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Instructional Technology

Desk Supplies - Educational Technology Enhancing Classroom Learning

The goal of the DISD Instructional Technology Department is to help teachers effectively integrate technology into the curriculum to promote academic excellence and student engagement.

ROLE OF THE INSTRUCTIONAL TECHNOLOGY DEPARTMENT:

  • Supports classroom teachers in their use of technology in the classroom
  • Distributes timely information to staff on new technology tools and resources in the twice-monthly Ed Tech Newsletter.
  • Plans and conducts training for a variety of district employees, ranging from district administrators to school staff members
  • Researches new hardware, software and educational technology resources for teachers and makes recommendations on their acquisition for the district
  • Participates in planning, implementation and support of new instructional technology initiatives in the district
  • Works with curriculum and content area staff to determine instructional technology needs
  • Maintains and updates database of technology resources available for classroom use
  • Serves teachers by looking for specific technology resources as requested
  • Serves as district site coordinator for video conferencing, including scheduling video conferences for teachers and overseeing video conference equipment and upkeep at all video conference sites
  • Serves to oversee purchase and usage of district software programs purchased for instructional purposes
  • Serves as Instructional Materials Coordinator for Dumas ISD overseeing selection, purchase and distribution of print and electronic materials to district campuses

 

Instructional Materials Electronic Samples for Proclamation 2019

 

SEE THE LIST OF RESOURCE PAGES BELOW FOR RESOURCES, TOOLS AND TUTORIALS FOR THE CLASSROOM.

Chromebook Resources 

Tutorials and Guides for using Google Chromebooks


DISD Ed Tech Newsletters

View the latest DISD Ed Tech News as well as access past editions


Google Resources

Tutorials and Guides for G Suite Apps and Google products available for use in the classroom


Grants & Teacher Funding Sources

Websites and Newsletters to help teachers find sources for grants as well as how-tos on writing a winning grant application


Internet Safety & Ethics Resources

Many webpages and links to great resources for teaching digital citizenship and internet safety


Professional Development Online Resources for Educators

Information on DISD Ed Tech eCourses as well as links to other websites providing quality teacher professional development in the use of technology and G Suite in the classroom


Technology Equipment Tutorials & Guides 

Print Guides and Video Tutorials on classroom use of Mobis, Document Cameras and other classroom technology


 

Teacher Training Center (TTC) Calendar

Technology Training Calendar

Instructional Technology Contact Info.

Rhonda Artho

Instructional Technology Coordinator

PH: 806-399-5029

 

Jenetta Baxter,

District Software Specialist

PH: 806-399-5090

 

Office Hours:

Monday-Friday

8:00 am – 12:00 pm

1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

 

The Teacher Training Center (TTC) is located behind Dumas High School.  The entrance is located behind south gyms on W. 4th Street.