Do PD badge programs really make a difference?

In a word, YES! Prosper ISD started our first badge program in October 2015 and implemented an updated version in August of 2017. The Instructional Technology team works hard to make sure we are challenging our teachers while providing them with what they need to be successful and impact student learning. I interviewed a few teachers... Continue Reading →

Learning with Google Expeditions AR

If you think Google Expeditions VR is great just wait until you experience AR!  Prosper ISD has the great privilege of being a part of the Google Expeditions AR Pioneer Program.  Carlos, our awesome Google Expeditions Associate, is traveling to all Prosper ISD campuses to share this experience with our students and teachers.   While... Continue Reading →

Talon Tech: Students Leading the Way

Josh Watkins, Prosper High School's Instructional Technology Specialist, has created a student technology course to meet the technology needs of everyone on the campus.  Keep reading to find out more! What is Talon Tech? Talon Tech is the Prosper High School student technology team which is comprised of juniors and seniors.  They are dedicated to... Continue Reading →

Back to School with Google Classroom

It’s the time of year when teachers are frantically getting ready for the first day of school.  Organizing your physical classroom is probably first on your list but how are you going to organize your digital classroom? Google Classroom is my first choice!  Here are some tips I’ve learned along the way that can help... Continue Reading →

Google Up Your Math

As an Instructional Technology Specialist, I am always looking for ways to help teachers of all subject areas integrate technology, which is why I was so excited to attend Alice Keeler's Teaching Math with Google Apps workshop in Plano, TX in March.  Math is the area I usually find the most resistance when it comes... Continue Reading →

Prosper ISD Named Google for Education Reference District

Google has named Prosper ISD as a Google for Education Reference District. According to Google, “Google for Education Reference Districts are districts that demonstrate excellence and thought leadership through the innovative use of technology, including G Suite for Education (formerly known as Google Apps for Education) and Chromebooks, to drive impact and positive learning outcomes.”... Continue Reading →

Check out the New Google Forms Quiz Feature!

The Google Forms Quiz feature is making life a little easier for some middle school math teachers.  They are combining the pencil/paper method of showing work with technology for instant feedback.  The new Quiz feature in Google Forms makes this super easy! First, create your quiz as usual.  Reynolds Middle School 8th grade math teachers... Continue Reading →

Back to School: Engage with Tech

It's that time again...teachers scrambling to get their classrooms ready and come up with innovative ideas to engage their students.  I've compiled great ideas from some awesome edtech leaders to help you get started!  Teacher Trailers by Shawn Beard    Don't just sent a postcard or letter to your students this year when you can use... Continue Reading →

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