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On this page you will find "How-To" guides and information on using different tech tools:

  • Class Link

  • Remind

  • Technical Tip Sheets

  • Student Passwords

  • SeeSaw

  • Zoom

  • Google Suite Resources

  • FlipGrid

  • Additional Tech Resources

ClassLink is an easy way to organize and access all the learning tools and applications we use at school. One username, one password, one location - with ClassLink, your students, parents and staff have instant access to all learning technology from home and on any device.

  • Customizable

  • Students are able to see individual teacher pages or a complete dashboard

  • Parents have their own login and are able to see their students resources (Will be live later in Fall 2020)

Remind is a communication tool that allows you to call or text message with students and parents through your cell phone to their cell phones (web browsers are available, too) without sharing personal phone numbers.

You will also be able to send messages directly from your computer using the Remind

With the paid version of Remind, you will have access to rostered class groups that have been populated through a connection with the district’s student information system.

Important Note for Current Remind Users: For those already using the free version of Remind, this won’t alter already-created classes. You will have the option to “claim” these newly created, rostered classes. Students who use Remind currently will still have access to old messages. You will still be able to contact students, as well as add new student contact information.

Resources to help you troubleshoot online applications.

Student Network Passwords:
Are you using Google Classroom? Want your students to log into Google Drive? You MUST make sure that your students know what their Network (Google) password is. Most students and teachers at elementary level don't know what the students' passwords are and may not know how to change their passwords. Watch this video to learn how easy it is to do this!

Teacher - Changing a PK-4th Student Password

Teacher - Changing a 5-12 Student Password

Students will access their PISD email via the ClassLink Portal. (instructions)

Use BrainPop's online tools to enhance your student's online experience, including creating engaging online assignments. Students will access BrainPop via the ClassLink Portal on a Windows or Chromebook device.

Students will access Dreambox via the ClassLink Portal on a Windows or Chromebook device.

Access curriculum for students enrolled in ESL classes.

Contact your teacher if you need more assistance.

Access Google Classroom via the ClassLink Portal.

Istation is your student's interactive online reading and writing application.

Students will access Istation via the ClassLink Portal. **
**You will need to install the Istation Application on the device before it will work successfully.

Need help installing? - Call 1-866-883-7323 or email support@istation.com

NOTE: Istation does not work on an iPhone.

Use FlipGrid with your students to create short instructional videos or have your students respond to prompts with a video. Students will access FlipGrid via the ClassLink Portal on a Windows or Chromebook device.

Guide for Teachers - Guide for Students - Flipgrid Consent Form

Pasadena ISD Library & Instructional Materials website for Elementary students.

Students will access Maravillas via the ClassLink Portal.

Teachers and students can access Think Central via the ClassLink Portal.

Use Discovery Education's (DE) online tools to enhance your student's online experience, including creating engaging online assignments.

Teacher Login Instructions - Using DE's Builder Tools - DE Resources Overview - DE Video Overview - Creating a DE Admin Account (Non-Teachers) - Students: How To Log Into DE Via Clever (video)

Use Screencastify to record your computer screen, as well as narration. Create instructional videos for your students and/or parents.

Learn to Use Screencastify - COVID Premium Subscription Offer

Use Screencast-o-matic to record your computer screen, as well as your narration. Create instructional videos for your students and/or parents.

Learn to Use Screencast-o-matic

Studies Weekly is a standards-based consumable textbook that takes your students deeper through primary sources paired with a robust online platform.

Instructional software that guides students from “Learning to Read” to “Reading to Learn” in a single platform while supporting teachers, students, and parents. Students will access Waterford via the ClassLink Portal on a Windows or Chromebook device.

The Libraries and Instructional Material team have put together a resource list available to your students and parents.

  • What is Google? G Suite, Google Drive, Google Chrome?

  • How to sign into your Google account

  • How to access the G Suite applications

  • Locate Google Apps available in your account

  • Investigate Google Drive

  • Identify storage areas in Google Drive

  • Search for and locate files created by you or others

  • Make sure you are able to login to your Pasadena ISD Google Account (see section above "District Google Account Access).

  • View Google Classroom 101 and save a a copy of the Getting Started Guide for reference.

  • Learn: How to Join a Class in Google Classroom

  • Create a Class in your Google Account.

  • Learn: How to Navigate a Class

  • Learn: How to Add Students to a Class

  • Learn: How to Communicate with Students in a Class

  • Learn: How to Create Assignments

  • Learn: How to Grade and Give Feedback

  • Learn: How to Get Students Started in Google Classroom Guide

  • Make sure you are able to login to your Pasadena ISD Google Account (see section above "District Google Account Access).

  • Learn: Best Practices for Video Conferencing

  • Learn: How to Create/Start a Google Meet Video Conference

  • Learn: Use Outlook to Schedule Meets in the Future

Additional Resources: Training Videos and Cheat Sheets for using Google Meet

Hangouts Chat is a powerful way to communicate with people in your organization. Start a message with one or more coworkers, create a room for ongoing conversations with groups of people, and use bots to help automate your work.

Chat works in your computer browser and in mobile apps for Android and iOS. Chat keeps all your messages in sync no matter which devices you use, even if you switch between them.