As the Instructional
Technology Resource Teacher (ITRT) at South Anna Elementary, my job
is to integrate technology into the curriculum in order to meet the
needs of our
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At South Anna, we
implement this program with a collaborative approach. The teacher
plans with the ITRT, and teaches the lesson with the ITRT.
It is also a professional opportunity for the teachers at
South Anna to learn different software programs purchased by the
county, and how to use them effectively for a classroom lesson.
ITRTs in the county
are also responsible for creating and maintaining a Blackboard site
Tech Ponds. This is a site that has
suggested websites that may
help prepare your child for SOL testing. It is organized by grade
level, subject area, and SOL.
to get directions on how to login to Tech Ponds.
creating a classroom site in Blackboard that will allow you to login
through your child’s lunch number and birthdate to see
updates/announcements that pertain to his/her classroom.
Blackboard allows for greater student enhancement by connecting
parents, students, teachers, and staff.
In addition, the ITRTs are also responsible for implementing a state
Lesson. This is taught within the first nine weeks of school and
modeled throughout the year using the Tech Ponds site. If you have
any questions about the ITRT program, you may email:
Technology Coach, it is my responsibility to assist South Anna
faculty and staff in the implementation of the various technological
devices and software available in the school. I answer questions
about system software such as email, the internet/intranet, the
interim grading system, and Blackboard. I offer staff development on
our various hardware and software applications. I keep current
records of subscription programs available for use by SAES faculty
and collaborate with teachers regarding ways to integrate such
programs into regular classroom use. Finally, I offer competency
training and tests for the HCPS’ Technology Standards for
Instructional Personnel in Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel,
Microsoft Publisher, online database use and management, file
management, the internet/intranet, Technology Vocabulary, the
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it is my responsibility to keep our website current, informative, and neat.