Tech. TidByte

April 9, 2018

A Message from Melissa Williams-Scott, Ed.D.

Believe it or not, we have fewer than 2 months of school left in this year, and What a Year It has Been!

I suspect, like me, many of you have had many new experiences this school year and tried new things (most of them involving sheetrock and plumbing). We would like to challenge you to try something new using technology applications with your students in the coming year, let us know how it goes and how we can assist. During the summer we will offer classes teaching new ideas and allowing for practice with peers. Check out the workshop offerings in Eduphoria Workshop, contact us if you have seen or heard of something you would like to implement, and then let us brag on you.

Summer Workshops

All sessions will be held at Lobit Middle School, located at 1251 FM 517 West, Dickinson, TX 77539 (a map is linked). Registration opens May 7th!


Google Academy

LMS D110: Google Academy

Become a pro in all things Google. We will learn how to access your Google Drive and Gmail as well as create Docs, Slides, Sheets, and Sites. This session is for beginners to Google who have not attended any prior Google Academies. Please only register to attend one Google Academy Session.



Teacher Websites

LMS D110: Teacher Websites morning session

Learn to make the most of your teacher website and have some time to get your site ready for next school year. Attend our afternoon session on Digital Newsletters and Hyperdocs for ways to add interesting content to your site, with time to create! Please only register to attend one of the Teacher Websites sessions.


Digital Newsletters & HyperDocs

LMS D110: Digital Newsletters & HyperDocs afternoon session (repeated session)

Create templates for digital newsletters to communicate with parents and build content in HyperDocs, where all unit resources can be organized in an education friendly format for students. This session complements well with the morning course offering on Teacher Websites. Please only register to attend one of the Digital Newsletters & HyperDocs sessions.


Tech. Toolbox for the Elementary Classroom (GT Update Credit May be Earned)

LMS D110: Tech Toolbox for the Elementary Classroom (GT Update Credit May be Earned)

Your little ones love to use the computer to play games, but how can they be used for differentiated instruction? You will be amazed at the things even your tiny tots can do using computers to create and learn. Walk away with ideas that can be used immediately in any Pre-K through 4th grade classroom.! GT Update Credit can be earned by submitting a product and lesson plan showing use of strategies to differentiate the lesson for gifted learners.


Tech. Toolbox for the Middle and Junior High Classroom (GT Update Credit May be Earned)

LMS D110: Tech Toolbox for the Middle and Jr. High Classroom (GT Update Credit May be Earned)

What technology tools do you have in your toolbox? Come to this workshop and sharpen your tech tools to enhance, enrich, and differentiate your instruction. You will walk away with practical and fun ideas that you and your students will enjoy while learning! GT Update Credit can be earned by submitting a product and lesson plan showing use of strategies to differentiate the lesson for gifted learners.



Tech. Toolbox for the High School Classroom (GT Update Credit May be Earned)

LMS D110: Tech Toolbox for the High School Classroom (GT Update Credit May be Earned)

Tech. it out! Come to this workshop and sharpen your tech tools to enhance, enrich, and differentiate your instruction. You will walk away both time saving tools for you and fun instructional activities for your students, including optimizing Google Classroom. GT Update Credit can be earned by submitting a product and lesson plan showing use of strategies to differentiate the lesson for gifted learners.


Technology Academy

LMS D110: Technology Academy (multiple rooms see description)

In addition to the room above, this workshop will be held in multiple rooms: D110, C113, C114, C118 and if needed, C102. C103, C104, C105 and C106. See what other DISD Educators are doing to make their lessons click. We will have presenters ranging from Technology Integration Specialists to Academic Coaches to Teachers. Learn from others what they are doing to innovate with technology in Dickinson ISD. We will post the schedule of sessions and presenters soon. Stay tuned!

Sharing Videos with Students

Since YouTube is blocked for students, we wanted to share how you can download videos and share them with your students.


https://tinyurl.com/DISDShort

Dickinson ISD Technology Department

Remember that Technology Integration Specialists are on campuses to assist with infusing technology into the curriculum. Schedule some with with the team using the below links.


Jennifer Rushing

- Elementary Campuses

- https://jrushing.youcanbook.me/


Claudia Valastro

- Middle and Junior High Campuses

- https://cvalastro.youcanbook.me/


Caroline Lightfoot

- High School Campuses

- https://clightfoot.youcanbook.me/


PC Support Specialists are on your campuses at least weekly to fix problems, too. For something that is not working, please submit a work order through Eduphoria Help Desk. A cheat sheet showing the process can be accessed at https://tinyurl.com/DISDHelpDesk.