Welcome to an exploration of common instructional technology strategies via our video demonstrations. In the rapidly evolving landscape of education, staying informed about the approaches used in the classroom is crucial. Whether you’re an educator seeking to enhance your pedagogical toolkit or a technology enthusiast eager to explore recent developments, our video series promises to be a helpful supplement to your journey.

We are planning demonstrations that will span a diverse array of instructional technology strategies, from virtual reality experiences to interactive online platforms, personalized learning modules, and collaborative tools that foster student engagement. As we navigate through these videos, you’ll discover practical applications, real-world examples, and expert insights that bridge the gap between theory and practice.

Join us as we dive into the potential digital media and technology can offer as we aim to transform education, empower learners, and create dynamic, student-centered classrooms. These video demonstrations are more than just showcases; they are invitations to explore, learn, and reimagine the possibilities that instructional technology can unlock in the realm of education.

The initial series of videos will focus on getting started with SMART boards, Apple products & iPad use in K-6 classroom. Later this semester, we’ll cover Edpuzzle and podcasting. Future videos will include Nearpod, Bloxels, and Canva. Please share with us your suggestions and we will work to address your ideas and questions!


How to change the filament in a MakerBot

How to print using the 3D printers – Make a file with the item you want to print

  • Prepare the file you would want to print out on the 3D printer by visiting different sites like Thingiverse.com, Tinkercard.com, etc for 3D templates.
  • Ensure the file is downloaded in the right format which is .STL format.
  • Please ensure you upload your 3D file template to the 3D Makerbot app on the PC to convert it to the name of the printer that would be used.
  • Copy the 3D template file into the USB drive and input the USB into the printer.

How to print using the 3D printers: Print!

  • Ensure you have the appropriate color in the color filament (material used in 3D printing), This can be changed by requesting the intended color preference.
  • To remove the color filament, You start by selecting filament on the menu on the printer, then click ‘Unload filament’.
  • At this point you wait for the extruder to heat up to 215 degrees, when this is done you can remove the filament by lifting the filament compartment up and then simply rotating the spool until the filament is out of the tube.
  • Remove the spool and replace it with your new one (intended color preference).
  • Ensure to pass the new filament into the tube and manually roll it until the filament pops out of the other end of the tube.
  • Select “load filament” on the printer.
  • Then insert the filament into the extruder through the hole on the top.
  • Then it flows freely in your new color, Please click “ok” on the menu.
  • Then Select the file you want to print out from the USB files and print it out.


Signing in to the SMART Display by SMART Support
Home Screen Part 1 by SMART Support

VISIT the Teacher Resources from SMART Technologies

Contact iTDS if you would like an in-person tour, guide or coaching session.

This series of video tutorials and links were chosen to support educators with the seamless integration of Apple products into their classrooms. The following resources will help you discover the transformative potential of Apple Classroom, Apple Teacher, and the Apple Educator Community. Engage your students by asking them to also explore these strategies, which will introduce them to ever expanding technological teaching landscape.

Getting Started with Apple Classroom, iPads, and Apple TV video demonstration

Be sure to explore the playlists on the channel above. There are several themed videos to guide you with the use of Apple products as instructional tools.

Teaching with Mac SeriesPart 1 Getting Started with the Basics

Learning Center20 Time Saving Teacher Tips with Apple