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What it is: Volunteer Spot could be just what you need to coordinate classroom helpers and volunteers.  No more messy sign up clipboards, endless reply-all emails, reminder phone calls, phone tag, and weeks of scheduling to get parents actively involved in your classroom.   Coordinating volunteers is easy, just schedule activities, invite volunteers, volunteers sign up with a simple click, and send reminders.  You can easily schedule one day events like field trips, or multi-day sign up options for extended volunteer opportunities.  You can specify if your need is a supply that needs to be brought or donated, or the need for a helper. Did I mention this is a completely FREE service? How to integrate Volunteer Spot into the classroom: Volunteer Spot is an excellent time saver for your classroom or school events.  It makes communication with potential volunteers simple and keeps you from back and forth communication that can zap your time.  Setting up activities and volunteer events is simple and intuitive.  It is much like setting up and sending an Evite.  Volunteer Spot will even give you a unique URL that you can display on your classroom or school website.  Inviting parents and community members into the classroom can be extremely enriching.  It gives your students a sense of the importance of education when others are involved.  Using Volunteer Spot makes it painless to coordinate volunteers in your classroom, no more excuses! Tips: Be sure to tell your homeroom parents, coaches, and office staff about Volunteer Spot. It has the potential to make their lives easier and makes you look good in the process! Leave a comment and share how you are using Volunteer Spot in your classroom.

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January #ProjectPLN call for submissions

Posted by admin | Posted in Project PLN | Posted on 28-12-2010

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Project PLN is a monthly magazine that @thenerdyteacher and I put out for free.  We collect posts from educators around the world focused on a singular topic and mesh them all into one spectacular magazine.  The goal is to help us all get to know our PLN (Personal Learning Network) better and spread the great things that are happening in education.  We would love your help for the January issue.  Take a look at the topic below and how you can submit your post for the January issue.

January’s Project PLN topic:
Every new year brings a new commitment to who we are. We set goals to accomplish to make ourselves better people. In education, it is no different. We want to know what your goals are for making education better for you, your students and everyone around you. Education reform is going to continue to be a hot topic, so let’s show the world what teachers are going to do help. Feel free to contact though email projectpln10@gmail.com or Twitter @projectPLN. We would love to have your thoughts ready to share by January 8th. Thanks again for your continued support of Project PLN. We hope you enjoy the holiday season!

The post doesn’t have to be a new one, if you wrote another post on exactly this topic, feel free to submit it to us!  When you email us, please be sure to include your name as you would like it to appear, your Twitter handle (if you have one…you should!), and a URL to your blog, website, wiki, linked in profile, etc (if you have one).  Thank you for your contributions!

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