Tech @ the Valley!


For starters... Twitter

It will be very important this year for everyone to have their own Twitter account. This is a way to share with not only your co-workers but also allows you to build your own PLN - Professional Learning Network. Let's get familiar with Twitter!

Before you begin...

A short video to answer all your questions...

Some sites you should know...


Updating Forethought

Directions for updating and sharing planners. Preferred browser is Mozilla Firefox. Please add ART to your planner.

Updating Schoolwires (web page)

Click here for help on updating your web page. Suggested browser is Mozilla Firefox.

AppleTV Update

I have placed remotes in rooms and updated SOME AppleTVs. (If I couldn't find your remote control for the tv, I did not update.) Also, even though I started the update on some, a restart may be necessary. Please let me know if you need help. Click here for a helpful list of troubleshooting.


For help on how to delete or archive old classes click and create new classes click here. If you haven't set up an account yet, make sure you go through the Midway webpage > students > Edmodo.

Returning students will use their Edmodo accounts from last year. Please do not create new accounts for students. We will be taking care of this. If I miss one, please let me know and I will create it and send you the info.

Help Page for getting started with Edmodo.

Midway ISD Tech Dept.

For how-to's from the Technology Department, click here. (voicemail, submitting a work order, email, etc.)


Click here for help with TAC. The system requirements are:

TAC - Internet Explorer 9, 10, or 11 (not in compatibility view); Firefox - current release plus 4 prior versions; Safari - 5.1.7 (PC), current release plus 1 prior version (Mac); Chrome - current release plus 4 prior versions

HAC - Internet Explorer 9, 10, or 11 (not in compatibility view); Firefox - current release plus 4 prior versions; Safari 5.1.7; Chrome - current release plus 4 prior versions

Be sure to utilize Discovery Education as a resource for all content areas. If you need to set up a new account, please let me know.



1st grade through 4th grade iPad rollout will begin Sept. 15

It will take approximately 15 minutes per class to complete this.

They will watch a quick reminder video and sign student pledge.

Kindergarten will begin Sept. 18

We will be doing the entire orientation with them.

Technology Integration Goals

Teachers are expected to prepare lessons that allow students to integrate technology creatively. (productive apps) We will talk about potential products and timelines in an upcoming Tech Meeting.

VDI Virtual Desktop

Click here to see how you can use VDI on your iPad. VMWare is an app that will allow you and your students to use your iPad like a Windows desktop to access your staff folder, use flash and all the programs that is on the virtual desktop.

Staff Drive

Please remember to save all your stuff to your staff drive. You never know when your computer is going to be wiped out.

Staff and Student Login

Please refer to these charts for the scheme used for logging in to various accounts.