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Using Collaborative Tools to Build Information Technology Plans

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  • Chris? Cedarburg Example Recognize Linda Talk about how you can export directly to Microsoft Word Commenting Feature Revision History  Security- log-in   Negatives Can't upload documents as easily Hard for multiple people to log-in at the same time- jerks  around really long web based- quirky things with fonts (ugly) page numbers or formatting
  • Joe Kevin will come so ask him to comment on the process Use New Berlin as an example Show how you can embed things (slideshare ppt.) How groups could take a Microsoft Word Template, download it, type on it and re-upload Show discussion feature Multiple pages to organize content (show how we've divided it up into the planning process) instead of one really long page like Google Docs Does not export to word. You still need to go in and put all of the pieces together
  • Tammy Show how we are using it as a portal How you sliced and diced School Perceptions work How like new berlin we uploaded word documents to work on in small groups Policies/ Appendix Items Let Jenny Share
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    1. 1. Using Collaborative Tools to Build Your Information Technology Plan Chris Longe, Tammy Stephens & Joe Totoraitis   WEMTA 2009
    2. 2. In your district... <ul><ul><li>Has a vision for technology been developed through effective collaboration among stakeholders? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Has the vision been communicated to all stakeholders? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What stakeholders do you involve? </li></ul></ul>
    3. 3. Why is collaboration important? <ul><li>“ Organizations seem to work better when people get an opportunity to influence decisions that have a direct impact on their work.  When people feel that something is important and they have some control, they will be motivated to exert the effort to make things work” (Block, 1981 p. 18). </li></ul>
    4. 4. Advantages of Stakeholder Participation in Decision Making <ul><li>  </li></ul>Advantages to the Stakeholders Advantages to the School District Decision Process Education Education   Build Trust Build Strategic Alliances Gain legitimacy for decisions Outcomes Better Decisions
    5. 5. The Mission of The Stephens Group <ul><li>The mission of The Stephens Group is to help school districts make the most of their technology investment, by applying current educational research and best practices for learning. </li></ul><ul><li>We tailor our services to the unique needs of each district. </li></ul><ul><li>.  </li></ul><ul><li>We believe: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>In using innovative technologies with effective teaching practices to help all students learn </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>All students need to graduate with 21st Century Skills </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>It is important to work within every district's unique set of systems and processes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>All stakeholders need to be involved in the process </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Communication is critical to success </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The complexities of education today demand effective use of staff time </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Current research and available district data should be incorporated into the planning process </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Goals need to be realistic, attainable and measurable </li></ul></ul>
    6. 6. How Collaborative Tools Can Help <ul><ul><li>Make work more efficient </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Allows people the opportunity to collaborate asynchronously between meetings- so work can continue </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Serves as a form of professional development for how to use these tools to collaborate </li></ul></ul>
    7. 7. Google Docs <ul><li>Cedarburg Google Doc </li></ul>
    8. 8. Pbworks (New Berlin) <ul><li>http :// </li></ul>
    9. 9. PBworks- Slinger <ul><li> </li></ul>
    10. 10. Stephens Group Planning Wiki Specializing in Technology Integration Services
    11. 11. Questions? <ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>The Stephens Group LLC </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>(800) 408.4935  </li></ul>
    12. 12. Contact Information The Stephens Group LLC 203 Prospect Ave. Long Beach, CA 90803 [email_address] (800) 408.4935
    13. 13. References <ul><li>Block, P. (1981). Flawless consulting: An expert guide on getting your expertise used : Jossey-Bass/Pfeiffer. </li></ul>