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Technology in the Classroom

Technology in the Classroom



Content Management

Content management is key to clearly articulating goals and instructions to students. Linked here are suggestions for online spaces as well as design tips. Canvas, Google Classroom, SeeSaw, and Schoology are featured. 

Copyright Considerations

Copyright considerations include professional learning opportunities for teachers as well as links to resources. 

Tools for Engagement

In an online and blended classroom environment, tools for engagement help students become active learners.  Linked here are tools for collaboration, curation, and video creation. 


3D printing


digital citizen


Tech for littles


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Ed Technology & Integration

April 2023






Pear Deck + NASA

Pear Deck has a new partnership with NASA. Check out the NASA Pear Decks featuring as supplemental materials featuring concepts from science, math, reading and arts standards. Teachers can find this content by signing in and looking in their Pear Deck Orchard


🍐 Empowering Student Learning: Teacher Feedback with Pear Deck

We know that feedback is an extremely important part of the learning process! Not only is it important to celebrate student success, but it’s also important to clarify information and to provide additional scaffolds or considerations to help deepen students’ understanding! 

Check out this video to learn more about how you can level up your Pear Deck feedback game!


Pear Deck Focus Group

Pear Deck will be holding a couple of focus groups to learn what is working well and what can be improved upon for Iowa educators. We are inviting LEA and AEA staff to participate. This document has the names of users to invite. We are looking to have 5 people in each time slot. 

Iowa Pear Deck Focus Group

  • April 26, 2023 8:30-9:15am
  • April 26, 2023 3:30-4:15pm


Seesaw Library Updates 

  • Alphabet Garden for Pre-K
  • K-5 Daily Feelings Routines
  • K-5 Checks for Understanding 
  • 3-5 Non-Fiction Books
  • We Love to Read Challenge



Discover resources that expand the experience readers have with books being read both in the classroom and independently. Explore author videos, recordings, book guides, activities and lessons, book trailers, vocabulary lists and more! Leave these sessions with tools to increase student engagement and differentiate instruction. 

Enhance & Differentiate Instruction (Elementary)

April 5, 2023
3:15 – 4:00 p.m.


Enhance & Differentiate Instruction (Secondary)

April 12, 2023
3:15 – 4:00 p.m.



Google for Education: Applied Digital Skills

This collection of lessons can help students learn digital skills while exploring Math concepts like fractions, percentages and probability.

Check it out!


CS PD Week

Computer Science PD week will be at UNI, June 12-16. 

Registration for workshops will open the first part of April and we will be sharing with teams. Please reach out to your statewide CS team members for more details, but information can be found on the statewide site as well.


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