Teaching with Instructional Technology

During the coronavirus pandemic, instructional technologies have become an essential part of teaching and learning. These resources, including guides to digital education platforms and training and support videos, help Kansan educators leverage technology to engage students and boost their learning outcomes.
Resources & Non-Video Content
Training & Support Videos

Resources and Non-Video Content

Comprehensive Glossary

Platform Tutorials

  • Platform Tutorials
  • Utilizing the Instructional Examples
  • Google Sheet Versions of Assessment Rubrics
  • Navigating Change Document

5 reasons to let students keep their cameras off during Zoom classes
Do This, Not That
Zoom Tips and Tricks
Google Meet Strategies for Distance Learning video
Google’s Teach from Anywhere
YoTeach Backchannel Tool
Technology Tools to Enhance School-Home Communication
Digital Citizenship
Ditch That Textbook
Kasey Bell’s website (Shake Up Learning)
Google Teacher Training Center (Google Certification)
9 Things Every Teacher Should Be Able to Do in Classroom
Welcome to Your First Day of Classroom
10 Google Classroom Tips for Remote Learning
Sample Classroom Guide for Parents
Classroom Cheatsheets (for both teachers and students)
Classroom Cheatsheets (for both teachers and students) – Videos
Google Classroom Support Page
12 Classroom Hacks You Can Start Using Today
60 Ways to Use Google Classroom
70 other apps that integrate with Classroom
Google’s Applied Digital Skills Platform
Microsoft Educator Center
Zoom’s Online Training Center
Loom – Free screen recording software for educators

Training and Support Videos

Still a little unsure about your technology skills while teaching online? You’re not alone! Join Lori and Peg as they review the settings available on Zoom and the new Google Meet, discuss virtual connection components for the classroom including establishing norms and examine teaching tips, level of instruction and lesson organization ideas for implementation. Great resources are shared as well! Appropriate Audience: K-12 Teachers Registration: Nov 11, 2020 03:30 PM in Central Time (US and Canada)

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Contact Presenter: Lori Jensen Wilson
You’re an excellent teacher… but this online thing? It’s tough! Join Lori as we reflect on your best teaching practices and relationship building techniques you use in your face-to-face classroom, consider how to replicate your best practices when teaching online and explore new resources for teaching online. Appropriate for all K-12 teachers. Registration: Apr 7, 2021 03:30 PM in Central Time (US and Canada)

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Contact Presenter: Lori Jensen Wilson
SeeSaw 101 is designed for teachers new to SeeSaw or teachers who want a refresher on the SeeSaw basics. We will learn to use the essential tools to create engaging learning experiences that make thinking and learning visible. We will learn how to set up a free SeeSaw account, how to create and view posts in SeeSaw and how to use the Activity Library in Seesaw.

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Contact Presenter: Peg Meyer
Not sure where to start with your livestream? Join Glenn for this quick 35 minute overview of what platforms to use, what not to do, and what you should be doing. Glenn will share tips, tools, suggestions, a few tutorials, and a handout to get you off on the right foot. A PDF handout is available at: essdk.me/livestreamhand. Oct 21, 2020 03:30 PM in Central Time (US and Canada)

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Contact Presenter: Glenn Wiebe
Join Glenn Wiebe, ESSDACK Tech Integration Consultant, and others as we share strategies, ideas, and resources for upping your Google Classroom game! In this fast-paced 30 minutes, we’ll talk about the nine essential Classroom skills you need and three that will make you a Classroom ninja. We’ll also review some simple strategies and a few resources that can take your use of Classroom to the next level. (Be sure to explore the video website at: essdk.me/classroom!). Dec 16, 2020 03:30 PM in Central Time (US and Canada)

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Contact Presenter: Glenn Wiebe
If you are looking for ways to build quality asynchronous activities for your classroom this is the session for you! Join Melissa as she discusses strategies for effective asynchronous activity design and adapting common face-to-face activities into the asynchronous classroom. Participants will explore the advantages and disadvantages to asynchronous learning and will leave with several activities than can implement in their classroom. Dec 09, 2020 03:30 PM in Central Time (US and Canada)

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Contact Presenter: Melissa Fast

In this session participants learn about some of the latest and greatest classroom apps along with tricks and best practices on how to use them in the classroom. March 24, 2021 03:30 PM in Central Time (US and Canada)

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Contact Presenter: Meg Richard

In this session participants will look at the different ways to communication with the community around learners. Jan. 13, 2021 03:30 PM in Central Time (US and Canada)

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Effective Use of Zoom
Safety and Security
Collaborate, Communicate, and Engage Online With Students
Google Classroom
Google Extensions for Students With Differentiated Needs
Seesaw
Microsoft Teams for Remote Learning
G-Suite Tips and Tricks
Pear Deck, Nearpod, and Mentimeter – 3 tools that help students engage
The New EdTech Classroom Youtube Page