Sonoma County Office of Education

21st Century Learning

Technology for Learners

SCOE advances the use of technology in Sonoma County schools by providing curricular services and technical support to create 21st century learning opportunities. SCOE works collaboratively with districts and nearby counties to fund and sustain meaningful education work with technology. Services in the following areas are available via SCOE class offerings, by consultation, and with special custom service agreements.

  • Use of technology in K-12 settings: Coaching, skill development, and training focused on the integration of technology for whole class, small group, and personalized learning
  • Digital learning resources: Selection and use of digital learning materials such as digital texts, supplemental learning programs, and learning management systems
  • Assistive technology: Selection and use of electronic tools to provide information access and self-expression among students who have learning differences
  • Data and assessment: Support for leadership groups and data teams using electronic tools to monitor student achievement

Digital Citizenship Learning Materials

Digital citizenship is about building safe spaces and communities, understanding how to manage personal information, and about being internet savvy. A recent technology survey by Sonoma County school districts found that digital citizenship was among the highest-ranked areas of need cited by respondents. How can K-12 schools support learning about digital citizenship? One strategy is to have agreed-upon content that students at all grade levels consider each month. To support this effort, SCOE is featuring monthly, grade-specific resources from Common Sense Media that focus on a specific monthly theme. Access grade-specific digital citizenship resources here.

Digital Citizenship Resources

Common Sense Media is an excellent resource for digital citizenship tips as well as curriculum. Access Common Sense Media digital citizenship curriculum here.

Assistive Technology

Technology has helped people with disabilities gain greater independence and integration in our society. Speech recognition systems, electronic communications, smart phones, robots, and artificial intelligence are transforming people's lives. As schools move to mainstream and provide full inclusion environments for persons with disabilities, it is important that teachers are aware of possibilities with assistive technologies. Read more about assistive technology below.

Success for All Students: Assistive Technology
Google Chrome: Powerful Assistive Technology Resource