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You will need a computer.
Need a computer? Check out a Chromebook from your campus. Be aware of the Student Technology Equipment Checkout Guidelines.
Benefits of using a Chromebook include seamless connection to apps (textbooks, digital resources) via Webdesk, GoGuardian management reports, and consistency with campus technology.
Using your own computer? If so, be sure to use our recommended browser, Google Chrome.
Using Chrome with PISD credentials will ensure that your student's logins are authenticated and the Webdesk apps will launch properly.
PISD apps are accessed via Webdesk. Watch the video above to see how to sign into Webdesk as your student.
Go to webdesk.pisd.edu and sign in using their username and password.
If not using a Chromebook, watch this video to be sure you're signing into Google Chrome to ensure that Webdesk launches apps correctly: Signing In - Google Chrome - Plano ISD
Set Webdesk apps to Auto Launch.
Applying this setting one time will automatically open apps every time you log into Webdesk.
Apps to apply the Auto Launch setting: Discovery Education, Dreambox, HMH (not for 6th grade), Savvas, Generation Genius
You're almost ready! Now, go find your grade level content.
Click on a grade level on the top menu bar.
(PK-5 Only) Click on a Week button/link to open the "Week at a Glance" lesson plan.
How do students get it?
Your student will see an app in Webdesk that will open directly to their grade level page.
Now go to the last Step 7!
Understanding the Document Workflow
Many documents are provided in PDF format so that you have options to view/open/edit.
You can open the PDF in Google Drive and then annotate the PDF using one of these options:
Print the PDF and then write on the document.
Convert the PDF to a Google Doc so it's editable.
Open the PDF in Kami to annotate.