Education Technology


If you have any questions or need any further information about the integration of technology into instruction, contact the OSDE's EdTech Department.

Karen Leonard
Director of Education Technology and Virtual/Blended Instruction

Welcome to the launch pad for Education Technology information and support for Oklahoma educators and students! 

We promote and support the integration of technology into teaching and learning through professional development, policy development, the administration of state and federal funding, and strategic planning.

This page is devoted to supporting Oklahoma teachers and school districts with the successful implementation of education technology.

The Oklahoma State Department of Education collaborates with Oklahoma educators to develop and identify high-quality resources for teachers and districts. Oklahoma resources include virtual professional development modules and access to instructional communities for professional growth.

If you are an Educator or Administrator in Oklahoma, explore all of the resources available to you using this OKEdTech Toolkit.

The links below will take you to various topics related to Education Technology in Oklahoma. 

Points of Contact

Education Technology questions-email Karen Leonard at 

Computer Science questions-email Jeremy Maker at

Listserv questions-email Troy Rhoads at  

E-rate questions-email Maura Shortt at  

SketchUp for Schools-NEW as of August 2022

As of July 2022, SketchUp discontinued the SketchUp Statewide License Grant program.  They now offer a fully web-based application.

SketchUp for Schools is a web-based 3D modeling app available through Google Workspace and Microsoft education platforms. Since it's built on these educational platforms, SketchUp for Schools is accessible to millions of students around the world without the need for software licensing.

As a web app, SketchUp for Schools is compatible with Chromebooks and features built-in training tutorials and curricula to help students and teachers quickly gain confidence and improve their 3D modeling skills. SketchUp for Schools is built on the same 3D modeling platform as SketchUp Pro and can be used to design anything, from parks and skyscrapers to 3D-printable action figures. For more information about the tool, please visit: SketchUp for Schools.

Statewide Canvas Contract and Pricing

In April, the Oklahoma State Department of Education (OSDE) secured a statewide contract with Canvas for pricing for the use of their Learning Management System (LMS). There is not a state mandate to use this tool, nor is the OSDE paying for the use of the software and/or portal. However, OSDE has negotiated an equitable pricing structure for all districts in the state. Please see the linked documents below for more information on the contract and pricing structure. 

Oklahoma OMES Pricing Instructure

Fully Executed Addendum 1 Instructure

Oklahoma Society for Technology in Education (OKSTE)

The Oklahoma Society for Technology in Education (OKSTE) provides instructional support, innovative leadership, and professional development as learning communities fuse the science of teaching and learning with EdTech.  OKSTE is an ISTE affiliate and will use that relationship to create cadres of learning communities that are innovation leaders in the authentic integration of EdTech in Oklahoma classrooms. Their goal is to determine what challenges districts face and assist in providing little or no-cost solutions to meet those needs.  To that end, OKSTE will be hosting regional “tech talks” or “meet-ups” in each quadrant of the state (divided by I-35 and I-40) in order to collaborate with district tech directors, tech integration specialists, teachers, and administrators. If your school district is interested in hosting one of these events, please contact Donna Campo via email or 918-779-5530.  

On behalf of the Oklahoma Society for Technology in Education, they would like to cordially invite you and/or your organization to join OKSTE (online membership forms are available at OKSTE Membership).  More importantly, they need your voice in determining the needs of our students and school districts so our association can be responsive to those needs.  Exciting innovations are in the works – join now! If you have questions, please contact Donna Campo, OKSTE Executive Director  


Common Sense Education Recognition Program

Common Sense Education offers a complete K-12 Digital Citizenship Curriculum. See the variety of materials and lessons available along with the application process on how your school and teachers can become part of the Common Sense Education Recognition Program:


Technology Integration Standards

The International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) creates standards for the use of technology to enhance education. Oklahoma has adopted the International Society for Technology in Education's Student Standards for the Oklahoma Academic Standards. (View Oklahoma State Statute 210:15-3 part 23)

You can view the four different types of standards on the ISTE website:

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Last updated on August 9, 2022