Ranger Ready

Tech Thursday | 5 January 2017

Student Creation on Devices

As we begin a new semester and a new year, we begin to focus on students' ability to go from consumers of information on the iPad to students using the iPad to create authentic meaningful products on the iPad. Student creation on devices starts with applications that allow students to incorporate not only text but pictures, audio, and video.

The International Society of Technology in Education - Standards for Students describe tech savvy students as creative communicators and innovative designers.

Creative Communicator

Students communication for a variety of purposes in a variety of methods.

  • Express ideas & generate learning artifacts

  • Communicate with digital platforms appropriate to the audience

Innovative Designer

Students use a design process to create solutions

  • Generate questions & identify problems

  • Plan strategies for project management

  • Develop, test, refine innovative designs

iMovie for Creation

iMovie is available to students via Self Service on their iPads. With iMovie, students can create projects combining images, videos, text, and audio to show mastery and understanding of any TEKS or standard. All students to explore the application and go from consumers to creators.
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Teachers, please mark your calendars for the mandatory Ranger Ready 1:1 Refresh Training taking place next week Monday, January 9th – Friday, January 13th. This refresh training will take place after school in the library from 2:45pm – 3:15pm.

  • Monday - Math & PE/Health
  • Tuesday - Science & Fine Arts
  • Wednesday - Social Studies & LOTE
  • Thursday - English & ESL
  • Friday - CATE & SPED

Connect. Empower. Lead.

#EdcampGarland is an unconference event for educators by educators. This participant-driven event will provide organic professional learning experiences for educators from all over the DFW metroplex. Come be a part of the discussion about education topics that interest you.

What is an Edcamp?

EdCamp 101


#EdCampGarland will be on Saturday, March 4, 2017, here at Naaman Forest. Please register early because tickets are expected to go fast for this FREE unique professional development experience open to ALL GISD educators and educators from neighboring school districts.

Register for #EdCampGarland: HERE


Saturday, March 4th, 8am-1pm

4843 Naaman Forest Boulevard

Garland, TX