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20/20 Costs and Funding of Virtual Schools
The 20/20 Costs and Funding of Virtual Schools document provides information about factors that impact the cost of state virtual schools and full-time online programs.
Submitted By: Susan Patrick
iNACOL


A National Primer on K-12 Online Learning
A National Primer on K-12 Online Learning - This iNACOL publication provides a good overview for people just getting started with online learning.
Submitted By: Susan Patrick
iNACOL


Acceptable Use Policy for Staff Equipment and Internet Policy
Acceptable Use Policy for Staff Equipment and Internet Policy - Use this tool for an acceptable use policy for staff for equipment and internet. This tool includes the policies along with internet use at the school.
Submitted By: Charter School Tools
Charter School Tools


Audio Visual Check-In Form
The Audio Visual Check-In form to check-in and check out audio visual equipment.
Submitted By: Charter School Tools
Charter School Tools


Audio Visual Request Form
The Audio Visual Request Form is used to request the use of audio and visual equipment for your classroom use.
Submitted By: Charter School Tools
Charter School Tools


Computer Labs and Furniture: 2goPC or Not?
Computer Labs and Furniture: 2goPC or Not? - Use this tool when planning your computer lab. This tool explains the key features of 2GoPc. The days of placing PCs in classrooms and laboratories will begin to give way to mobile carts with inexpensive netbooks. Consider a mobile cart with 20 2GoPc's that can be purchased for less than $12,000 and NO furniture is required.
Submitted By: Charter School Tools
Charter School Tools


Computer Usage Policy
The Computer Usage Policy covers in large detail the computer usage policies. The document includes information regarding the use of information technology equipment, passwords, printing, use of the internet, the role of the school, role of the staff within the school, role of the parents, role of the students, student internet access agreement, and employee internet access agreement.
Submitted By: Charter School Tools
Charter School Tools


Cyber Bullying Policy
The cyber bullying policy tool can be used by schools to define cyber bullying, establish the complaint procedures, and allow the school to keep track of cyber bullying incidents.
Submitted By: Charter School Tools
Charter School Tools


Don't Rush Out and Buy a SMART Board Yet!
Don't Rush Out and Buy a SMART Board Yet! - Charter School Tools caught up with Rich Mincer, ed tech consultant and former chief of technology in Idaho to discuss options related to interactive projectors.
Submitted By: Rich Mincer


E-Rate Program: 2015 Changes What the New E-Rate Rules Mean for Your Charter School
E-Rate Program: 2015 Changes What the New E-Rate Rules Mean for Your Charter School tool discusses the changes to E-Rate for the year 2015.
Submitted By: Ben Sniecinski
E-Rate Advantage, LLC


Equipment Responsibility Form
The equipment responsibility form is a form that acknowledges that a person has received a specific piece of equipment and explains the responsibility to keep that equipment in a safe place.
Submitted By: Charter School Tools
Charter School Tools


Free Web APPs for Schools
Free Web APPs for Schools will explain web applications available for schools.
Submitted By: Rich Mincer


Goals, Guidelines, and Standards for Student Scientific Investigations
The Goals, Guidelines, and Standards for Student Scientific Investigations publication provides guidance on how to design online science content so that the scientific inquiry process can be superior to what most students experience in a traditional science classroom.
Submitted By: Susan Patrick
iNACOL


Management and Operations of Online Programs
The Management and Operations of Online Programs includes relevant initial decisions of the stages of starting an online program.
Submitted By: Susan Patrick
iNACOL


National Standards for Quality Online Programs
The National Standards for Quality Online Programs tool covers overarching quality standards for online programs as a whole.
Submitted By: Susan Patrick
iNACOL


National Standards for Quality Online Teaching
The National Standards for Quality Online Teaching tool teaches about the national quality standards addressing online teaching and instructional design.
Submitted By: Susan Patrick
iNACOL


National Standards of Quality for Online Courses
The National Standards of Quality for Online Courses tool covers quality standards specific to online course content.
Submitted By: Susan Patrick
iNACOL


Online Teacher Support Programs: Mentoring and Coaching Models
The Online Teacher Support Programs: Mentoring and Coaching Models publication provides information about how to provide support for your online teachers.
Submitted By: Susan Patrick
iNACOL


School Choices in Social Media
School Choices in Social Media tools is from the 2013 Colorado Charter Conference. This tool will prepare charter school leaders and staffers for social media demands in the public school world, and will demonstrate proper use of social media websites such as Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, etc.
Submitted By: Brandy Vasquez
Education Marketing Specialist, Colorado Springs Gazette


Schools & Social Media
The Schools & Social Media is three-part of an Education Law & Governance Update newsletter. The Schools & Social Media tool describes how a school's environment and culture have changed to include Facebook and other social media websites.
Cohen Schneider LLP


Schools & Social Media
The Schools & Social Media is three-part of an Education Law & Governance Update newsletter. The Schools & Social Media tool describes how a school's environment and culture have changed to include Facebook and other social media websites.
Cohen Schneider LLP


Social Networking and Marketing: How to Utilize Facebook to Benefit Your Business
This tool is great for learning how to advertise your charter school. Facebook is one of the most popular forms of social networking in the nation. Once the realm of college and high school students, Facebook has been expanding rapidly, and the site’s fastest-growing demographic is those 35 and older. In addition, recent enhancements have made it easier for organizations to interact with individual users.
Snitily Carr


Technology Plan Policy
Technology Plan Policy consists of the planning, network infrastructure, broadband & network connections, wireless connection, telecommunications, security, servers, switches, desktops, laptops, printing, and tracking technology issues.
Submitted By: Charter School Tools
Charter School Tools


The Horizon Report - 2010 Edition
The annual Horizon Report describes the continuing work of the New Media Consortium’s Horizon Project, a qualitative research project established in 2002 that identifies and describes emerging technologies likely to have a large impact on teaching, learning, or creative inquiry on college and university campuses within the next five years.

Citation:
Johnson, L., Levine, A., Smith, R., & Stone, S. (2010). The 2010 Horizon Report. Austin, Texas: The New Media Consortium.
The New Media Consortium and the Educause Learning Initiative


Transforming American Education Learning: Powered by Technology
The newly released 2010 National Education Technology Plan, Transforming American Education: Learning Powered by Technology. This plan represents a five-year strategy for improving education and incorporates the research and insights of thousands of experts, leaders, practitioners, and other stakeholders.
Submitted By: U.S. Department of Education
U.S. Department of Education


Transition to Computer-Based Assessments
The Transition to Computer-Based Assessments presentation from the Florida Charter School Conference 2010 provides information regarding computer-based assessments, staffing updates, CBT glossary and many more topics related to computer based assessments.
Submitted By: Tara Gardner
Bureau of K-12 Assessment | FDOE


Using Online Learning for At-Risk Students and Credit Recovery
The Using Online Learning for At-Risk Students and Credit Recovery provides information regarding credit recovery. Credit recovery refers to a student passing, and receiving credit for, a course that the student previously attempted but was unsuccessful in earning academic credit towards graduation.
Submitted By: Susan Patrick
iNACOL


Using Web Analytics to Increase and Optimize Web Site Traffic
This web analytics tool can help you advertise your charter school. Web analytics involves gathering, converting, analyzing, and reporting user traffic data in order to understand and optimize Web site usage.
SnitilyCarr




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