CANVAS FOR ELEMENTARY: NEW YEAR, NEW LOOK

The beginning of the school year brings new excitement, new students, new expectations and experiences. This year, thereā€™s one more new thing to add to the list. Elementary courses in Canvas have gotten a makeover! Thatā€™s right: the head-turning new look is designed to improve the learning experience for younger students by providing a simpler…

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TIĀ² October Learning

The Technology Integration & Innovation Department is excited to offer a number of relevant professional learning sessions in October! The easiest way to identify upcoming sessions is by using the embedded calendar on the TIĀ² Department website.

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PowerUp with Tech Learning

Unlock the potential of seamless technology integration in education with our groundbreaking professional learning opportunity, PowerUp! Tailored to meet educators at their unique ability levels, PowerUp offers a dynamic and tiered learning experience that empowers teachers to thrive in the digital classroom.Ā  Ā Ā  Don’t miss this chance to revolutionize your teaching and transform your classroom…

Technology Integration and Innovation September Learning

TIĀ² September Learning

The Technology Integration & Innovation Department is excited to offer a number of relevant professional learning sessions in September! The easiest way to identify upcoming sessions is by using the embedded calendar on the TIĀ² Department website. Bookmark this URL: https://bit.ly/ti2plcalendar and check frequently to see what sessions have been added.Ā  If you are unable…

Mark Your Calendar Fall 2023 Events

Fun Fall PL Events

šŸ“¢ Exciting News: Join TIĀ² for Fall Professional Learning Events! Are you ready to take your teaching skills to the next level? Look no further! We are thrilled to announce that TIĀ² will be hosting a series of dynamic and enriching professional learning events this fall. Get ready to explore the world of educational technology…

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Canvas Strong All Year Long!

Canvas, Arlington ISDā€™s learning management system for grades 3-12, was adopted in the 2015-2016 school year. Usage during the 2020-2021 school year skyrocketed because of virtual learning. Post-pandemic, many teachers remain highly motivated to leverage technology to enhance their instructional practices and studentsā€™ learning experiences. As the school year draws to a close, TIĀ² celebrates…

Technology Integration in AISD

In Arlington ISD, we have a vision for technology integration: All students have consistent, authentic, and equitable opportunities to leverage technology to effectively communicate complex ideas and demonstrate their learning in a variety of ways by producing creative artifacts. We have many teachers in our district who are empowering students through technology integration!   Jolie…

TIĀ² April Learning

TIĀ² April Learning

The Technology Integration & Innovation Department is excited to offer a number of relevant professional learning sessions in April! The easiest way to identify upcoming sessions is by using the embedded calendar on the TIĀ² Department website. Bookmark this URL:Ā https://bit.ly/ti2plcalendarĀ and check frequently to see what sessions have been added. We hope to see you at…

New Endorsed App: Blooket

While this tool has been an approved web application and many teachers have been using it in recent years, we are excited to announce that Blooket has been added to the Technology Integration & Innovation department’s list of Endorsed Apps! If you are not familiar with Blooket, it is a free website that offers educational…

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New Endorsed App: Wakelet

Technology Integration & Innovation is excited to announce that we have a new endorsed app available for use by teachers and students in AISD! Wakelet is a curation tool designed for Teachers and Students to collect their information all in the one space. You can add a range of multimedia types to create a collection;…

TIĀ² March Learning

March Professional Learning from TIĀ²

The Technology Integration & Innovation Department is excited to offer a number of relevant professional learning sessions in March! The easiest way to identify upcoming sessions is by using the embedded calendar on the TIĀ² Department website. Bookmark this URL:Ā https://bit.ly/ti2plcalendarĀ and check frequently to see what sessions have been added. We hope to see you at…

EMPOWERING STUDENTS FOR ONLINE ASSESSMENTS WITH LEARNING.COM

Learning.com is the state adopted digital literacy curriculum designed to help students master the Technology Application TEKS. Students in pre-K- 6th access this student-driven curriculum through Rapid ID. Learning.comā€™s Asynchronous Learning Pathway is assigned to all pre-K-6 homeroom classes in Learning.com. Teachers are encouraged to provide students with opportunities throughout the instructional day to engage…

TI2 February Learning

February Professional Learning from TIĀ²

The Technology Integration & Innovation Department is excited to offer a number of relevant professional learning sessions in February! The easiest way to identify upcoming sessions is by using the embedded calendar on the TIĀ² Department website. Bookmark this URL: https://bit.ly/ti2plcalendar and check frequently to see what sessions have been added. We hope to see…

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More than 5,000 Courses Complete in Less than Five Months!

Staff across Arlington ISD have impressed the technology integration and innovation department (TIĀ²) by earning credit for more than 5,000 self-paced courses in the Ready, Set, Go(ogle)! learning series designed by the TIĀ² department and facilitated through the MobileMind platform. This opportunity allows staff members to engage in learning over the Google Workspace for Education…

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New Endorsed App: Classroomscreen

Have you ever heard of a tool called Classroomscreen? It’s an online tool that includes 19 widgets to create clear expectations for your students, support your time management, collect feedback and much more! With Classroomscreen you have many possibilities to support your class activities, stimulate engagement, and help your students get to work. If you…

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PRE-K-2 TEACHERS LOVE SEESAW LESSONS

The TIĀ² (Technology Integration and Innovation) department has worked with elementary campuses to launch the new standards-based Seesaw Lessons collection for pre-K-2nd-grade. TheseĀ  lessons are readymade and address phonics, data talks, calendar math, STEM and SEL, along with other important learning priorities. Lessons can be quickly assigned to students for independent practice opportunities in stations…

TIĀ² Presents November Learning

November Professional Learning from TIĀ²

The Technology Integration & Innovation Department is excited to offer a number of relevant professional learning sessions in November! The easiest way to identify upcoming sessions is by using the new, embedded calendar on the TIĀ² Department website. Bookmark this URL: https://bit.ly/ti2plcalendar and check frequently to see what sessions have been added. We hope to…

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Canva Templates & Training Options

Check out the Canva Templates resource in the October Newsletter! New to Canva and want to learn more about using it in your classroom?Ā Check out the Canva Design School Resources for something self-paced and the Canva for Education sessions offered online by TIĀ² this Fall!Ā  Access the full October Newsletter in Canva.

TIĀ² Presents October Learning

The Technology Integration & Innovation Department is excited to offer a number of relevant professional learning sessions in October! The easiest way to identify upcoming sessions is by using the new, embedded calendar on the TIĀ² Department website. Bookmark this URL: https://bit.ly/ti2plcalendar and check frequently to see what sessions have been added. We hope to…

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New STAAR Question Type Toolkit

In 2019, the 86th Texas Legislature passed HB3906, mandating a redesign of the STAAR program. As part of those changes, and via a subsequent adjustment to the legislation in HB321, the new STAAR assessment includes a 100% transition to online testing and includes a cap on the number of points that can come from multiple…

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CTACs Lead the Way!

Campus Technology Advisory Committees (CTACs) have been an important part of campus operations for many years and played vital roles in supporting teachers during pandemic-driven remote learning. Despite this, some staff may wonder, ā€œWhat is CTAC?ā€ CTACs are campus-level committees made up of teachers, librarians and instructional leaders who meet three times per year to…

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TIĀ² Tech Adventure

Come spend a Saturday morning at the PDC with the TI2 staff learning about tools and strategies for technology in your classroom! Topics include Canva, Genially, Discovery Ed, Seesaw, Canvas, and more! All sessions for this event are approved for district exchange time in the 2022-2023 school year. Visit https://bit.ly/techadventure22 to see all session times,…

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Canvas End of Year Highlights

Canvas, Arlington ISD’s learning management system for grades 3-12, hit record-breaking high usage during the 2020-2021 school year because of virtual learning. As face-to-face instruction resumed in full force for the 2021-2022 school year, teachers returned inspired by many technology silver linings from the previous year and implemented practices to enhance the traditional classroom setting….

Pear Deck Empowers Engaging Formative Assessment

Four years ago, Arlington ISD made Pear Deck available to all teachers – a technology tool that serves to increase student engagement throughout all phases of instruction from bellringer to exit ticket. In addition, itā€™s a fantastic tool for formative assessment that empowers teachers to check for understanding on the fly, clarify misconceptions immediately and…

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Elementary Librarian Uses the Apple Classroom App to Monitor Student Engagement on iPads

The Apple Classroom app is available for Arlington ISD iPads and can be used by a teacher to manage iPads while in student use. Using an iPad with the app installed and designated for teacher use, a teacher simply opens a class in the app to start a new session. All connected iPads will populate…

Camp Innovation Returns for Summer 2022

After a break for the past two summers, the technology integration and innovation department is happy to announce the return of Camp Innovation – a week-long camp that empowers students to develop relevant, future-ready skills via a variety of innovative technologies. Camp Innovation includes rotations involving robotics and programming, as well as a lot of…

Seesaw Snippet – End-of-Year Celebration

Shout out to our Seesaw teachers! Take a few minutes to celebrate all that you have done during this seesaw kind of year! Ā  Ā  Ā  Ā 

Seesaw Snippets: Seesaw End-Of-Year Procedures

This weekā€™s Snippet will explain the End-of-Year procedures for Seesaw for Schools and cover how to create a Sample Class so that you can access your Seesaw libraries over the summer.

TECHTalks: Google File Stream (Google Drive for Desktop )

Are all those files saved on your laptop backed up somewhere? What would happen if your hard drive crashed or something happened to your laptop? And why save files to your laptop at all? Google for Education users have unlimited storage and backup capabilities. Learn how to install and use Google Drive for Desktop (formerly…

Seesaw Snippets – Become a Seesaw Pioneer

Learn how you can expand your knowledge of Seesaw by becoming a Seesaw Pioneer! Ā 

TECH Talks: New Canvas Google Integration (LTI 1.3) Overview

Summer is coming! Do you have plans to do some course design in preparation for the new school year? If so, new changes are coming! Beginning June 1st, you will no longer be able to design new content using the older/existing Google Integration and the New Google Integration will be in full effect. If you…

Seesaw Snippets – Directly Linking to a Book in the Tumble Book Library

Learn how to directly link to a book in the Tumble Book Library and add the link to a Seesaw activity.

Seesaw Snippets- Adding Screencast-O-Matic Videos to Seesaw

See how to upload Screencast-O-Matic videos to Seesaw activities! The great thing about uploading Screencast-O-Matic videos is they play right inside a Seesaw activity! Ā 

Seesaw Snippets – Recording Across Pages in Seesaw

See how students can record across multiple pages in Seesaw! By clicking on the microphone tool in Seesaw, students can record audio and movement across multiple pages creating one video! Ā 

Seesaw Snippets – Seesaw Library Tips and Templates

Learn some tips for searching in the Community and District Seesaw Libraries and how to access endorsed apps templates and ready-to-use activities created by TIĀ²!

Seesaw Snippets – PreK-2 Technology Resources Website

This video is a quick overview of our updated PreK-2nd Technology Resources Website. You can add this website to your bookmarks to quickly access it when you are looking for Seesaw resources! Ā  Ā  Ā 

Seesaw Snippets – Highlighting New Features

Have you tried the newest features in Seesaw? This video highlights the new audio and locking options. Ā 

TECH Talks Redirect Tool

Do you have a website that your students frequently visit? Wouldnā€™t it be convenient to just add that shortcut to your Canvas course navigation menu? With the Redirect tool, you can! Whether itā€™s Student Self-Serve, RapidID, a technology tool, or a curriculum-related website, using this is a huge timesaver for your students! Ā  Ā  Ā …

TECH Talks Google Docs Headings

Do you ever wish you could provide students with a link to a specific place within a Google Doc rather than telling them to open the document, scroll 3 pages down, and find the paragraph beneath the picture of the girl running in the park? Using Google Doc headers (headings) will allow you to do…

TECH Talks Sharing H5P in Canvas

So you’ve made this awesome H5P interactive in your Canvas sandbox or course! But when you share it with other teachers it doesn’t work right- and you see the scores of other students in your own H5P dashboard! This will show you how you should be sharing your awesome work! This one is a little…

TECH Talks – Tab Groups in Chrome

Do you ever find yourself with dozens of tabs open in multiple browser windows and searching for a particular tab? This built-in feature to Google Chrome can simplify your life! Ā  Ā  Ā  Ā  Ā  Ā 

TECH Talks: Concluding Students in Canvas

When a student leaves your class, they are NOT dropped from Canvas automatically but should be removed manually by the teacher. “Do I really have to conclude the student? Can’t I just leave them on my roster?” There are some negative implications of leaving unenrolled students in your Canvas courses. Listen in and hear why…

TECH Talks: Link Text Fragment

When you need to send students to a specific part of a webpage, this extension is perfect! Instead of saying “Click on this link, scroll about 2/3rds of the way down, and find the heading that says ___” you can simply make a link to that exact spot and give that link to others!

TECH Talks: Undelete Canvas Items

“I swear that assignment/page/quiz was in my Canvas course yesterday- and now it’s gone!” Does this ever happen to you? Maybe you share a course with some other teachers who are… less than savvy when it comes to technology. And you find that some of your created items have disappeared somewhere along the way. Don’t…

TECHTalks: Bookmarks Bar

Do you have websites that you go to frequently? You can save yourself a few extra clicks and some time by bookmarking your frequently used websites to your bookmarks bar with this helpful tip! Ā  Ā  Ā  Ā 

TECHTalks: Canvas RCE Update

Did your Canvas page get messed up (by you or another teacher in a shared course)? Did you accidentally delete some text, images, or videos from it that you need back? You can “rewind” your page to a previous version using this helpful tip!

TECH Talks: View Page History in Canvas

Did your Canvas page get messed up (by you or another teacher in a shared course)? Did you accidentally delete some text, images, or videos from it that you need back? You can “rewind” your page to a previous version using this helpful tip!