Web-Based Class Activities
Choice Boards: Made for Adult Education
by Debbie Jensen
K-12 has embraced Choice Boards in their classrooms for over ten years, but if you missed the opportunity, here it is for Adult Education. It is as if Choice Boards were designed with adult learners in mind.
Interactive Images and Virtual Reality Using Thinglink
by Susan Gaer
You may have seen photos of users with high-tech virtual reality goggles tuned out to the world and wonder what type of experiences can be had. By definition, users are immersed in a 3D world and virtual reality places the user inside the experience as opposed to just viewing it. With Thinglink, you can easily recreate these experiences for students who will view them using a simple cardboard VR device.
Canvas Commons Easy as 1, 2, 3
by Francisco Pinedo
Canvas is a web-based learning management system (or LMS for short) that is used in many schools, including community colleges and higher education institutions. Like other LMS, Canvas allows instructors to manage digital learning with a platform for teachers to create and add content, including lessons and assessments.
Create (or Update) Your OTAN Account!
We encourage all adult educators to create an account on the OTAN website. Creating an account is the easiest way to stay connected to the latest developments throughout the school year and it's free!
To create or update an OTAN account, first go to the OTAN.us website. At the top right of the page, click on the Join OTAN menu then click Membership.
On the next page, create your OTAN account by clicking on Register as a new user to begin or enter your email address to log in and update your account. (If you have any issues logging into your account, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance.)
On the next page, you can enter or update your contact and agency information on the registration form. Within the form, indicate your preferences for receiving OTAN Publications and Notifications. One note – if you check Professional Development under OTAN Notifications, you will receive email notices when there is an open training in your region (when OTAN returns to face-to-face training), even if it is not at your agency.
Make sure to save your changes once you have entered all your information.
Once you create an account, or if you have an existing account, you can enter your email address at the membership page to log in and adjust your preferences at any time.
You're all set to stay in touch with OTAN! Look for email notices, Digests, and Newsletters throughout the school year and we look forward to staying in touch! (And encourage a colleague to create an OTAN account as well!)