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The Walkthrough – 21st Century Style

A couple years back, some colleagues and I decided that we wanted to push our upper tier by showcasing the possibilities of technology and instant instructional feedback. This was when we truly started dabbling with Google Forms along with mobile devices. At that time, we were still moving slow to go fast but nonetheless we were making forward progress. With iPhones in the hands of all administrators, we felt it was our time to jump.

With this movement, we knew we’d have some resistors but also felt with some guidance and hand-holding, along with real-time Q&A and application, we could help with this shift in the walkthrough process.

We did create an issuu publication and had the pleasure of presenting a session at the 41st Annual CASE Conference in Breckenridge, CO. It wasn’t until recently, when this publication came to the surface again, via twitter, that I felt compelled to share here, in my “work in progress” blog. Again, although we understand that we are not pioneers of Google Forms/Docs when it comes to the classroom walkthrough, we felt driven to create an instructional guide for those that have not been exposed as well as those who might be looking for an alternative digital platform. Please share and enjoy!

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Tech-Minded Middle School Principal who is learning, reflecting and collaborating. Husband, Daddy, Adventurer, Balance - #makingithappen #summit4stemcell

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3 thoughts on “The Walkthrough – 21st Century Style

  1. Great idea with the use of the Google forms for your walkthroughs and observations. I like the use of polls for visuals to show teachrs specifics about student engagement, as well as the ability to share the information with the teacher and your peers in admin in real time.

    Last week I started using Evernote on my iPad for similar quick feedback when I do teacher observations. The Share feature can be used just like Google forms/docs.
    Best of success!

    Rob Peace

    Posted by Rob Peace | March 4, 2012, 6:35 pm
  2. Awesome Rob! Thanks so much for the kind words. It’s certainly been a shift for my new school but honestly, everyone is onboard and excited for the same reasons you mentioned above. I too, know of administrators using Evernote for walkthrough purposes and love it.. For now, I’m keeping my Evernote separate utilizing it as a portfolio and file cabinet. Good stuff!!

    Posted by mountainteacher | March 6, 2012, 10:14 am
  3. Thank You so much for the walk-through 21st century style via google forms. I plan on sharing the 21st century walk-through model with my administrative team. I love the idea of instant instructional feedback.

    Posted by Monica Sample | June 5, 2012, 6:39 pm

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