Instructional Technology

Department Summary

The Instructional Technology Department understands the increasing role that technology plays in the daily lives of staff, students, and parents. To that end, it is our mission to provide all stakeholders with the necessary resources and professional development essential to maximizing the use of technology within the district,

Services Offered:
  • Instructional technology support and training available to administrators, staff, students, and parents via six full-time, certified resource teachers who are available Monday through Friday between 7:30 am-3:30 pm.
  • Ongoing professional development offerings, that are focused on district-supported tools and resources, available throughout the school year and summer.
  • Individualized training opportunities to promote technology integration into the classroom as aligned with best practices.
  • Certification opportunities for administrators and staff that align with our technology professional development plan.
  • Digital resource collection to supplement resources provided through content-area departments.

Department Resources

Destiny Media Catalog

Find books and resources from your local School's library and media center.

(Automatic access at school. Student ID number and password required for Destiny Quest.)

Website: http://d99-destiny.cicd99.edu

OverDrive Media

OverDrive is District 99’s source for digital books. You can read books from our library right off your tablet, phone or laptop.

(To access at school or home: Student ID number and password)

Website: http://cicd99.lib.overdrive.com

Discovery Education

Discovery Education is a fun and interactive website to help you learn about fascinating people, places, and events. Become an expert in all cultures with Discovery Education.

(To access at school or home: Student ID number and password)

District Portal: http://cicd99.discoveryeducation.com

World Book Encyclopedia

Need help with your History or Social Studies homework? Check out World Book Encyclopedia to get information on affairs around the World! With the new feature “Timelines” you can see the progression of events in the field of Arts, History, Sports and much more!

(Automatic access at school. To access at home: District username and password is available from teacher or principal. If the computer you are using has a subscription, you will not need district information.)

Website: http://worldbookonline.com

Encyclopedia Britannica

Encyclopedia Britannica is an “all in one” information resource for any school topic. Find images, videos, and articles on any subject. For our Spanish Encyclopedia be sure to check out Britannica Español.

(Automatic access at school. To access at home: username and password is available from teacher or principal)

Website: http://school.eb.com
ImageQuest: http://quest.eb.com
Britannica Espanol: http://escolar.eb.com

BrainPop

BrainPop uses animated cartoons and robots to give you advice on math, history, English and more. Find free movies, fun games, and interactive quizzes to get ahead in your classroom!

(To access at school or home: School username and password is available from teacher or principal)

BrainPop Website: http://www.brainpop.com
BrainPop Jr (K-3): http://www.brainpopjr.com
BrainPop Español: http://esp.brainpop.com

TumbleBook

Read interactive books from your laptop, tablet or phone with Tumblebooks.

(To access at school or home: District username and password is available from teacher or principal)

Website: http://tumblebooks.com
Tumblebooks Cloud Jr: http://tbcjr.com

TumbleBookLibrary http://www.tumblebooklibrary.com/auto_login.aspx?u=cicero&p=books

Gale Cengage Learning

Writing a research Paper? Find credible authors, articles and more with Gale Cengage Learning website.

(Automatic access at school. To access at home: District password is available from teacher or principal)

Resources in Context: http://infotrac.galegroup.com/itweb/cic26682?db=SUIC
Kids InfoBits: http://infotrac.galegroup.com/itweb/cic26682?db=ITKE

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Contact Info

Executive Director of Instructional and Digital Technology, Bryan Snyder
Email: bsnyder@cicd99.edu
Office: (708) 863-8626
Fax: (708) 656-6391

Instructional Resource Teachers

Nichole Blass: nblass@cicd99.edu
Katherine Karl: kkarl@cicd99.edu
Matthew Kovich: mkovich@cicd99.edu
Marlene Nakamura: mnakamura@cicd99.edu
Phillip Niersbach: pniersbach@cicd99.edu
Abelino Tovar: atovar@cicd99.edu


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