Favorite Add-ons for Administrators

There are no shortage of add-ons when it comes to various applications in Google Drive, but there are several add-ons that are my standard “go-tos” for getting work done. I wanted to share 3 of those applications that tend to reoccur as I lead and attend training sessions on a regular basis. Formmule In my…

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Streamlining Discipline

I have been able to use Google Apps to streamline many of the processes that I use on a day to day basis at my job, but probably the most beneficial application of these apps has been through our current discipline system. By utilizing Google Forms, Sheets, and the Formmule Add-on I have been able to…

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Simplify Scheduling

One of the tasks that I often have to complete as an administrator is mass scheduling of events…such as basketball or football schedules for everyone in my administrative staff. Although Google Calendar is a very simple tool used for scheduling, when you are adding 20 basketball games to a calendar it can become a bit…

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Leveraging Social Media as Leaders

When I first started using social media back in 2008 for my classroom, I didn’t really know what I was stepping off into. As a person that attended college during the inception of Facebook, I have had the opportunity to watch social media grow over the years and see all the tools that have been…

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Keeping Up

Education is rapidly each day and the way that we deliver content is changing constantly as well. It seems that there are always new educational tools/features/content that is coming up that challenges the way that we look at conventional education. This is a topic that I struggle with quite a bit because I believe that…

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The Teachers Guild

The Teachers Guild is an interesting way for educators around the world to share and build new ideas and concepts in education. At the guild, 10 weeks projects are build using ideas from educators, gaining feedback from other educators, designing their concept or project, building prototypes, then experimenting with these in their instruction. This gives…

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Classroom Procedures & Chromebooks

The video above is a great resource for teachers when establishing first of the year procedures for using technology. This is a video that I will personally be sharing with my staff considering that we have a new flight of 200 Chromebooks that Woodland students will be using this year. Mr. McClung

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AVID @ Woodland

In my current role as administrator at Woodland Jr. High, my involvement with AVID has totally changed. I went from being the first elective teacher at our school to now getting to be the administrator that works with the current elective teacher and program coordinator to ensure that we are maximizing the program for our…

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GEG Arkansas

I’m very proud to say that the Arkansas Chapter of Google Educator Groups is up and running. While this is still extremely early on in the process, I am working to help spread the word and recruit Arkansas educators to join our Arkansas GEG. GEGs are independently run communities of educators who inspire and empower…

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Google for Education Arkansas Summit

Just received excellent news this morning, I was approved to present at the Google for Education Arkansas Summit this fall in Conway, AR. This has been a year in the making for myself since I attended my first summit last year and because interested in pursuing training opportunities with Google Apps for Education. The conference…

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