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Becoming a digital school administrator


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Presentation for ISTE 2014

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  • 1. Becoming a Digital School Administrator Larry Baker! ! Twitter: @labcbaker! Blog: “Larry’s Opinion Drive-thru”!
  • 2. Larry Baker (@labcbaker) Associate Principal, Mercy High School! Apple Distinguished Educator! Teaches “Technology Leadership” at Madonna University
  • 3. iTunes U Course! Becoming a Digital School Administrator Focus is Technology Leadership through Modeling.
 Course materials originate from veteran building administrators.
  • 4. “The literature . . . asserts that principals should learn how to operate technology and use it whenever possible for carrying out their own duties . . . “ ! Ronald E. Anderson and Sara Dexter! “School Technology Leadership:An Empirical Investigation of Prevalence and Impact”
  • 5. “Leaders who successfully model their school’s values and practices . . . . Demonstrate the importance of continuous learning through visible engagement in their own professional learning . . . . “! ! Kenneth Leithwood, et. al! National College of School Leadership Research Report RR800
  • 6. “Your staff will watch very carefully. If they see that you are unwilling to “walk the talk” about integrating technology . . . it is all but certain there will be less willingness . . . to do the extra work required to learn about implementing and integrating technology.” ! Principal Chris Toy! “Leadership and Effectively Integrating Educational Technology”
  • 7. iTunes U Course! Becoming a Digital School Administrator Interactive Communications! We Have Cameras . . . .! Paperless Workflow! Team Work in the Cloud! Flipping Faculty Meetings! Connecting for Professional Development From Principal Brent Coley’s Blog
  • 8. Interactive Communications Twitter! FaceBook! Blogs ! Skype
  • 9. School Twitter Family and Community Engagement! Contributes to Transparency! Great P.R. Vehicle
  • 10. School FaceBook Instant Shared Communication
  • 11. Principal’s Blog School News
  • 12. Principal’s Blog Sharing Best Practices -
  • 13. What’s in a Name? Sharing Best Practices -
  • 14. Principal’s Blog + Skype Dr. Spike Cook
  • 15. We Have Cameras…Use Them! Point and Shoot 
 . . . . Then Post!! Roll ‘em! Making Movies! YouTube Channel
  • 16. Point & Shoot Communicate to Community . . . or Custodian
  • 17. Point and Shoot Principal Trang Lai - Fisler School
  • 18. Simple Editing with TouchCast Curt Rees
  • 19. Northern Hills’ YouTube Curt Rees
  • 20. Paperless Workflow Doodle! Evernote! Google Forms
  • 21. Doodle Meeting Poll
  • 22. 14 Ways Evernote Can Help Principals Manage Schools - - Asst. Principal Bert Webb! Virtual Filing Cabinet! Contact Log! Project Management! Minutes from Meetings! Absence Tracker! Discipline Tracking! Evidence (photographs) filing Creative Commons photo by Gustavo da Cunha Pimenta
  • 23. (Cont.) 14 Ways Evernote Can Help Principals Manage Schools - - Asst. Principal Bert Webb! Voice memos! Data Storage! Portable Note-taking! Track Work Orders! Emergency Document Availability! Schedules, Schedules, Schedules! Collaboration Creative Commons photo by The Unquiet Library
  • 24. Some Uses of Google Forms by High School Administrators Building Access Requests! Capital Purchase / Painting Requests! Applications for positions! Surveys! Sandwich Orders!! Walk-through Feedback
  • 25. Walk-thru Templates
  • 26. Team Work in the Cloud Dropbox! Google Drive! Wikis
  • 27. Google Docs for Admins
  • 28. Why Not Flip Faculty Meetings? Use for Announcements! Seed Discussions! Better Use of Precious Time! Modeling
  • 29. Flipped Faculty Meeting Principal Melinda Miller
  • 30. Connecting through Social Media for your own PD Create a Personal Learning Network
 (“From the Trenches” — Tom Murray)
 * Find “go-to” experts
 * Obtain up-to-date information
 * Share and identify best practices
 * Participate globally in chats or forums
 * Solicit feedback
 * Share and collect resources
  • 31. “Principal Twitter” Eric Sheninger! I use as this book resource in Technology Leadership! Eric emphasizes “connectedness”
  • 32. ! Using Twitter for PD Read Chapter 8! Follow ten educators as Twitter PLN.! Reflect experiences through discussion.
  • 33. Tweetdeck— My Main PD Source
  • 34. Twitter Has Allowed Me to…. Blog Twice a Week! Create Becoming a
 Digital School Administrator! Make this Presentation!
  • 35. Tell us what you think! There are two ways to provide feedback on this session: • ISTE 2014 mobile app •
  • 36. Becoming a Digital School Administrator Larry Baker! ! Twitter: @labcbaker Blog: “Larry’s Opinion Drive-thru”