Have no fear! Google Docs is here!

Spiders, snakes, and heights might be something you fear, but technology should never be included in your list of nightmarish items. This is where ORVSD (Oregon Virtual School District) comes into play. We are a group of educators providing free technology training for teachers. With a focus on the Google Apps in Education platform, Moodle, WordPress, and Drupal, we can help you integrate meaningful technology into your classroom. There is a great… Read More

Spring Roadshows 2013

Volkswagen Van

The ORVSD Training Team is loading up the party van (we wish) and traveling to your area for a day of tech sharing and learning. We’ll host sessions on the ORVSD suite of tools: Moodle, Drupal, WordPress, Google Apps, digital content, and more. We’ll also include sessions about social media, open education resources, and related topics. March 8—Northwest Oregon April 13—Central Oregon – at Ridgeview HS in Redmond April 19—Southern Oregon (EdTech Summit… Read More

ORVSD at #ipdx13

Jamie and Tim looking at their phones

Members of the ORVSD Training Team are leading, participating in, or sponsoring several sessions at IntegratED Portland. Making Connections ~ Supporting Technology Leadership in Schools Jamie Richardson and Tim Lauer, pictured above, join Tricia George to share their experiences bringing together a cadre of tech-leaning administrators in Oregon this past summer. Catch them Monday afternoon at 3:45. Manage Your Technology — Balance Your Life Jeremy Macdonald joins Julia Fallon and John Pederson… Read More

Klamath Basin EdTech Conference

presenter during workshop

 2013 Klamath Basin EdTech Conference – Jan 25th, 2013 This conference is sponsored by ORVSD and has speakers from across the state coming to present in Klamath Falls. Registration is now open for this FREE event!  There will be a variety of sessions (Google, Moodle, WordPress, Ipad, Chromebook) at numerous comfort levels (Beginner thru advanced). Lunch is provided and there will be several prizes  to be given away! All session will be… Read More

Webinar Training Calendar Announced

The 2012- 2013 Google Apps Training Webinar Calendar has been announced and is ready for participant sign up. Go to bit.ly/orvsdgoogle to sign up! Trainings are free and last about 1 hour. Trainer : Laura Nickerson PDU : 1 hour per session

Oregon School Boards Association — Conference 2012

We presented information about ORVSD during the Hot Topics session at OSBA. The flyer for the session is available here. The slides used in the presentation are below:

DIY eBooks with Google Presentations

2012 Oregon Google Summit ~ Rock Creek Middle School ~ Room C205 1:45-3:00 pm Michelle Doring, ORVSD Trainer   Welcome! eBooks are all the rage with kids these days, and rightfully so! As a voracious reader I often find it convenient to be able to access my reading materials in a variety of formats in a variety of places. I’ll often have a copy of the same book in paperback on my… Read More

The Oregon Google Summit in One Word

Google Summit helpers - students

The question back at our inaugural summit in 2010 was “how would you describe the summit in one word?” They tried. They really, really tried. The 2012 summit is just around the corner: October 12 at Rock Creek Middle School in Clackamas/Portland. Full information here: http://googlesummit.org

Oregon Google Summit…Just Four Weeks Away!

tim lauer

This year’s summit features Tim Lauer as keynote speaker. Tim has been a technology-in-education leader for years, first as a primary teacher and now as the principal at Meriwether Lewis Elementary School in Portland. He started using one of the earliest versions of Google Docs as a way to share feedback and tools with his staff. He now uses Google Apps for Education and its related tools throughout his elementary school. We’re… Read More

2012 Google Summit

students at google summit

Registration is open for the 2012 Oregon Google Summit. We have a full agenda this year, with sessions for technical staff, school administrators, teachers, and district administrators. Stay tuned for more information about speakers and sessions. Reserve your spot early: http://googlesummit.org