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Batchgeo

http://www.batchgeo.com

The development of interactive maps that "tell a story" just got very simple. Simply do a query such as free and reduced students, export that data into a program like Batchgeo.com, and you will have a map with where all those students live. Our district has used this for free and reduced, suspensions, attendance boundaries, bus stops and board member areas. Very simple and fast.
 

Distance Learning Through Video

http://www.portical.org/tv/distance-learning-through-video/76.htm

In this TICALevision episode, You will see Adrienne Sadovsky, a history teacher helping students understand culture in the early 20th century using a video conferencing unit. Teaching out of an office at the Southwest Educational Cooperative in Monticello, Arkansas, she reaches several schools. She is equipped with a video conferencing unit hooked up to her computer while students sit in a classroom with a proctor and a video conferencing unit. Now, students in smaller sized districts are able to enroll in AP courses and electives they were never offered before.
 

Meriwether Lewis Elementary School

http://lewiselementary.org/

Meriwether Lewis Elementary School's web site is a model for how to build a simple yet powerful school web site using multiple blogs. There's one for the home page, one for the principal Tim Lauer, one for classroom notes, et cetera. Take a look!
 

Operations and Maintenance Online Resources

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

In this 19 minute narrated presentation, Techmasters, Inc. consultants Van Wilkinson and Bev Blaylock share online resources for a facility’s operations and maintenance department. Topics include technologies, emerging technologies, and web sites relating to leadership, software, and products.
 

Quick Takes: Web-Based Presentations

http://www.portical.org/Presentations/quick_takes/index.html#wbp

This 5-minute Quick Take was created by Susan Brooks-Young. Susan gives an overview of a variety of web-based presentations and how they are used. She provides other resources do that you and your students can create presentations on the Internet.
 

Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium Minimum Tech Requirements

http://www.smarterbalanced.org/smarter-balanced-assessments/technology/#specifications

The Smarter Balanced Technology Strategy Framework and System Requirements Specifications provide minimum hardware specifications and basic bandwidth calculations that will allow schools and districts to evaluate which of their existing computers will support the administration of the assessment system in the 2014-15 school year that will evaluate students' mastery on the Common Core State Standards.
 

Social Media We Use

http://morriscountynj.gov/about/socialmedia/

Morris County in New Jersey is in the vanguard of public entities using social media and social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter to work in the public's behalf. Check out what the county government doing. It will suggest lots of ways you might do similar things with your school or district.
 

Total Cost of Ownership

http://www.cosn.org/tco

Understanding the complete cost of your computing programs is key for the implementation of your strategic plan and evaluation of actions to provide better service for less. Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) is a methodology to measure and understand the costs of acquiring and maintaining networks of computers and obtaining staff and other user-related support. This site developed by CoSN provides tools and case studies to assist in your technology planning.
 

Wallenberg Hall at Stanford University

http://wallenberg.stanford.edu

Wallenberg Hall is Stanford University's home for research in university-level classroom learning. Its Advanced Resource Classrooms are available for use by Stanford faculty to experiment with new ways of teaching and learning in their subject areas. Wallenberg Hall's staff of teachers and technologists works closely with faculty to create new activities and provide tools to support rich learning experiences.
 

Web 2.0 Tools for Busy Administrators

http://www.portical.org/Presentations/brooks-young/

In this 11 minute presentation, author and consultant Susan Brooks-Young provides a quick overview of what Web 2.0 is and then shares a concrete example of how a group of educators in Northern California used an on-line group, a wiki, and a "web-top" word processor to help them complete a collaborative planning process.
 
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