OETC 2018 Resources

So I am slightly confused, I am looking out my window and I see no snow falling for the clouds and the weather channel says it should be sunny and in the 40s and 50s all week.  But then I look on my calendar and on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday it says it is time…

Doing Professional Development Differently

Just say the words Professional Development around any teachers and most of the time you get a disgusted look and an explanation of wasted time.  I think everyone has seen a variation of this picture: So the question needs to be asked how can we do professional development differently? How can we make PD purposeful…

Technology that I use daily!

As the Director of Instructional Technology for one of the largest school districts in Ohio, I am constantly asked what types of technology I use on a daily basis.  I guess they think that if I am using the technology then it must be a worthwhile piece of technology.  But I believe that this is…

Pedagogy Before Technology

By: Brian Aspinall http://brianaspinall.com/ Before I go any further, I  recommend reading “Pedagogy before Technology” by DERYN M. WATSON, 2001 and ask yourself what knowledge do we need in the 21st century? Knowledge is at our fingertips. Now even more than 2001! This won’t be a lengthy one, I promise. Just a few ideas to consider after…

Looking for Engaging EdTech tools for the end of the school year?

Every teacher knows that when the weather warms up the students’ attention levels goes down.  So here are few EdTech tools that you can use in your classroom to keep your student engaged until the end of the school year! Kahoot! A GAME-BASED CLASSROOM RESPONSE SYSTEM FOR SCHOOLS, UNIVERSITIES, & BUSINESSES ASK THOUGHT PROVOKING QUESTIONS – Which…

Six Productivity Apps You’ll Never Want to be Without

Article by BRITTANY HODAK, Young Entrepreneur Council (The Globe and Mail) These apps will save you hours and headaches. In entrepreneurship and in life, the most valuable commodity is time. There’s never enough of it, and yet a staggering amount is spent doing the mundane tasks that come with running a business day to day. I hate…

5 Tips on Using Google Apps for Meetings

As technology continues to change how we work, one of the main holdovers refuses to go away. While meetings undoubtably serve a very important purpose, many people find themselves wasting time and desperately searching for alternatives. Fortunately for you, Google Apps provides a ton of options for improving the meeting experience from the planning /…

How to Create Links Pages in Google Sites

Many of our school buildings have created a links homepage for students in FirstClass.  As we transition into Google here is a simple way to recreate that homepage in a matter of mere minutes!

Going Google 301 Staff Toolkit

The final installment of the Going Google Staff Toolkit video series features the 301 versions of Gmail, Google Calendar, Google Classroom, and Google Drive.  These videos will show advanced features, skills and processes of the Google Apps for Education suite of applications. Gmail 301 Google Calendar 301 Google Classroom 301 Google Drive 301

Going Google 201 Staff Toolkit

In the first installment of the Going Google Staff Toolkit we introduced viewers to Gmail, Google Calendars, Google Drive, Google Classroom, Google + and Google Hangouts. In the second installment we will dive deeper into Gmail, Google Calendars, Google Drive and Google Classroom. Gmail 201 Google Calendar 201 Google Drive 201 Article – 25 Google…

Free Online Technology Course from OSU via iTunes U

This free course; Educators Getting Comfortable with Technology is an introduction to educational technology, especially those educator who are not very comfortable using technology in the classroom. All the technology used in the course is free and used by millions of educators around the world. The course can be viewed on a pc or laptop…