Workshop Overview

This hands-on workshop will introduce participants to the possibilities of using technology in the classroom.
Participants will learn how to find resources and create activities using technology as a way of infusing curriculum and technology.

Workshop Handout

Stephanie Ratliff,, 527-1400 ext. 124
San Antonio ISD


In this workshop, you will:
  1. Discuss the importance of incorporating technology in the classroom
  2. Review ways to differentiate instruction with technology
  3. Evaluate resources for classroom use
  4. Discuss classroom implications
  5. Brainstorm activities for the classroom
  6. Share a lesson possibility

ISTE Standards

This workshop will help teachers accomplish the following standards:
  1. Technology Operations and Concepts - Teachers demonstrate a sound understanding of technology operations and concepts. Teachers: B. demonstrate continual growth in technology knowledge and skills to stay abreast of current and emerging technologies.
  2. Planning and Designing Learning Environments and Experiences - Teachers plan and design effective learning environments and experiences supported by technology. Teachers: B. apply current research on teaching and learning with technology when planning learning environments and experiences.
    C. identify and locate technology resources and evaluate them for accuracy and suitability.
    D. plan for the management of technology resources within the context of learning activities.
    E. plan strategies to manage student learning in a technology-enhanced environment.
  3. Teaching, Learning, and the Curriculum - Teachers implement curriculum plans, that include methods and strategies for applying technology to maximize student learning. Teachers: A. facilitate technology-enhanced experiences that address content standards and student technology standards
    C. manage student learning activities in a technology-enhanced environment.
  4. Assessment and Evaluation - Teachers apply technology to facilitate a variety of effective assessment and evaluation strategies. Teachers: B. use technology resources to collect and analyze data, interpret results, and communicate findings to improve instructional practice and maximize student learning.
  5. Productivity and Professional Practice - Teachers use technology to enhance their productivity and professional practice. Teachers: B. continually evaluate and reflect on professional practice to make informed decisions regarding the use of technology in support of student learning.
    C. apply technology to increase productivity.
    D. use technology to communicate and collaborate with peers, parents, and the larger community in order to nurture student learning.


Why teach with Technology? Well, it begins with a conversation...

Using the following questions and an online stopwatch, take about 10 minutes and interview a fellow educator:

1. Why do you feel technology is important?
2. How do you currently use technology?
3. What support would you need (besides hardware)?

Appropriate Use and Permissions


CyberSmart Classroom Lessons
Appropriate Online Behavior
(to include appropriate email use)
Know the Rules!
Good Manners Everywhere
Good Online Manners
Cyberbullying Awareness
What is a Cyber Bully?
The Power of Words
Cyberbullying: Crossing the Line
As an educator...


San Antonio ISD Acceptable Use Policy

Consider this Question: What is the purpose of an acceptable use policy?




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Question to Ponder: What will you do with what you have seen and done in this workshop?

Funding Opportunities

Grant Wrangler for Teachers

Gates Foundation

Motorola Innovation Generation

Target Field Trip Grant

Best Buy Grants

ATPE Technology Grant

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