Welcome to the GISD Instructional Technology Department

 2013-2014 District Technology Focus:

Support teachers and administrators in implementing quality curriculum that assures student engagement and achievement.

The  Instructional Technology Dept. provides Galveston ISD personnel, students, and parents support and direction in the use of technology to enhance performance, ensure the availability of information, and address the educational challenges of an evolving technological society.


GISD Software Available for Student Home Use and

Parent Access:

1. Istationhttp://www.istation.com

 a. The program has to be downloaded to the home computer. Find the download information at: http://www.istation.com/IstationHome/TX

b. After Istation is downloaded, INSTALL the file and click RUN. An icon should be placed on the desktop
c.You will be asked to select a school. Find: Your Child’s School from the drop down menu. 
d. For User name: Student ID(six digit lunch #); PASSWORD: 9999 (For ECU-contact the school for logins and password.)
REMEMBER: At least 25 minutes sessions for advancement 

2.Think Through Mathwww.thinkthroughmath.com

a. Parents can set up an account through www.texassuccess.org to view child's progress

3. Learning.comwww.learning.com 

Students can log in at home and work on assignments teachers have given them. Technology, Math, Science, Khan Academy, etc. Learning.com offers many resources.

4. SkywardGradebook Accesslogin on GISD website


4. Edmodowww.galvestonisd.edmodo.com
Teachers create a virtual classroom and post notes, make assignments and quizzes as well as send notes to parents. Teachers who use this classroom tool can create access for parents and students. Check with your school.

6. Gaggle – student email. http://www.gaggle.net

a.. Student login is their firstname/lastname and password is their student ID. They will need to enter their firstname/lastname@gisd.gaggle.net in the login box the first time they login.

 7. Discovery EducationUnited Streaming‐ www.unitedstreaming.com

Upon request we can set up student accounts and they can access their

accounts (videos, assignments, etc.) at home. Also, there are free student

and parent resources such as homework help that do not require a login

Mariana Mueller
District Instructional Technology Coordinator