Ed Tech PD Resources
- CL Team Communications
- Adobe Sign-in
- Adobe Spark
- Breakout EDU
- Classroom Technology (Equipment)
- Copyright Best Practices
- Digital Citizenship
- Discovery Education Streaming
- Epson Projectors
- Google Expeditions
- GSuite for Education (Google Apps)
- Google Chrome
- Google Classroom
- Learning A-Z (Raz-Plus)
- *NEW* Lenovo Laptops
- NWEA Instructional Resources
- PLATO Courseware
- Reading Eggs/Eggspress
- Ricoh Multi-Function Printers
- Smartphone Resources
- Snap & Read and Co:Writer
- Technology Integration Frameworks
- Textbook (Curricular Material) Adoption Digital Resources
- Windows 10
- Additional Ed Tech Resources
- January 6, 2020: Learning A-Z now available in Clever (grades 1 and 2)
- January 6, 2020: Learning with Littles | January 2020
- January 6, 2020: Connected Learning with Chromebooks | January 2020
- January 6, 2020: Connected Learning with Canvas | January 2020
- December 2, 2019: Learning with Littles | December 2019
- December 2, 2019: Connected Learning with Chromebooks | December 2019
- December 2, 2019: Connected Learning with Canvas | December 2019
- November 1, 2019: Learning with Littles | November 2019
- November 1, 2019: Connected Learning with Chromebooks | November 2019
- November 1, 2019: Connected Learning with Canvas | November 2019
- October 1, 2019: Learning with Littles | October 2019
- October 1, 2019: Connected Learning with Chromebooks | October 2019
- October 1, 2019: Connected Learning with Canvas | October 2019
- September 3, 2019: Learning with Littles | September 2019
- September 3, 2019: Connected Learning with Chromebooks | September 2019
- September 3, 2019: Connected Learning with Canvas | September 2019
- August 9, 2019: Technology Department Welcome Back
- August 8, 2019: Learning with Littles | August 2019
- August 6, 2019: Connected Learning with Chromebooks | August 2019
- August 2, 2019: Canvas Welcome Back
- May 6, 2019: 2019 Summer School - Canvas
- March 6, 2019: Connected Learning with Chromebooks | March 2019
- March 6, 2019: Learning with Littles | March 2019
- February 11, 2019: Learning with Littles | February 2019
- February 7, 2019: Connected Learning with Chromebooks | February 2019
- January 17, 2019: Connected Learning with Chromebooks | January 2019
- January 17, 2019: Learning with Littles | January 2019
- January 15, 2019: Classroom Tools from the Connected Learning Team
- December 20, 2018: Canvas - End of Semester Reminders
- November 1, 2018: Learning with Littles | November 2018
- November 1, 2018: Connected Learning with Chromebooks | November 2018
- October 4, 2018: Learning with Littles | October 2018
- October 4, 2018: Connected Learning with Chromebooks | October 2018
- September 20, 2018: Google Expedition Kits Now Available!
- September 11, 2018: Connected Learning with Chromebooks | September 2018
- September 5, 2018: Indiana Digital Citizenship Week 2018
- August 16, 2018: Google Classroom Updates
- August 10, 2018: 2018 Beginning of the Year Technology Updates
- August 6, 2018: 3-5 Chromebook Initiative - Getting Started Info
- May 17, 2018: 2018 End of Year Technology Updates
- April 30, 2018: Connected Learning with Chromebooks | Issue 6
- April 9, 2018: The Toontastic App is now available!
- March 1, 2018: Music in Our Schools Month
- February 12, 2018: Connected Learning with Chromebooks | Issue 5
- January 8, 2018: Connected Learning with Chromebooks | Issue 4
- November, 13, 2017: Fall Technology Updates - 2017
- October 31, 2017: Connected Learning with Chromebooks | Issue 3
- October 30, 2017: Reading Eggs Update
- September 29, 2017: Connected Learning with Chromebooks | Issue 2
- September 8, 2017: Indiana Digital Citizenship Week 2017
- September 6, 2017: Connected Learning with Chromebooks | Issue 1
The Connected Learning team has six new Breakout EDU kits ready for you to use with your students. These brand new kits feature an updated look and improved lock designs.
Visit our Breakout Calendar to select a week. You will need to book each kit individually. Simply click on the name of the kit and then save. Note: You should be signed in to Google in order for the event to be added to your calendar. Please be sure to choose a game before deciding how many kits to book. Kits must be picked up from Central Office on Monday between 7:30am-4:30pm and dropped off on Friday between 7:30am-4:30pm.
Clever Single Sign-on Portal
We are excited to announce the launch of Clever at the TSC. Clever is a single sign-on portal designed to increase instructional time for students and staff by simplifying the login process for digital applications and resources. Once students and instructional staff login to Clever, they will be able to gain 'instant' access to several TSC-purchased applications that have been setup to use Clever (BrainPop, i-Ready, Reading Eggs). Other TSC-purchased applications are also accessible in Clever, but still require additional authentication in most cases. The goal is to enable more single sign-on applications in the future. To the left is a short video overview of Clever, along with instructions for teachers at each grade level.
Posting Copyrighted Material Online
Making instructional materials available to students online can raise legal issues of copyright and the fair use of intellectual property. The following information addresses issues surrounding the digitizing, posting, and other uses of copyrighted works, such as articles, book chapters, sound or video recordings, and visual images. This information will introduce users of online course management systems to the legal options for using protected materials and to some alternative sources for instructional media.
Alternatives under the law
Current copyright law protects nearly all text, images, audio-visual recordings, and other materials, even if the original works do not include any statement about copyright. Copying and posting copyrighted works online, even for instructional purposes, may violate the legal rights of copyright owners. Nevertheless, teachers have several legal alternatives for teaching with protected and other works online, including:
- Securing permission from the copyright owner
- Linking to materials on other sites, rather than copying and posting
- Using material in the public domain
- Lawfully using protected materials after a "fair use" evaluation
Linking to databases on the web
Linking to materials that are available on the Internet or in databases raises fewer copyright questions than copying and posting those materials. The TSC Media Centers provide access to numerous full-text databases, image databases, and recordings, and the TSC Technology Department offers access to various digital content repositories. If you are linking to materials that are housed in a separate site that requires a student to login/authenticate, you are usually adhering to copyright laws.
Works in the public domain
The copyrights on some works have expired, and others have always been in the public domain, leaving them without restrictions on copying, uploading, and many other uses. Most notably, works published in the United States before 1923 are in the public domain. In addition, broad categories of works, such as works of the US government produced by government employees acting within their duties, have no copyright protection.
The "fair use" exemption to copyright protection is the best known and the most important statutory exception for education. Fair use allows teachers to make limited use of copyrighted works without permission.
Connecting from a Windows 10 Device (iProjection)
For those using Windows 10 devices, you will need to utilize iProjection to connect to a projector via LAN. We have outlined instructions on connecting in this document.
The new projectors also contain internal speakers. When staff connect to the projectors via HDMI or wirelessly using the iProjection software, the audio output setting may change from the Bose speakers or in-ceiling speakers to the internal projector speakers. Teachers should familiarize themselves with how to manually change the audio output setting on their computers to avoid any possible confusion. The audio output setting is located on the right-hand side of the Windows task bar in the icon tray (example below).
The TSC Technology Department has three Google Expedition kits available for teacher check out. In order to check out a kit, teachers must go through a training course or summer training. The course will give an overview of the Expedition kit, how to run an Expedition with students, and how to plan lessons with Expeditions.
Teachers are asked to work through five sections, with a self-check quiz after completing each section. The five sections in this training are:
- Google Expeditions Basics
- Device Care (smartphones & tablet)
- Headset Care
- Safety Considerations
- Planning and Leading an Expedition
In the last section of this training, teachers are asked to complete a post-survey. This will give you access to the booking form for the TSC Expedition Kits.
Interested in connecting with others who have been trained? Check out our Google Expedition Leaders.
Have you already attended a training? Book your Expedition kit today!
Please be sure to pick an Expedition before booking your kit. As a reminder, kits will be dropped off on Monday during school hours in the main office. Teachers will have an Expedition kit for a week*. Below you will see the link to book, 1:00 AM corresponds to Kit #1, 2:00 AM corresponds to Kit #2, and 3:00 AM corresponds to Kit #3. Each kit is exactly the same and provides 30 student devices. If a particular week has no availability, use the arrows to display more dates. Email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
*Please note, all teachers planning to use the kit during the week are required to go through the Expeditions training.
What is a HyperDoc?
Things you can do with a HyperDoc
A true HyperDoc is much more than some links on a document.
- Creators deliberately choose web tools to give students opportunities to Engage • Explore • Explain • Apply • Share • Reflect • Extend the learning.
- Digital collaboration is choreographed that give every student a voice and a chance to be heard by their classmates.
- Critical thinking and problem solving skills can be developed through linked tasks.
- Students have an opportunity to create authentic digital artifacts to show what they know, and connect with a wider audience.
Step #1: Determine Objectives
- Grade Level?
- Content Area(s)?
- Length of Lesson?
- Specific Objectives?
- Desired outcome (explore, apply, assess)?
Step #2: Determine Cycle of Learning
What specific steps will students follow?
- Explore. Explain. Apply.
- Workshop Model
- 5 E's Model
- HyperDoc Model
Step #3: Packaging
- What Google App can I use to package this lesson? (Docs, Slides, Maps, Sites)
Step #4: Determine Workflow
- Push out content
- Collect work
- Provide feedback
Step #5: Design
Be thinking, "How can I make this content engaging for students?"
- Page color
- Customized Links
- Table properties, merge cells, etc.
Evaluate your HyperDoc
Is this a HyperDoc or a digital worksheet? Ask yourself the following:
1. Does your lesson follow a specific lesson design? (step 2) These templates will help with your structure.
2. Did you include the 4 C's in your lesson? Critical Thinking, Communication, Collaboration, and creation?
3. What level of critical thinking and technology did you integrate? Is this a simple recall task or does this push your student's thinking? Is it substitution or is the technology used transforming the learning?
Hack Your HyperDoc
Check to see where your HyperDoc falls on the checklist which incorporates the ISTE Standards, SAMR, and DOK levels.
All resources on this page were found on http://www.hyperdocs.co/
Available for grades K-8
- Login Options
- Profile & Settings
- Foundations Implementation Guide
- Understanding the IXL SmartScore
- Analytics & Reporting
- Diagnostics - Math and now Language Arts!
- NWEA Math - IXL Correlation Chart
- Archived Webinars
- Teacher Testimonials
- Differentiating Instruction with IXL
- Video Tutorials (must sign-in to account to view)
**Students are automatically added to teacher rosters via PowerSchool Integration**
- PowerTeacher Pro Full User Guide
- PowerTeacher Pro Quick Reference Card
- Assignments - Creating
- Assignments - Copying
- PowerTeacher Pro - Categories
- Final Grade Calculation Setup
- Transfer Scores from Other Section or Teacher
- Student Information
- Custom Class Name
- Mass Email Options
- Elementary Comments for Report Cards
- Final Grade and Comment Verification
Introduction to Elementary PowerTeacher Pro
Introduction to Secondary PowereTeacher Pro
Available for grades K-5
Reading Egg id cards should no longer be used for printing ids and passwords. Please be sure to use SMART for correct credentials.
K-2 students will now use the Clever app to access Reading Eggs, the Reading Eggs app has been removed.
Reading Egg id cards should no longer be used for printing ids and passwords. Please be sure to use SMART for correct credentials.
- TSC Getting Started Guide
- Reading Eggspress Teacher Guide
- Creating Assignments
- Comprehension Maps
- Correlation Charts
- Van Ausdall Ricoh Copier Training Presentation
- Getting Started Information
- Copier Functions
- Scan to Email Functions
- School Office Staff - Request Miscellaneous PaperCut Account
TSC Papercut Login and Ricoh Training
TSC Ricoh Copier Functions
TSC Ricoh Fax Functions
Standards for Teachers
Teachers have always held the key to student success. But their role is changing. The ISTE Standards for Teachers define the new skills and pedagogical insights educators need to teach, work, and learn in the digital age.
Learner: Educators continually improve their practice by learning from and with others and exploring proven and promising practices that leverage technology to improve student learning.
Leader: Educators seek out opportunities for leadership to support student empowerment and success and to improve teaching and learning.
Citizen: Educators inspire students to positively contribute to and responsibly participate in the digital world.
Collaborator: Educators dedicate time to collaborate with both colleagues and students to improve practice, discover and share resources and ideas, and solve problems.
Designer: Educators design authentic, learner-driven activities and environments that recognize and accommodate learner variability.
Facilitator: Educators facilitate learning with technology to support student achievement of the ISTE Standards for Students.
Standard 1: Empowered Learner
- Students leverage technology to take an active role in choosing, achieving, and demonstrating competency in their learning goals, informed by the learning sciences.
- Students recognize the rights, responsibilities, and opportunities of living, learning, and working in an interconnected digital world, and they act and model in ways that are safe, legal, and ethical.
- Students critically curate a variety of resources using digital tools to construct knowledge, produce creative artifacts, and make meaningful learning experiences for themselves and others.
- Students use a variety of technologies within a design process to identify and solve problems by creating new, useful, or imaginative solutions.
- Students develop and employ strategies for understanding and solving problems in ways that leverage the power of technological methods to develop and test solutions.
SAMR is a model designed to help educators infuse technology into teaching and learning. Popularized by Dr. Ruben Puentedura, the model supports and enables teachers to design, develop, and infuse digital learning experiences that utilize technology. The goal is to transform learning experiences so they result in higher levels of achievement for students.
SAMR is often depicted in visual representations to help practitioners better understand how it can be used to rethink instruction in a practical way. Below are two of our favorites.
To understand how to apply an example to each level of the SAMR model, you must see the model as a continuum. If a lesson can continue with or without the use of a technology tool, then that is Substitution. But if a technology tool makes a lesson easier or improves a lesson, then that is Augmentation. In both levels, an instructor enhances the learning but does not transform it.
For a lesson to be transformed, means it cannot occur without the technology tool in place. For modification, technology must be present in order for the lesson to function. In the Redefinition level, the common classroom is replaced with a collaborative, student-centered environment where technology tools are the central focus of the learning.
It's important to note that the goal is not to move every lesson to the Redefinition level. Many instructional tasks are well-suited at the Substitution level or the Augmentation level, and that's okay! However, teachers should reflect on how their students are utilizing technology to identify opportunities for Modification and Redefinition. A savvy practitioner designs instructional activities that include a solid mix of all four SAMR levels.
SAMR on Twitter
Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge (TPACK) is a framework that identifies the knowledge teachers need to teach effectively with technology.
At the heart of the TPACK framework, is the complex interplay of three primary forms of knowledge: Content (CK), Pedagogy (PK), and Technology (TK). The TPACK approach goes beyond seeing these three knowledge bases in isolation. TPACK also emphasizes the new kinds of knowledge that lie at the intersections between them, representing four more knowledge bases teachers applicable to teaching with technology: Pedagogical Content Knowledge (PCK), Technological Content Knowledge (TCK), Technological Pedagogical Knowledge (TPK), and the intersection of all three circles, Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge (TPACK).
Effective technology integration for pedagogy around specific subject matter requires developing sensitivity to the dynamic, transactional relationship between these components of knowledge situated in unique contexts. Individual teachers, grade-level, school-specific factors, demographics, culture, and other factors ensure that every situation is unique, and no single combination of content, technology, and pedagogy will apply for every teacher, every course, or every view of teaching.
So how do I implement TPACK into my classroom you might ask? Start simple. Using this diagram as a framework for your lessons, start by breaking it down; ask yourself what content do I want my students to understand? For example:
Content Knowledge: (What we teach) Geometry- I want my students to understand that all triangles are 180 degrees and that to find a missing angle in a triangle, I need to add up the angles that are given to me and subtract from 180, to find the third angle.
Pedagogy: (How we teach-delivery of content ) I have the students draw any type of triangle (right, cause, obtuse) on a piece of paper and cut it out. The students then label each angle #1, #2 and #3. I then have the students color each angle a different color to help them see visually as well. The students then tear apart the triangle where the three colors come together in the middle of the triangle. The students how have three pieces, each with a numbered angle to put along a 180 degree line, to show that all triangles are 180 degrees. From here I give examples of triangles with a missing angle and how we find it.
Technology: To add in technology, I could have the students create a ShowMe, Edu-creation or paper slide show on how to solve for a missing angle in a triangle and explain how they know. I could also have the students create a ‘how to’ solve for a missing angle in a triangle by having the students create a Screencastify video or Prezi or use the pic collage app demonstrating their content knowledge.
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Discovery Ed Techbook (Science)
Into Reading - Ed: your friend in learning
- Ed: your friend in learning
- Teachers and students will use their TSC ID and TSC password to log in
- Navigating Ed: your friend in learning
- We will encourage teachers to visit the Discover tab to view the Professional Learning and Teacher's Guide to help get you started
- Into Reading Foundational Skills, Scope, and Sequence
- Feature Release Guide June 2019
- Teacher Toolbox
- The Teacher Toolbox provides immediate access to all grade levels of Ready® Math instructional resources grades K-8 in Math. Because the Toolbox is organized by standard, teachers can easily focus on particular skills that students may have not mastered. Since the Toolbox illustrates specific focus areas as well as strategies for both full classroom and small group instruction, it’s the perfect solution for differentiating instruction.
- Register for a Teacher Toolboox account at Ready Teacher Toolbox.
- Required code: Tippecanoe876
- The Teacher Toolbox account will be separate from your i-Ready Math account.
Savvas - formerly Pearson Realize (Social Studies)
Discovery Ed Techbook
* Video clips can only been played by the teacher, students will not have access
- The new connectED website address is also found on the TSC Tech Links page and inside of Clever.
- TSC will be utilizing single-sign on and auto-rostering for connectED. This means that both teachers and students will now log in via your TSC ID and TSC password.
- Setup has been taken care of and connectED is ready for immediate use. Class rosters have been created and content has been assign to the class based on the course. Class roster changes will take place nightly.
- If you are missing content in a course, contact Jenny Garriott for assistance.
- The Chrome app is no longer available due to our single-sign-on process. Student can navigate via their new account and still exprience things like the app did. See the instructions below.
- The new My HRW website address is also found on the TSC Tech Links page and inside of Clever.
- TSC will be utilizing single-sign on and auto-rostering for My HRW. This means that both teachers and students will now log in via your TSC ID and TSC password.
- Class rosters have been created and roster changes will take place nightly.
- Content has been assigned to the teacher. The teacher will need to view the class to assign the book to each class.
- If you are missing content as a teacher, contact Jenny Garriott for assistance.
- Canvas Integration
- Whiteboard Lessons
- Canvas Common Cartridge Integration
- Canvas Mastering Integration
- Literature eTexts
- Realize-SuccessNet Product Assignment
- MathXL - Savvas EasyBridge formerly Pearson EasyBridge
- Navigating your Start Menu & Search (video)
- Setting a Default Browser (Google Doc)
- Make TSC Gmail your Default Email (Google Doc)
- Customize your Taskbar & Desktop (video)
- Signing in to Google Chrome (video)
- Locking your computer (Google Doc)
- Snipping Tool (video)
- Customize your Trackpad Settings (video)
- Changing your sound output to your desktop speakers (Google Doc)
- Snap Window Feature (video)
- Multiple Desktops - Explain (video)
- Multiple Desktops - How-To (Google Doc)
- Google Drive File Stream (video)
Is something missing? Request a resource to be added to our list.