Supporting the Selection of Quality Digital Resources: App Toolbox
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM: Breakout
Room: Broadway I (Hilton Portland Downtown)
Format: Concurrent Session - 60 Minutes
Track: Large District
Primary Essential Skill: Leadership and Vision
Secondary Essential Skill: Instructional Focus & Professional Development
Primary Audience: Ed Tech Leaders
Brief Session Description: In 2017, the HISD EdTech department was approached with an urgent dilemma to solve: teachers needed a tool to quickly decipher and select quality digital tools and resources for their students to use in the classroom, outside of the district-endorsed/adopted curriculum. EdTech developed a plan to utilize a robust app vetting solution and searchable "toolbox" for teachers (as well as administrators, parents and students) to use to quickly determine which apps serve their purpose, which are appropriate for multiple-age audiences, and which protect student privacy. The HISD App Toolbox is free and open to the public, and available at
Skill Level: Beginner

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