Digital Conversion Bytes

Vol. 3 - October 21, 2016

QR Codes Help Students Accomplish More at Cross Timbers Elementary

Students at Cross Timbers Elementary are using the i-nigma app to scan QR codes. A QR code is a 2-dimensional barcode that, once scanned, will display information, such as text, audio, video, or a link to a website. Teachers have found that by using QR codes, students stay engaged in their learning and teachers are able to explore more content.
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QR Code - Cross Timbers

Chromebooks in Biology

Listen to Ms. Thompson, a 9th grade Biology teacher at Santa Fe High School, share her thoughts on using Chromebooks.
Chromebooks - Santa Fe

Canvas: Engaging, Instant, & Organized

The story below is by Kaitlyn Spencer, 8th Grade English teacher at Summit Middle School.


Canvas is a great educational tool for Edmond teachers to utilize as we move forward with the Digital Conversion. Students are instantly more engaged when they get to work with technology, which makes our lives easier!


Multiple-choice assessments are instantly graded, and students can see correct answers and feedback right away. It's great to be able to give them immediate results. Canvas also provides question analytics, similar to Edusoft, so I know how my students are performing on each question.


English teachers have the advantage of having our textbook and textbook resources integrated into Canvas. Students can view textbook pages within Canvas, instead of having to open up multiple tabs or windows.


As I become more familiar with Canvas, I am definitely excited about my students getting their own Chromebooks next year!

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About the Project

Digital Conversion, simply put, is about learning and not about technology. The project will provide student mobile devices, digital content (curriculum, including textbooks), professional development, network infrastructure, and a Learning Management System. This project will provide our students with the experience, skills, confidence, and adaptability they will need to succeed in college and in the workforce.