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We hope to encourage educators to contribute to this unique learning network. We invite you to start discussions, share resources, ask questions, join groups, and participate in what we consider an extention of our Eighth Floor classrooms.


Should we stay or should we go, now?

Started by Lee Anne Morris Aug 1.

I Don't care About Smelly Old Budget Cuts

Started by Lee Anne Morris Apr 7.

SOL Training - Webinars for Fall 2015 - These are great!

Started by Lee Anne Morris Oct 20, 2015.

Latest Blog Post: A Woven Web of Technology Integration

Started by Lee Anne Morris Sep 10, 2015.

Do you Love Voki Like I Love Voki? Check this out!

Started by Lee Anne Morris Aug 11, 2015.

SNEAK PEEK FOR FALL: Technology Advice & Tutoring

Started by Lee Anne Morris Aug 6, 2015.

I've Been Thinking About Listening to More Podcasts

Started by Lee Anne Morris Jul 30, 2015.

What Fitness Bands Can Teach Us about Classroom Assessment

Started by Lee Anne Morris Jul 22, 2015.

Technology Safari - Turn Your Classroom into a Zoo

Started by Lee Anne Morris Jul 7, 2015.


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Interactive Virtual Field Trips

Posted by Travis Carlson on January 19, 2012 at 3:56pm 1 Comment

Most of us in our schools have a distance learning lab, but what can we do with it when classes are not in use.  The Answer: Virtual Field Trips!!

There are many place pre-k through 12 grade can go.  Just the ones we have taken at Cyril Elementary are to MOTE Marine Laboratory, WWII Museum in Louisiana, Hays Zoo in Hays, Kansas and the Puppetry Museum.  Those all cost money but place like the National Football Hall of Fame, NASA, and others are free.  I will be putting a link…


How is Social Media being used in your classroom?

Posted by Linda Jones on September 7, 2011 at 2:46pm 0 Comments

Where do you fall on the spectrum of using Social Media? Where do you want your students to be? Are you satisfied with your students using social media as observers and joiners? Should our goal be to move them to become…


Ideas for using your Smart Board with an iPod

Posted by Linda Jones on August 30, 2011 at 8:50am 0 Comments

How are you using the Smart Board in your classroom? Are you looking for some new ideas? Check out the article from EDCompass. There are some great ideas in the article  Ideas for using your Smart Board with an iPod to help get you thinking outside of the box.

21st CenturyFrame of Mind

Posted by Linda Jones on February 12, 2010 at 8:30pm 0 Comments

For years experts told educators that teachers need to prepare students for 21st Century learning. How much has really changed in the way educators present learning to students?

I attended an Oklahoma Curriculum 21 conference with presenters Alan November and Heidi Hayes Jacob. One of the questions they posed to all educators was, when you think about how you teach and present materials to students what year do you teach from? The majority educators have not changed from the methods…


SMART Marathon - Feb 20th - Saturday

Posted by Lee Anne Morris on February 4, 2010 at 3:09pm 1 Comment

We have added a Saturday SMART Marathon class on Saturday, February 20, 2010 from 8:30 am - 3:30 pm on the Eighth Floor. If you are interested in more information, contact Norma Newman at 828-5341 or norma.newman@tulsatech.org.

To enroll, contact your Advisory Committee Representative.

Lee Anne

Smart Licensing

Posted by Shawn Beard on November 5, 2009 at 12:22pm 1 Comment

There have been several instances in the past when teachers have asked about installing Smart Notebook software on their home computers. The great thing about Smart, is that they want you to be successful in using their classroom tools. As a result of that interest, the end user license agreement gives you tremendous freedom to install Notebook software on your home computer, laptop, and teacher computer. You even have the right to distribute the… Continue




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