Instructional Technology

Professional Learning Opportunities and Consulting Services

Dr. Anne thorp is available for professional learning opportunities as outlined below. Training sessions must include a minimum of 8 participants and can be scheduled directly with her (athorp@oaisd.org). Training and consulting services are customized around your needs.

Learning Opportunities

MediaNet - REMC 7's online booking system! MediaNet is the digital media management system that gives you instant access to media resources through a simple web-based interface.

Discovery Streaming - Discovery Education unitedstreaming is a digital video-on-demand and online teaching service to help improve students' retention and test scores; it is aligned to U.S. state and provincial standards. Find out what more than 30,000,000 teachers and students already know - Discovery Education unitedstreaming works.

Learn360 -  Engage students with the best video quality! New for 2009 - Upload your own documents; Upload your own video and audio; Podcasting; Blogs; Assignments; Quizzes and Personal Calendar.

Blogs- A Blog or web log is an online writing site where students can share writing, teachers can share information and links, and more. REMC 7 hosts a Blog server which better meets teacher needs as compared to free Internet-based Blog sites. Blogging increases student writing.

Internet Safety - Basic strategies to safely use the Internet, including what students should not share; as well as dealing with cyber bullying. Resources for free Internet Safety curriculum and videos will be available.

Plagiarism and Copyright - Combat student plagiarism through tried and true strategies and easy to use programs. Ideas to share with teachers, media specialists and strategies to teach students in avoiding plagiarism.

Consulting Services

REMC Association project implementation

Grant Assistance - Help find, write, and/or review grants to fund projects which use technology to improve teaching and learning, e.g. Best Buy te@ch grant, MACUL grant, Samsung grant, Target grant, Dollar General grant and TAPS grant.

REMC Bid Assistance - Assist with hardware and software purchase decisions from the www.remcbid.org site. Assistance includes help with selecting the best projector, cabling, or software including the student select program. (REMC 7)

Instructional Technology Contact Information:
Anne Thorp
athorp@oaisd.org