• Welcome to Instructional Technology!


    ISTE standards image “Instructional Technology is the study and ethical practice of facilitating learning and improving performance by creating, using, and managing applicable technological processes and resources.” (Idaho Department of Education)

    The Blaine County School District prepares students for success in school and beyond. Digital literacy skills are an essential part of this preparation. When integrated in curriculum and instruction, digital literacy skills and tools support the district’s mission to inspire, engage, educate and empower students.

    Students will become .

    • Empowered Learners - Students leverage technology to take an active role in choosing, achieving and demonstrating competency in their learning goals, informed by the learning sciences.
    • Digital Citizens - Students recognize the rights, responsibilities and opportunities of living, learning and working in an interconnected digital world, and they act and model in ways that are safe, legal and ethical.
    • Constructors of Knowledge - Students critically curate a variety of resources using digital tools to construct knowledge, produce creative artifacts and make meaningful learning experiences for themselves and others.
    • Innovative Designers - Students use a variety of technologies within a design process to identify and solve problems by creating new, useful or imaginative solutions.
    • Computational Thinkers - Students develop and employ strategies for understanding and solving problems in ways that leverage the power of technological methods to develop and test solutions.
    • Creative Communicators - Students communicate clearly and express themselves creatively for a variety of purposes using the platforms, tools, styles, formats & digital media appropriate to their goals.
    • Global Collaborators - Students use digital tools to broaden their perspectives and enrich their learning by collaborating with others and working effectively in teams locally and globally.


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    Click on the CODE image for links to coding websites



    Learning.com logo  

    Practice keyboarding with Learning.com. 

    • student links image Go to www.blaineschools.org and click on Student Links
    • Select Learning.com
    • Log in with Google email address and password

    Example: username@bcsd61.org

    • Once students are logged in, they will see a list of assignments, both completed, and not yet started.
    • They can repeat a lesson to improve their percentage score or continue on to other lessons.
    • Please remember that the goal of “touch typing” is to use the proper fingering, with two hands, and ultimately, to be able to type without looking at the keyboard.







    Students in Computer Lab

    What do we do in the Computer Lab?

    Students in Computer Lab

    Keyboarding with Learning.com

    Grandpa and Mom with computer lab students

    "Grandfriends" Day