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Instructional Technology is a critical component of today's learning environment.  Now more than ever, Okaloosa County's educators use their ingenuity to adapt to both the every-changing technology and the needs of today's students. By teaching students essential 21st century skills through the merging of effective technology tools and best practices of instruction, transformative teaching is happening across the district.

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ClassLink

ClassLink provides OneClick single sign-on into web and Windows applications, and instant access to files at school and in the cloud. Accessible from any computer, tablet or smartphone, ClassLink is ideal for 1to1 and Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) initiatives.

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iOCSD

Our schools are always searching for better and more efficient ways to communicate with parents.  The iOCSD App allows for better and more efficient ways to communicate between teachers and parents.  Allows has the ability to link directly to school calendars, receive notices of upcoming events, and access to school contact information.  Don’t have the App yet?  Download it for free.  It’s a great way to stay connected!

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Parent Portal

The Parent Portal provides timely student performance information parents need to stay fully involved with their child's academic progress. To access your student's grades, you will need a UserID (Student Number) and password. If you have lost or do not know your UserID and Password, you can obtain one by completing the MIS 4339 form and returning it to your child's school. If you should have any questions concerning your child's grades, please contact your child's teacher.

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Brain POP and Brain POP Junior

BrainPOP creates animated resources that support educators and engage students - in school, at home, and on mobile devices. Content includes movies, quizzes, games, mobile apps, activity pages, and much more covering hundreds of topics within Math, Science, Social Studies, English, Technology, Arts & Music, and Health. All content is aligned to and searchable by state standards.

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Blackboard Course Sites

Blackboard CourseSite is basically a no-cost online learning environment that can be set up to match your personal teaching style, curricula, and student needs. You can post course materials, communicate with students, encourage collaboration, monitor performance, and manage grades. CourseSites is available to you and your students anytime, 24/7 via the Internet.

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Edmodo

Edmodo is a global education network that helps connect all learners with the people and resources needed to reach their full potential. The largest K-12 network, Edmodo empowers teachers to build relationships with students in an environment they know and love. Edmodo is free for teachers and students.

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Edgenuity

Edgenuity’s blended learning solution is the combination of face-to-face instruction, technology, and data to increase personalization, engagement, and mastery of essential skills. A blended learning classroom is a student-centered learning environment where students have some control over the pace, time, path, and place of their learning.

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Destiny

Follett brings together educational content, products and technologies to prepare the next generation of learners and educators. Providing a unique combination of educational content and creative yet practical solutions, Follett's Destiny Discover allows students to access and read Follett eBooks on the go. 

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Discovery Streaming

Discovery Education offers a breadth and depth of digital media content that is immersive, engaging and brings the world into the classroom to give every student a chance to experience fascinating people, places, and events. All content is aligned to state standards, can be aligned to custom curriculum, and supports classroom instruction regardless of the technology platform.

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Florida iTunes U

Welcome to Florida on iTunes U! This service offers an additional way to access the valuable educational content available from Florida's school districts, state agencies, and non-profit organizations. Florida on iTunes U brings together teaching, professional development, and cultural resources for educators and students.

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Florida Electronic Library

The Florida Electronic Library (FEL) is a gateway to: electronic magazines, newspapers, almanacs, encyclopedias and books, and the Ask a Librarian reference service. Over 17 million articles are downloaded each year. Access to a core collection of licensed online resources and virtual reference works. A collaborative virtual reference service that helps all Florida citizens. Access the digital collections of Florida on Florida and Florida Memory. Training for library staff.

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Important Links

Media Services/Media Specialist

Teacher Web Page Resources

Need help creating a new Teacher webpage or help moving content from WIkiSpaces to your webpage? Use these step-by-step video tutorials and manuals to get started:

Contacts

Eric Mitchell, Director, MIS & Instructional Technology
(850) 689-7149

Brandon McSween, Specialist, Instructional Technology
(850) 689-7160

Cathy McIntyre, Technology Trainer
850-301-3096

 

 


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