We do a lot of blogging about classroom technology and thought it was about time to share a few of our favorite pieces of technology for school administrators.
Pocket Cloud (free), which is available for both Apple and Android, offers administrators a simple and secure way to remotely connect to their Mac or PC via their mobile device. Pocket Cloud is a bit like Dropbox, but offers a lot more flexibility. In addition to being able to access all of the files on your office computer, you will also be able to use all of the applications—Word, Excel, Power Point, etc.—regardless of where you are.
Dropbox (free) is a cloud-based storage app that allows you to access all of your files and folders on multiple devices. All you have to do is download the application, drag and drop files into your Dropbox folder, and you’ll have immediate access to that content on any device that has Dropbox installed on it.
edWeb.net (free) is a recent discovery, but we’re glad we came across it. edWeb is a bit like Facebook for educators. Here you can connect, swap information, and mentor other educational professionals.
Look For ($24.99) is the perfect companion for educators who regularly conduct classroom observations and walkthroughs. Look For enables users to document and organize their observations in real time so that they can provide teachers with immediate feedback on their performance.
Like edWeb, ASCD Edge is a website where educators can blog, network, and swap ideas with one another. We’ve been fans of this site for a few years now, but we only recently discovered that ASCD offers a few free applications!
- ASCD for iPad allows users who purchase ASCD e-publications to access that content on their iPad. If you are an ASCD member, you can also access members-only publications like Educational Leadership, Education Update and Policy Priorities.
- The Educational Leadership app is for users who subscribe and want to access Educational Leadership magazine on their mobile devices.
- If you’re looking for professional development or conference events, the ASCD Conference on Educational Leadership app will give you the ability to create a personal agenda, check out speaker listings, access presenter materials, and network with other conference participants.