July 27

Welcome to WCS!

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 lessonNew Teacher Form Link Image.

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!

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May 7

Compile a Set of Quick Links with Symbaloo

We are fast becoming a one-click culture!  We like to have an app for quick, direct access to tools we use often.  Symbaloo provides a resource for creating a webmix with an appy look and feel.

In The News Symbaloo Pic

When a limited number of resources is to be used for an assignment or project, a Symbaloo is a great way to post the links for easy access.  When a number of resources needs to be shared with a group or class, a Symbaloo provides quick and easy links.  For a simple, user-friendly means of bookmarking online links which are frequently accessed, a Symbaloo is the answer.

Click on the image above to access a Symbaloo with links to online news resources and primary sources.

Also check out this PBL Symbaloo