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 Computer Science

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.



SketchUp is a drawing software that is ideal for computer labs. Best of all, SketchUp facilitates a grant program that provides FREE licenses to all Oklahoma public schools . Educators can use this software with a variety of grade levels and content areas to create 3D models of anything. Please email Karen Leonard to apply for this grant which will allow you to install SketchUp on your school/district computers and labs.


OUSF and E-Rate Training for Schools and Libraries

The Public Utilities Division (PUD) of the Oklahoma Corporation Commission will be offering four FREE training sessions for school leaders who need assistance with or want to learn more about the OUSF and E-Rate. Some of the topics covered by PUD at these sessions will include:

  • Navigating the OCC/OUSF website
  • Eligible Service Providers
  • OUSF Funding Process

Brian Stephens, from Funds for Learning, will also be at these events speaking about multiple topics including Creating an E-Rate Strategic Plan and E-rate Program Rules and Compliance. There will also be a time for an open question and answer session facilitated by by the PUD and Funds for Learning. 

These events will be held:

  • October 9, Fairview
  • October 10, Sapulpa
  • October 11, McAlester
  • October 29, Lawton

For more information and to register for this FREE event, email Maura Shortt, OUSF Preapproval Manager.


Technology Resource Guides

Starting a new job can be stressful. It can be even more stressful for first-year teachers or teachers in a new school or district. Not only are you planning for instruction, but you also may need to become acquainted with new tools and software available at your school. It can both overwhelming and frustrating! 

The School District of Oconee County, South Carolina developed a great solution. During their presentation at ISTE 2019, leaders presented a guide that new and veteran teachers might find helpful. Here is a link to their district's technology resource guide: SDOC Technology Resources Guide. You may want to consider creating a guide like this for teachers at your school to help them navigate the available technology and even use as a reference.


Oklahoma Technology Association Encyclo-Media Conference, October 3-4, 2019

Registration is still open for the OTA Encyclo-Media Conference which will be held at the Cox Convention Center. The keynote speakers for this conference will be Leslie Fisher and Oklahoma State Superintendent of Schools, Joy Hofmeister. You can register for this conference using the link below. 


Esports League

The inaugural season of the Okalahoma Esports League (OeSL) is quickly approaching. The High School Esports League is the premier and largest national esports league that provides high school students the chance to participate in competitive esports. If you have a team that would like to participate in any or all games, please register online at You must complete a registration for each team in order to be included in the season schedule. The number of participants will determine the schedules as they want to try to create an "East against West" league. 

  • Registration deadline: September 20
  • Schedules posted: September 27
  • Season begins: October 7

If you have questions , go to or email Todd Borland. 


Professional Development

With the recent passage of Oklahoma House Bill 1576, Oklahoma teachers are required to have professional development covering "digital teaching and learning standards to enhance content delivery to students and improve student achievement." Go to the EdTech Professional Development Page for resources.


Communicate with Others Regarding Educational Technology

If you are an Oklahoma school teacher/librarian/edtech coach/administrator interested in using technology to engage students, sign up for the OSDE EdTech listserv. This listserv is set up so that you can send messages to the group to ask for help or to provide suggestions for others. Once you have been added to the listserv, you can send a message to the group by sending an email to


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. (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 September 19, 2019