Principal Documentation - Paper and Digital

True confessions of going back to paper! I just couldn't take it anymore. I had too many gaps in my day that I wasn't getting anything productive done because I wasn't scheduling my time very well. After one week back with my personalized planner I have gotten so much done. Check it out!
Digital Tools: Google calendar, iPhone Reminders app, Evernote, Google docs, Google Keep, and Notes app.

Paper: Erin Condren planner(sometimes), legal notepad, and I make my own spiral bound notebook you will see in this video.
*Video reflection: Do not like the backdrop in this video as much as a lighter backdrop. Oh well.

Why Create A YouTube Channel?

Yep, I started a YouTube Channel. My own kids have been talking about it. Apparently students at my school have YouTube channels so what the heck?! In reality, my curiosity got the best of me.

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First, I have always loved connecting with other principals. In 2008 Scott Elias and I hosted the "Practical Principals" podcast. I don't even remember how long ago it was when I started this blog. I have met some of the most amazing educators and friends through blogging, pod-casting, and social media!

I also like a challenge. I have two amazing teachers that have been doing video announcements all year. The kids love it! The parents love it! The teachers love it! Videos are so fun. These ladies have been so creative.

Questions I have:

  • Are there any principal YouTube channels?
  • How long are videos?
  • What equipment do others use?
  • How long does it take to edit?
  • What software and apps should I use?
  • Is it easier than blogging?
  • Can I stick with it? 

My current equipment:

My NEW Principal Work Bag - Vlog #3

I might be getting the hang of this! Learned lots of new video production tips this week! Super Fun!

What's in my Backpack- Vlog #2

This weekend in my Backpack.... its always something different but this is what was in it this weekend for the long weekend. I'm usually much more on top of my digital game but not this time of year:)