Taylor ISD DuckLink #14

empowering student success and school improvement

"Technology is just a tool. In terms of getting the kids working together and motivating them, the teacher is the most important." - by Bill Gates

We Appreciate Our Teachers!

We are thankful for the relationships, innovation, passion, and excellence our teachers pursue to make Taylor ISD the district of choice. We cannot thank you enough for your ongoing dedication to students. Here are just a few ways we say thank you!


Teachers Make a Difference

2013 Summer Staff Development Opportunities

Please remember that we will be closing Eduphoria Workshop and all staff development session registration on Friday, May 10. This will allow us time to cancel those sessions that do not have enough participants. We will reopen registration by May 15. I would love to have you attend one of my sessions. This document outlines the sessions I'm teaching. Be sure to visit Workshop to see many other great offerings from others. https://taylor.schoolobjects.com


Summer Technology PD Offerings from JP


Using Technology vs Technology Integration

Do you find yourself using technology just to say you did? If technology is not helping us move from Substitution to Redefinition based on the SAMR model of instruction, why use it? Here is a good post on the topic from Teachbytes. It includes a chart describing what is using technology vs technology integration.


What's the Difference Between "Using Technology" and "Technology Integration"?


To learn more about the SAMR model, take a look at this video I created. SAMR Model and Starbucks Coffee


Apps Gone Free!

Here are my recommended apps gone free today. Get them today or they may not be free tomorrow.



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Be sure to visit the Taylor ISD Instructional Technology site for more information.