is Tony Vincent’s Learning in Hand
blog. The site has video tutorials on
CDS News: www.cdsnews.net
i Tunes: www.apple.com/itunes
Learning in Hand: http://learninginhand.com/
Podcast Maker: www.lemonzdream.com/
Teach with Video: http://teachwithvideo.com/
—Steven Katz is director of educational technology
at Country Day School in Escazú, Costa Rica. He
maintains three websites: www.teachwithvideo.com,
www.stevenkatz.com, and www.cdsnews.net.
Track Substitutes with Google Spreadsheets
Problem: it can be difficult to track the availability of substitute
teachers when several schools in the same district are drawing
from the same pool.
Here’s a solution: Use the spreadsheet function in google apps
to track substitute teachers. We create a spreadsheet and then
share it out to the personnel who handle substitutes for each building.
This allows the person at each building to see which subs are already
spoken for and gives us some limited reporting on substitutes without
having to pay for a substitute tracking program.
This tip comes from Colin Byrne, director of technology for the Blind Brook School
District in Rye Brook, New York. If you have a tip to share, post it on the comment
wall on the L&L group page of the ISTE Community Ning at www.iste-community.org/
group/landl or e-mail it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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