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Classroom Standards & Inventory

Core Classroom Technology Standards:

The following technology equipment can be found in every Core Content Classroom (Math, Science, Social Studies, Language Arts, and Foreign Language).
 
Desktop Computer
An HP Desktop Computer has been provided to every standard classroom to use as the instructional tool for teachers and students.
 
Ceiling Mounted Projectors
Projector mounted in the ceiling and connected to a ceiling speaker. Both Projector and Speaker connects directly to the Teacher (Instructional) Computer located in every standard classroom.
 
SMART Interactive Whiteboards
An interactive classroom tool that allows computer images to be displayed onto a board using a digital projector. Teachers and students can manipulate the elements on the screen, write notes in digital ink, integrate media content, and save classroom work to share later. SMART Boards come with SMART Notebook collaborative learning software.
 
 
Document Cameras
Real-time image capture devices for displaying an object to a large audience. This allows a teacher, lecturer or presenter to write on a sheet of paper or to display a two or three dimensional object while the audience watches.
 
Webcams
A digital camera that’s connected to a computer. It can send live pictures and video to another location through the Internet. Most common use is to video chat using Skype.

Additional Campus Technology Resources:

The following Web 2.0 tools are available at different campuses throughout Tomball ISD.
 
Google Apps for Education
A broad IT solution that schools can use to bring communication and collaboration tools to the entire academic community for free.
Students, teachers and staff can share ideas more quickly and get things done more effectively when they have access to the same powerful communication, collaboration, and sharing tools.
Provides email, sharable online calendars, documents, spreadsheets, and presentation tools, dedicated website creation, etc.
 
Discovery Streaming
Discovery Education offers a broad range of classroom resources that complement and extend learning beyond the bell. Over 155,000 videos available.
Consists of programs and contests, interactive games, puzzles, lesson plans, and videos for all subject areas and grade levels.
Free resources available for parents and students from home.
 
Read 180
Reading intervention program that includes a comprehensive system of curriculum, instruction, assessment, and professional development.
Designed to support reading achievement for struggling readers in grades 4–12+.
For any student reading two or more years below grade-level.
 
Texas Math and Science Diagnostic System (TMSDS)
TEA initiative for Grades 3 - 12 online resources available from home and school.
Diagnostic testing for Teachers, specific TEKS practice, and summative assessment test questions.
 
SMART Exchange
A vast library of standards-correlated SMART Notebook lessons created by both teachers and curriculum resource developers.
Also included are SMART Response question sets and a variety of multimedia resources.
 
iStation
Integrates direct, and systematic instruction with strategic reading skills to improve phonemic awareness, alphabetic knowledge, vocabulary, and reading comprehension.
The program is available through the Texas SUCCESS program to students in grades 3-8.
 
Think Through Math
An adaptive online learning program that deepens students’ understanding of critical math concepts and problem-solving skills.
The program is available through the Texas SUCCESS program to students in grades 3-8.
 
 
AIMSweb
Assessment and RTI Solution.
Provides guidance to administrators and teachers based on accurate, continuous, and direct student assessment in grades K-3.
 
Think Central
An online resource that supplements and supports Math, Science, Social Studies and Language Arts curriculum.
Can be accessed from anywhere with an Internet connection for grades K-4.
 
Write Source
Print and fully personalized digital language arts program with complete coverage of the Common Core Writing, Language, Listening, and Speaking standards.
Helps students master the key writing forms, writing process, Six Traits, and grammar, usage, and mechanics skills using cutting-edge technology tools and 21st-century skills in grades K-4.