Starting on 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.
Here are the talks we have scheduled to date:
FutureLink Oklahoma - AgriScience on Tuesday - Information Technology on Thursday
FutureLink Oklahoma virtually connects professionals to classrooms to support existing curriculum and career awareness. This tool can be used by teachers in any subject at any grade level and allows sessions to work seamlessly regardless of how learning is taking place. Tuesday's Lunch Session will connect teachers to a Production Engineer with Corteva Agriscience to talk about how using the platform has expanded her STEM outreach efforts. For Thursday's session, Dr. Craig Merrett, an aerospace engineer and professor in aircraft structures, will share with us his experience of connecting virtually with students across the nation for the past nine years. Dr. Merrett has connected to students not just for career awareness but also for project mentoring and curriculum enhancement in studies on force and motion, physics and space.
Adobe Spark Video
Adobe Spark is a suite of tools aimed at creating graphics, websites, and videos. This session focuses on Adobe Spark Video: a short video creation tool with template, editing, animation features. Students can use this tool to promote ideas, build arguments, or tell a story.
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.
YouTube is a popular video-sharing platform. It can be used as a powerful educational tool when videos are carefully selected to build enriching and accessible learning experiences. Teachers can upload their videos to build reusable, custom content or students can upload their videos to build confidence and take pride in their work.
Check back later for future Tech Talks. If you have suggestions for edtech tools you would like us to cover, please complete this quick Google Form.
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