Technology for Improving Staff Morale

You can use technology to encourage collaboration, focus on positives, and remind your team of the value of their work. Come and learn how!

This session is designed to help attendees explore strategies for addressing isolation, setting a positive tone, celebrating what's happening at one's school, and building support within the community.

Twitter: @rushtonh, #iste11, #staffmorale

There are several videos I plan to use during the presentation:

I will also make reference to a number of strong (and free) tools:
  • TodaysMeet - the page for this session (active for one month)
  • Zamzar - for downloading videos from YouTube
  • Google Docs - Google's browser-based suite of productivity tools
  • Google Forms - the easiest way I know to gather info quickly
  • TinyURL - great tool for creating shortcuts for long web addresses
  • CoolIris - a dynamic way of presenting media to an audience
  • YouTube - the first tool for learning anything (hint: "tutorial")
  • Photo Story - an older, but beautifully simple tool for creating slideshow videos
  • iMovie - the choice for those in the Mac realm
  • Animoto - an online tool for turning images into videos
  • MERIT - the free, technology-focused professional development program I run

There are many other free and powerful tools you might choose to explore with your colleagues.  I've collected a bunch of them at this page (feel free to share):