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Quick Takes: Web-Based Presentations

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.


Read/WriteWeb is written by Richard MacManus. The blog focuses on the convergence of Web 2.0 and New Media. Although it is not an education blog per se, administrators can learn a great deal about these new technologies by subscribing to and reading this blog.


ReadWriteThink provides educators and students with access to the highest quality practices and resources in reading and language arts instruction through free, Internet-based content. Established in 2002, it is a partnership between the International Reading Association (BRA) and the National Council of Teachers of English (NOTE) with additional support from the Verizon Foundation. Resources include lessons related to the standards for both associations. Web resources and highly creative, interactive student materials are offered as well. is an excellent web-based general reference tool that offers news, weather, sports, reference, facts on file, dictionaries and encyclopedias, tutorials, search engines, Windows Operating Systems Resources, free stuff, games and much more. It's free, but offers a way for users to help support the site through voluntary donations.

Sample Schedules

From School Scheduling Associates the schedules listed here provides excel templates and samples of master schedules for elementary, middle, and high schools. Use these to build your own master schedule.

SAMR in 120 Seconds

This is a quick introduction to the SAMR Model, developed by Dr. Ruben Puentedura, that gives examples of each of four levels of technology integration: substitution, augmentation, modification, and redefinition.

School Administrator Cybersafety Resources

CTAP Region IV has designed this collection of Administrator Resources specifically to address the needs of school administrators, based on the most current information available relating to cyber safety, cyber bullying, Internet misuse, and more.


SchoolLoop provides a school-home online interface for secondary schools. It draws data from the student information system so that when a student or family logs in, they see information that relates to each student and their unique schedule. SchoolLoop also incorporates a grade book to provide rapid feedback to students and families. Based on grade book data, students in need of interventions are flagged and reminders are provided to teachers, families, and students through the integrated email system. Other features include web pages for groups or clubs, digital lockers, and automatic daily homework messages to students and families.

Seize the Work Day Using the Tablet PC

This book explains ways business people can use a tablet computer to take control of the workday and meetings. It provides practical ideas to help readers be more organized, boost productivity and have more time for the rest of their lives. Many of the ideas are directly applicable to school administrators.


Skype is a free Web-based tool that allows users to use Voice Over Internet Protocol (VOIP) to make computer-to-computer or computer-to-telephone calls. Calls to another computer are free. Calls to a telephone cost about two cents per minute. There is also conference calling capability (video and voice). A great option for educators who have restricted telephone access on campus. Also useful for student collaborative projects.