News items from earlier this year as you start the new school year!
Resources to Continue Teaching
OTAN has compiled a list of resources to review that cover a variety of online learning topics.
Doing Our Own Digital Learning
Sometimes in our corner of the universe we feel frustration, overwhelm, and confusion when it comes to getting started with and sustaining technology use.
Keeping Everyone Safe on the Internet
Safer Internet Day is a good reminder of the continuous need to educate everyone on staying safe online, protecting personal data, and acting as good netizens.
Using Video to Engage Students
Teachers are using video in all kinds of way to deliver content and engage students. Video projects can be simple creations or more elaborate activities that utilize a number of digital skills.
The Power of Graphic Organizers
We are always looking for ways that students can make better sense of the information we provide them in our lessons. Note-taking is one way of doing this, but we have a lot of other tools at our disposal that students can use.
Are you looking for a way to integrate technology in your classes? Visit Teaching with Technology on the OTAN website and start searching for ESL, ABE, ASE, and even CTE lesson ideas today!
Web-Based Class Activities
H5P Interactive Module Comes to Moodle 3.8
by Susan Coulter
OTAN recently upgraded their Moodle Learning Management System to Moodle 3.8 and with the upgrade, they added a H5P Activity Module and numerous games. You may be wondering, what is H5P? It is an abbreviation for HTML5 Package. H5P makes it easy for everyone to create, share and reuse interactive HTML5 content.
Curating Lessons and Resources Using Wakelet
by Susan Gaer
Wakelet is a free service that allows educators and librarians to curate content from across the web, gather research, create digital portfolios, tell digital stories, distribute newsletters, and much, much more.
From the Director, Renee Collins!
As you enter this school year, you may be feeling overwhelmed from the impact of the pandemic, the need to rapidly pivot to remote learning, and the pressure to retain, test, and provide students with the instructional content they need to successfully reach their academic, employment, or life goals.
At OTAN, we are working diligently to address these challenges head on with you. As in the past, our focus will continue to be the successful integration of educational technology, distance learning, and electronic collaboration and information. Engage with us by:
The start of our year may not be our usual normal, but adult educators are innovative, flexible, and resourceful by definition and you will ultimately thrive! Don't hesitate to reach out to OTAN for support as you move through the year. We're here for you!
Recently, OTAN published a series of news items to provide information about essential OTAN features for you and your colleagues to know as you begin the school year. Learn more about OTAN and please share these news items with your colleagues!
We hope that you will find these news items useful. And please contact OTAN for your technology training needs at any time this year! Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 916-228-2580.