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|Written by TICAL's own Susan Brooks-Young, 101 Best Web Sites for Principals includes sections on facilities, finance, curriculum, professional development, and social and legal issues. New in the second edition are: quick reference charts for efficient Web site navigation, detailed site descriptions and highlights, and a new primer on security issues.|
|In this Radio TICAL episode, Rick Fitzpatrick, principal at Rother Elementary School in Enterprise Elementary School District shares how his school has exited program improvement. He provides specific strategies he uses to facilitate the change process including gathering teacher input on a variety of topics and allotting frequent staff collaboration time. Rick also highlights his schoolís continual analysis of data as well as celebrations that are held in the community.|
|This article from the USDOE's Office of Ed Tech expands the definition of robust infrastructure. Instead of being about wires, hardware, and connectivity, this article argues that robust infrastructure also "provides state-of-the-art digital learning resources, encourages responsible citizenship, and protects student data and privacy." A great discussion starter.|
|Buying new projectors for your school or district? Take a look at this 2-page tutorial created by TICAL cadre member Bob Blackney. He provides you resources and expert advice on LCD vs. DLP projectors, brightness, warranty, bulb life, focal length, portability, wireless, management, and control. Once you are finished reading this you will have the expertise needed to buy a projector.|
|Here is a collection of resources to assist school site administrators start to prepare for the administration of next generation Computer Adaptive Testing (CAT). While emphasis is placed on Californiaís CAASPP (formerly CalMAPP)/SBAC assessments, this document is relevant to all CAT programs. Though this list is not exhaustive, it should provide school and district administrators with a foundation in order to start the planning process toward the implementation of the field test.|
|Have a question about just what California law is on some point? This site from West provides free access to an unannotated version of the California Code of Regulations. You can search specific regulatory section, words, or CCR titles.|
|CNET.com is a source of information about computers and technology. The site has connections for many resources of interest to educators as well as non-educators. These include hardware and software reviews, technology news, free downloads, latest prices, Web building, help and how to's, internet tools, and technology trends.|
|ConnectED is President Obama's initiative to provide 99 percent of the nation's schools with access to high-speed broadband technology within five years. Find information on the Initiative as well as resources for schools, teachers, and students.|
|The Department of Consumer Affairs and the California Coalition for Childrenís Internet Safety have partnered to bring this web site to California Citizens, especially parents. The nature of this web site is dynamic and offers ongoing information. The Coalition also sponsors an annual summit on cyber safety. This site is California friendly! It is also supported by the Governorís office.|
|Are you looking for up-to-date information about E-Rate and/or other initiatives from the FCC? This site is an excellent place to start. In addition to current information about E-Rate and Universal Service, there are links to other educational sites and to the Schools and Libraries Division (SLD) Home Page.|