Welcome to Henrico Instructional Technology!

Welcome to the website for the Department of Instructional Technology!

Today’s students live in a digital world and come to school with different expectations and needs. Through the Teaching and Learning Initiative, Henrico schools are preparing students for the 21st-century by providing meaningful instruction and improving academic performance. The Department of Instructional Technology works with teachers, principals, and content specialists to identify and implement digital resources and supporting technologies that will ensure a solid 21st century learning experience for Henrico students.  The department staff includes instructional technology specialists and instructional technology resource teachers who provide consultation, training and support for the integration of technology into the instructional program. Henrico 21 is the overarching concept that embodies this work.

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Parents

The partnership between the parents and the school is essential to student success, and we provide a number of resources and suggestions to assist parents with that partnership. Learn how to leverage the technology available in HCPS to help your student achieve academic progress while teaching digital citizenship skills.

Students

Students have a wide range of digital options and resources to expand their learning, and we are committed to supporting the needs of students, helping them to navigate today’s complex digital world, and offering opportunities for them to demonstrate their learning.

Teachers

Teachers navigate an ever-changing digital landscape as they work with parents and students to provide quality instruction and learning opportunities within and beyond the classroom. We support teachers in their development and use of technology, sound pedagogy, and content knowledge.

Recent Blog Posts

Varina Library Rap

By | Spotlight, video

Varina Elemenatry started a reading incentive program to encourage students to read 40 books or more. Today we recorded a rap video that will be shown to the whole school, explaining the program. Mr. Jones, the PE teacher, and Ms. Jackson, the art teacher demonstrated their rapping skills with raps they wrote themselves! Students also…

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4th Grade Virginia Math Quizzes

By | 4th Grade, GoogleDocs, Language Arts, Math, Social Studies

Fourth graders at Varina Elementary have been learning about Virginia geography in Social Studies (VS.2) and rounding and place value in Math (SOL4.1). Today, students in Ms. Stevens’ class synthesized these concepts, along with research skills, to create Virginia Math quizzes using Google forms. First, I explained that we would be creating 1-question quizzes, but…

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2nd Grade Extreme Weather Skip Counting Maps

By | 2nd Grade, GoogleDocs, GoogleMaps, Math, Science, Social Studies

Second graders at Laburnum Elementary have been learning about extreme weather in Science (SOL2.6), skip counting in Math (SOL2.2a), and map skills in History (SOL2.1b). So today, students in Ms. Pope’s class reviewed all three concepts with a Google Drawing project. First, the students decided if they wanted to skip count by 2’s, 5’s, or…

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