• Digital Integration Tools Snapshot

    This comprehensive guide is designed to inspire and assist you in integrating digital tools effectively within your classroom. Within these pages, you will find a treasure trove of digital integration strategies that can be seamlessly implemented with the diverse array of digital tools we have carefully selected for our district and are aligned with our PISD Instructional Model. Each tool is accompanied by a digital integration snapshot, providing you with a wealth of resources, including clear definitions, explicit purposes, practical integration examples, and captivating videos showcasing the tool in action.

    Our aim is to equip you with an abundance of ideas and insights that will empower you to leverage these digital tools to enhance your teaching practices and engage your students in exciting new ways. As you peruse this guide, we encourage you to envision the endless possibilities that lie ahead as you weave technology into your educational journey.

    Let the exploration begin, and may this guide serve as a catalyst for your digital integration endeavors.

  • For a full list of our Technology Resources, go to pisd.edu/tech



    As you find apps and websites that best fit your learning objectives, keep in mind that some of these require students to create their own accounts. The Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) requires any child under age 13 to have parental consent before creating accounts on certain sites and "prohibits the operator of a website or online service directed at children under 13 from collecting personal information from a child..." (15 U.S.C. sections 6501-6506, and Federal Trade Commission rules, 16 C.F.R. Part 312). Please refer to the Texas Association of School Board's (TASB) brief on this topic.

    It is the responsibility of individual campuses to acquire parental consent when needed. If you would like help creating a parental consent form, the campus principal can contact the Digital Learning Team for guidance.

    For your reference, and to give you some peace of mind, the following link lists the digital resources (apps/sites) that have signed the student privacy pledge*: https://studentprivacypledge.org/signatories/

    The K-12 School Service Provider *Pledge to Safeguard Student Privacy commits to:

    • "Not collect, maintain, use or share student personal information beyond that needed for authorized educational/school purposes, or as authorized by the parent/student."
    • "Not sell student personal information."
    • "Not use or disclose student information collected through an educational/school service (whether personal information or otherwise) for behavioral targeting of advertisements to students."
    • and much more!

    In addition to the tools on this page, visit Common Sense Media's EdTech Reviews.