Ridgegate Elementary

Welcome Back Teachers!

I'm Happy to be returning as your 2015-2016 Digital Learning Specialist!

Hello Ridgegate Elementary Family!

I would like to thank you for an amazing 2014-2015 year! I will be returning as your Digital Learning Specialist for the 2015-2016 school year. I am here to help you integrate technology seamlessly into your curriculum and assist you in building a strong foundation for our future leaders. I have included ways I could help you integrate digital resources into your classroom, helpful Atomic Learning videos that may address some of your technology needs, a few WEB 2.0 tools approved for student use at Ridgegate Elementary, and additional FBISD digital resources. I hope you enjoy my S'MORE and I can also show you how to create one for your parents. I am looking forward to another Amazing year!

Digital Resources on Your Campus

How can you help improve your campus technology indicators?

  1. Log into V-Brick daily for the morning announcements.
  2. Check out Atomic Learning Videos (weekly).
  3. Make sure that students are using learning.com each week.
  4. Log into PCG daily or at least weekly to access the curriculum.
  5. Schedule videoconferences for your students.
  6. Make sure that you have taken all of your Technology PD courses.


Learning.com is a wonderful tool in helping your students become more familiar with digital technology. There are many lessons available for each grade level to build digital literacy skills and promote digital citizenship.

Make sure you log in using Google Chrome.

Teacher Login

Username: Teacher FBISD email address

Password: Teacher@2015 (make sure the "T" is a capital letter)

Student Login

Username: Lunch #

Password: 12345

Do you need help with your new laptop?

Please click on the link below to find videos and documents with helpful information.


Wonderful Web 2.0 Tools that Benefit Technology Integration

FBISD Approved Web 2.0 Tools

Please click the tab to see a list of FBISD approved Web 2.0 Tools.

Great iPad Apps to Enhance Instruction

FBISD Approved Apps

Please click the tab to see a list of FBISD approved iPad apps.

Integration Activities

iMovie- iPad App

iMovie is a wonderful way to check for understanding in a fun and engaging way. I have attached examples of iMovie that I have modeled with students.

1st Grade iMovie on Weather


5th Grade iMovie on Declaring Independence


5th Grade iMovie on Erosion


2nd Grade iMovie on Magnets


Adobe Voice- iPad App

Adobe Voice allows your students to bring their work to life! Students are able to record their voice explaining various concepts as the viewer sees images that illustrates examples of the concepts.

Explaining the steps of the Water Cycle

A 1st Grader's Personal Narrative

Understanding Financial Literacy

PCG Digital Learning Lessons

Looking for integration ideas? TA TEKs lessons were written for each grade level, subject, and each nine weeks. Find them by clicking on your grade level and clicking on the technology applications link.
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Do You Desire Online Self-Paced Training Opportunities?

Atomic Learning is the Key!

Atomic Learning is an online technology resource that is provided to you by FBISD. Atomic Learning has over 60,000 self-paced videos to help you integrate technology into your curriculum. Videos are broken down into small, manageable pieces for your needs so you won't have to watch a full length video. This resource is available to FBISD teachers, students, and parents 24hours a day, 7 days a week. In addition to online tutorials, such as Office 2010, Adobe, Windows 7, and iPads, there are over 300 student project plans that include video tutorials and downloadable resources.


Microsoft Office 365 Training Opportunities

For more information on Microsoft Office 365, please click on the following Atomic Learning link.


If you need assistance when you are within the Eduphoria site, please click the "Help" tab to see videos and step-by-step instructions. You may also access a tutorial on Eduphoria through Atomic Learning. For more information on Eduphoria, please click on the following Atomic Learning link.

Webinar Wednesdays

Webinar Wednesdays are a great opportunity to attend professional development from your computer. Read the weekly Tech News email, that comes out every Tuesday, for more details. A link to the recording will be provided once the webinar has occurred. New teachers, or any teacher needing assistance with report cards, should strongly consider attending the Skyward webinars that occur towards the end of each grading period. Register for the webinars in eLearning.

How to Request a Digital Learning Specialist

In order to request my support with lesson modeling, training, or assisting with integrating technology into your curriculum, please submit a case in CRM. I will be more than happy to help you with your technology needs. http://www.atomiclearning.com/k12/Entering_a_Case_in_Financials_CRM__1555?cn=fortbend
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