Information Systems and Instructional Technology
Information Systems and Instructional Technology
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1221 E. Kingsbury Seguin, TX 78155 830-401-8642
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Digital Learning Services

    Learning Through 3D Design and Prototyping
     

    Thanks to a generous grant from the Guadalupe Valley Electric Cooperative, students in Seguin ISD elementary campuses are experiencing a new technology to create and invent, the 3D printer. Each elementary campus has received a Dremel 3D20 Idea Builder and needed supplies. For those unfamiliar with 3D printing, the process involves heating a plastic (or wood, or metal) filament (Think of a lawn trimmer's string.) to the melting point, then depositing it tiny layer by tiny layer to build a 3 dimensional shape. 

     

    Currently, students are designing a variety of fairly simple objects, such as keychains, charms, objects that represent fall, etc. They are using the free computer aided design (CAD) tool, Tinkercad, and the accompanying Project Ignite curriculum. As they get more comfortable with the software and capabilities and limitations of the printers, however, they will be taking on more complex challenges, including collaborative engineering, designing items with interchangeable and moveable parts, and so on. To learn more about how your campus's students are using these new tools, contact your local elementary campus and schedule an up-close tour! 

     

MatCamps 2017

Another year of summer Matcamps, another set of remarkable experiences and memories. This year saw over 350 students participate in free summer camps focused on topics ranging from computer coding to gardening to archery to criminal investigations. Students had a fanatic time at 20 different 3- and 4-day summer camps, once again provided at no charge to Matador students.

 

 

 

 
Online Student Resources 

Looking for a research source or a tool to create an online, animated story or report? Maybe you need to create an original piece of music or work of art for that class project. Whatever the need, you are very likely to find what you are looking for in the new Online Student Resources page. Stop by and check it out, and let us know your thoughts and how we can improve it.
 
Distance Learning Resources

Click here to learn more about ways that your students can connect to people and events around the world via videoconference and access our calendar of upcoming distance learning events.


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Digital Learning Services Mission

 
Welcome to the Seguin ISD Digital Learning Services home page. The Digital Learning Services department exists to help the students and teachers of Seguin to use technology in powerful, engaging ways. The campus technology champions, library media specialists, and I work together to provide training and instructional support for classrooms looking to take full advantage of the possibilities technology affords our students. This is not an easy task, as the playing field is constantly, rapidly changing. However, I can wholeheartedly say that SISD is prepared, as these campus technology leaders are truly among the very best. I look forward to many exciting, powerful moments working with our wonderful students in the coming weeks and months.  
Randy Rodgers
Director, Digital Learning Services


The Technology Department and Curriculum and Instruction Department cooperate in:
  • Evaluate and recommend materials, equipment and infrastructure needs, including sources and costs for District and campus purchase
  • Coordinate software and other materials previews
  • Prepare purchase requistions for the acquisition of district instructional technology hardware, software, and supplies and approve all technology purchases
  • Maintain an inventory of District hardware, software, and licensing agreements
  • Ensure equity and access to technology and materials for all of the District's students
  • Schedule, plan, and implement training for all staff (technological skills, applications, multimedia, campus networks, etc.)
  • Develop curriculum, handouts, manuals, guidelines and/or training materials