• What is Digital Learning?

    What is Digital Learning?

    Digital learning is when we use technology to enhance or extend learning. It could be when students use Chromebooks to build a Padlet in a Science classroom or when a teacher uses Pear Deck to deliver a lesson with Google Tools. The examples are countless! In general, when a digital tool is effectively integrated with high-quality instruction to reach a learning target, that's digital learning.

    Digital learning brings many positive benefits in addition to reaching the learning target. Students have authentic ways of increasing digital literacy and media literacy. It provides many opportunities for learners to model positive digital citizenship. In Chromebook classrooms, digital tools for accessibility can easily be woven into the lesson so that all students can be successful.

    Lessons can be designed as student-paced, teacher-paced, or independent learning. Lessons can be fully online or a hybrid/blended model. Teachers have the flexibility to personalize and individualize learning for students because of the rich variety of technology tools.

    TECHNOLOGY INTEGRATION MODELS

  • ISTE Standards

    The ISTE Standards are a framework for students, educators, administrators, coaches, and computer science educators to rethink education and create innovative learning environments. The standards are helping educators and education leaders worldwide re-engineer schools and classrooms for digital age learning, no matter where they are on the journey to effective edtech integration. 

    ISTE STUDENT STANDARDS

    Tell us how you support the Student ISTE Standards in your classroom by clicking this link. See what others are saying by clicking this link.

    ISTE EDUCATOR STANDARDS

    How can the Educator ISTE standards help you create personalized professional goals in regards to technology integration? Click here to answer. Click here to see what others are saying.

  • Adobe Spark

    Visit our Hotspot Spark page: pisd.edu/spark

    Adobe Spark is an online and mobile design app that lets you and your students easily and quickly create:

    • Narrated videos
    • Printed material
    • Graphics
    • Writing assignments

  • Digital Choice Boards

    Digital Choice Boards give students a choice in their learning.

  • Flipgrid

    Visit our Hotspot Flipgrid page: pisd.edu/flipgrid

    Submit videos in Flipgrid to learn in a social setting. "Where social learning happens." 

    Twitter: #flipgridfever

    Flipgrid. Ignite Classroom Discussion.

    Flipgrid is where social and emotional learning happens! The leading video discussion platform for millions of PreK to PhD educators, students, and families.

    Digital Citizenship Fliphunt

  • Formative Assessment

    Visit our Hotspot Formative Assessment page: pisd.edu/fa

    Formative/Summative Assessment Digital Choice Board

    Click here to open the choice board in a new window.

  • HyperDocs

    Visit our Hotspot HyperDocs page: pisd.edu/hyperdocs

    A HyperDoc is "a transformative and interactive Google Doc that replaces the standard lecture and worksheet method of delivering instruction."
    - The Creators of Hyperdocs, @kellyihilton@lhighfill@sarahlandis

    Gain a deeper understanding of ISTE Standards, SAMR, TPACK, and TIM by experiencing the following HyperDoc:

  • Kami (Digital Annotation)

    Visit our Hotspot Kami page: pisd.edu/kami

    Kami allows students and teachers to annotate on ebooks, images, publisher-supplied PDFs, worksheets, and more. 

    Annotation Tools:

    • Highlight, Underline, Strikethrough
    • Add text
    • Comment
    • Draw Shapes

    Stylus

    • Freehand Drawing
    • Active Stylus Support

    Integration

    • Google Drive Autosave

    Other Tools

    • Scanned Document Support (OCR)
    • Support for Microsoft Office Files, Apple iWorks, and Images

    All this and it's AD FREE!

  • Nearpod

    Visit our Hotspot Nearpod page: pisd.edu/nearpod

    Nearpod is an interactive presentation tool that engages students and allows for real-time collaboration and immediate feedback on assessments!

    All PISD educators have a district license to Nearpod!

  • Padlet

    Padlet.com - "Make beautiful boards, documents, and webpages that are easy to read and fun to contribute to." Padlet is an online collaborate board. You are limited to three Padlets on a free account. 

    Made with Padlet

    • 100 Ways for Teachers to Use Padlet:

    Made with Padlet

  • Screencastify-YouTube-EdPuzzle

    Screencastify-YouTube-EdPuzzle Workflow

    Deliver personalized content that will deepen student learning within the context of engaging lesson design with built-in formative assessments to guide instruction. Click HERE to open the infographic in a new window.

  • WeVideo

    Visit our Hotspot WeVideo page: pisd.edu/wevideo

    • WeVideo is an online video editor
    • PISD users have access to premium videos, audio, and images 
    • Record your voice (think narration!)
    • Green screen tools
    • Record your screen
    • Teachers can create groups for students to work collaboratively on a project! 
    • Works great on Chromebooks!
    • Access it via the WeVideo Webdesk app

    wevideo

  • Jamboard

    Visit our Hotspot Jamboard page

    Google Jamboard is a free online interactive whiteboard (included in GSuite) that can be used in both synchronous and asynchronous learning environments. It allows you to visually share your ideas in a collaborative way!