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    *Rethink classroom-level digital equity
    *Be an active member of a professional learning community enhanced by technology - be sure to check up on the Connected Principals network.
    *Hey if you're in here just because you weren't sure where else to go - then just stay in here anyway, and head over to If This, Then That - play around with it, and at the end of our session, give us a 5-minute overview.
    Reconsidering Staff Meetings?
    Do you lead by example? Teachers and other instructional staff look to you to demonstrate a commitment to technology and ongoing instructional improvement through efforts that make sense for your role. Leaders are expected to define the expectations for technology use across the board. But, sometimes it's a great idea to just have some fun with technology and lighten the mood a bit! Below are some techniques and tools that are easily structured into staff meetings, departmental meetings, etc. Principals and other technology leaders can partner with a technology coach or integration specialist to co-deliver professional development and team engagement in meaningful ways.
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    Talk about classroom implications of using Google's "Connected Classroom" or any of the other dozens of great virtual field trips.
    Visit Critter Cams - watch them for a few minutes then talk about the possibilities of extending classroom activities.
    While you're here, read this, and do it: Convert existing paper to digital
    Take some time to convert manuals, curriculum guides, etc. into PDF then store them in your favorite PDF storage app/site - I use an iPad so I use iBooks. Do you really need to keep that giant binder on your shelf and lug that around with you? Before you spend time manually scanning in documents, search the web first. There's a great chance that those state content standards manuals are already in PDF format!
    All those weird instruction manuals (your kid's Barbie car) are available online - search and find the PDFs. Once you've confirmed you've found a match, save the PDF into your favorite storage place, and get that paper out of your house!
    Do you really need that messy junk drawer in your kitchen that has all those paper take-out menus in it? Go online and find the PDF and just store it in your favorite cloud storage tool - you'll have it no matter where you are! While you're at it, go look for the menus of all your favorite restaurants! (see next bullet item)
    Did you know you can search the web for files, instead of just web pages? Each major search engine lets you go straight to PDF searching. Here's how to search for specific file types on Google. So, try to find digital copies of your generic "how-to" guides that are currently taking up space in your office.
    Not sure how to get started with the "going paperless" effort? Here's a great guide from Lifehacker about which types of paper you shouldn't convert!

    Other Resources:
    Connected Principals’ Network
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    Do you lead by example? Teachers and other instructional staff look to you to demonstrate a commitment to technology and ongoing instructional improvement through efforts that make sense for your role. Leaders are expected to define the expectations for technology use across the board. But, sometimes it's a great idea to just have some fun with technology and lighten the mood a bit! Below are some techniques and tools that are easily structured into staff meetings, departmental meetings, etc. Principals and other technology leaders can partner with a technology coach or integration specialist to co-deliver professional development and team engagement in meaningful ways.
    Here are some examples for a few easy and effective professional development opportunities in which you model appropriate technology use by demonstrating it in an authentic way.
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    Google Form (http://tinyurl.com/actemlead) as an
    You need to build consensus because your school vision is out of whack. Do you and your teachers define "engaged student" in a similar way? Or, do you suspect that some teachers' definition of engagement is way off track with others?
    Demonstrate how to create and use a Google Form (Google Forms help is here).
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    *Rethink classroom-level digital equity
    *Be an active member of a professional learning community enhanced by technology - be sure to check up on the Connected Principals network.
    *Hey if you're in here just because you weren't sure where else to go - then just stay in here anyway, and head over to If This, Then That - play around with it, and at the end of our session, give us a 5-minute overview.
    Reconsidering Staff Meetings?
    Do you lead by example? Teachers and other instructional staff look to you to demonstrate a commitment to technology and ongoing instructional improvement through efforts that make sense for your role. Leaders are expected to define the expectations for technology use across the board. But, sometimes it's a great idea to just have some fun with technology and lighten the mood a bit! Below are some techniques and tools that are easily structured into staff meetings, departmental meetings, etc. Principals and other technology leaders can partner with a technology coach or integration specialist to co-deliver professional development and team engagement in meaningful ways.
    ...
    Talk about classroom implications of using Google's "Connected Classroom" or any of the other dozens of great virtual field trips.
    Visit Critter Cams - watch them for a few minutes then talk about the possibilities of extending classroom activities.
    While you're here, read this, and do it: Convert existing paper to digital
    Take some time to convert manuals, curriculum guides, etc. into PDF then store them in your favorite PDF storage app/site - I use an iPad so I use iBooks. Do you really need to keep that giant binder on your shelf and lug that around with you? Before you spend time manually scanning in documents, search the web first. There's a great chance that those state content standards manuals are already in PDF format!
    All those weird instruction manuals (your kid's Barbie car) are available online - search and find the PDFs. Once you've confirmed you've found a match, save the PDF into your favorite storage place, and get that paper out of your house!
    Do you really need that messy junk drawer in your kitchen that has all those paper take-out menus in it? Go online and find the PDF and just store it in your favorite cloud storage tool - you'll have it no matter where you are! While you're at it, go look for the menus of all your favorite restaurants! (see next bullet item)
    Did you know you can search the web for files, instead of just web pages? Each major search engine lets you go straight to PDF searching. Here's how to search for specific file types on Google. So, try to find digital copies of your generic "how-to" guides that are currently taking up space in your office.
    Not sure how to get started with the "going paperless" effort? Here's a great guide from Lifehacker about which types of paper you shouldn't convert!

    Other Resources:
    Connected Principals’ Network
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