Digital Learning for All

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Same Delicious Goodness. New & Improved Name!

You've known us (and loved us) as Instructional Technologists. Our focus has been and will continue to be more about the students and staff of Eagle Mountain-Saginaw ISD, and less on the actual technology itself. Effective immediately, our new titles will be Digital Learning Specialists.

Even though you already know us, we wanted to share a few fun facts ...

  • EM-S ISD Digital Learning Specialists have a combined total of XX years of classroom teaching experience.
  • EM-S ISD this team has a combined total of XX years in the "Instructional Technology" field (with too many variations of titles to list!)
  • Together, the Digital Learning Specialists have worked in EM-S ISD for XX years.
  • The Digital Learning Specialists have presented more than XX hours of staff development for EM-S ISD since we started using Eduphoria in 20XX (and even more before that!).
  • 3 of the 5 Digital Learning Specialists were music majors. (Can you guess which three???)
  • 2 of the 5 Digital Learning Specialists get annoyed when the other three spontaneously burst into song! (Can you guess which two???)

Geocaching ... Yep, they're learning!

Geocaching is a real-world, outdoor treasure hunting game using GPS-enabled devices. Participants navigate to a specific set of GPS coordinates and then attempt to find the geocache (container) hidden at that location.

Teachers and Instructional Technologists can work together to create units for any curriculum area. Students use the GPS devices to travel from cache to cache. Each cache has a set of instructions for something the students must complete.

Geocaching Units can be a great way to kick off a new unit of study or a fun way to review at the end of a unit.

IT Resources for Classrooms

Do you need video cameras, GPS devices, digital recorders, or microphones for a class project? If so, you're in luck! The Professional Learning & Instructional Support Department has equipment that can be checked out for class use. Please contact me if you're interested!

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Tucker Tech Talk - Cindy shares different tech tips and tricks on her blog. Subscribe to email updates by entering your email address in the top right column of the blog.

EM-S ISD Tech Tips - Digital Learning Specialists publish helpful information about District Systems and other resources on this blog.

EM-S ISD Digital Learning Specialists' Facebook - Would you rather get Tech Tips and learn about Instructional Resources on Facebook? Be sure to LIKE us!

EM-S ISD Digital Learning Specialists' YouTube Channel - Looking for quick instructional videos? We've updated lots of them here!