneDrive and Skype.

Atomic Learning

Online training resource that is available 24/7 and opens to ALL students, staff, faculty, and parents. It delivers on-demand technology training on the use of computer applications, technology integration and professional development.

Eduphoria

The suite of eduphoria! web-based applications help schools run smoothly. The suite includes Aware, PDAS, Helpdesk, Forethought, Formspace, Workshop and Facilities and Events. Benefits include:
  • Aware: data management
  • Forethought: lesson planner
  • Workshop: professional development courses
  • PDAS: personal evaluations

SMART Education

CPS Clickers

Uses:

  • Assessment software, clicker systems, response apps and interactive whiteboards to create memorable educational experiences.
  • Proven to enhance effective instruction.
  • Solutions that will impact all elements of learning, from student confidence to test scores.

Equipment:

  • CPS Clickers

Grades:

  • 1-12

Training Time:

  • 45 min.

ECISD Instructional Programs

  • OdysseyWare
  • Safari Montage Live
  • Edmodo
  • Brainchild Achiever, Brainchild Mechanics

Online Resources

Animoto-- video maker

Socrative-- formative assessments

Glogster-- online toolIt allows you to create interactive online posters,

Symbaloo-- visual bookmarking tool

LiveBinders--is a digital 3 ring binder that you can put virtually anything into; webpage, PDF, document, image, or video

**This document is subject to change at any given time.**