Links

Technology:

Turning On the Lights this article by Marc Prensky in Educational Leadership explains why schools need to embrace students' technology-infused lives.

Technology Integration Matrix - The Technology Integration Matrix (TIM) illustrates how teachers can use technology to enhance learning for K-12 students. The TIM incorporates five interdependent characteristics of meaningful learning environments: active, constructive, goal directed (i.e., reflective), authentic, and collaborative (Jonassen, Howland, Moore, & Marra, 2003). The TIM associates five levels of technology integration (i.e., entry, adoption, adaptation, infusion, and transformation) with each of the five characteristics of meaningful learning environments. Each cell in the 25 cell matrix contains a video (or several videos) which illustrate the integration of technology in classrooms where only a few computers are available and/or classrooms where every student has access to a laptop computer.

Why is it Important for School Leaders to Blog? - the author of this post outlines 6 reasons why he believes school administrators should blog.

Information Literacy

Information Literacy meets Library 2.0: Growing up with Google : what it means to education

The web review of an article by Diane Oblinger - "how do we ensure that information fluency becomes a habit of mind rather than of an isolated library requirement if parents, teachers, and staff do not integrate technology"

Change:
9 Principles for Implementation: The Big Shift - from the blog 21st Century Learning "In a changing educational environment the needed changes in education should be negotiated from a why approach rather than a how approach"
Shift Happens - Now What? - So what should we do when we realize that the world has changed for our students?

Websites

PrincipalsPage.com - a navigational tool and forum for administrators. Includes many links to documents such as interview questions, letters, sample policy and procedures, etc.
UCEA Center for the Advanced Study of Technology Leadership in Education (CASTLE) - dedicated to the technology needs of school administrators

Blogs

Educational Discourse - the thoughts of a rural Saskatchewan Administrator
Leader Talk - LeaderTalk is the first group blog written by school leaders for school leaders. It provides insights and resources are beneficial to P-12 administrators and educational leadership preparation programs.
Parents as Partners - supporting students in the 21st Century

Wikis

Wiki While You Work - From The School Administrator (March 2008) - "One technology that can be used to focus a team’s work is the wiki. The wiki is a web page to which a small group of trusted individuals can contribute or edit. Sharing information, recording decisions in ways that are easily maintained and updated online and protected from prying eyes is essential to our work as decision makers."

Social Networking Sites - NING

Ed Administrators 2.0
Ed Administrators2.0 brings educational leaders together to share stories, videos and ideas about leading, learning and technology in education. It is a place to mix and mingle and network with others.

Videos

10 Top Educational Videos
Learning to Change, Changing to Learn