Director of Technology
P: (315) 593-5582
F: (315) 593-5585
preK-12 Instructional Technology Coach
P: (315) 593-5519
P: (315) 593-5914
From district Avaya phone, please call x2914.
Training vs. Professional Development
For our purposes, training means the nuts and bolts of using technology resources and services; think of it as the "what". Professional development is the "how". Professional development is where the 'rubber hits the road'; where using technology in curriulum results in new or improved learning outcomes. This is best practices in pedagogy combined with tech that brings curriclum and skills alive.
The Technology Integraton Matrix provides a framework for describing and targeting the use of technology to enhance learning. The TIM incorporates five interdependent characteristics of meaningful learning environments: active, collaborative, constructive, authentic, and goal-directed.
FCSD Tech Tools
The FCSD Technology Department has been working on an internal district list of tech tools that we purchase as well as tech tools that teachers have found useful in while using the 'free' or 'freemium' versions. Additionally, this spreadsheet contains links to any of the open pilots where we are looking for teachers to 'pilot' a tech tool with students to determine if it warrants further funding/distribution within the district.
The spreadsheet for the FCSD Tech Tools is only available to logged in district users and should not be communicated outside the district.
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2 Minute Tech Tutorials
Check out the new 2 Minute Tech Tutorials Page or go right to the FCSD Instructional Technology YouTube page to check out the latest videos!