Educational Technology

​​​​The ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Educational Technology department​ at Oakland Schools works to support the applied use and integration of digital technologies in education. We offer consulting and professional learning services to public schools in Oakland County, as well as support and leadership for local, regional and state educational technology-related initiatives. We also provide services related to digital materials and platforms.

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Oakland Schools provides a variety of listservs to keep educators in the loop during the year with new resources, opportunities, and information affecting you as an educator of specific content or grade level. The Educational Technology team has a listserv that would be of interest to Oakland County educators at all levels and all areas of instruction.

If you are an educator working in Oakland County, you can ask to join the Educational Technology listserv by doing the following:

  • Send an email to Kim Clarke.
  • Use "Join Ed Tech Listserv" for the subject
  • You will know that you have been added to the listserv when you receive a "welcome" email.

Professional Learning in District

Educational Technology offers professional learning that can be held in your district upon request.

The following are the On Request Professional Learning offerings currently available:

  • iPads in the Classroom
  • Digital Tools for Assessment
  • Google Suite
  • Online resources for Teaching and Learning
  • Discovery Streaming
  • Moodle
  • Classroom Makers Exploration
  • Coding for All

If you see other professional learning offerings on this page that you would like to know if we are offering "on request", please contact us by calling or emailing Laura Cummings at 248.209.2283.

Resources

Technology Resources

K-12 Technology - Laura Cummings' website of resources

Common Sense Graphite - Graphite is a free platform from Common Sense Education that provides lists and descriptions of apps, games and websites that have been evaluated for classroom use.

Kathy Schrock's Guide to Everything - portal page linking to Kathy's technology resource support sites on a variety of topics including iPads, PLNs, technology skills, information literacy and much more

Tammy's Technology Tips for Teachers - lots of ideas and resources for technology integration

CyberBee - online resources for teachers and students

Technology-Related Standards and Requirements

ISTE Standards - technology standards focused on learning, leading and teaching in the digital age

ISTE Standards for Students

MI Online Learning Requirement

AASL Standards for the 21st Century Learner 

Planning, Advocacy and Related Issues

Michigan Department of Education Technology Readiness Resources - Michigan's technology readiness vision is focused on increasing full-time, full-access systems of education that support success for every student. This website provides links to the resources currently available.

COSN: Leading Education Innovation​ - CoSN (the Consortium for School Networking) is a professional association for district technology leaders. For over two decades, CoSN has provided leaders with the management, community building, and advocacy tools they need to succeed. 

Office of Educational Technology - The Office of Educational Technology (OET) provides leadership for transforming education through the power of technology. OET develops national educational technology policy and advocates for the transition from print-based to digital learning.

Publications & Reports

The MACUL Community - a portal for advocacy resources, information relationg to the MACUL special interest groups, blog articles, member highlights, trending topics and more. 

T.H.E. Journal Online - articles of interest to Technology Directors and Superintendents

eSchool News Online a source for K-12 technology and Internet news

National Education Technology Plan -The Plan articulates a vision of equity, active use, and collaborative leadership to make everywhere, all-the-time learning possible.

PEW/Internet and American Life Project - reports exploring the impact of the internet on families, communities, work & home, daily life, education, health care, and civic & political life

Resources for Digital Citizenship

Digital Citizenship - Big Picture

Nine Themes of Digital Citizenship
Digital citizenship can be defined as the norms of appropriate, responsible behavior with regard to technology use. The nine themes provide an organizational structure for all of the different areas of digital citizenship.

Studies

It's Complicated: The Social Lives of Networked Teens by Danah Boyd

How we were fooled into thinking that sexual predators lurk everywhere
This article, excerpted from Danah Boyd's book, takes a look at how our beliefs about online dangers diverge from reality.

Safety

NSteens
Cyberbullying, web site on what students can do about cyberbullying

i-SAFE 
Incorporates classroom curriculum with dynamic community outreach to empower students, teachers, parents, law enforcement, and concerned adults to make the Internet a safer place.

iKeepSafe
Sponsored by the Optimist International, the iKeepSafe Coalition is a broad partnership of governors and/first spouses, attorneys general, public health and education professionals, law enforcement, and industry leaders working together for the health and safety of youth online.

NetSmartz
Provides information to parents, educators and children on how to use the Internet smartly.  There is also a NetSmartz specifically for children 12 and under. 

That's Not Cool
This website is a co-effort of the Ad Council and the Family Violence Prevention Fund and the Department of Justice's Office on Violence Against Women to give teenagers help dealing with online harassment, including online bullying.

Contact

Kimberly Clarke

Project/Department Assistant

Laura Cummings

Digital Learning Consultant

Vinos Kassab

Digital Learning Consultant

 

QUICK LINKS

MACUL

The Michigan Association for Computer Users in Learning is for educators involved with, or seeking knowledge of, educational technology and how it can enhance teaching and learning.

ISTE

The International Society for Technology in Education is committed to expanding the horizons of education technology. Responsible for the widely adopted ISTE Standards for learning, ISTE represents more than 100,000 professionals worldwide.