Cool Tools for the Digital Principal: During this interactive session, participants will be introduced to a suite of digital tools administrators can use for communication and collaboration. Time will be given to explore and practice using the new tools and to discuss ways they can be used in professional practice.
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Standard IIIa: Focus on Collaborative Work Environment: The principal/assistant principal understands and acts on the understanding of the positive role that a collaborative work environment can play in the school's culture.
Standard Vc. Systematic Communication: The principal/assistant principal designs and utilizes various forms of formal and informal communication so that the focus of the school can be on improved student achievement.
Standard VIa. Parent and Community Involvement and Outreach: The principal/assistant principal designs structures and processes which result in parent and community engagement, support and ownership for the school.

Learner Outcomes

  • Participants will understand the importance of modeling effective technology integration as an administrator.
  • Participants will explore various digital tools for communication and collaboration and practice with two of their choice
  • Participants will discuss ways the tools can be used in their professional practice.

Presenter: Lisa Amerson - Professional Development Consultant, NCDPI - Lisa.Amerson@dpi.nc.gov


Resources for Today's Session

Access this wikipage: bit.ly/2014tools


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Why is it important for administrators to model effective technology integration?
Discuss with a partner and have one person enter your response on a Google doc by clicking the link below.
Click here to respond to the question.

Resource:

7 Habits of Highly Effective Tech-Leading Principals


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Communication Tools


Activity Links
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Click here to play Kahoot!
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Copy this code: 408-350-839
Click here for the GoSoapBox event
Paste the code in the Access Code box.
Click Join Now.
Click the Part 1 poll to vote for a tool to see demonstrated.

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Practice using either the demonstrated tool or a different tool from the communication list of your choice.
Click on the logo for each tool for a resource page including tasks to complete in order to practice using the tool.


collab.JPGPart II: Collaboration

Collaboration Tools


Activity Links
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Click here for a sample Tricision.
Follow the directions to add pros and cons.
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Copy this code: 408-350-839
Click here for the GoSoapBox event
Paste the code in the Access Code box.
Click Join Now.
Click the Part 2 poll to vote for a tool to see demonstrated.

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Practice using either the demonstrated tool or a different tool from the communication list of your choice.
Click on the logo for each tool for a resource page including tasks to complete in order to practice using the tool.


ct.JPGPart III: Reflection

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As a table group, choose one person to be your idea recorder.
Discuss how you might be able to use the tools you explored in your own daily practice.
The idea recorder should click on this link to record the group's ideas - Professional Practice Form.
You are only able to enter one communication tool and one collaboration tool at a time.
Please submit and then click submit another response or click on the link above again to submit for additional tools.

View other group responses here - Tools in Professional Practice


Please provide your feedback about today's session by completing this short Google Form - Cool Tools Feedback Form.



“The resources provided during the course of this NCDPI training have been helpful to some educators across the state. However, due to the rapidly changing resources available, NCDPI does not represent nor endorse that these resources are the exclusive resources for the purposes outlined during this training."