Monday, March 25, 2019

Seesaw Pilot


SAISD has partnered with Seesaw for Schools, an interactive ePortfolio system, for all K - 1st classrooms across the district for the remainder of the 2018-2019 school year. The purpose of the pilot is to gauge the effectiveness of the tool to increase literacy, student voice, family engagement, and provide opportunities for formative assessment within an interactive portfolio system. Although the purpose of the pilot is meant for K - 1st classrooms, all grades K - 5th will have access to the full version.


Learn More & Sign Up for Training.

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Ed Tech Idea Contest


Do you have an amazing idea for integrating tech in the classroom to boost student creativity, critical thinking, communication, or collaboration? If so, take a pic, record a video, show us some student examples and submit them to our Idea Garden. There are 4 categories to choose from based on the 4C's. You may submit as many ideas as you like. Each category will have a drawing and a winner. Deadline is March 29th. 

Here's the directions for submitting your ideas:

  • Go to our Padlet
  • Post your name, campus, grade level, and a brief description of the activity.
  • Post an image or video of the example.
If you have any questions, please contact us.

Submit Your Idea to our Padlet

Friday, February 1, 2019

Byte-Sized Ed Tech Update: Actively Learn

How many times have you found yourself looking for articles and resources to share with students and then try to figure out time to make copies or setting it up in Google Classroom and grading them? We want to share a tool that can help with this problem and so much more. Actively Learn is a website with curated core content articles that contain pre-embedded questions. Students can take notes, have articles read, translate, and so much more. Teachers can import their own content such as videos, PDF's, and Google Docs and then create their own questions. We are just scratching the surface with this tool so please watch the video below to learn more about Actively Learn. The site will allow you to create a free account but you will be limited to 3 imports per month and have fewer access to content.This tool recommended for Grades 5 and up. Important resources below the video.


Resources

Actively Learn Onboard checklist
Quickstart Guide
Help Center

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

IC Academy Creative Station Examples

We had a lot of fun showing coaches how to use a minimal amount of technology to run creative stations. We ran 5 stations and the tasks varied such as creating Book Talks, podcasts, comics, and more. We included a few examples below to give you an idea of what the tasks look like.



 Here's a link to our Station Planning Templates

Thursday, December 13, 2018

Join our SAISD Apple Teacher Cohort!

What is Apple Teacher?
Apple Teacher is a free professional learning program designed to support and celebrate educators using Apple products for teaching and learning. As an educator you can build skills on iPad that directly apply to activities with your students, earn recognition for the new things you learn, and be rewarded for the great work you do every day. The program is free and can be entirely self-paced.


About the SAISD Apple Teacher Cohort:
Representatives from Apple will be at Epic, February 9th, 2019 at Edison High School. At this training, you will complete at least 2 of your 8 Apple badges. We will then meet virtually in March, April, and May to complete the remaining badges. Along the way, you will submit learning artifacts to earn an official SAISD Apple Badge.


How do I register?
Space is limited so please sign up as soon as possible for one of the sessions below:




Questions?
Should you have any questions, please email Ernest Gonzales at egonzales4@saisd.net or contact the Ed Tech & Design team at 210-554-2430

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

The New Google Classroom Gradebook and Google Quizzes! Sign up for Beta now!!
Click here to learn more!!