This class is designed for the beginning SMARTBoard user who has had little to no experience in using an interactive white board. Participants will learn the basics of setting up the SMARTBoard system hardare and troubleshooting, using Internet applications, and the basics of the Notebook 10 software interface and tools. Emphasis will be placed on downloading, editing and creating activities specific to teachers' needs while incorporating research based instructional strategies to provide for increased student interaction.

Are you tired of shuffling papers? Go green with MOODLE, a course management system designed to help educators create effective online learning communities. Students will benefit from the rich interaction with teachers as well as other students.

In March of 1998, the Virginia Department of Education published the Technology Standards for Instructional Personnel.  At that time, all divisions were directed to establish an assessment for instructional personnel that would determine technology competency.  The Virginia Department of Education further mandated that as of July 1, 2003, passing the division technology competency test would be a requirement for recertification. 

If you are a new teacher to Pulaski County Public Schools or need to renew your certificate, you can print a copy of the competency form.  If you need additional help on any part of the test, check out the tutorial section of the Educational Technology site.  See your building principal or ITRT for directions on completing the test.  On completing the test, make sure that you send the original to Human Resources and make a copy for your records.