Tech Integration Newsletter

Vol. 2 Issue 12 April 2017

OPS Elementary EdTech Camp @ DoSpace

Saturday, April 29th, 9am-12:30pm

7205 Dodge Street

Omaha, NE

Click the below flyer for more details regarding registration. Must Register. Hurry now space is limited!

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What's the Word with Online Learning Tools

Learning Tools are now available on the online version of Word and OneNote. Which comes free with our Office 365 tools.

Learning Tools include a modified reader view that utilizes techniques proven to help people read more effectively, such as:

  • Read Aloud—Reads text aloud with simultaneous highlighting that improves decoding, fluency and comprehension while sustaining the reader’s focus and attention.
  • Spacing—Optimizes font spacing in a narrow column view to improve reading fluency for users who suffer from visual crowding issues.
  • Syllables—Shows the breaks between syllables to enhance word recognition and decoding.
  • Parts of Speech*—Supports writing instruction and grammar comprehension by identifying verbs, nouns and adjectives.

The Immersive Reader features help everyone on any device improve their reading skills, including those with dyslexia, dysgraphia, ADHD, emerging readers or a combination of the broad range of unique student abilities.

Learn more about the Learning Tools in the Office Blog below.

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OneDrive: Get the Low Down On Uploading

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Click on above Sway to see this months Secondary Spotlight

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Want to talk with like-minded educators? Join the Common Sense Education's Facebook Group! Whether you're a newbie or an EdTech pro, you can connect with like-minded educators in this group! Common Sense Educators is a group of educators committed to creating a positive, collaborative culture of digital learning and digital citizenship in their classrooms, schools, or districts.

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F2F (Face-2-Face) Professional Learning

Please contact a trainer directly for any specific training needs. Trainers are happy to come out to buildings to provide instructional technology training.

Classified Staff/TAC: Debra Bordenkecher

Elementary Building Trainers: Melissa Cleaver, Eileen Heller, McKenzie White
Secondary Building Trainers: Kelly Means, Amy Vester

Technology Training Team

Melissa Cleaver:
Instructional Technology Trainer, Project Coordinator
Debra Bordenkecher: Technology Trainer
Eileen Heller:
Instructional Technology Trainer, Elementary Lead Teacher
Keegan Korf:
Common Sense Media, Digital Citizenship Lead Teacher
Kelly Means:
Instructional Technology Trainer, Project Coordinator
Amy Vester:
Instructional Technology Trainer, Secondary Lead Teacher
McKenzie White:
Instructional Technology Trainer, Library Lead Teacher
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