Participants will be able to apply internet-based software applications for such purposes as:
Using Google Documents to make forms for classroom walkthroughs and teacher evaluation
Using “Twitter,” “Facebook” or “Blogger” to increase communication with their school and district constituencies.
Developing a strategic plan for incorporating 21st Century Skills into the curriculum at their school(s) and surveying constituencies using such as Google Documents, “polleverywhere,” or “SurveyMonkey” to establish input for the strategic plan.
Developing faculty professional development using “Jing” for screenshot type applications or “Audioboo” for podcast type applications.
Improving time management skills via use of texting, email, calendar use, Kindle for professional book reading and “Dropbox” for file sharing and hosting.
Learn how to use a tablet (iPad) as an education administrator
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The students never had a chance to tune her out – they were constantly being asked to participate one way or another, whether it was working out problems on the whiteboard (not interactive), watching instructional videos on the iPad, or working in groups
If the goal of learning is to figure out the “how” and not just the correct answer, then the gadget is doing its job. “Students don’t really look at it as it’s solving the problem for them. They really want to understand. Kids really do want to learn, and this just makes it more fun for them to learn,” Mitchell says.
How educators can use social media to make their voices heard in budget debates
Regardless of where they fall on the political spectrum, this much is clear: Educators need to tell their stories and make their voices heard over the pundit-driven media din.
Social media networks like Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, and LinkedIn are a good place to start. Free and easy to use, with micro blogs typically limited to 140-character messages, social media networks can be updated on the go from smart phones, iPads, and other mobile devices .
Watch you thoughts; they become words. Watch your words; they become actions. Watch your actions; they become habits. Watch your habits; they become your character. Watch your character; it becomes your destiny.