Wavelengths

Tech Integration Newsletter

Vol. 1 Issue 6 September 2016

Rob's Corner

New to this years Wavelength, Rob Dickson, Director of IMS will have a Sway featuring content in IMS to be highlighted. Click on the below Sway to view 'Rob's Corner'

JIT (Just-In-Time) Professional Learning

WEBINAR Wednesdays:
9/07/16 Office 365 OneDrive
9/14/16 Microsoft Classroom
10/5/16 Play'n'Sway
11/9/16 Office Mix
12/7/16 Microsoft Classroom
To Register for any WEBINARS Click on the Blue Box found below.

OPS Technology Twitter Chats will resume in October
#Opstechchat


What is JIT PD? It can be a webinar, tutorial or Twitter chat that can be done on your computer or mobile device during the live session from anywhere. As well as reviewed at a later more convenient time.

Link to Past Webinars/Tutorials Topics to review
Link to how to join an Adobe Connect Webinar
Click Here To Register for Technology Training

Omaha Public Schools Inservices

F2F (Face-2-Face) Professional Learning

September Topics:
9/08/16 Overview O365 Waffle & OPS Portal-Paystub
9/12/16 Powerpoint Basics
9/13/16 Intro to Standard OneNote Notebook
9/13/16 Windows 10
9/14/16 Excel Basics
9/15/16 Office 365 OneDrive: Cloud storage
9/19/16 Microsoft Classroom
9/21/16 Microsoft Word Basics

October Topics:
10/04/16 Play'n'Sway: web based presentation tool
10/05/16 Microsoft Word Basics
10/06/16 Office 365 Mix: PowerPoint add-on for PC
10/11/16 Intro to iPads
10/12/16 Intermediate PowerPoint
10/19/16 Databases in Excel

November Topics:
11/03/16 Intro to Class OneNote Notebook
11/03/16 Overview O365 Waffle & OPS Portal-Paystub
11/07/16 SharePoint Basics
11/08/16 Skype in the Classroom
11/09/16 Office 365 OneDrive: Cloud Storage
11/15/16 Office 365 Mix: PowerPoint add-on for PC

December Topics:
12/05/16 Overview O365 Waffle & OPS Portal-Paystub
12/07/16 Office 365 Email & Calendar
12/08/16 Appy Hour: Explore Student Engagement Apps

To Register for any of these training sessions Click on the Blue Box above.

Some Common Sense

Hello all and happy back-to-school!

Common Sense Media and Common Sense Education provide fantastic digital citizenship resources for teachers, parents, and students. From movie ratings, to lesson plan ideas for your classroom, Common Sense is here to provide our community with the knowledge we need to help our children grow into positive creators and consumers of digital media.


To gear up for the school year, I challenge and encourage you to check out the resources that Common Sense Education can provide, from lesson plans to EdTech ratings and reviews. Visit https://www.commonsensemedia.org/educators and create a free account for more information.


Is your school doing great things with Common Sense Media in your classrooms? Reach out to Keegan Korf (keegan.korf@ops.org or @OPSMrsKorf) to be featured in this section of our newsletter.

MORE OPS Technology Integration Spotlights...Coming in October!

Are you integrating technology in the classroom in an innovative way?

Is there something in your building engaging students through technology?

Is there a way technology is enhancing your work?

Let us know at techtrainers@ops.org

Meet the 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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