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Using Twitter to Highlight Classroom Effectiveness

http://portical.org/Presentations/silberberg2/#twitter

In this presentation, TICAL cadre member Kevin Silberberg shares how, as superintendent, he uses a cell phone and Twitter to communicate his positive classroom observations to the community.

Classroom Observations: Digital data observation in the palm of your hand

http://www.portical.org/Presentations/silberberg2/

In this brief, narrated presentation, TICAL cadre member Kevin Silberberg discusses how a handheld computer can facilitate and even transform the process of classroom observation.

Google Forms Template: Classroom Walkthrough and Observation Form

http://www.portical.org/tools/gf/index.html#obs

Courtesy of Kern Kelly and Fred Johnston,use this Google Form from any computer or PDA with Internet connectivity to evaluate teachers' lessons, pedagogy, and classroom climate. Feel free to modify to fit your district's standards. All data will be recorded in a Google Spreadsheet and a second sheet has been created to quickly printout the results for the teachers and your records. Simply use the "hide column(s)" function in Excel to only show the specific teacher you want a printout for.

mVal: Professional

http://www.media-x.com/

mVal, by Media-X, is a complete system for staff evaluation. You may customize the software to reflect your district's standards for teacher evaluation and use both checklists and narrative to complete an observation. The PalmOS component enables you to complete forms in the field using a PDA, or you can run the system on a laptop for mobility as well.

C3 - Collect, Connect, and Coach

http://www.c3kern.org/

Are you an administrator who has moved from paper to digital teacher or classroom observations? Have you been interested in using the iPod Touch or iPhone handheld to document what is happening in the classroom and manage your observation data online? This site contains all the updates, downloads and information to warehouse the database on your server. And as of 2008, everything is free!

Streamlining Lesson Plan Collection Using Google Docs and the SIOP (Sheltered Instruction Observation Protocol) Model

http://www.portical.org/Presentations/borgen/index.html/#siop

In this 9-minute tutorial, Jason Borgen steps you through setting up a Google Account, uploading the Excel SIOP lesson plan template, and sharing the template with all your teachers. Now you will be able to collect lesson plan submissions from your teachers on one paperless form, as well as giving you and your teachers the opportunity to quickly view lessons and assess which SIOP strategies are being used. The lesson plan template is also provided here.

Classroom Walkthroughs and Observations In The Palm of Your Hand

http://www.portical.org/tv/classroom-walkthroughs-and-observations-in-the-palm-of-your-hand/20.htm

In this TICALevision episode, Kenny Pennington, principal in Monticello School District in rural Monticello, Arkansas demonstrates how he uses a handheld computer while observing a computer/technology teacher at the high school. Kenny shares the process to quickly record observations and how he engages his teachers in a continual improvement process.

Google Forms Template: Classroom Walkthrough and Observation Form with Disaggregate/Aggregate Data

http://portical.org/tools/gf/index.html#obscomp

Use this Google Form from any computer or PDA with Internet connectivity to evaluate teachers' lessons, pedagogy, and classroom climate, and California Standards for the Teaching Profession (CSTPs). All data will be recorded in a Google Spreadsheet and several other sheets are also provided that will automatically disaggregate and aggregate the data based upon teacher, teacher standards, observer and much more!

Lesson Plan Collection Form Using the SIOP (Sheltered Instruction Observation Protocol) Model

http://portical.org/tools/gf/index2.html#siop

Collecting lesson plans from teachers can be a tedious task, but it is a great to see how teachers how engaging students, differentiating learning, integrating technology, and implementing a variety of instructional strategies and assessments. This Google Form Template will allow you analyze lesson plans and identify SIOP strategies being implemented and where there may be gaps in instructional practice. It provides a searchable database to quickly search for key strategies as well as providing an anonymous list of lesson plans stripping out the teachers' names to share with staff and the larger school community if you wish.

ClassGather

https://classgather.com/

ClassGather (formerly ECOVE) is a teacher evaluation and walk-through tool. It is available as an IPAD app that syncs with your laptop or desktop and produces reports and graphs about single or multiple observations over time. Observation tools are customizable and there are tools based on state teaching standards. Ecove can be used to customize walk-through tools based on the common core. This tool is available for a free 30 day trial and may be purchased after the trial period.

 

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