May 2024

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Artificial Intelligence Isn't Just For Tech Students. All classrooms are finding ways to wield--and educate about--the powerful tool

When you think of AI in the classroom, you might think of robotics and of kids coding programs using artificial intelligence. But today, Kennelly is two weeks into a pilot he created to introduce students to AI in typical classrooms.


Make Connections Games for the Classroom

The granddaddy of all the Connections games started with the New York Times and the author is Wyna Liu. In this game, you organize 16 words into four categories of four words each.


No Phone Zones: Statewide Bans are Emerging Across K-12

A new Indiana law requires public school districts to ban students from using cell phones and other personnel wireless devices during class time. Exceptions allow students to use the devices with a teacher’s permission and in the case of an emergency.


How to Use Book Creator for Formative Assessment

As K-12 educators, we know that simply waiting for a final test score doesn’t give us, or students, the full picture. You know the importance of formative assessment and the big impact it has on your decision making. 


OKSTE proudly welcomes our newest Consortium Partner--Veracity!!

Veracity simplifies K-12 technology management with streamlined workflows and approvals (i.e. Technology Approval Process), contract management, and simplified product catalogs to educate staff. To learn more about Veracity's Technology Management System, watch this 4 1/2 minute video or book a meeting for a full product demonstration. 

OKSTE members receive 30% off for their first year of subscription and 15% off for their second year of subscription to Veracity. Learn more at

The Oklahoma State Department of Education is proud to announce the release of comprehensive guidance aimed at facilitating the responsible and effective use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in K-12 schools across the state. The document can be downloaded at: Guidance and Considerations for Using Artificial Intelligence in Oklahoma K-12 Schools. 

15 Ideas for Digital End-of-Semester Final Projects

Transforming K12 into a more fully student-centered system is the wicked problem facing public schools, says Robin Lake, director of the Center on Reinventing Public Education.


EdTech Strategic Planning Guide

Launched by the Academy of American Poets in April 1996, National Poetry Month is a special occasion that celebrates poets’ integral role in our culture and that poetry matters. Over the years, it has become the largest literary celebration in the world, with tens of millions of readers, students, K–12 teachers, librarians, booksellers, literary events curators, publishers, families, and—of course—poets, marking poetry’s important place in our lives.


The Good (and Bad) of Using Apps to Connect with Parents

How often should parents and teachers communicate? That’s the question at the center of a growing push for technology that allows parents constant access to the classroom.


Distracted Students? Understanding These 3 Myths of Attention Span Can Help

How many times per day do you check your phone? According to Gloria Mark, psychologist and author of Attention Span, people swipe from screen to screen about 566 times per day, and about half of those switches are self-motivated, meaning they weren’t prompted by a notification.


Plan for PD at OKSTE

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Registration open July 1, 2024 - Be sure the conference is in your FY 25 budget!

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Oklahoma Society for Technology in Education

Donna J. Campo, Executive Director