Sunday, July 29, 2012

State Department of Education: There’s an App for that

Oklahoma City - In June the Oklahoma State Department of Education unveiled an app for smart phone users.  The app allows anyone to access OSDE resources at their fingertips. 
The Department has been a leader in innovative ways to keep the public better informed. Since taking office early last year State Superintendent Janet Barresi has updated the Department's website making it more user friendly.
Barresi has also started an iTunes U Library and a YouTube Channel.
The app connects users with:
• Staff directory with contact information
• Upcoming Events
• Breaking News & Information
• Regular address from Superintendent Janet Barresi
• Location information & parking information
• OSDE iTunes U library
• OSDE YouTube Channel
Recently Norman Public Schools created an app to provide timely and important information to parents and students. Other districts have since done likewise. 
These innovations are a commendable trend in education. They empower parents and students to be better informed education consumers.

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