Wondering what technology tools we have available here at school? Don't know what you don't know?

Use this list for technological inspiration or as a guide for what to ask about in our afterschool PD trainings:

Walk in Tech Help: Come with questions, leave with answers. All sessions are for both Mac and PC.
  • Mondays: ES Room 113
  • Thursdays: Mac Lab in ML
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Name of Tool/Topic
Great for:
Learn More:


  • sharing resources with other teachers or with students
  • forum discussions
  • online activities
  • quizes
  • teacher feedback


  • grading
  • reporting to parents
  • tracking student behavior


  • interactive activities
  • animated features in presentations

Document Cameras
  • sharing physical (not digital) resources visually
  • time lapse video
  • science experiments

Email Efficiency
  • managing your time
  • confirming appointments
  • booking laptop carts
  • organizing your e-mail

Maximize Your Mac
  • making the most out of your Mac
  • keyboard shorcuts
  • useful embedded tools (PhotoBooth, GarageBand)

Connecting to Remote Access Server
  • working from home

Flip cameras, digital cameras, USB recorders, USB microscopes, iPods,
  • recording DRA
  • demonstrating oral language fluency
  • recording presentations
  • digital storytelling
  • practicing for IB orals

Google Earth:
Great for Social Studies, but Great for So Much More!

  • Interactive globes
  • maps
  • 3D building
  • satalite imagry
  • measuring distance
  • longitute and latitude
  • landforms
  • historic maps
  • embed YouTube videos
  • bring literature to life
  • quick & easy virtual tours

Audacity & Garage Band
  • recording student voices
  • practicing for IB orals
  • create original music
  • creating audiobooks
  • assessments
  • sub plans

PhotoStory 3, Garage Band, VoiceThread
  • telling a story with pictures
  • make ringtones for your phone
  • record your kids first words
  • document/demonstrate oral fluency
  • oral reflections
  • ePortfolio entries

Job Aids to walk you through the basics of working with these tools:

Movie Maker & iMovie
  • commercials
  • video projects
  • skits

Job Aids to walk you through the basics of working with these tools:

Inside ISB: Blogging
  • blogs as eportfolios
  • parent communication
  • reflection
  • stimulating classroom discussion
  • connecting with other classes around the world

Job Aids to walk you through the basics of working with WordPress:


  • collaborative knowledge building
  • connecting students in multiple sections of one class
  • wikis as e-portfolios
  • class website


  • virtual posters
  • combining multiple media in one finished project
  • front page for an e-portfolio

Google Apps

  • collaborating on documents in real time
  • registering for new web resources
  • communicating via e-mail

Job Aides to help walk you through the use of Google Apps with your students:

Destiny Online Catalog (Main Library)
Finding resources in Main Library, including;
Creating Unit Bibliographies & Electronic Resources Lists
  • Resource Lists