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About Apple Classroom
Apple Classroom is a free app that helps teachers manage learning on iPads. Using Apple Classroom, teachers can view and share student screens, open apps for students, easily share web pages, and more. If your students use iPads in the classroom, you will greatly benefit from using Apple Classroom.

How to Get Started
Step 1: Start a Helpdesk ticket to ask IT to install Apple Classroom on a designated teacher iPad
Step 2: Create a classroom and get student iPads connected
Step 3: Start using Apple Classroom

For more info on setting up Apple Classroom and using it, complete our Apple Classroom PD Portal course.

Ed Tech PD Portal Courses

Apple Classroom  (1 Hr. Credit)


Canva for Education allows a teacher to enjoy Canva Pro features, for free, to help them make this best school year yet!  

Connect with your Ed Tech & Design Instructional Specialists to show you what is possible with Canva for Education!


Teacher Resources Student Resources
Welcome to Canva for Education

Canva Design Skills for Students

Beginner's Guide to Canva for Education Student Activities & Tutorials
Getting Started with Canva for Education
Tutorial Gallery
Learning Playground: Record Yourself
Create a Video with a Virtual Background
TeacherTok with Canva
Using Canva in the Classroom
Student Reflection Skills


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About Canvas
Canvas is the official Learning Management System in SAISD. With this tool, teachers can create a blended and differentiated learning experience for students. With discussions, immersive reader, various assignment types, and new quizzes with STAAR 2.0 question types, Canvas is a powerful tool that can help maximize learning for our students.  

Canvas Quickstart Guide
This guide lists essential to-do's for all teachers in order to setup and maintain your Canvas course/s. Click on the image to open the playlist of video tutorials to show you each of the steps.

Need Support?
Our department can host PD for your grade level, department, or campus. We also have a series of self-paced courses available below. 


About Kami
Kami is a powerful annotation tool allowing teachers and students to mark up PDF documents with text, drawings, voice recordings, video recordings, and more. Kami is a Google Chrome extension meaning, it works in the Chrome browser and therefore works on laptops and Chromebooks. Try integrating Kami with Canvas for powerful learning opportunities. 

Ed Tech PD Portal Courses

Get Interactive with Kami (1 Hr. Credit)

Lumio is the digital learning tool for transforming lessons into active, collaborative learning experiences that engage students on their own devices.

SMART MX interactive display allows touch, digital ink, Lumio synch, and more for a seamless student-centered classroom. 

About Screencastify
Screencastify is a great tool for both teachers and students wanting to create flipped instructional videos, tutorials, presentations, and more. With this tool, you can record your screen, narrate, and include your webcam. With the full version of Screencastify that we have, you can also edit your recordings.
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About Seesaw
Seesaw is a digital learning journal and a great tool for communication with families. In SAISD, Seesaw is included in grades K-2. Using Seesaw, students can document their growth, reflect, apply learning, collaborate, and more. Seesaw works on both iPads and Chromebooks. Be sure to get your parents connected to your Seesaw class.

Ed Tech PD Portal Courses

Intro to Seesaw (1 Hr. Credit)

Activities in Seesaw (.5 Hr. Credit)


Seesaw Pioneer (Certification)


Seesaw Training (Live and On-demand)

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