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
- Classroom Makers Exploration
- Coding for All
- Planning, Advocacy and Related Issues
- Publications & Reports
- Resources for Digital Citizenship
K-12 Technology - Laura Cummings' website of resources
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
Digital Citizenship and Netiquette - A resource that provides teachers and parents with a guide for teaching digital citizenship and netiquette to students.
Technology-Related Standards and Requirements
ISTE Standards - technology standards focused on learning, leading and teaching in the digital age
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.
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
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.
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.
Cyberbullying, web site on what students can do about cyberbullying
Incorporates classroom curriculum with dynamic community outreach to empower students, teachers, parents, law enforcement, and concerned adults to make the Internet a safer place.
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.
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.
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.
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.