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Learn Some Tips with OPSRC Tech Talks

Starting February 2nd, the OPSRC tech team will share tips on different technology tools teachers and students can use in the classroom. We will provide these 30-minute tech talks via Zoom twice a week: Tuesday at lunch and Thursday after school. Here are the talks we have scheduled to date:

Adobe Spark

Adobe Spark is a suite of tools aimed at creating graphics, websites and videos. This session focuses on Adobe Spark Post: a graphics creation tool with built-in templates, images and typography. This tool can provide an opportunity for students to express themselves and share their products in the classroom and on popular social media platforms.

February 2, 2021 11:30 a.m.
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February 4, 2021 3:30 p.m.
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Google Slides

While Google Slides is a program typically used to present slide decks with text, audio and video, it can also be a great tool for collaboration, interactions and creativity. Whether you are using one of the many pre-made templates or a curated learning experience, Google Slides is a powerful engagement tool for the classroom.

February 9, 2021 11:30 a.m.
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February 11, 2021 3:30 p.m.
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Book Creator

Book Creator allows students to design and publish interactive ebooks. This tool can embed various content types (e.g. videos, graphics and text) and use various book layouts (e.g. portrait, square or landscape). There is a built-in text reader for every book and libraries of examples for most core subjects and grades.

February 16, 2021 11:30 a.m.
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February 18, 2021 3:30 p.m.
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Seesaw

Seesaw is a digital portfolio platform that supports student engagement. It has a 6-tool creative suite and a library filled with community-created activities. There is a Google Classroom integration that allows you to share rosters, activities and content between both tools.


February 23, 2021 11:30 a.m.

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February 25, 2021 3:30 p.m.

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Visit www.opsrc.net/techtalks to check future events and view recordings of past ones. If you have suggestions for edtech tools you would like us to cover, please complete this quick Google Form.

Kurt Bernhardt

Director of Technology

Kurt serves as OPSRC's technology director.

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