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PISD Staff- Instructional Resources

  • Google Classroom for Beginners- Video tutorial that walks teachers through setup, adding assignments, and returning assignments. 
  • ​Google Forms- Self-Grading Quizzes
  • Google Meet- Connect with your students in real time (similar to Skype)- already built in to Google Suite for Education
    • Grid View- See everyone at once while using Google Meet (Chrome Extension)
  • Google Slides- Video tutorial for using Google Slides to teach your lessons.
    • Pear Deck- Learn to use Pear Deck to make your Google Slides interactive.
  • HMH Activities & ResourcesOnline resources and activities for K-12 teachers and students
  • Loom- Watch this video tutorial to learn how to record your lessons for online and remote learning.  
  • PBS Learning- Resources for students in Early Education through grade 12 (all subject areas.  Click here to access the PBS Educator Resource Guide.
  • Planning for Effective Remote Learning- Tuesday and Thursday webinars designed to help K-12 educators plan for remote learning
  • Region 8 COVID-19 Hub- Here you’ll find instructional resources for all subject areas along with online instruction help.
  • Screencastify- Screencastify is a Google extension that enables you to video yourself and share your screen with your students.
  • Smore- Smore is offering its interactive newsletter templates free of charge to teachers at this time.  You can embed links, videos, files, and much more into templates to make your content organized and easy for parents and students to navigate.  You can also search the “Educator Hive” for hundreds of samples that other educators have created.
  • PDF- Making it Editable- Watch this video tutorial to find out how to turn a PDF worksheet or file into an editable, interactive worksheet for your students.
  • Remind- Easily communicate with teachers and students- Video tutorial that walks teachers through setting up an account and demonstrates Remind features.  
  • Texas Home Learning- Online and print resources for K-12 students in English and Spanish.
  • Zaner-Bloser Resources- Handwriting, Reading, and fun resources for teachers to use with students.
  • Zoom for Beginners- Learn how to set up a Zoom account and use its features to teach your lessons.  The “waiting room” feature allows an added layer of security to prevent uninvited guests from being able to access your session.