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Elementary Campuses

Technology Integration at Elementary Campuses

Hello! For those of you that don't know me, my name is Jennifer Rushing. I work with Instructional Technology, and I will be on your campus once every other week. I look forward to being on each of your campuses this year, and I know you guys will keep me busy!


While I am aligned with the technology department, please realize that my role is more on the instructional side. In other words, printers, projector, and your computer not turning on are not my area of expertise. A technician is assigned to your campus for these types of issues. However, helping you with technology integration lessons like Google Classroom, Eduphoria Forethought, and BYOD is definitely my area of expertise.


I can be reached at x6128, JRushing@dickinsonisd.org, and you are also welcome to schedule time with me at https://jrushing.youcanbook.me/. Anything in green is available.

Online Textbook and Digital Resources

Please see the below links for more information on digital resources and textbooks for your grade level. You can find login information for yourself and your students.



Instructional Technology Professional Development

Every month, we hold district level technology professional development. We do one session on Google and another on Bring Your Own Device (BYOD). Because we are limited on the number of student devices available, we keep this in mind when planning to have realistic activities you can take back to your classroom.


Additionally, I will be available to meet with teams during conference periods and/or after school to help with Eduphoria Forethought and other applications. I will be offering campus level Google sessions as well.

Fall Technology Professional Development Schedule

The following sessions will be held at the Technology Cottage located at 2801 Oak Park near the FNS building.

October Sessions

Google Classroom:

  • October 11, 2016

  • During this hour long professional development we will go over how to set up and implement Google Classroom with your students. Come learn the latest tips and tricks to flip your classroom with the Google Classroom App.

  • Click on the time you would like to attend to register in Eduphoria



SeeSaw:

  • Seesaw empowers students of any age to independently document what they are learning at school. Students capture learning with photos and videos of their work, or by adding digital creations. Everything gets organized in one place and is accessible to teachers from any device. Student work can be shared with classmates, parents, or published to a class blog. Seesaw gives students a real audience for their work and offers parents a personalized window into their child's learning.

  • Click on the time you would like to attend to register in Eduphoria

November Sessions


Google Forms


  • November 8th

  • Google forms is a great way to gather data, assess learning, and create a fun techy learning experience. Administrators can use forms to collect information from their staff, while the classroom teacher may use forms to create quizzes for students to assess their learning. Come learn the latest tips and tricks with Google Forms and the best practices to implement forms in your classroom.

  • Click on the time you would like to attend to register in Eduphoria


Plickers


  • November 15th

  • Plickers is a powerfully simple tool that lets teachers collect real-time formative assessment data without the need for student devices. Tailor instruction with instant feedback. Use Plickers for quick checks for understanding to know whether your students are understanding big concepts and mastering key skills.

  • Click on the time you would like to attend to register in Eduphoria

December Sessions


Google Apps & Extensions:

  • December 6th

  • During this course we will explore the many Apps and Extensions you can access and use in your classroom with Google Chrome that will make your job easier. We will pick our favorites to share with you and give you time to explore the extensive library of Apps and Extensions the Google Store has to offer.

  • Click on the time you would like to attend to register in Eduphoria


Quizziz:


  • December 13th

  • Quizizz allows you to conduct student paced formative assessment in a fun and engaging way for students of all ages. Students can play on any kind of a devices with a browser, including PCs, laptops, tablets, smartphones. Create your own quiz or find one of 1000's of public quizzes other teachers around the world have created. Get a detailed report of insights for every quiz you conduct, you can also download the reports as an Excel spreadsheet.

  • Click on the time you would like to attend to register in Eduphoria