Showing posts with label School Administration. Show all posts
Showing posts with label School Administration. Show all posts

Thursday, August 1, 2013

EdCanvas for Schools Lets You Manage Student Accounts

Edcanvas makes it easy for teachers to organize and share educational materials in a visually pleasing format. The "canvas" part of Edcanvas is where you arrange videos, links, images, and files around any topic of your choosing. Edcanvas has built-in search tools so that you do not have to leave your Edcanvas account in order to locate resources. 

This week Edcanvas introduced school-wide accounts. The new Edcanvas for Schools allows administrators to have unlimited classes, students, and teachers in one account. The administrator create accounts and administer accounts in Edcanvas for Schools.

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One of the features of Edcanvas for Schools that some administrators may like is the option to see which teachers are using the service the most. Administrators can also see active lessons to curate a selection of best practices. 

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

What School Leaders Need to Know About Digital Technologies and Social Media

This blog post comes from the shameless commerce division of Free Technology for Teachers. As some readers know, I do some writing outside of this blog. One of the writing projects I worked on last year was a contribution to What School Leaders Need to Know About Digital Technologies and Social Media. The book was organized and edited by Chris Lehmann and Scott McLeod. The contribution that I made along with Carl Anderson is a chapter about online mind mapping tools and strategies. In all there are thirty-six contributing authors. The book is available now through Amazon.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Free Webinar - Creating Websites for Elite Educators

Two of the great K-12 school administrators from my Twitter list of K-12 Administrators are hosting a free webinar next week. Next Thursday, May 27 Eric Sheninger and Patrick Larkin are hosting a webinar titled Creating Branded Websites for Elite Educators. Eric and Patrick both effectively use blogs and other forms of social media to communicate with their school's communities and with the ed tech community at large. See their blog here and here. The focus of their webinar is using the web and social media to improve communication with parents, students, and faculty. You can register for the webinar here.

Learn more about the webinar in the Prezi presentation below.

Click here if you cannot see the presentation.

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If you're a K-12 school administrator or an aspiring administrator, this webinar should provide you with some excellent information that you can apply to your practice.

Patrick Larkin was a guest blogger on Free Technology for Teachers earlier this year, his post Every Principal Needs a Blog was one of the most popular posts of the winter.

Monday, September 21, 2009

Harvard Offers Tuition-Free Graduate Program

Harvard has created a new doctoral program in education leadership. If you can get accepted to the program, which starts in August 2010, the tuition is free. The program will accept twenty-five applicants. Participants in the program will spend two years taking new courses designed for this program. Participants will then spend one year in the field working with a partner organization to make transformational change in education. It sounds like a very exciting program. You can read more about it, including how to apply, here.

Friday, April 24, 2009

Schoohoo - Free School Notification System

Schoohoo is a free system for sending text and email alerts to parents, students, and faculty members. Schoohoo can be used to send messages about early dismissals, delayed starts, or meeting times. Schoohoo is available for free to any school regardless of size.

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Schoohoo could be a good way to directly contact parents in the event of change in your school's schedule. The concept is similar to that of the system that I reviewed last fall.

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Monday, September 22, 2008

Judge Approves Suspending Creators of Fake MySpace Profiles

This blog post is a little off topic, but very relevant to all teachers and school administrators. A federal court judge recently ruled that students can be suspended from school for creating fake MySpace profiles of administrators and teachers. The judge was ruling in the case of a Pennsylvania middle school that suspended two students for creating a profile of their principal that contained "lewd and vulgar" language. To read more about the particulars of the case you can read this article from Ars Technica and this article from Techdirt.

Sunday, August 31, 2008

Using Wikis to Impress Your Administrators

Here is another short stick figure cartoon I created. This one is about impressing your school district administrators by making a wiki.

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