Programs

Educational Technology provides comprehensive programs taking teachers from a technology enriched to personalized learning environments that focuses on student achievement and engagement.

Computer Science

This week is National Computer Science week! Computer Science Education Week is an annual program dedicated to inspiring K-12 students to take interest in computer science as it becomes increasingly important to society and future careers. During Computer Science week, OrangeUSD annually supports our students through the Hour of Code. Journey with us below for some fun and engaging activities to implement in your classroom.

 

      

Students can try 5 of the Harry Potter challenges, and make magic using your mouse! Get ready to levitate a feather, summon Bertie Botts Every-Flavour Beans, and even fly the Ford Anglia!

Kano Hour of Code

 

Brand new activities in partnership with code.org for you to learn and implement for free into your classroom. Bring coding to life with physical application with Dash & Dot robots!

Wonder Workshop Hour of Code

 

Bring new activities at code.org for plenty of engaging learning! Fun activities in partnership with Minecraft, Google, Kodable, Scratch, CodeSpark, the Grinch and plenty more!

Code.org Activities

 

Have Sphero or been wanting to try out Sphero in your classroom? Try out an Introduction to Block coding using Sphero!

Sphero Hour of Code

 

Don't have access to robots or devices? Looking to just get started without technology first? Try one of the many "unplugged" coding activities to still join in the learning!

Code Unplugged

 

Use your iPads and have students jump into Swift, today's fastest growing coding language. Free teacher resources and activities are only clicks away.

Swift Hour of Code Guide

 

Use Scratch online with almost any device to allow students to code, animate, storytell and lots more! New creative coding activities to provide kids with opportunities to create imaginative projects based on their interests

Code with Scratch

 

Try out Google's CS First and the new "An Unusual Discovery" activities, perfect for your Hour of Code! Tutorials, learning materials and demos all available.

Code with CS First

 

 

Digital Citizenship

Orange Unified School District is committed to leading our students to responsible use of the immense power of today's digital media and connected society. All students in OUSD receive guiding instruction in the area of Digital Citizenship and Digital Literacy.

 

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Digital Resources

Digital Resources will allow you to plug into a digital world to enhance your classroom instruction. With links to popular websites, classroom examples of technology integration, and a variety of applications to use in various curricular areas, you will be able to build your digital classroom.

 

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eTraining

Educational Technology eTrainings are scheduled at regular intervals and designed to keep teachers moving forward with technology integration in their classrooms as well as creating personalized learning opportunities for students.  Expected learning outcomes are detailed in the Course Catalog below for teachers to choose courses based on personal needs.

 

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Genius Bar

The Genius Bar Program is in place to provide a personalized learning atmosphere for educators within Orange Unified School District.  On-hand for individualized help and support are representatives from Educational Technology, Information Technology, Curriculum and Assessment.

 

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iLead

The iLead program develops a collaborative culture to continuously focus on student achievement. By implementing data-driven instructional practices and integrating technology, educators will prepare all of our students as 21st century learners and global citizens.

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iLearn

The iLearn Loaner Cart Program is designed to help teachers integrate technology into day -to-day classroom instruction. To participate in this program, teachers can enter a lottery to win a Chromebook, HP Stream, or iPad cart. Loaner carts remain with winning teachers from September until January. Teacher teams must apply in groups of two or three.

 

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iPilot

CHECKOUT

The iPilot Checkout Program provides teachers the opportunity to receive a variety of instructional technology tools for their classroom use in exchange for providing feedback pertaining to the potential instructional enhancements by using each tool.

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Device Reservations: 

714.628.4110

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EVALUATION

The iPilot Evaluation Program provides teachers the opportunity to receive a variety of technology tools for their classroom use in exchange for providing feedback pertaining to the potential instructional enhancements by using each tool. 

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October Application

(Opens October 1st) 

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Technology Curriculum Connection Activities

One to One

Instructional practice and student learning shifts with technology when a classroom can harness the power of a 1:1 environment. OUSD is dedicated to this idea and building its 1:1 program in incremental steps. Educational Technology will be supporting schools by providing an On-Site Educational Technology Specialist to assist in building best-practices for classroom instruction and educating their school community.

 

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Technology Festivals

Educational Technology hosts a number of technology related events throughout the year. Educators and community members are always welcome to join us in both learning and celebrating all that is happening in Orange Unified.

 

STUDENT SHOWCASE       COMPUTER SCIENCE NIGHT  MEDIA FESTIVAL