Tech Talks

The OPSRC Tech Team has created 30-45 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 (approx. 30-minutes) around lunch time and on Thursdays (approx. 45-minutes) after school.

Here are the future Tech Talks we have scheduled:

Upcoming Tech Talks

Come back in Jan 2023 for new Tech Talks!

We don't currently have any events scheduled.
Check back later for future Tech Talks.
If you have suggestions for edtech tools you would like us to cover:
Suggest a future tech topic or tool.

Archived Tech Talks

How to make the most of these lessons:

One recommendation on how to make use of these short lessons on different technology tools:
Step 1: Download the slides.
Step 2: Watch the 30-45 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.

Technology Standards

The International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) created their first technology integration standards in 1998. According to ISTE, the ISTE standards "have been used, researched and updated to continuously reflect the latest research-based best practices" and have been adopted in all 50 US states and several other countries. Much like content standards, the ISTE Standards provide informative, clear, and measurable targets for technology skills, knowledge, and attitudes. The standards are grouped by target audience, and each one is accompanied by descriptions and examples.

ISTE Standards for Students
Recording Date:
October 7, 2021
Video:
ISTE Standards for Students
Note: video is glitchy around 26 minutes but will become smooth a short time later.
Presentation Slides:
ISTE Standards for Students
ISTE Standards for Educators
Recording Date:
November 4, 2021
Video:
ISTE Standards for Educators
Presentation Slides:
ISTE Standards for Educators
ISTE Standards for Education Leaders
Recording Date:
November 11, 2021
Video:
ISTE Standards for Education Leaders
Presentation Slides:
ISTE Standards for Education Leaders
Engaging in Digital Citizenship with Blogger
Recording Date:
July 19, 2022
Video:
Engaging in Digital Citizenship with Blogger
Presentation Slides:
Engaging in Digital Citizenship with Blogger
Locally and Globally Collaborating with Flip(grid)
Recording Date:
July 26, 2022
Video:
Locally and Globally Collaborating with Flip(grid)
Presentation Slides:
Locally and Globally Collaborating with Flip(grid)
Meaningfully Constructing Knowledge with Canva
Recording Date:
August 2, 2022
Video:
Meaningfully Constructing Knowledge with Canva
Presentation Slides:
Meaningfully Constructing Knowledge with Canva
Designing Innovatively with Coggle
Recording Date:
September 20, 2022
Video:
Designing Innovatively with Coggle
Presentation Slides:
Designing Innovatively with Coggle

Tech Integration Models

Several models to guide the use of technology in the classroom have been developed over the years:

The SAMR Model
was created by Dr. Ruben Puentedura in 2010 and considers four levels of technology integration in the order from least to most sophisticated: Substitution, Augmentation, Modification, and Redefinition. This model focuses on analyzing and encouraging deeper levels of student led and engaged activities.

The TPACK Framework was created by Punya Mishra and Matthew J. Koehler in 2006 and considers three areas of Knowledge needed for high-impact technology integration: Technological, Pedagogical, And Content. This model focuses on analyzing and blending the three knowledge domains and prioritizes selecting appropriate technology tools to support content and pedagogical needs.

The Technology Integration Matrix (or TIM) was created by the Florida Center for Instructional Technology (FCIT) in 2005. This framework examines the intersection of five interdependent characteristics of meaningful learning environments (i.e. active, collaborative, constructive, authentic, and goal-directed) with five levels of technology integration (i.e. entry, adoption, adaptation, infusion, and transformation).

SAMR Model
Recording Date:
September 16, 2021
Video:
SAMR Model
Presentation Slides:
SAMR Model
TPACK Framework
Recording Date:
September 21, 2021
Video:
TPACK Framework
Presentation Slides:
TPACK Framework
Technology Integration Matrix (TIM)
Recording Date:
September 28, 2021
Video:
Technology Integration Matrix (TIM)
Presentation Slides:
Technology Integration Matrix (TIM)

Special Interest Topics

These topics are in-depth explorations of education subjects with respect to how intentionally designed academic technology application can enable, augment, and transform learning experiences. They function to spark discussions, share resources, and introduce potentially new ways of thinking about how students learn and grow.

Remote-Distance Learning
Recording Date:
March 18, 2022
Video:
Remote-Distance Learning
Presentation Slides:
Remote-Distance Learning
Student-Centered Learning
Recording Date:
March 22, 2022
Video:
Student-Centered Learning
Presentation Slides:
Student-Centered Learning
Goal-Directed Learning
Recording Date:
March 31, 2022
Video:
Goal-Directed Learning
Presentation Slides:
Goal-Directed Learning

Individual Tech Tools

These individual tools can be used with any of the tech integration models listed above to meet ISTE Standards for Students in the classroom. If you have a suggestion for a tool that you would like us to cover in a future Tech Talk, use the "Suggest" button above to send us a note.

Adobe Spark Post
Recording Date:
February 4, 2021
Video:
Adobe Spark Post
Be sure to also check out the 1-18-2022 talk on Adobe Creative Cloud Express.
Presentation Slides:
Adobe Spark Post
Google Slides
Recording Date:
February 11, 2021
Video:
Google Slides
Presentation Slides:
Google Slides
Seesaw
Recording Date:
February 25, 2021
Video:
Seesaw
Presentation Slides:
Seesaw
Adobe Spark Video
Recording Date:
March 11, 2021
Video:
Adobe Spark Video
Be sure to also check out the 1-18-2022 talk on Adobe Creative Cloud Express.
Presentation Slides:
Adobe Spark Video
Flipgrid (currently called Flip)
Recording Date:
March 25, 2021
Video:
Flipgrid (currently called Flip)
Presentation Slides:
Flipgrid (currently called Flip)
YouTube
Recording Date:
March 30, 2021
Video:
YouTube
Presentation Slides:
YouTube
Adobe Spark Page
Recording Date:
April 15, 2021
Video:
Adobe Spark Page
Be sure to also check out the 1-18-2022 talk on Adobe Creative Cloud Express.
Presentation Slides:
Adobe Spark Page
Google Sites
Recording Date:
April 20, 2021
Video:
Google Sites
Presentation Slides:
Google Sites
Blogger
Recording Date:
April 27, 2021
Video:
Blogger
Presentation Slides:
Blogger
Weebly
Recording Date:
May 6, 2021
Video:
Weebly
Presentation Slides:
Weebly
Google Forms
Recording Date:
May 20, 2021
Video:
Google Forms
Presentation Slides:
Google Forms
Quizizz
Recording Date:
May 27, 2021
Video:
Quizizz
Presentation Slides:
Quizizz
Kahoot!
Recording Date:
June 3, 2021
Video:
Kahoot!
Presentation Slides:
Kahoot!
Nearpod
Recording Date:
June 10, 2021
Video:
Nearpod
Presentation Slides:
Nearpod
Wakelet
Recording Date:
June 24, 2021
Video:
Wakelet
Presentation Slides:
Wakelet
Coggle
Recording Date:
July 1, 2021
Video:
Coggle
Presentation Slides:
Coggle
Stormboard
Recording Date:
July 13, 2021
Video:
Stormboard
Presentation Slides:
Stormboard
Google Slides 2
Recording Date:
July 29, 2021
Video:
Google Slides 2
Presentation Slides:
Google Slides 2
Seesaw 2
Recording Date:
August 5, 2021
Video:
Seesaw 2
Presentation Slides:
Seesaw 2
Flipgrid 2 (currently called Flip)
Recording Date:
August 19, 2021
Video:
Flipgrid 2 (currently called Flip)
Presentation Slides:
Flipgrid 2 (currently called Flip)
Nearpod 2
Recording Date:
August 26, 2021
Video:
Nearpod 2
Presentation Slides:
Nearpod 2
Screencastify
Recording Date:
December 2, 2021
Video:
Screencastify
Presentation Slides:
Screencastify
iMovie
Recording Date:
December 9, 2021
Video:
iMovie
Presentation Slides:
iMovie
Edpuzzle
Recording Date:
December 16, 2021
Video:
Edpuzzle
Presentation Slides:
Edpuzzle
Adobe Creative Cloud Express
Recording Date:
January 18, 2022
Video:
Adobe Creative Cloud Express
Presentation Slides:
Adobe Creative Cloud Express
Canva
Recording Date:
January 25, 2022
Video:
Canva
Presentation Slides:
Canva
Pixlr X
Recording Date:
February 3, 2022
Video:
Pixlr X
Presentation Slides:
Pixlr X
Visme
Recording Date:
February 8, 2022
Video:
Visme
Presentation Slides:
Visme
Canva for Education
Recording Date:
March 10, 2022
Video:
Canva for Education
Presentation Slides:
Canva for Education
Book Creator Revisited
Recording Date:
April 21, 2022
Video:
Book Creator Revisited
Presentation Slides:
Book Creator Revisited
Edublogs
Recording Date:
April 28, 2022
Video:
Edublogs
Presentation Slides:
Edublogs
TeachingBooks
Recording Date:
May 5, 2022
Video:
TeachingBooks
Presentation Slides:
TeachingBooks
StoryJumper
Recording Date:
May 10, 2022
Video:
StoryJumper
Presentation Slides:
StoryJumper
ReadWorks
Recording Date:
May 19, 2022
Video:
ReadWorks
Presentation Slides:
ReadWorks
Blooket
Recording Date:
November 10, 2022
Video:
Blooket
Presentation Slides:
Blooket
Gimkit
Recording Date:
November 22, 2022
Video:
Gimkit
Presentation Slides:
Gimkit
Prodigy
Recording Date:
December 1, 2022
Video:
Prodigy
Presentation Slides:
Prodigy