• Resources & Supports
  • Augmented Reality Sandbox
  • eBooks
  • Star Lab Training Information
  • Technology Integration Support
  • Video Repository

Resources & Supports


OverDrive: We have joined a statewide collection for eBooks which now provides thousands of titles of eBooks and Audiobooks for all grade levels. This access to the Nebraska Schools Shared Digital Collection is being provide free of charge as part of our service to all school as required by state statue. See more information on our eBooks page.

World Book Online: ESUCC has negotiated a contract for ESU 10 member schools. To purchase a subscription for your district, please go to the Nebraska ESU Cooperative Purchasing site to subscribe.

Augmented Reality Sandbox


AR Sandbox
ESU 10 has created a hands-on-exhibit using 3D visualization applications to teach earth science concepts to students. The augmented reality (AR) sandbox allows users to create topography models by shaping real sand, which is then augmented in real time by an elevation color map, topographic contour lines, and simulated water. The system teaches geographic, geologic, and hydrologic concepts such as how to read a topography map, the meaning of contour lines, watersheds, catchment areas, levees, etc.

It can be used for various lessons including: Water Cycle, Geography, Earth Science, Hydrology, and Learning Through Play.

Facilitator's Guide and other information from UC Davis' AR Sandbox website.

AR Sandbox

eBooks


ESU 10 is excited to inform you about our most recent purchase of OverDrive K-12 eBook Library. We have joined a statewide collection for eBooks which now provides thousands of titles of eBooks and Audiobooks for all grade levels. This access to the Nebraska Schools Shared Digital Collection is being provide free of charge as part of our service to all school as required by state statue.

The only requirement to use the collection is to also use the statewide federation of Identity Management system often referred to as Single-Sign On. Most school have already setup this SSO which enables one account to access multiple services with simplified account management within one directory within the school.

Student access to this library is best experienced using the website https://soraapp.com or the Sora App on mobile devices.


OverDrive SDL Advantage

Custom collections for your school within the shared district collection website. OverDrive SDL Advantage is a program that enables members of SDL shared collections to add a custom collection exclusively for their students. These individual schools, upon enrolling in OverDrive SDL Advantage, may purchase digital titles in formats that their shared collection supports (e.g., audiobooks, eBooks, music and/or video) and make them available to their students within their shared collection’s OverDrive-powered “virtual locker” website.

Benefits
SDL Advantage member schools may reduce waiting lists by purchasing additional copies of popular titles and making them available only to their students. SDL Advantage members may also create custom collections by purchasing titles that are not in the shared district collection but are of interest to their students. The SDL Advantage member library’s titles will appear on the same OverDrive-powered website their students have always used, eliminating the need for additional URLs and links.

SDL Advantage Titles and Materials
All material purchased by participating SDL Advantage school are for the exclusive use of the SDL Advantage school students. SDL Advantage materials will not be visible to other district school members. SDL Advantage school students will be asked to sign into their accounts in order to see the additional titles and to check out Advantage material.

Technology Integration Support


The Teaching and Learning Department at ESU 10 is committed to helping districts with technology integration. T&L staff members offer learning opportunities that focus on technologies which improve student engagement and learning, enhance curriculum, increase productivity, and promote digital citizenship. Educational technology workshops are available at ESU 10 or can be held at school districts upon request. T&L staff are available to visit school districts to assist in the area of technology planning as it relates to the School Improvement Process.

Digital Learning @ ESU10 Website


Workshop/Training include three categories of training

  • EdTech Breakouts (Conference style summer workshop including many technology breakout sessions.)
  • EdTech Personalized (Training personalized for the individual teacher.)
  • EdTech @ your Doorstep (District on-site training.)


Topics that may be included in any of the categories

  • Digital Citizenship
  • Google Suite (Google Apps for Education)
  • Learning Management Systems (Schoology, Canvas, Google Classroom)
  • Teaching in a Digital World
  • Technology Integration Specialist Support
  • Blended/Personalized Learning Training and Support
  • Copyright and Fair Use
  • Open Education Resources
  • And many, many others upon request…


EdTech Team
Jason Everett

Blended Learning Coordinator

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Sarah Essay

Teaching & Learning Coordinator

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Peg Coover

Data Coordinator

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Dianah Steinbrink

Teaching & Learning Coordinator

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Video Repository