Technology Department

#ISDstrong - State of Tech

OVERVIEW

The ISD Tech Department in partnership with the Curriculum Department has been implementing Google Chromebooks, iPads, HP Laptops & Desktops in our ISD schools.  We have a strong district presence on Twitter using hashtag - #ISDstrong where we share our story!

DEVICES

We are currently purchasing Toshiba Chromebooks.  We have over 5000 Toshiba’s in circulation.  We also have roughly 1300 Samsung Chromebooks originally purchased in 2012-2013 in buildings as well.  

We use a cart model in elementary and middle school, depending on the size of the elementary or middle school, they may have anywhere from 3 carts to 12 carts in their building.

In the High Schools we approached it by content level starting with English in 2014-2015.  Math in 2015-2016 with plans for Social Studies in 2016-2017.

Chromebooks have been used successfully with State testing and other online assessments.

We have over 1000 iPads in the district.  Mostly administrators and teachers use them.  We do have some buildings (mostly elementary) that have bought carts of iPads.

All of our certified staff all have HP laptops.

INFRASTRUCTURE

We have an Access Point in every classroom in the district.

We have a Public Wifi available for anyone in our buildings.  

We use Bluebird for our internet service and have a 2 Gig connection  

We have a Smartboard in every classroom.  Most recently though, in some classroom remodels in the high schools we have been installing interactive projectors

We are a Google Apps for Education (GAFE) school district

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

We are planning to roll out these online PD courses in 2016 to help with our edtech transition and support the ISD staff with technology integration.

 

Spring 2016 Course Offerings

 

Session 1

January 11 - 25

Session 2

February 8 - 22

Session 3

March 4 - 18

Session 4

April 4 - 18

Session 5

April 25 - May 9

 

Twitter 101

Parent Communication Tools

 

Twitter 201

 

Blogging 101

The Connected Educator for Beginners

 

Google Docs 101

 

Kidblog 101

 

YouTube in the Classroom

 

Google Docs 201

 

Developing an Instructional Website

 

Gmail 101

 

Google Drive

101

 

Gmail 101

 

Chromebooks

101

 

Standards Based Grading 101

 

Google Calendar 101

 

Google Plus and Communities

 

Google Hangouts

 

Google Forms 101

 

Connect my Classroom with the World

 

 
Technology Mission Statement

By providing a technology rich environment where technology is infused into teaching and learning processes, students will achieve the skill and self-confidence to be successful in an ever-changing world.

 
Director of Technology
Assistant Director of Technology
Technology Acceptable Use Policies