Resources for Technology

Virtual Meetups: Computer Science and Technology  

The computer science and technology content specialists of the Office of Learning and
Instructional Strategies are scheduling virtual meetups in collaboration with various
professional organizations across the state to support educators and administrators during extended remote learning. The purpose of the forum is to support educators and to give them a platform to network, share and gain new skills or strategies to help students succeed while learning remotely. 

This aligns with the vision of Ohio’s Strategic Plan for Education, Each Child, Our Future, which focuses on the whole child by empowering teachers to help their students to become resilient lifelong learners who contribute to society. These meetups help to facilitate discussions about equitable learning opportunities and practices for each child while partnering with educators and professional organizations to promote quality schools and student success. 

The Department will host the meetups in conjunction with guest facilitators sponsored by professional organizations. The Department and partnering organizations are continuing to add new virtual meetups to the schedule.


Computer Science Teacher Association of Ohio (CSTA Ohio) 
Ohio Technology and Engineering Educators Association (OTEEA) 
Ohio Educational Technology Agencies (Ohio Ed Techs) 
Wednesday, November 18, 2020
Time Content Area Partner & Topic  Link 
3:30 - 4:30 p.m. All Content Areas Ohio's EdTechs: Working Remotely with Early Elementary Learners: Targeting Technology Content and Skills            

Click here to join the meeting

+1 614-721-2972   

Phone Conference ID: 392 531 507#

Wednesday, December 9, 2020
Time Content Area Topic Link
3:30 - 4:45 p.m. Courses that Address the Technology, Computer Science or Career Field Technical Content Standards Ohio's Technology Seal Click here to join the meeting

+1 614-721-2972  
Conference ID: 488 168 373#

Archived Virtual Meetup Resources

Topic Program Date Resources
Cyber Security, Data Ethics and App Creation: Examples of Integrating Ohio's Computer Science and Technology Standards September 23, 2020 Session Recording
Low-Tech and Mixed-Tech Solutions for Teaching in Online and Hybrid Settings October 21, 2020 Session Recording

The following list of resources may be helpful for teachers as they develop and implement remote learning experiences. This list is not comprehensive, and the Department does not endorse any particular program or platform.

Designing eLearning Experiences

Designing an Online Lesson Using the Five Es Instructional Model - This post provides strategies for leveraging technology tools to design an online lesson that includes the components of the Five Es instructional model: Engage, Explore, Explain, Elaborate and Evaluate. 

National Standards for Quality Online Learning (NSQOL) - NSQOL provides National Standards for Quality Online Courses and Quality Online Teaching

SpotOn Digital Content Review Rubric - This rubric evaluates digital content using four dimensions: Content Quality, Pedagogy, Use of Technology and Content Area Standards.

State Educational Technology Directors Association (SETDA) - Coalition for eLearning - SETDA has assembled resources and examples to help teachers develop and implement remote learning experiences. 

Using PBL in Remote Learning - This post discusses ways to adapt and implement project-based learning (PBL) for students who are learning remotely.

Digital Resources

The Concord Consortium - (Grades K-12) Provides virtually guided STEM lessons that can be run remotely and through browsers. CODAP is one of many resources included on this website. CODAP is a web-based data tool to help students summarize, visualize and interpret data for grades 6-12.  

Desmos - (Grades 3-12) These digital activities leverage dynamic, web-based tools to help students understand math concepts. Educators can use the Activity Builder to create their own lessons as well.  

Esri GeoInquiries - (Grades 4-12) GeoInquiries are 15-minute inquiry activities that use interactive maps (geographic) to support instructional content from science, social studies, math and English language arts. Students use visual analysis to see patterns and think spatially about the concepts in the maps. 

PBS LearningMedia - (Grades K-12) Within the engineering and technology collection, this website provides digital resources that address topics that include the relationship between technology and society, technological literacy and engineering design. Topics are real-world based. 

Resources for Educators Using Data in the Classroom -  (Grades K-12) The Oceans of Data Institute provides data activities, data sources, lessons and resources for the classroom.  Students can access real-world data involving a variety of topics from different content areas to interpret data, identify patterns and make predictions.

United States Census Bureau: Explore Data - This website contains links to many different datasets. It also contains data tools and visualizations.

Last Modified: 11/12/2020 1:23:27 PM