Campus_________________ Department of Educational Technology
Teacher ________________ www.austinschools.org/curriculum/it/
New Teacher “Tech-List”
This checklist is to be used by teachers new to AISD to gain knowledge about
technology resources available in the Austin Independent School District.
The checklist has links to information on the AISD TechInfo website
Teachers will work with the Campus Educational Technology Resource Contact
(ETRC) to complete this checklist. Use the “Tech-List” as a guide to raise your
awareness of the AISD technology resources that can enhance teaching and
learning. It is impossible to learn them all the first week or even the first month
on the job. This checklist will help you build awareness of resources and provide a
base line for constructing your personal set of digital tools
Some of the resources should be accessed immediately.
For example, “Taking Attendance” online is something you need to learn quickly.
Start-of-School priority items are flagged.
At the end of the school year, your ETRC will collect this signed cover page to
document that you are aware of the technology resources available to you. This
does not mean “mastery” of all, but you should have a basic comfort level and
knowledge of the tools you need to do your job, and an understanding of what is
available in Austin ISD.
I have covered the checklist items with my Educational Technology Resource Contact
(ETRC) and /or other staff. I have a basic awareness of these AISD technology
resources and know where and who to follow-up with for more training and support.
Teacher Signature /Date ETRC Signature / Date
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Topic What do I need to I know
Policies & Standards
State and District Tech What is AISD’s vision for
Does my campus have a tech
Campus Tech Plan
Acceptable Use Policy For
What is AISD’s AUP for teachers?
Acceptable Use Policy for
What is AISD’s AUP for students?
Does AISD have an Internet filter?
Internet Filter / CIPA Can I post student photos on the
web? What is CIPA?
Internet Safety for What should I teach my students
Students about Internet safety?
What are the expectations for
Teacher Tech Standards
teacher use of technology?
What are the expectations for
Student Tech Standards
student use of technology?
What does the Campus Tech
Campus Tech Committee
GradeSpeed -Attendance How do I take attendance?
How do I use the electronic
GradeSpeed - Gradebook
Gradespeed – Parent Can parents view student grades
Electronic Report Cards How do I complete report cards?
What student data and curriculum
can I see in AIMS?
What is the BOY, MOY, and EOY
CRM – Curriculum Road Where do I access the Curriculum
How do I check my email? What is
my email address? What is the
Lotus Notes Email
difference in web mail and the
Does Lotus Notes provide a
Does my campus have an online
Does Lotus Notes have Instant
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Subfinder What if I need a sub?
Online Instructional What are some recommended
Resources online resources?
Is there an online library catalog?
Library - IBistro What professional and student
online databases are available?
How do I register for staff
development on line?
Where can I go for technology and
STaR Chart What is the STaR Chart?
How can I stream video to my
Is there an online resource
Learning.com / Easy
(textbook) for teaching K-8
students about technology?
Does AISD have a BrainPop
subscription for K-8 students?
Does AISD have a student search
Learning.com / Easy What resource is available for K-8
Tech (K-8) keyboarding/typing instruction?
What software and online
District Software resources are licensed for teachers
Does my campus have any
additional instructional software?
How do I check my voice mail and
set my greeting?
How do I find AISD telephone
Online Phone Directory
Where can I learn more about my
What technology is available at
Standard Classroom Setup
Does my campus have a
Does my campus have mobile
Mobile Labs (COWS)
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What is AISD main web site
District Website - Internet
What is on the AISD Intranet
AISDweb - Intranet
How do I find my campus web
Does AISD provide teachers with
their own web site?
What information is available
AISD Staff Portal
through my AISD Portal?
Network and Servers
How do I login to my computer
Network Login / Username
and the network?
Password & Security What if I forget my password?
Does my campus have a wireless
Do I have a folder on a district
Teacher Servers server that I can save files to?
What is my “H-Drive”?
Do students have folders on the
server to save their files?
Educational Tech Support
Who in AISD can help me with
ET Instructional Support
Who can help with specific
content related software?
Campus ETRC – Educational
Who is my Campus ETRC and
what do they do?
Where do I call if my computer is
AISD Help Desk 414-TECH
Is there an online system to
HEAT Tickets submit a technology trouble
Campus Based Tech Does my campus have a Campus
District Techs Is there a District Tech assigned
to my campus?
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Online Tool URL Username Password Notes
GradeSpeed https://gradespeed.austinisd.org Same as AD Same as AD
AIMS https://aims.austinisd.org Same as AD Same as AD
AISD Portal https://portal.austinisd.org Same as AD Same as AD
AISD Web https://aisdweb.austinisd.org Same as AD Same as AD
Teacher Webpage Same as AD Same as AD
IM (SameTime) Part of Notes Client Same as AD Same as AD
Lotus Notes Webmail http://webmail.austinisd.org Same as AD Same as AD
Lotus Notes Client Client Software - Not web based Same as AD
eCampus Same as AD Same as AD
AISD Staff Development
AISD Forum http://www.austinschools.org/matrix/smf_foru Accounts will
Same as AD
(Discussion) m be set up by
HEAT (Tech Trouble) http://help (Intranet Only – just type “help” Same as AD None needed
Discovery Streaming http://streaming.discoveryeducation.com/ See ETRC
Learning.com (K-8) http://www.learning.com/ See ETRC
BrainPop (K-8) http://www.brainpop.com/ txau_campus See ETRC
Atomic Learning Same as AD Same as AD
(All Staff and High School Students)
iBistro - Library Look for the Knowledge Portal
Popular External Resources
Wiki – Free resource, create your own PB ID
Teacher Networking site sponsored by TEA
Google Apps http://www.google.com/apps/
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Social Bookmarking – Sign-Up
Presentations Online – Sign-Up
Online Media Posters Sign-up
Beautiful Word Clouds Sign-up
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