Technology & Learning Innovation

Technology Vision: At FDR we use technology to strengthen our capacity to learn and build our community.

Technology and Learning Innovation at Colegio Roosevelt is an integral part of the school mission, vision and core values. Colegio Roosevelt will use technologies to significantly enhance learning experiences, empower students to pursue personalized learning paths and increase community interaction to achieve our mission and strategic objectives.

Digital Ecosystem Resources


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Through innovative instructional practices we promote future-ready learning with the International Society for Technology Education (ISTE) Standards.


We are in the process of getting recognition as a Common Sense School.

How are we doing this?
We are using Nearpod as our delivery platform with Common Sense Media K-12 Digital Citizenship Curriculum.


  1. Events reservation - rooms, technology, AV (Instructions)
  2. Website subscription, App or software request (form)
  3. Copy Center request (form)
  4. AppleTVs Passwords (inventory)
  5. Shared Teaching & Learning resources

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G9 iPad Cart (20)
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G11 iPad Cart (20)
G12 iPad Cart (21)
iPencils Box (20)

iPad APPs inventory by grade level (GSheet)

MIT Fab Lab

In 2017-18 our makerspace called "IDEA LAB", we gained full recognition as a Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Fabrication Lab (Fab Lab).

"Fab Lab" is an abbreviation for Fabrication Laboratory, a group of off-the-shelf, industrial-grade fabrication and electronics tools, wrapped in open-source software and programs. Fab Labs give users around the world the ability to locally conceptualize, design, develop, fabricate, and test almost anything. The engineering capability for design and fabrication at micron length and microsecond time-scales opens up numerous possibilities for innovative solutions to common problems. Since local communities foster this innovation, it can lead to sustainable solutions.

FDR MIT Fab Lab site



PowerSchool (PS) Unified Classroom (UC)

  • MS Introduction to PS UC (video)
  • HS Introduction to PS UC (video)


  • How to use DocuSign to digitally sign FDR documents (video)


PowerSchool (PS) Unified Classroom (UC)

Parent-Teacher Conferences

  • How to book an appointment with a teacher (video)


  • How to use DocuSign to digitally sign FDR documents (video)


PowerSchool (PS) Unified Classroom (UC)

  • Enter final grades and comments (video, GDoc)
  • Generate scoresheet reports (video, GDoc)
  • Helicopter view of a student [Grades & standards] (video, GDoc)
  • Class Pages analytics (video)
  • Students Quick look up (video)
  • Class names display options (video)
  • How to take attendance in mobile devices (video)
  • How to modify previous attendance records (video)
  • Assignments creation and providing feedback (GDoc)
  • Creating a Master Class in Powerschool (video)


  • PlayPod 1.0 training (video)

Parent-Teacher Conferences

  • Google Calendar setup for PTC (video)


  • Class Level reports (video)
  • Student level reports (video)

Rubicon Atlas

  • Navigating Rubicon Atlas (video)

Learning Innovation Blog

Ms. Rita's Arcade

5th Grade begins the year with the hands-on Engineering unit. Through this unit, students are introduced to the engineering practices through a series of challenges.

  • creativity
  • critical thinking
  • maker
Euclid, PacMan and the New Math

When you walk into Michael Waugh’s classroom in the FDR middle school, you get to see what the new approach to teaching math looks like.

  • Crea
  • Professional Development
  • stem
Self-portraits in the ES Art Class

3rd grade students learned from the Italian artist Giuseppe Arcimboldo who was best known for creating imaginative portrait heads made entirely of such objects as fruits, vegetables, flowers, fish and books.

  • creativity
  • ipad



1) Where can I find a list of subscriptions and resources that teachers currently have access to?

A complete list of all FDR subscription services offered through the technology department can be found here. All those that are offered through the library can be found here.


2) How is the use of technology for learning quantified or measured at FDR?

We use the Technology Integration Matrix or ‘TIM’ to observe and measure teachers’ effective use of technology here at the school. Developed by the University of Florida, this tool incorporates five interdependent characteristics of meaningful learning environments: active, collaborative, constructive, authentic, and goal-directed and charts them against five levels of technology integration: entry, adoption, adaptation, infusion, and transformation.

Apps Inventory

3) Where can I find out what apps are on my class’ set of iPads?

A running list of apps that are installed on each grade-level set of iPads can be found here.


4) Where can I get my printing done on campus? What products do they offer?

To get your printing done quickly and efficiently, fill out the FDR Copy Centre form. The turnaround time for most print jobs is 24 hours, so please plan accordingly. Keep in mind the copy centre can also offer specialty printing services like banners, bindings, posters and more! Reach out to them at to find out more.

IT Help Desk

5) What do I do if I am having technical problems with technology in my classroom?

Send an email to and give a detailed description of what it is you need and where you can be found. This opens up a tracking system that will ensure you will receive support until your issue is resolved to your satisfaction.

Apps request

6) How can I make a request to purchase an app for my teaching iPad or for the class-sets of iPads?

Send an email to the same address outlined in question #5, Through this email, we can receive app requests and make sure they are being installed on the appropriate devices.

Google Educator

7) How can I become a Google Certified educator?

Becoming a Google Certified educator is a great way to stay on top of the latest educational tools within G Suite as well as finding ways to make your teaching more efficient. We have free passcodes for FDR teachers to take the Level 1 and Level 2 exams. If you would like a passcode, email Keep in mind that these certifications are valid for 2 years, so be sure to renew accordingly.


8) Where can I see the technology PD events happening around campus?

We maintain an ongoing catalogue of all PD events happening in one semester which we call ‘Learning Bytes’. Here you can skim through PD events by month, department or topic. If you are interested in giving a Learning Bytes presentation, you can email and take part!

FDR Transformers

9) What is a ‘FDR Transformers’ and how can I get involved with the program?

FDR Transformers is an in-house PD group that looks to build teacher capacity by experimenting with new tools in educational technology. FDR Transformers get additional pieces of technology to use in their classes, and then participate in observations and trainings to help spread this technology to the whole school. There are additional perks like the chance to travel to conferences or to present at regional events. To get involved, email

Social Media

10) What are the social media accounts and sharing settings at the school?

FDR makes extensive use of Twitter for sharing events happening at the school with our community. You can add to the conversation by sharing your posts and photos with the hashtag #FDRrocks! Be aware that there are some students who cannot be shown in any photographs online. To find the list of these students, speak with a member of your divisional administration team.

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Digital Citizenship for Parents


TLI Programs

Bring Your Own Laptop:

FDR Transformers

Digital Citizenship Agreement (DCA) 2018-19:


Worth Sharing News

Student Success with Unified Technology

“Our biggest goal that excites us is to be able to work with a company that clearly shares that same goal,” says Austin Miller-Siple, the district’s Director of Technology. “PowerSchool Unified Classroom is built around student learning. There’s a clear understanding when you get into Unified Classroom and start to delve in deeper into assessment, into the learning page, into the gradebook, that there’s a lot of focus and time spent understanding student learning, how students learn, and how they’re going to interact with the software.”

Microsoft Buys Video-Discussion Platform Flipgrid

A video-discussion platform originally started by a University of Minnesota professor to keep in touch with students for a course he was teaching has been purchased by tech giant Microsoft.

The tool, called Flipgrid, is based on a simple idea—that people on a team (or in a class) might want to share short videos within their group but not with the whole internet. You’d think that could be done with YouTube or Vimeo but, at least today, those platforms don’t make it easy to share a video with a small group of users while keeping everyone else out. So that’s basically all Flipgrid does. And it has grown quickly in K-12 and higher education—its leaders say it has 20 million users and has been used in more than 50,000 classrooms.