Instructional Technology

Dr. David Timbs, Supervisor of Secondary and Instructional Technology

Tina Faust, Instructional Design Coach

Phone (423) 328-1159

 

The mission of the Instructional Technology Department of Johnson City Schools is to encourage and support transformative uses of technology that promote student learning through best teaching practices in accordance with the Tennessee State Standards.

We work closely with the curriculum department, the professional learning department, the information technology department, administrators, and teachers to plan for the integration of technology into all facets of the curriculum and learning environment. Our chief goal is to promote a culture of transformative uses of technology where all Johnson City Schools' staff, teachers, and students use relevant and innovative digital tools.

During the spring 2016 semester, we began using and introducing Canvas, a fully online learning management system, to our teachers and students. This innovative tool will enhance our district's personalized learning initiative!

 

Technology Transformation in JCS:

JCS Digital Transformation Initiative

Digital Citizenship

Blended and Personalized Learning

STEM Integration

 

Digital and Cloud Resources in JCS:

Office 365 (Log-In Required)

Moving Your Files Into the Cloud (One Drive)

 

Canvas LMS Resources:

Canvas (Log-In Required)

Canvas Guides (including videos)

Canvas User Resources

Canvas Community (Find Answers)

 

Getting Started with Canvas in Johnson City Schools:

Johnson City Schools Faculty User Guide

Canvas and PowerSchool

Importing Content Into Your Canvas Course

 

Additional Tool Resources for Canvas:

Creating and Using Rubrics in Canvas

Using the CK-12 External Tool in Canvas

Using NBC Learn Resources in Canvas

Canvas and PowerTeacher Gradebook

Using BrainPop in Canvas

Using the SAS Curriculum Pathways External Tool

Integrating Office 365 with Canvas

 

Online Subscriptions provided by JCS:

Big Universe

Brainpop

PowerSchool Assessment and Analytics (formerly Interactive Achievement)

Odysseyware Online Learning

 

Textbook Resources:

ThinkCentral (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Products)

HMH Resources

 

Last Updated: October 12, 2020