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FAQs for Teachers/Staff

 
Questions About Technology Skills
WHAT TECHNOLOGY SKILLS ARE STUDENTS REQUIRED TO KNOW?

TEA has identified Technology Applications TEKS for all students in grades K-8, and for selected high school courses.
 
 
WHERE CAN TEACHERS AND PARENTS LEARN MORE ABOUT THE TECHNOLOGY AND MEDIA OUR STUDENTS FACE DAILY?

Common Sense Media www.commonsensemedia.org is an "independent, nonpartisan, nonprofit organization" where children and adults can learn to be educated consumers of media and technology. They have teacher resources as well, including lesson plans on topics ranging from digital citizenship to research skills.
 
Questions About Specific Apps and Programs
HELP WITH FISD CLOUD ON THE PC

How do I:
  • access my Z: drive documents from my home computer for viewing or editing?
  • download files from my Z: drive to my home computer?
  • upload files from my home computer to my Z: drive?
          CLICK HERE for step-by-step instructions for all of these tasks!
 

HELP WITH FISD CLOUD ON THE IPAD

How do I:
  • access my Z: drive documents from my iPad for viewing or editing?
  • download files from my Z: drive to my iPad?
  • upload photos and video from my iPad to my Z: drive?
          CLICK HERE for step-by-step instructions for all of these tasks!
 

HELP WITH BASIC IPAD USAGE

How do I figure out what all these buttons do?
          CLICK HERE for the PPT from the staff development session, "Help! I'm Afraid of my iPad!".

How do I set up my iPad: Apple ID, wifi, etc?
          CLICK HERE for Apple's iPad Essentials page.

How do I download, organize, manipulate apps?
          CLICK HERE for Apple's Apps, Features, & Settings page.
 

HELP WITH GOOGLE DOCS AND GOOGLE DRIVE

How do I:
  • know what Google Docs and Google Drive are?
  • learn Docs & Drive’s main components?
  • see the typical application of Docs & Drive in the classroom?
  • identify the value to educators and teaching?
  • learn how to access supporting information?
          CLICK HERE for the Google for Education "Docs and Drive Level 1" training webpage.
 
Documents and Handouts