The League Learning Network (on Ning)

The League Learning Network will allow you to extend your board retreat experience when you leave! CLMS and CLHS have set up an online social network for educators. Learn how to join and how you can collaborate with a statewide community - and with your local region. Discover and share blog posts, pictures, videos, and more. Participate in groups and discussion forums - and keep others informed about the latest news and events. As a board member and/or committee chair you can even create and organize your own exclusive groups making use of all these features. Best of all, meet and converse with like minded colleagues - all in the new League Learning Network. More...

Get Started: http://leaguelearn.ning.com




Collaboration with Google Docs

Google Docs is an online office suite that allows you to create, edit, share, and publish documents, including spreadsheets and presentations. Because everything is stored and even modified on the web, Google Docs makes it easy to collaborate with colleagues - and even to edit the same document from multiple computers simultaneously. This session will focus on the use of Google Docs during CLMS/CLHS board meetings and committee meetings - whether the participants are in the same room, on a conference call in different cities, or meerly giving feedback when it's convenient for them. Discussion will also include ways to use Google Docs with the staff at your school or district. Examples of student use will be included as well. You can share these tools with teachers! More...

Get Started: http://docs.google.com




Videoconferencing with TinyChat

With TinyChat you can create your own online meeting and invite people through one simple link. Each meeting allows up to 12 web cams and up to 100 in the text chat. And the barriers to entry are low - it's free and there's not even any need to sign up for an account! Learn to use TinyChat for future board meetings, for regional committees, and for your own work with your school or district. The teachers you work with can also easily use this service with students for online classes or office hours - or to videoconference with others around the world. More...

Get Started: http://tinychat.com/