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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.
 

Google Presenter

https://docs.google.com/

One of the applications in the online Google Docs suite, Google Presenter allows users to upload existing PowerPoint files or create and share new presentations. An especially nice feature is the ability to invite collaborators who are able to view and edit the presentations as well. Registration is free.
 

Google Sites

https://accounts.google.com/ServiceLogin?continue=https%3A%2F%2Fsites.google.com%2F&followup=https%3A%2F%2Fsites.google.com%2F&service=jotspot&passive=true&ul=1

Wikipedia defines Google Sites as �...a structured�wiki- and�web page-creation tool offered by�Google�as part of the�Google Apps�Productivity suite. The goal of Google Sites is for anyone to be able to create a team-oriented site where multiple people can collaborate and share files.� This free, easy-to-use tool can be used to accomplish a variety of tasks in education including ePortfolios, showcases, ePublications, and more. The link here leads to the Google Sites main page.
 

Googling to the Max: Hands-on Exercises

http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/TeachingLib/Guides/Internet/Handouts.html

Wondering how Google "thinks?" This guide--part of a UC Berkeley online tutorial--explains the logic behind the Google search tool and provides examples for many Google search features.
 

Guided Reading Program

http://teacher.scholastic.com/products/guidedreading/index.htm?ESP=EDU/ib//acq/guidedreading_slimnav_Admin///nav/txtl

Scholastic has produced a very well organized set of materials and products that teachers can use to deliver small group targeted instruction in reading. The texts for students are high interest and sequenced into levels of increasing sophistication. There are many links to professional development resources.
 

High School Diploma Student Course Plan

http://www.portical.org/tools/high_school_diploma_course_plan.html

This Excel template is designed as a keep track sheet for students in alternative high school diploma programs. These programs include Adult Education, Continuation, Independent Study, and home schooling.
 

Higher Education Teaching and Learning Portal

https://www.hetl.org/

This portal contains many resources related to teaching and learning, especially higher education. There are articles, documents, presentations, videos and other resources advancing the scholarship and practices of higher education.
 

Hippasus

http://www.hippasus.com/

This is the website for Dr. Ruben Puentedura, known for his SAMR model of technology integration.
 

How Schools Can Use Facebook to Build an Online Community

http://mashable.com/2011/04/26/facebook-for-schools/

Many schools have set-up a Facebook Page to represent the school and embrace an online professional learning community (PLC). By setting up a Facebook Page, schools can establish a controlled, professional presence that allows them to capitalize on this social space in many important ways, while still protecting their students. Its important to note that while a Facebook Page is an excellent opportunity for schools to supplement their web presence, it doesnt fully replace the benefits of a robust website. Here are some ways that schools can benefit from establishing an effective Facebook presence.
 

How Teachers Are Learning: Professional Development Remix

https://www.edsurge.com/research/guides/how-teachers-are-learning-professional-development-remix

This guide from EdSurge looks at tools that: support how teachers engage with colleagues; help teachers learn or find support for implementing fresh strategies and approaches; and measure how that learning impacts practice in the classroom.