Hoover Chan (Schools of the Sacred Heart)
Rebecca Harper (Woodside Priory School)
Richard Kassissieh (San Francisco University High School)
Mike Persinger (Trinity School)
The Technology Roundtable discussion in the afternoon touched on several different topic areas but contained a common thread, Building School Community.
Rebecca Harper talked about issues surrounding the introduction of student management systems into her school as well as addressing the related problem of reducing redundancies in databases. Her slides are available at: http://www.baisnet.org/rharper/Cais.htm
Mike Persinger talked about some tools he uses at his school to foster community. http://profiler.hprtec.org/. He uses Profiler to inspire cooperation and collaboration among teachers to help them improve their skills around a general topic. Use of Profiler strengthens your school district's ability to share expertise. Surveys can be taken to assess technology abilities and find someone who can help you strengthen these skills within your school.
Mike also talked about how teachers and administrators at Trinity School maintain their school website ( http://trinity-mp.org) via a fairly simple web-based interface.
Finally, Richard Kassissieh talked about community building at his school using Open Source software. Open Source software is an exciting avenue that has been developing a lot of momentum in the K-12 arena as a source of inexpensive and extremely flexible software tools. More detailed notes can be found at http://inside.sfuhs.org/technology/open-source.shtml
Notes and session facilitation by Hoover Chan