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Making Your Own Instructional Videos

At OTAN, we get questions from teachers from time to time on how to make videos for students or how to add video to a teacher’s class. Now comes a new resource with ideas on how to get started with making instructional videos, especially for those who have never done so before or have limited experience with creating video.

OTAN Webinar Coming Up and a Reminder about TDLS 2020

Join us next week for another informative webinar and find out about Easy Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint Projects for Language Practice! Also, have you tried a method or practice that involves technology in an adult education class or program that you would like to share? If so, you're in luck! We have an open Call for Proposals for TDLS 2020. Share your successes and challenges by presenting at the Symposium!

Are You Ready for the Great California ShakeOut?

The Great California ShakeOut will take place on Thursday, October 17 at 10:17am in California and other locations around the US and the world. This is the 12th anniversary of the ShakeOut, which started in Southern California in 2008.

Celebrate Digital Citizenship Week 2019

October 14 to 18 is Digital Citizenship Week. Although the focus this week is on K-12 students and schools, this week presents many opportunities to think about how we should all be good digital citizens and encourage good online behavior when interacting with others, now and throughout the school year.

Two OTAN Webinars Coming Up + A Reminder about TDLS 2020

Join us for our upcoming OTAN webinars on OERs and Microsoft Office.

Taking a Look at the Top Tools for Learning 2019

Since 2007, Jane Hart from the Centre for Learning & Performance Technologies in the UK has been compiling an annual Top Tools for Learning List from the results of an open survey of over 2,500 participants from 46 different countries.

Digital Inclusion Week Begins

Digital Inclusion Week, sponsored by the National Digital Inclusion Alliance, is an annual event meant to bring attention to solutions addressing home internet access, personal devices, and local technology training and support programs, with the goal of closing digital divides that exist in cities and local communities around the country.

OTAN Tech Talk on Screencastify + Teaching Vocabulary with Technology Training Coming Up!

Screencastify is a simple, easy-to-use screencasting tool to record a screen while using the Chrome browser or a Chromebook. This OTAN Tech Talk will show how teachers can use Screencastify as an instructional and/or assessment tool.

Survey Shows How Teachers and Students Are Using EdTech

A new educational technology survey is out from Gallup and the NewSchools Venture Fund entitled Education Technology Use in Schools: Student and Educator Perspectives. The aim of the survey, which polled K-12 students, teachers, principals, and administrators, is to understand how teachers and students are using EdTech products both in the classroom and outside of school and the perception of the effectiveness of EdTech tools.

Creating an Accessible Website

No matter how small or large your website is, the reality is that your website should be accessible for all users.

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