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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.

What is TNT?

By Matt Lee | October 25, 2021
Teachers in Technology or TNT is Westside’s new technology integration program. This program is designed by teachers, for teachers. Goals To develop capacity in teachers to effectively implement new and existing technology into their classroom.To facilitate support system in each…

Wanted! A Few Good Teachers

By Matt Lee | October 20, 2021
We’re looking for a few Dynamic Teachers! Are you excited about new technology and the opportunities these provide to your students? Are you someone who embraces the technology, and is willing to learn alongside students while giving them opportunities to…

Technology Update #63

By Matt Lee | September 21, 2021
In this Issue It’s all about the updates! This issue is short and focused. Come learn about how iPad updates work, what’s new with iPadOS 15 and then we’ll hit a quick tip on how to make your very own…

Getting Started with Apple Classroom

By Bridget Brown | September 8, 2021
Classroom turns your iPad into a powerful teaching assistant, helping a teacher guide students through a lesson, see their progress, and keep them on track. With Classroom, you can easily launch the same app on every student device at the…

Technology Update #62

By Matt Lee | August 30, 2021
Issue 62 In this Issue Welcome to issue #61! In this issue we take a look at tips and tricks to help you get the most out of your iPad. These include running updates, using Google apps and services and…

Elementary iPad Response Form and Loan Agreement

By Paul Lindgren | August 26, 2021
2021-22 School Year  Elementary iPad Loan Agreement Description of Terms Parent Responsibilities Your student has the opportunity to take home an iPad to improve and personalize his/her education this year.  It is essential that the following requirements be followed to…

Google Classroom Tips for Teachers

By Bridget Brown | August 26, 2021
Google Classroom is a powerful tool for teachers and students to interact and engage with online assignments, and activities. The following resource provides several tips to help teachers and learners maximize on all this tool has to offer.

Using Google Classroom and Google Docs on iPad

By Matt Lee | August 20, 2021
Students: Having troubles opening up Google Classroom assignments that contain Google Docs? Check out the resources below for a quick walk though of how you can open Google Docs in Safari from the Classroom app on your iPad. In Video…

Technology Update #61 – Back to School 2021

By Matt Lee | August 11, 2021
In this Issue Welcome Back to School! I hope everyone had a great summer and you’ve returned recharged and ready to go! There have been many changes to the technology that you use here at Westside. We’ve been working hard…

Getting Started with Webex in 2021

By Matt Lee | August 6, 2021
The all new Webex brings everyone together to do exceptional work: One easy-to-use and secure app to message, meet and get work done. For folks that have been using Webex over the past year, we’ve put together a resource highlighting…