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Our Mission

In our pursuit of educational excellence, Instructional Technology strives to prepare instructional staff to integrate technology into the curriculum in meaningful and appropriate ways to promote student success. While providing training and instructional support we utilize technology to both improve instruction as well as increase efficiency in school operations.


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Revive Your Presentations with Prezi!

More and more teachers have started using Prezi to share information with students. This is also an excellent tool for anyone else wanting to share information in a meeting. It would be even better if you had your students create presentations with this great tool. Recently they added the ability to edit presentations on your iPad so you should check that out. Prezi for iPad


During our recent Taylor ISD Technology Extravaganza, Renee DeHoyos and Angeline Vrbsky shared their take on this tool. Big shout out to them for sharing!


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Gaggle Email for Students Available!

All 4th-12th grade student accounts should be ready. Keep in mind that Gaggle is an email program but also can be used for digital storage, word processing, spreadsheets, blogs, etc. It also has an app that you can use on your iPad. A Getting Started guide is available on the district Gaggle support site here.


Taylor ISD Gaggle Support Site


SchoolFusion Classroom Web Pages Available Soon

We will be working towards getting all your classroom web pages in place soon. Your campus will receive an email when they are ready. In the meantime, you can unarchive any past pages you like by following these directions. Unarchive Classroom FusionPages


Teacher & Student iPads Being Prepared (PreK-5)

We hope to deliver "teacher" iPads between Sept. 3-6. Most returning teachers should already have theirs. The "student" iPads will be delivered between Sept. 9-13. In the meantime, please add the apps that you would like to see added to the iPads here. Notice there are grade level tabs at the bottom.


Core iPad App Suggestions



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Be sure to visit the Taylor ISD Instructional Technology site for more information.