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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.

TNT Information.

Sign in With Google Allowed Services

By Matt Lee | August 4, 2022
In order to protect staff and student data, Westside is restricting the apps and services that users can use the ‘Sign in with Google’ or ‘Sign in with Microsoft’ button on. You can read more about this change here. The…

Important Changes to How District Accounts Work With Other Services

By Matt Lee | July 29, 2022
May 18, 2022 Westside staff, Due to security, privacy and Westside Board policy, starting on June 30, Westside will be enhancing our policies on how Google Add-ons, Extensions and ‘Sign in with Google’ / ‘Sign in with Microsoft’ will interface…

2022-23 Back To School Technology Opportunities

By Matt Lee | May 18, 2022
Welcome to the 2022-23 school year! The technology integration department is happy to provide support, coaching and professional learning sessions to help get you ready for the school year. Please take a look at our offerings for Back to School…

iPad Summer Challenge 2022

By Matt Lee | May 10, 2022
Looking for something creative to do this summer with your iPad? Check out the PDF below, created by Apple, to give you some ideas. As you complete the activities, you’ll level up your skills for the upcoming school year!

Technology Update #69

By Matt Lee | April 27, 2022
In this Issue Welcome to issue #69! In this issue, we focus on two things: exploring how one WHS teacher uses the iPad to transform his science classroom, and then at a few quick tips about some lesser known, but…

Writing an Email Collaboratively

By Matt Lee | April 27, 2022
Google now allows you to collaboratively craft email messages. Are you on a grade level team and need to write an email to advertise a family night? An administrator that has to carefully craft a parent communication? With Google Docs,…

Undo Send with Gmail

By Matt Lee | April 26, 2022
Have you ever accidentally hit send before you were ready? With Gmail on the Web, and in the Gmail app on iPad, you have the ability to quickly un-send a message that you accidentally hit send. Be quick though –…

Send it Later with Google Gmail

By Matt Lee | April 25, 2022
Working late but don’t want an email to go out until morning? Planning ahead and need to compose a reminder email that needs to go out next week? Google has you covered! With the ‘Schedule send’ feature, you can send…

iPad Logitech Crayon Guide

By Tony Mininni | April 22, 2022
iPad Logitech Crayon Guide April 22, 2022                    Tony Mininni How To Turn The Crayon On How To Turn The Crayon Off The Logitech Crayon will also turn itself off automatically after…

Technology Update #68

By Matt Lee | April 7, 2022
Issue 68 In this Issue Welcome to issue #68! In this issue we take a look at some fantastic updates to apps and services. First, we’ll take a look at new features with Google Calendar and Google Docs, then a…