Instructional Technology Updates & Professional Development

  • Bitmoji in computer Welcome to the Instructional Technology Information and Professional Development page! This is where you will find the latest Professional Development opportunities and links to newsletters. I will also share ideas, resources, and other information throughout the year. 

    Links for 2022 Tumwater U

    Here are the current PD offerings - more coming!:

  • AI in Education - ChatGTP & More

    Posted by Antha Holt on 2/7/2023

    One of the biggest topics currently in educational technology is ChatGTP and AI. Here are some resources for those who want to know more:


    AI in Education Resources - These are resources put together by the Puget Sound Instructional Tech TOSAs

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  • Learn360

    Posted by Antha Holt on 10/18/2022


    Did you know we have a streaming media subscription? "Learn360 is a cross-curricular online resource for the K-12 education market that offers a wide variety of multimedia assets to promote learning. Teachers, students, and parents can stream or download high-quality full-length videos and short video clips; access teacher guides; assign and complete interactive lessons and worksheets; play music tracts, sound effects, speeches, and audiobooks; and view printable images, maps, fact sheets, timelines, science diagrams, and experiments. A one-stop online resource for teachers and students, Learn360 covers every core subject, including Math, Language Arts, Social Studies, Science, Technology, Health, Guidance, Art, Music, and World Languages, along with many others. With such extensive coverage, Learn360 makes the teaching and learning experience engaging, exciting, and fun for all students." Learn360 has many video sources available and they are shareable to Google Classroom. You can browse content by educational standards - click here for the PDF.  

    Educator Guide to Learn360 

    Learn360 QuickStart Guide

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  • New Library Access

    Posted by Antha Holt on 8/28/2022

    We now have access to Sora, which allows students to log in to Timberland library with their Tumwater Google account. The link will be added to the technology resources page and Web Apps soon! For now, try this link:

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  • Edugifs and New Google Doc feature!

    Posted by Antha Holt on 6/14/2022

    Hi everyone! I know we are on the last days of this school year, but I wanted to share a new feature of Google Docs that you may not be aware of - the ability to add dropdown menus. I'm trying something new that I just learned, called an edugif to show you how to add dropdown menus to your Google doc. Edugifs are animated gifs, that ideally, I could put in an email to send out. Right now I'm still working on that, as I've found it works perfectly in the web-based Outlook email, but not in the desktop version. More to come on that! For dropdown menus in Google docs, check it out below. Once you've done that, you might want to read this article 15+ Ways to Use Drop-Down Menus in Google Docs.


    Animated Gif showing dropdown menu in Google Docs

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