The Instructional Technology Team welcomes about 350 new teachers to the district this week. We are glad to guide these fresh faces to ‘test the waters’ integrating technology into a lesson.
First, clarification might be needed to recognize the difference between Information Technology and Instructional Technology. Information Technology (IT) works with the infrastructure and the hardware. Instructional Technology supports software and instructional uses of technology. You will see Instructional Technology referred to as WCS EdTech.
This Prezi provides a guide to spark inquiry and facilitate learning. Work through the activities accessed via the QR Code link or this URL to learn more about integrating technology into your lessons.
If you have questions relating to integrating technology into your classroom, be sure to contact your school’s tech coach. We look forward to collaborating with you this year!
Do you need to capture student votes in your classroom or school? One easy method is to combine Google forms and one of our favorite URL shorteners, QR.net. First, create a form using your WCS Google account. Next, shorten the URL and create a QR code using QR.net. Share the QR code in your classroom or assembly for students to scan and vote. You can edit and reuse the Google form over and again. This will let you reuse the same QR code for voting. A new feature in Google will allow you to create a new spreadsheet for the recycled form. This allows you to retain and archive your earlier voting. Refer to our step-by-step directions. Enjoy!