It’s the first day of school (again)! by Scott McLeod | Aug 23, 2007 | Leadership and Vision, Management and Operations, Planning and Funding, Professional Development, Tech Integration | 11 comments TweetShareSharePinClipPocketIn honor of the first day of school here in Ames, Iowa, here is the checklist I posted last year at this time. Hmmm… I wonder if schools have made any improvements on this list over the past year? Related Posts Hangin’ out with MPS It’s the first day of school! Minnesota is below average Online multimedia textbooks: Follow-up Vibrant workplaces – Part 2 11 Comments Joel on August 23, 2007 at 1:37 pm This list is a perfect match for us with one exception… We don’t have a check mark in item number 1. Reply Repairman on August 23, 2007 at 1:41 pm My supe will enjoy your list! So will our Information Services person. Reply a. woody delauder on August 23, 2007 at 3:13 pm Great checklist. District leaders preach “Technology, Technology, Technology”, yet they have no clue as to the web 2.0 tools that can be used in the classroom for absolutely free. Reply Ken on August 23, 2007 at 3:39 pm Even better to try an cram the rest in during 4 days of in-service. Hmmm, do you think you can change everything you do in the next few hours, cause that would be great. Thanks Thanks for the pick me up. Ken P Reply Scott McLeod on August 23, 2007 at 4:00 pm Ken, this is perhaps the favorite (and funniest) thing I’ve ever heard anyone say about “sit and get” staff development. Thanks for sharing! Reply Dan Meyer on August 23, 2007 at 9:02 pm Well there goes my buzz. Reply Maggie on August 25, 2007 at 9:32 am Ugh, so true! Where I work, #4 is my personal pet peeve. I’ve had problems that I report over and over and over and they never get fixed. Reply Tracy Rosen on August 25, 2007 at 11:57 am oh dear. I have an idea. What if we all went in to our schools assuming that there were checks next to everything and looking for them. I’m thinking we may find that some is available if we expect it to be there…can’t hurt, in any case! Reply Donna on August 27, 2007 at 3:47 pm I agree with Joel. Teachers return tomorrow in my district and we are in the process of asbestos abatement. I was in my room today, my printer, my computer and my phone are now where to be seen – I am sure were are starting off slowly! Reply Liz W on September 4, 2007 at 12:23 am My school for one has definetly made technology available to us students over the past couple of years, which makes sense as we are now required to use it for so much pertaining to our schoolwork. Each year more and more technology makes its way into our classrooms and is used more regularly in our every day classroom livess. (started with teacher and student computers, moving on to more advanced projectors hooked up to our teacher’s computers. Reply Tena Green on January 29, 2008 at 3:41 pm I am currently employed with Atlantic Publishing as a freelance writer and am currently working on a project titled, Your First Year as Principal: Everything You Need to Know That They Don’t Teach You in School. I am looking for principals to interview on this subject. If you know of anyone who is a first year principal or a veteran principal that would be willing to be interviewed please have them contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org and please write principal in the subject line. Participants will be given a complimentary book. Thank you for your time and help. Sincerely, Tena Green Reply Leave a Reply to Liz W Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Notify me of followup comments via e-mail Name * Email * Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.