Welcome to NHS
New Teachers Guide to Instructional Technology
Welcome to Northwest High School from Instructional Technology!
As you begin your work at NHS, we wanted to give you some resources to help get you going on the right track. Although we have an abundance of technology at Northwest ISD, this will provide you with information about the most pressing things. If you have questions, don't hesitate to ask!
NetSchool Learning Management System- NISD uses the Moodle platform as our learning management system and we refer to it as netSchool. When teachers set up their course they can post assignments, resources, quizzes, announcements, etc. Students can access netSchool on any device with an Internet connection. They can upload homework, respond to forums, and take quizzes. This is also a way for parents to stay current on student assignments, work turned in, and general information about your courses. Log in information is your network credentials-first initial, followed by last name and password is your employee ID number. NetSchool pages are updated often to reflect class resources, tutorial videos, and assignments.
Here is a brief tutorial video that will help you set up your course: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Tybd_U2Tno
Students enroll themselves in your course, but you set up the parameters for them to do so: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=98L1-oBuOFw
What other information should I have on my netSchool page? Your name, preferred contact information, tutorial schedule, summative assignment should be posted on the calendar. Need inspiration? Here is one sample, but feel free to look at other teachers: http://moodle.nisdtx.org/course/view.php?id=10500
If you need to install a printer, click here for a how to video. This only works for networked printers. If your printer does not show up on this list, please put in a helpdesk.
Cara Carter, Instructional Technology Coach
Instructional Technology Specialists focus on the instructional piece of integrating technology into the classroom. Cara Carter can partner with you to take the learning experience to level of depth that would not be possible without technology.
If you need training or want to brainstorm about lessons using technology, email her at email@example.com.