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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.


This Web-base tools makes it easy to upload existing PowerPoint files to share with a worldwide audience. Registration is free.

Smarter Balanced - ELA assessments

This is the link to the sample online assessments on the Smarter Balanced website. Bookmark this site for sample tasks in reading, writing, speaking/listening, and performance tasks.


Snip is a cool little communication tool from Microsoft that lets you quickly and easily capture your entire screen or any section of it, annotate and/or narrate it, and then share it via email, embedding, linking and other means. This is one instance in which the term "seamless" actually rings true.