Albert Einstein

“I have no special talent. I am only passionately curious.”

Our favorite tech tools to add to your classroom



Google Classroom provides teachers and students a way to communicate digitally, store and access Google documents, and easily integrates into a classroom environment. Summer sessions on how to incorporate this into your classroom will be available.


Are you looking to check students understanding of big concepts in a new way? Have your students create an infographic. Infographics can reveal misunderstandings quickly. They are also fun and vibrant additions to classroom practices. Ask your CTI to show you how!


Whether created with iMovie, PowerPoint, Pictures, or Google Slides, a digital story is a great way for students to connect to the content. Your CTI can support your class in making their stories come to life.


Curriculum Technology Integrators or CTIs  are a group of five certified teachers with years of classroom experience that work directly with teachers and students to effectively integrate technology and 21st century skills into the curriculum . They are teachers who possess a strong technology background, leadership skills, a commitment to implementing the District's Technology Plan, and a desire to work collegially towards connecting technology and education for students. We believe the CTIs are a critical support network for teachers so they can more effectively support students' in developing and utilizing technology skills and applications. Since needs vary from the second grade classroom to the tenth grade classroom, or from a mathematics classroom to a social studies classroom, they do not have a daily schedule. Rather, they provide "just in time" or preplanned, individualized or classroom assistance and professional development on a daily basis.  Some of the things you might catch a CTI doing around campus include, but are not limited to:

  • Providing direct support to classroom teachers via coaching, team teaching, or modeling to support student and adult learning in the use of technology.

  • Collaborating with classroom teachers to design lesson plans that appropriately and effectively integrate technology.

  • Creating and supporting professional learning opportunities that enable educators to collaborate, share best practices, and integrate 21st century skills into classroom practice.

  • Model the safe use of technology and web-based applications/learning tools.

  • Assisting students who are using mobile devices.

  • Creating and facilitating professional development for teachers.

  • Providing tech support for students creating a multimedia presentations.

  • Instructing students on the use of online textbooks and technology tools.

  • Coordinating the selection and acquisition of software and emerging technologies in collaboration with the other CTIs, Information Systems personnel, and Associate Superintendent.

  • Working with teachers to incorporate the CFSD K-12 Technology standards into curricular areas. 

  • Training and providing oversight in the use of Synergy (which includes TeacherVUE, StudentVUE, and ParentVUE), our online grading and attendance program.

Read. Try. Reflect. Try again. Grow. Share. Repeat.


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