Announcing Connected Coords!

I have been tossing the idea around of putting together a site for people like myself to come together and talk about what they are doing in their districts and pick everyones brain. Recently at #learningcloud (Ohio Technology Leadership Symposium) George Couros shared his site which I have visited many times, http://connectedprincipals.com/. That was the push I needed to follow through and set up this site. The idea behind Connected Coordinators is to bring the great conversations that are happening behind the scenes out into the open. I am part of many listservs and GREAT discussion happens on those listservs the only problem is they are silos. The information is TRAPPED to only those who are a part of the lists. This site is open for anyone to register and share their ideas and opinions. In the future I would like to record audio conversations to share as well as get a #ctcchat started. I am asking your help. Please share your content, your thoughts, and your ideas to better our school systems.

www.Connectedcoords.com

 

Thanks

TJ

Carcast Episode 1:Tech Czar

3 weeks ago I moved about a half hour away from Huron where I work. I now have a half hour drive which I use for thought and reflection.
Today I reflected on last nights #21stedchat and how other tech directors block access to needed tools. #concords

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NJED Disaster Relief: Educators Helping other Educators

From Jeff Bradbury of teachercast.net:

Dear Friends,

The last few days have seen some of the most heartbreaking photos and videos coming out of the state of New Jersey. Even days after the tragedy of Hurricane Sandy, over 1 million New Jersey residents are still without running water or power.

Today, I am announcing, along with other great educators across the state the #NJED Hurricane Sandy Supply Relief program.

This program demonstrates the positive power of Social Media and it’s effectiveness in helping those during their time of need. School Districts affected by Sandy can simply fill out the form on the website listing supplies they need in order to get back on their feet.

School Districts, business, or individuals looking to donate can contact those in need directly to provide assistance.

I am writing to you to ask for two things:

1. Would you please help us and spread the word of this event by linking our #NJED Badge to your website or blog

2. Please consider helping us promote this cause on your various social media channels.

Thank you for your time and consideration for this great cause.

We are also looking into creating a place for donations to be made for school districts/students in need. If you could help us create such a place, this would be much appreciated.

For more information: #NJED Disaster Relief Hompage:

#njed home page