Dublin Independent School District

Dublin ISD is excited to be recently selected by TEA and awarded the Connections Grant this fall.  We will be updating our website soon to include more information.  Information regarding the Connections Grant can be found on TEA's website:  http://www.tea.state.tx.us/index2.aspx?id=2147484108&menu_id=2147483665.
 

There are many exciting student led integration already happening at DISD.  We would love to connect and collaborate with any school district.

Parent Meetings

Feb. 17th: Parent Online Safety and  Laptop meetings at Dublin Middle School
Feb. 19:  Parent Online Safety and Laptop meetings at Dublin Middle School
Feb. 24:  Parent Online Safety and iPod Touch meetings at Dublin Middle School and Dublin Intermediate School
March 3:  Parent Online Safety and iPod Touch meeting at Dublin Elementary School

 
Technology Events:
 
Oct. 13: DHS students, faculty, and administration present at Virtual Conference with Region 11 on 1:1 Dublin High School MacBook Initiative
Oct. 27:  Technology Road Show hosted by Abacus Computers Inc. and Dublin Independent School District
Nov. 2:  21st Century Learning with TCEA
Jan. 17:  Instructional Technology Director Jennifer Miller and First Grade Bilingual Teacher, Cipriano Rivera presents 25 Ways to Utilize Skype via Skype
Feb. 8: High School Science teacher Kim Grantham presents Integration ideas for High School Science Connections Presentation at TCEA Conference
Feb. 9:  Elementary Kinder Teachers Amy Cortez and Jessica Cowan present at the Connections Grant Session at TCEA how they are utilizing Project Share for PLC.


Student Collaborative Projects

Spring2010:  Weather Skype with FirstGrade:  Connected with first students inIowa, first grade students at Magnolia ISD, student grandmother in Holland,Dublin Alumni in Paris, France, Stephenville Alumni in Virginia. 

Fall 2010

·    Sept.17:  Skype with Patrick Street Pharmacy,2nd grade classrooms connect with pharmacy to learn about propertiesof matter

·    Sept.9:  Skype with 2nd grade tolearn about Lab Safety in Science: Northwest ISD, 2nd grade class in Iowa

·    October18:  3rd Grade skypes aboutweather with individuals in Israel, Boston, and 2nd grade class inIowa

·    October14:  Dublin Intermediate 3rdgrade skypes with Dublin Historical Museum Curator on how Dublin Communityleaders met to solve a problem to restore Church on Grafton Street.

·   October21:  first grade skypes about weatherwith Glen Rose ISD first grade, Grossbeck ISD first grade, and alumni forThailand

·    October29:  Interactive video conference withRegion 11 and Paleontologist on a dinosaur dig near Dallas, Texas.  Kindergarten, 2nd grade, and 3rdgrade participated

·     November17:  Skype with 9th grade IPCstudents in science on how we use radiation in the real world with two collegephysics professors, Dr. Marble for TSU and Dr. Wayne Keith from McMurryUniversity in Abiliene

·     November30:  GT students at Dublin Intermediatevideo conference with the program Meet Ben Franklin videoconference sponsoredby the Education Department of the George Bush Presidential Library and Museum

·    December1st:  Students at DublinMiddle School tour and take digital photos of the Dublin HistoricalMuseum.  Information was presented bycurator, Mary Yantis, and students researched our community history.  Students then were able to create slideshowsbased on their visit and began planning to build Dublin Historical Societywebsite.

Spring 2011

·     January18:  Students at Dublin Middle Schoolbegin creating a website for our community’s Dublin Historical Society. 

·     January20:  Dublin Elementary’s 2ndgrade class connect with Dublin Middle School band students on skype to learnabout the instrument family. 

Working toset up skypes with the following industries/businesses:

MillerPediatric in Stephenville, Harris Methodist Hospital in Stephenville, FirstNational Bank of Dublin, and local vet.

March23:  8th grade ELA studentswill be hosting an international video project on the history of Dublin Dr.Pepper at Dublin Dr. Pepper. 


Technology Integration Fall Training:
 

October 2010
Smart Notebook Level Two Advanced: 10/13
Web 2.0:  10/20
Smart Responders, Polling and Online Quiz
Assessments: 10/27

November 2010
Creating Podcasts and Blogging:  11/3

Smart Notebook Interactive Activities and Advanced Training: 11/10

Podcasting Resources:  iTunes U and Resources 11/17

December 2010
Videoconferencing and Multimedia 12/1

Smart Notebook Level Two Advanced: 12/7
Google Earth: 12/8
Apple MacBook Training:  12/14
iTouch and MacBook Teacher Roll Out December 13-14

January 2011
Project Share Introduction and Technology Pre-Assessment  1/3
Project Share Training:  1/5
Online Professionalism and Project Share:  1/17
50 Ways to Utilize Video Conferencing in Your Classroom:  Skype, iChat, and Distance Learning Opportunities:  1/19
Using Your Interactive Whiteboard to it's Fullest Potential: Smart Notebook Training:  1/26

February 2011
Enhancing Your Classroom Web Page and Blog:  2/2
Applications for iPods and Integration Ideas using iTouch:  2/16
Basics Day:  Basic Productivity Tools:  Networking, Email, and Basic MacBook Functions:  2/23

March 2011
Learning about iLife:  iPhoto and iMovie:  3/2
Integrating Technologies for Assessment:  Polling, Smart Responders, and Web 2.0:  3/9
Integrating With Spreadsheets:  Learn Excel Functions, Charts, and Spreadsheet Integration Ideas:  3/23
Integrating with Presentation Applications:  PowerPoint and Keynote Capabilities:  3/30


Summer 2011

Mac Training Challenge Based Learning Workshop
The Power of Touch:  Using iPod touch as a Powerful 21st Century Learning Tool in PK-6 Classroom.
Creating with Google For All Content Areas and Grade Levels
Google Earth For All Content Areas and Grade Levels
Creating Podcasts For Classroom Blogs and Wikis and Utilizing iTunes U For All Grade Levels and Content Areas
eBooks in the Classroom For All Grade Levels and Content Areas
Assessments Integrating Technology
Research and Collaboration Tools for All Grade Levels and Content Areas
Learning Anywhere:  21st Century Learning Resources for All Content Areas and Grade Levels