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Volume 12  Issue 1   

Hello all, 


We hope that the summer months have left you feeling renewed and rejuvenated, and looking forward to another successful year. The resources below may stimulate creative ideas as you plan for new and exciting programs to aid in student success. 

Here is to 11-12,

Rowland and Jason

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evisioniPad Implementation-- Going Green
Going Paperless with iPads
In the latest TICALevision episode, Going Paperless: Diverse Learning with iPads and Apps principal, staff, and students share their accomplishments and strategies on implementing a 1:1 program with iPads.  Learn how this large independent school in Watsonville, CA have reduced paper costs and engage students in life-long learning.
radioA Superintendent's Commitment to Technology

A Superintendent's Commitment to Technology Listen to the latest  Radio TICAL episode, A Superintendent's Commitment to Technology Integration.  Dr. Susan Silver, a recent retiree from Scotts Valley School District, shares her forward thinking approach to technology integration and how to move your district ahead. 
blogDeep Thoughts on Education Spring Axing

In Spring Axing, technology director Tim Landeck shares his views on the effects of personnel cuts.  Share your thoughts on this post


Educators' interest and enthusiasm for digital learning grows! In Educators' Interest and Enthusiasm for Digital Learning Grows!, veteran educator Sandra Miller shares the results from the latest Speak Up Survey. What do you think about this? Share your thoughts.  

What we don't know will hurt us
In Where Does the Time Go?, Michael Simkins shares a time management tool called Toggl to help keep your tasks on time! Share your thoughts .


InThe binder lives on. The Binder Lives On., Lisa Gonzales shares another wonderful tool that organizes websites, articles, and tools into an organized web-based binder.  She shares some of the binders she has come across that have helped her grow as an educator. What do you think?

Summer School Lesson's Learned In Summer School: Lessons for the Rest of the Year?, Devin Vodicka shares many recommendations on how to to create effective programs in our era of flexibility and what Carlsbad USD learned during their innovative approach this summer.  Do you have other ideas? Share them with your peers.
toolFacing your Community with FacebookFacebook Tutorial

Looking to build a Facebook presence for your school community? Want to see some successful models and get step-by-step instruction on creating a safe Facebook page? Take a look at the latest Quick Take Presentation to learn the proper way to set up a school or district Facebook page.
otherPlanning on Using Social Media for PR?

Online LearningMany schools are starting to utilize sites such as Facebook and Twitter to communicate to their stakeholders and community. Let your peers know how you have used social media or what you plan to do by taking the latest Quick Poll on TICAL's home page!

confEnhance Your Innovative Leadership Skills! 
Leadership 3.0 Symposium Leadership 3.0

With over 200 educational leaders in attendance, Leadership 3.0 was "mind blowing and inspirational," said one principal. Save the date for 2012: April 19-21 at the Marriott San Mateo Hotel.  Learn more at www.lead3.org




TICAL Conference
TICAL Conference 2012
The Technology Information Conference for Administrative Leadership is scheduled for February 21-23, 2012, at the Peabody Hotel in Little Rock, AR.  Submit a proposal to present a workshop or breakout session today!

Interested in what happened at the 2011 conference? Thanks to ADE's Arkansas on iTunesU, we were able to capture synopses of some sessions. Check out  TICAL Conference Presentation Summaries.
finalNew and Improved TICAL Home Page and Navigation

Don't forget to check out the new TICAL home page.  Access the search box in the top right corner to search from any page.  Also highlighted are several of our top TICALevision videos, Quick Take Tutorials, and Radio TICAL interviews on the front page.


You can easily locate resources aligned to the National Education Technology Standards for Administrators (NETS-A) under the Find Resources navigation.  Search for resources relating to Visionary Leadership, Digital-Age Learning, Excellence in Professional Practice, Systemic Improvement, and Digital Citizen.   


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