Techno Update

November 2015-2016

Tech Spotlight Video

Running out of space in your email? Noticing the RSS feed emails from MSN... want to get rid of them for good, and free up some space! Click on the link here for the video or, see the video below to find out how!
RSS Feed Removal

Internet filtering and Website Usage with Students

Our internet filter is called iBoss.


Sometimes you may find a site on your laptop, only to use it with students and they can't access it.


Click here, or on the words iBoss to go to the site to check out a website and see if it is permissible, and at what level.

Home Access Center

The new link to get to TAC from home is http://www2.hebisd.edu/waplinks.


You will get a screen that looks like this>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>



Choose Teacher Access Center.


You will enter your HEB username and password (just as you do for TAC at school).


After that authenticates, you will be asked to login to your TAC account again.

If you have not updated your link for TAC from home, please do so. Also, if you have issues with logging into TAC from home, please address those issues to your campus help account and give as much detail as possible.

HEB Grade Calculator

On every Secondary Campus Webpage in the Quick Links Section will be the HEB Grade Calculator this is for teachers and students to check averages.

Technology Professional Development

November and December

In the spring we will be putting out all new classes, so these are the last sessions we will offer this year for the following:

Sign up today in Eduphoria, if you are unable to make it, please un-enroll or let one of the presenters know!

Show Me What You Want, What you Really Really Want! - Showcase the Lesson and the Learning with Interactive Tools in the Classroom

Elementary Teachers:

11-19-15 Click here to sign up today! (This is next Thursday!!!!)


Secondary Teachers:

12-9-15 Click here to sign up today!


Looking for a new way to engage students? Whether you are teaching a new concept or having students demonstrate their own learning! Explore some awesome digital tools like Discovery Board Builder, Piktochart and infogr.am to see some exciting new ways to show me what you want, what you really really want!


*Note enhancing but not limited to:

4th Grade Reading and Writing, 5th Grade Science

7th and 8th Grade Reading and Writing, English I/II Retesters

Technology Courses are now available for GT PD Hours!

Very Meme. Much Image. Wow. - Using Memes and Image Manipulation

Elementary Teachers:

11-16-15 Click here to sign up today! (This is next Monday!!!!)


Secondary Teachers:


11-19-15 Click to sign up today! (This is next Thursday!!!)


These are the last times we will be hosting these classes, hope to see you there!




Meme: -- an element of a culture or system of behavior that may be considered to be passed from one individual to another by nongenetic means, especially imitation. -- an activity, concept, catchphrase or piece of media which spreads, often as mimicry, from person to person via the Internet. Can memes be used in the classroom? Absolutely! It's not just memes, either! Image manipulation has become simpler and simpler. Now, you can pack your lessons with functional multimedia! Learn how in Raster and You!




*Note enhancing but not limited to:

4th Grade Reading and Writing, 5th Grade Science

7th and 8th Grade Reading and Writing, English I/II Retesters

Technology Courses are now available for GT PD Hours!

Video Killed the Radio Star - Using Video to Reach the Digital Generation

Elementary Teachers:

12-3-15 Click here to sign up today!


Secondary Teachers:

11-16-15 Click here to sign up today! (This course is on Monday, without additional participants enrolled this course will be cancelled.)


In this course you will learn how video can be used to reinforce student learning. Discover how video can be used to: flip instruction, for review of concepts, or as a means of repeating commonly given direction(s). Whether you are creating content for student consumption or looking for a lesson that engages students in creation, this course will help you develop the skills necessary to capture and create video content for a variety of purposes. Up your SAMR and find out how video-infused learning can make the difference in your classroom!


*Note enhancing but not limited to:

4th Grade Reading and Writing, 5th Grade Science

7th and 8th Grade Reading and Writing, English I/II Retesters

Technology Courses are now available for GT PD Hours!

Check Yourself Before You Wreck Yourself - Formative Assessment Tools for the Classroom

Elementary Teachers:

11-18-15 Click here to sign up today! (This course is next Wednesday!!!)


Secondary Teachers:

12-3-15 Click here to sign up today!



Pump up your short-cycle assessments with some awesome online tools that even grade themselves! Get in-the-moment data to see how your students are learning and see how free web-based applications like Kahoot!, Socrative, and Nearpod can work in your classroom tomorrow!




*Note enhancing but not limited to:

4th Grade Reading and Writing, 5th Grade Science

7th and 8th Grade Reading and Writing, English I/II Retesters

Technology Courses are now available for GT PD Hours!

Baby Got Back... Channel - Engaging Learners to Find Their Voice in the Classroom

Elementary Teachers:

12-9-15 Click here to sign up today!


Secondary Teachers:

11-18-15 Click here to sign up today! (This course is next Wednesday- without additional participants enrolled course will be cancelled.)



Engaging all learners is a challenge educators face daily. Back channeling allows each student to have a voice in the classroom. It is real time online conversations alongside live presentations or through independent work time. A back channel lets participants ask questions, discuss what is being presented, share links and reflect on their learning. It can be used in any subject area in which you would use discussion, brainstorming or exit tickets. The possibilities are endless!



*Note enhancing but not limited to:

4th Grade Reading and Writing, 5th Grade Science

7th and 8th Grade Reading and Writing, English I/II Retesters

Technology Courses are now available for GT PD Hours!

About Us




HEBISD Instructional Technology

Nancy Bingham - BLE, HLE, MPE, OTE, WHE

Jeff Blankenship - BME, LWE, MCE, NEE, SEE, SGE, VRE, WLE

Carla Doss - Gradebook - All Junior High Campuses

Vikki Durham - All High school campuses

Casey Phelps - BHE, DPE, HHE, RTE, SBE, SOE, STE