Web 2.0ing your staff meetings

I had an awesome conversation with WRDSB  Principal Mark McMath after school today. Over the fall, he has been experimenting with some ideas for bringing staff meetings to life by making them more interactive and focused on discussion rather than information distribution. Check out these great ideas!

  • collaborate on generating agendas by leveraging Google Docs
  • gather good news itmes through a shared Google Doc – check out this  Sample Good News doc
  • share links to video resources in a shared document
  • use  Today’s Meet  to generate a back channel discussion
  • summarize group discussion in an online (Google) doc
  • gather feedback via Google Forms
  • create a staff  video message  using a tool such as  ScreenCast-o-matic

Mark has enjoyed learning through his Professional Learning Network (PLN) on Twitter too.  He has found that Twitter connections provide a wealth of knowledge for personal use and sharing with staff.   He notes the importance of gaining comfort in jumping in and out of the information flow as it can be overwhelming.

Additional Resources

Follow  Mark McMath  on Twitter

Follow Cedarbrae PS on Twitter

Follow the #edwrdsb Twitter hashtag

~Mark

RCAC13 Chromebook Workshop Resources

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Presenters:

Mark W. Carbone
Ron Millar
Andrew Bieronski

Resources:

Presentation  Slide Deck
Chromebook  Internet Treasure Hunt
Twitter Stream via Storify.  Thank you Doug Peterson.

~Mark

CEA Presentation Resources

CEA1to1-2

Social Media in the Classroom and School Community

CEA International 1:1 Computing Conference

Slide Deck

Contact info
Ed Doadt
Mark W. Carbone

Videos

Corbett Ball:  Change Perspective

Joe Cvetish on  Blogging

Jane Mitchinson-Schwartz on  Google Docs

Aaron: student voice

Andrew: student voice

Teacher  Andrew Bieronski

Teacher  Gavin Albrecht

Additional Resources:

Waterloo Region District School Board  Responsible Use Procedure

 WRDSB  Digital Literacies Pathway

Q & A from the  Today’s Meet back channel:

Facebook training around privacy, security and appropriate use of groups and teacher fan pages was provided through after school workshops, online workshops via Adobe Connect at a variety of times after school and evening, as well as site based workshops arranged through our instructional technology consultants.

Edmodo  is also used by many teachers.

Internet radio re-broadcasts of the session, advertised on Twitter and G+, will be available via QueST Radio 1-24 .

~Mark & Ed