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 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.
February 4, 2021 3:30 p.m.
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.
February 11, 2021 3:30 p.m.
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.
February 18, 2021 3:30 p.m.
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.
February 25, 2021 3:30 p.m.
Funding for public schools in Oklahoma is a hot topic and for good reason. The State Department of Education (SDE) has issued a record number of emergency teacher certifications this year, and it seems each day brings a new story of teachers leaving Oklahoma for better pay in neighboring states.
A collection of Oklahoma education-related news of the week.
I hope everyone’s December is off to a great start! I’m ready for Christmas, and I’m sure many of you are too, but the good news is we already received a great gift from Google: new Google Sites!
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