Tech Talks

The OPSRC Tech Team has created 30-minute Tech Talks on different technology tools teachers and students can use in the classroom. You can join these Tech Talks live or view the archived sessions below. We are providing new talks via Zoom regularly on Tuesdays around lunch time and on Thursdays after school.

Here are the future Tech Talks we have scheduled:

Upcoming Tech Talks

Google Slides 2
It is recommended you are familiar with this tool or watch the first tech talk before viewing this one. Visit the archive below. While Google Slides is a program typically used to do presentations with text, audio, and video, it can also be a great tool for collaboration, interactations, 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 your classroom. This extension will focus on adding and managing add-ons.
July 27, 2021 11:30 AM
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July 29, 2021 3:30 PM
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Seesaw 2
It is recommended you are familiar with this tool or watch the first tech talk before viewing this one. Visit the archive below. 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. This extension will focus on updates, parent involvement, and setting up a blog.
August 3, 2021 11:30 AM
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August 5, 2021 3:30 PM
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Flipgrid 2
It is recommended you are familiar with this tool or watch the first tech talk before viewing this one. Visit the archive below. Flipgrid is a video discussion platform that can be used to build a digital community. Students will have the opportunity to present information with clarity and share ideas with other students in their grid. Annotations and closed captioning make Flipgrid an accessible classroom tool. This extension will focus on connecting Flipgrid partnerships and integrations.
August 10, 2021 11:30 AM
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August 12, 2021 3:30 PM
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Nearpod 2
It is recommended you are familiar with this tool or watch the first tech talk before viewing this one. Visit the archive below. Nearpod allows educators to add interactive elements into PowerPoints, Google Slides, and YouTube videos. Interactive features include polls, collaborate boards, game-based quizzes, and VR field trips. Educators can build from scratch or pull from a library of pre-made, standards-aligned lessons. After students engage through a teacher-led or student-paced lesson, educators can view and analyze participation reports. This extension will focus on providing an asynchronous experience for students.
August 17, 2021 11:30 AM
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August 19, 2021 3:30 PM
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Check back later for future Tech Talks.
If you have suggestions for edtech tools you would like us to cover:
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Archived Tech Talks

One recommendation on how to make use of these short lessons on different technology tools:
Step 1: Download the slides.
Step 2: Watch the 30-minute video and make notes on the slides. Pause the video any time you want to apply what you have learned with the tool.
Step 3: Contact us anytime you have questions or need help. You can reach the OPSRC Tech Team at techteam@opsrc.net.
Step 4: If you would like a follow-up training session, contact us and we can schedule something either virtual or in-person.
Adobe Spark Post
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February 4, 2021
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Adobe Spark Post
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Adobe Spark Post
Google Slides
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February 11, 2021
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Google Slides
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Google Slides
Book Creator
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February 18, 2021
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Book Creator
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Book Creator
Seesaw
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February 25, 2021
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Seesaw
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Seesaw
Adobe Spark Video
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March 11, 2021
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Adobe Spark Video
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Adobe Spark Video
Flipgrid
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March 25, 2021
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Flipgrid
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Flipgrid
YouTube
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March 30, 2021
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YouTube
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YouTube
Adobe Spark Page
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April 15, 2021
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Adobe Spark Page
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Adobe Spark Page
Google Sites
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April 20, 2021
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Google Sites
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Google Sites
Blogger
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April 27, 2021
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Blogger
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Blogger
Weebly
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May 6, 2021
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Weebly
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Weebly
Google Forms
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May 20, 2021
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Google Forms
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Google Forms
Quizizz
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May 27, 2021
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Quizizz
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Quizizz
Kahoot!
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June 3, 2021
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Kahoot!
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Kahoot!
Nearpod
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June 10, 2021
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Nearpod
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Nearpod
Wakelet
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June 24, 2021
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Wakelet
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Wakelet
Coggle
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July 1, 2021
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Coggle
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Coggle
Jamboard
Recording Date:
July 8, 2021
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Jamboard
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Jamboard