Digital Learning News Brief

December 16, 2014

Adobe Creative Applications

Birdville ISD has entered into an Enterprise Term License Agreement with Adobe. The Technology Department will be deploying updated versions of the Adobe software packages to district computers in the near future.

As a member of Birdville ISD, you are eligible to download the Adobe Creative Cloud software for home use. Faculty and staff can purchase a 1 year subscription for the Adobe Creative Cloud Desktop Applications for $9.75 per year. The exclusively priced downloads are available at Be sure to choose “Adobe Creative Cloud Desktop Applications for ETLA.” This process will provide you with a redemption code and instructions on how to download and install the software.

Please do not install this software on your district computer(s). The Technology Department will be deploying the district licensed versions during the second semester.

This offering is made possible through the cooperation of BISD Technology Department, Adobe, and Please visit the Adobe section of our knowledgebase for any questions you may have.

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Tonight's Digital Learning Twitter Chat

Tonight's Questions:

  1. What digital resources have you used or heard about for formative assessment?
  2. How do you use the data you collect from digital assessments?
  3. What training or support do you need to implement or enhance your use of digital formative assessments?

We hope you will join us tonight at 8:00 PM. Please invite your friends, as well.

Go to and search #bisddlp.

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Click the picture below to watch the Project Innovate video

Project Innovate: using the power of mobile technology (the iPad Mini) for teaching and learning.

We will:

  • participate in personalized professional learning - anytime/anywhere access to information, experts, resources, and more

  • access productivity, communication, collaboration, and creation tools/resources

  • model the use of technology as a tool for learning

  • learn more about how to incorporate the student use of mobile devices/technologies in meaningful and engaged learning activities

Project Innovate Teacher Training and Registration

To receive your iPad you must attend an initial training session. Follow-up sessions will be offered, as well.

The first training sessions are scheduled to begin in January 2015. The dates and times are as follows:

Jan. 27 – 4:00-5:00 PM

Jan. 28 – 4:15-5:15 PM

Feb. 9 – 4:00-5:00 PM

Feb. 12 – 4:15-5:15 PM

Feb. 18 – 4:00-5:00 PM

Registration opens today at 4:30 pm. Click here to access the link (session links will be posted on this page today at 4:30 pm)

More sessions will be scheduled throughout the spring and summer. Dates will be announced in mid-February.