New Communication Tools for Administrators


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New Communication Tools for Administrators - Presentation by Dr. Richard Voltz, Associate Director, Illinois Association of School Administrators.

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New Communication Tools for Administrators

  1. 1. BLC 10 New Communication Tools for Administrators New Communication Tools for Administrators <ul><li>Dr. Richard J. Voltz </li></ul><ul><li>Associate Director </li></ul><ul><li>Illinois Association of School Administrators </li></ul>
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  3. 5. To join IASA4U.NING.COM
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  5. 7. Chatterous
  6. 8. Change is here...
  7. 10. &quot;If you are a thought leader and you are running a school system, then you should be technologically on the front lines and you should be the voice of that school system,&quot; she said. &quot;I urge you to blog, to use the Web anyway that you can to get the great news about your schools out.&quot;
  8. 11. Lead by example
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  10. 13. Suggest your administrator use “” at his/her opening speech at his/her opening speech
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  12. 25. Top Web 2.0 Apps
  13. 26. 2009 Rank Program Description Web Address 1 Twitter Micro-blogging tool 2 Delicious Social bookmarking tool 3 YouTube Video hosting and sharing tool 4 Google Reader RSS Reader 5 Google Docs Online office suite 6 WordPress Blogging tool 7 Slideshare Presentation sharing site 8 Google Search Web searching tool 9 Audacity Audio/podcasting tool audacity/ 10 Firefox Web browser with extensions
  14. 27. 2009 Rank Program Description Web Address 11 Ning Private social networking tool 12 Skype Instant messenger and voice call tool 13 PowerPoint Presentation software 14 Blogger Blogging tool 15 Moodle Course management system 16 iGoogle Personal start page tool 17 Wikipedia Collaborative encyclopedia 18 Flickr Image hosting and sharing tool 19 VoiceThread Collaborative slideshow tool 20 Jing Screen capture and screencasting tool
  15. 28. Mooresville, NC Trip
  16. 29. IASA Podcasts on Mooresville at
  17. 31. Mooresville Statistics <ul><li>From 38 to 8 in student achievement in two years after 1:1 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>May be number 1 this year </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Increased attendance </li></ul><ul><li>Decreased suspensions </li></ul><ul><li>All 34 sub-categories meet NCLB except 1 </li></ul>
  18. 32. Yes and... If my school had a 1:1 program ... If my school had a 1:1 program ...
  19. 33. Yes but... If my school looked like the previous pictures ... If my school looked like the previous pictures ...
  20. 34. Your school can broadcast its own video live!
  21. 35. Ustream video with your iPhone
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  23. 37. Google Docs
  24. 40. Principal use of Google Docs <ul><li>Create a form for teachers to sign up for extracurricular assignments </li></ul><ul><li>Create a form for teachers to sign up for collaboration groups </li></ul><ul><li>Create a form for teachers to indicate special skills and training for building emergency plan </li></ul><ul><li>Use document to put classroom observation notes into so the notes can be shared immediately with the teacher. </li></ul>
  25. 41. Google Forms
  26. 44. How would you use Google Documents?
  27. 45. Google Documents <ul><li>Staff meeting agendas and follow up notes </li></ul><ul><li>Grade level or subject area team planning </li></ul><ul><li>Share a template for classroom observations </li></ul><ul><li>Weekly Announcements </li></ul><ul><li>Shared listing of upcoming school events </li></ul><ul><li>Revise long documents where each teacher edits one particular section </li></ul><ul><li>Back up important documents </li></ul><ul><li>Save a tree and turn in an assignment using Google Docs instead of printing. Easy for the teacher to make comments - just go to Insert / Comment. </li></ul>
  28. 46. Google Forms <ul><li>Principal's use forms for classroom observation with entry from an iPod Touch. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>technology inventory </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>feedback on mentoring and lead teacher programs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>staff development surveys </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Forms for morning lunch count, students enter selections and teacher sees totals. </li></ul><ul><li>Business Manager is working on one for her OSHA building walk-throughs. </li></ul><ul><li>To do list: enter jobs for my assistant as I identify what needs to be done... all of the assignments are in one place. </li></ul><ul><li>Collect data before a workshop: </li></ul>
  29. 47. iPad for Administrator Use
  30. 49. IASA Podcast Network
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  33. 54. iAnnotate
  34. 55. Jing
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  36. 58. How would an administrator use Jing?
  37. 62. Record Audio with Slides Using ProfCast Save to GarageBand Embed in iWeb Upload to WebPage
  38. 63. Administrators Can Make Video Podcasts
  39. 64. World Leaders Make Video Podcasts
  40. 76. Superintendent Video On Referendum
  41. 77. Citizens Video On Referendum
  42. 80. Administrators Can Make Audio Podcasts
  43. 84. Morning announcements with iPod touch
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  45. 89. Evergreen Park HS Uses Audioboo
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  47. 91. Evergreen Park HS Uses YouTube YouTube YouTube
  48. 94. How would you use audio or video podcasting?
  49. 95. Introduction to Web Page
  50. 96. Blog Start Your Own Blog
  51. 101. How do I blog?
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  53. 104. Superintendent Blogging Mark J. Stock The School Administrator; August 2009 Number 7, Vol.66 <ul><li>You can get news out more quickly. </li></ul><ul><li>You can respond to traditional media. </li></ul><ul><li>Your message can be accessed by readers on their schedules. </li></ul><ul><li>You can increase coverage in the traditional media. </li></ul><ul><li>You can build a sense of community. </li></ul>
  54. 110. Could blogging be dangerous?
  55. 112. Yes <ul><li>Putting something on the web never goes away. </li></ul><ul><li>Do not write something STUPID! </li></ul><ul><li>Future employers may read your blog. </li></ul>
  56. 113. Blogging Idea <ul><li>Purchase a professional book and give to teacher and administrator volunteers by audio file </li></ul><ul><li>Encourage participants to make at least one blog entry per chapter and respond to another person’s blog entry per chapter </li></ul><ul><li>Meet in person every three to five chapters to discuss in person </li></ul>
  57. 114. Virtual Book Study
  58. 115. Would you blog?
  59. 116. Read Blogs <ul><li>Look for blogs written by people who share your interest </li></ul><ul><li>Who do these bloggers follow? </li></ul><ul><li>Who comments to these blogs? </li></ul><ul><li>Comment to the blog yourself </li></ul>
  60. 117. Blogs to Read Superintendent Principal News & Content Technology Kent Bugg Principals Page – The Blog TED Talks Dangerously Irrelevant Scott Kuffel The Principal and Interest TWIT Free Tech for Teachers Don White Practical Principals Podcast Mashable 2 Cents Worth
  61. 118. Wiki
  62. 119. Wiki for Administrator Evaluation Evaluation
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  64. 122. How could administrators use Skype?
  65. 124. Add Twitter To Your Communication
  66. 125. Follow me on Twitter at rvoltz and IllinoisASA
  67. 127. Schools and Districts Twitter
  68. 129. Trick: Find another school administrator who is using Twitter and see who they follow.
  69. 130. What I’d Buy Instead of an Interactive Whiteboard by Bill Ferriter, The Tempered Radical <ul><li>Give me $5,000-$6,000 to spend on a middle school classroom with 25 students and I’ll buy: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>5 Netbook Computers   Cost:  $1,250 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Give me one netbook for every 5 kids in my classroom and I can create instant workstations for groups. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>5 YEARS of VoiceThread for my Students    Cost:  $300 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>With little digital skill, kids of all ages can interact in Socratic style conversations on school related topics with one another both in and out of school. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>5 YEARS of Brainpop Access for my Classroom   Cost:  $731 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Brainpop is a service that creates short (3-5 minute) animated videos on topics across the curriculum. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>5 YEARS of Access to Poll Everywhere   Cost:  $645 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>What makes Poll Everywhere—an online application that allows teachers to create and deliver quick surveys—unique is that students can respond to surveys via text message from their cell phones, making the need for student responders obsolete in most middle school classrooms considering the number of students carrying cell phones to school each day. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A Mid-Range Data Projector    Cost:  $595 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Total = $3,521 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Camtasia Screencasting Software    Cost:  $179 </li></ul></ul>
  70. 132. Google Teacher Example