Archive for the ‘TA TEKS’ Category

Making a Case for Information Literacy

Author:  Leslie Barrett, Education Specialist: Technology & Library Media Services Information literacy. What is it? Quite simply, it is the ability to sift through an abundant quantity of information to find what you need to accurately answer a question you have. It is knowing how to refine an information search to get a smaller but […]

The Genius of Genius Hour

Author:  Leslie Barrett, Specialist:  Technology & Library Media Services   Genius Hour is an education trend that is getting a considerable amount of buzz lately.  It is a concept inspired by Google’s 20 percent time, a policy that affords Google engineers 20 percent of their work time (one day per week) to pursue “passion projects” […]

Instructional Materials Selection & Adoption

Author: Jennifer Jordan-Kaszuba, Education Specialist   Background During the 2013-2014 school year districts will be selecting instructional materials for K-5 Math, K-12 Science and K-12 Technology Applications.  This selection is different than adoptions in the past in that districts will purchase materials they select using their Instructional Materials Allotment (IMA).  The State Board of Education […]

6 Reasons Your Students Need You to Read This Article (and Take Action)

Author: Lannon Heflin – Program Manager for Instructional Technology Consider the six skills categories listed here and ask yourself, “How prepared are my students to excel in each of these universally important strands of living and learning?” Creativity and innovation Communication and collaboration Research and information fluency Critical thinking, problem solving, and decision making Digital citizenship […]

Technology TEKS Training for All Teachers Grades K-8 – You Are Invited to Learn!

Today we are very pleased and excited to announce the release and availability of professional development for the new Technology Applications Standards for grades K-2, 3-5, and 6-8. These courses are facilitated overviews of the new standards that wi…

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