Taylor ISD DuckLink #40

empowering student success and school improvement

April 30, 2015

a publication of the Taylor ISD Technology Department

Reminder! New Website Coming to Taylor ISD

On June 1 we will be transitioning to new district, campus, and classroom websites. Please make preparations and make sure your files are saved on your computer for moving to the new system. Your personal files will not be moved to this new system.

Don't Miss the Google Doc Templates

Some of you may have made the transition to Google Docs and miss the templates you use to have in Word. Did you know Google Docs has templates also? Just follow these steps to explore them.


  • Click File>New>From Template
  • Search through the templates.
  • Click Use this template.

Edtech Minute Episode #2

In this Edtech Minute I will share how to use Self Service on a Mac computer. I hope you enjoy it and feel free to give me feedback and suggestions on future editions by sending me an email at jphale@taylorisd.org. Please also share these videos with others outside of TISD.
Edtech Minute- Episode 2

Education on Air Online Conference

You have an excellent opportunity to learn from education experts online on May 8 & 9. Join the Education on Air online conference. The topics include:


  • What are the skills of the future?
  • Inspiring learners with the power of storytelling
  • Making work rule
  • Three ways to drive system-wide change
  • Creating innovation in schools; Power to the pupil
  • Student curiosity can help save lives
  • Transforming learning with technology
  • Empowering students
  • and many more...


Register Here- http://goo.gl/3F85St

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Maker Faire brings together families and individuals to celebrate the Do-It-Yourself mindset and showcase all kinds of incredible projects. You can find arts, crafts, science and engineering, food, music and much more


Registration is free for teachers with ID.


http://austinmakerfaire.com/attend/

Nearpod School Edition: Copies Still Available!!!

Are you looking for a dynamic tool to engage your students in the learning process? Gain immediate feedback as well as assign independent work using the full edition of Nearpod. The free version has some great tools but for the first 5 people that email me I will provide a full version of the program through the next school year. Just send me an email at jphale@taylorisd.org. (The only condition is that you share how great the product is to others.) Learn more about Nearpod.

Cools Tools!

Help Desk Contact

Eduphoria Help Desk- https://taylor.schoolobjects.com

Phone: 512-365-5015 or x1900


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