Welcome to Teachers.Technology!
Westside teachers earn Apple and Google certifications!
Apple Teachers are recognized for their understanding of how to use Apple products for teaching and learning. They have proven knowledge of using iPad, Mac, and built-in apps to enhance productivity and inspire creativity in their classrooms and beyond.
Google Certified Level 1 Educators are those that have learned the fundamentals of using Google tools in the classroom. Level 1 validates standard technology implementation skills.
Learn more here!
Announcing Teachers in Technology! Westside’s technology professional learning program for teachers, by teachers.
Teachers in technology, or TNT for short, is a teacher facilitated program that works to improve how staff use technology in their classroom. Launching in the Spring of 2022, the first cohort of teachers will participate in the program in fall, 2022.
For more information, including how to apply to be a team member or in the cohort, click the link below.
One of my goals this year was to help people across the district share the great things they are doing with technology. If you haven’t had a chance to check out the ‘Close Encounters’ section on Area66 you should! Seeing what your peers do in their classroom is a great way to find new ideas for your own.
Sometimes though, it helps to widen the group you talk with. The NETA conference provides just such an opportunity. Held in Omaha, it features over 2,000 educators who share new and innovative uses of technology in the classroom. Going to the conference and getting ideas for one’s own class is only half of the value of attendance. The other half is coming back and sharing with others.
In that spirit, I’ve complied the ideas and reflections of several staff members into the attached PDF. Take a moment and skim through it. Read about how a 4 year old laughs 300 times a day, but the average 40 year old laughs only 4. Read about who to follow on Twitter. Read about new websites to try with your students. Read about how to integrate iPads into your curriculum. Read about much more too!