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It's not about technology acquisition but technology application.

- Peter Sheahan

Have you submitted your out-of-district professional development credit request?

You may submit any out-of-district training as of June 1, 2012 for credit in Eduphoria Workshop. Please follow the procedures outlined in this document.

Out of District Training Credit (Handout)
Submit an Out of District Training Credit Request (Video Tutorial)

In order to receive out of district credit you must complete the following:

  1. Receive prior approval from your principal or supervisor to attend the training.
  2. Submit a request for credit through Eduphoria Workshop. (Select Workshop>My Portfolio>Add New Portfolio Entry.)
  3. Submit documentation of attendance to Kim Kolinek at the Literacy Center with the following information: name of training, date and location, credit hours, and signature of campus administrator.

Are You Integrating? Part III

The third strand for Technology Applications is Research and Information Fluency. The student acquires, analyzes, and manages content from digital resources. The student is expected to:


  1. Create a research plan to guide inquiry.
    Resources & Tools: EasyBib / Yahoo Kids / US Gov.- Kids / Writing a Research Paper
  2. Discuss and use various search strategies, including keyword(s) and Boolean operators.
    Resources & Tools: Fact Monster / Encyclopedia Britannica / Cyber Sleuth
  3. Select and evaluate various types of digital resources for accuracy and validity.
    Resources & Tools: Critical Evaluation Information from Kathy Schrock
  4. Process data and communicate results.
    Resources & Tools: Museum Box / Gaggle Blogs / Livebinders


See previous posts below.
Creativity and Innovation http://smore.com/dkr6
Communication and Collaboration http://smore.com/8u5m


See this site to learn more about your particular grade level TEKS for Technology Applications.


JP's Apps Gone Free!

Here are some apps that recently became free! Be sure to check them out for your students and see if they align with your next lesson. (These apps may not remain free so get them today.)




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