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!!



Monday, December 3, 2018

Ed Tech Spotlight: Bio-Bullies PBL Podcast

For this spotlight, we spent time and recorded a quick podcast with Ms. Martinez's 5th grade class at Lamar Elementary as they discussed their PBL project, Bio-Bullies. Listen to the podcast below.


Virtual Ed Tech Micro-Con - December 18th

Join us on Tuesday December 18th for an Ed Tech & Design Virtual Micro-Conference. Each session is scheduled for only 40 minutes, all throughout the day, so you can virtually tune in, learn, and support student success! Below, you will find the schedule, list of courses, and links so you can register in Performance Matters. Once you register for the course, you will notice in the notes section, a Zoom link that you will go to on the date and time of your scheduled session.

9:05 - 9:45AM
Google Forms for Surveys & Quizzes - REGISTER
Learn how to use Google Forms & Surveys for formative assessments, warm up or exit tickets, as a tool to collect links to projects for easy access on a spreadsheet & flipped learning activities!!

10:05 - 10:45AM
Escape Challenge with Flippity - REGISTER
Gamify your lessons with an escape challenges, a fun challenge based scavenger hunt activity built with Flippity. Within minutes, you can build the activity using a Spreadsheet. These activities can also be built by students as well.

11:05 - 11:45
Google Docs, Slides, & Drawings - REGISTER
Learn how to be a pro at using google docs, slides and drawings for collaboration, whole class slideshow presentations, hyperdocs, interactive notebooks, and more!

1:05 - 1:45
Google Docs, Slides, & Drawings - REGISTER
Learn how to be a pro at using google docs, slides and drawings for collaboration, whole class slideshow presentations, hyperdocs, interactive notebooks, and more!

2:05 - 2:45
Escape Challenge with Flippity - REGISTER
Gamify your lessons with an escape challenges, a fun challenge based scavenger hunt activity built with Flippity. Within minutes, you can build the activity using a Spreadsheet. These activities can also be built by students as well.

3:05 - 3:45
Google Forms for Surveys & Quizzes - REGISTER
Learn how to use Google Forms & Surveys for formative assessments, warm up or exit tickets, as a tool to collect links to projects for easy access on a spreadsheet & flipped learning activities!!

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Byte-Sized Ed Tech: Digital Resources and Google Classroom

In this tutorial, learn how students can access digital resources, such as National Geographic Magazines, and send them into a Google Classroom. Students can access these resources from any device by logging into http://link.saisd.net 

Byte-sized Ed Tech: Google Translate Extension Tutorial

With the Google Translate extension, students are able to easily translate most webpages into a variety of languages. Watch the 2 minute tutorial below to learn how to quickly add the extension.  Download Google Translate extension.

Friday, November 9, 2018

Register for TCEA 2019 in San Antonio



TCEA Convention & Exposition 

February 4-8, 2019 | San Antonio, Texas | Henry B. Gonz├ílez Convention Center 

At the 2019 TCEA Convention & Exposition, thousands of educators are on a mission to discover the knowledge and resources they need to engage students, enhance curriculum, and increase productivity. Campus and district-level administrators, curriculum and technology leaders, teachers, librarians, and champions of ed tech will all discover innovative strategies and best practices for integrating technology into their schools, classrooms, and libraries. TCEA’s 39th annual convention will showcase 1,000+ informative sessions and hands-on workshops, access to the latest ed tech resources from hundreds of exhibitors, and countless opportunities for networking. Prepare to leave fully charged for success.

Register before November 14th for $289

Register