RESOURCES
Blogs:
Patrick Larkin- principal in Mass. Beautiful job documenting the path to changing business as usual in the schoolhouse.
http://burlingtonhigh.blogspot.com/
Joyce Valenza- recognized as one of the premier librarians and integration genius' of our time. Her former superintendent said of her hire, "it was better than recruiting Hank Aaron"
http://www.schoollibraryjournal.com/blog/1340000334.html
Scott McLeod-University of Iowa academic who ruminates on technology, leadership and the future of our schools.
http://www.dangerouslyirrelevant.org
Disruptive Discourse: 21st Century Teaching and Learning
http://www.dstorchan.com/
Buffy Hamilton- A cutting edge librarian with ideas for all partners.
http://theunquietlibrarian.wordpress.com/
Robin Cicchetti- An award-winning librarian who transformed her traditional library into a Learning Commons.
http://concordcarlislelibrary.blogspot.com/

Books:
Drive by Daniel Pink
A Whole New Mind by Daniel Pink
Nudge by Richard Thaler and Cass Sunstein
Linchpin by Seth Godin
Connected by Nicholas Christakis and James Fowler

Talks
:
TED Talk by Larry Lessig: Laws that Choke Creativity: http://bit.ly/zLpzi

Websites:
Joyce Valenza's website. Make sure to see her 'traditional' one too.
http://springfieldlibrary.wikispaces.com/

One of the world's most visited learning sites on the web.
http://www.c4lpt.co.uk/
Free Technology for Teachers
A review of free technology resources and how teachers can use them.
Ideas for integration.
http://www.freetech4teachers.com/


The definitive source for reinventing school libraries and computer labs.
http://schoollearningcommons.pbworks.com/


Tools:
Technology Tools 2009- Key Tools Every Educator Should Have in their Toolbox
A comprehensive list of web 2.0 resources with simple explanation and note about with whom they are popular.
http://www.c4lpt.co.uk/25Tools/index.html
Technology Tools Resources
Web tools aggregated by Academic librarians- complete, simple, interactive- simply excellent.
http://webtools4u2use.wikispaces.com/Finding+the+Right+Tool
Learn Central (vRooms)
http://www.learncentral.org/
ex: Online Games and Virtual Worlds for Global Education: Resource Packet for Teachers
http://www.learncentral.org/resource/view/27764
School 2.0 eToolKit
http://etoolkit.org/etoolkit/


Ideas & Stories
Educator's Royal Treatment
Education and education technology leaders share ideas and success stories
http://www.educatorsroyaltreatment.com/
The Journal.com Transforming Education Through Technology
http://thejournal.com/
Did You Know 4.0
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ILQrUrEWe8&feature=player_embedded#
Digital Generation Poject:
(Edutopia: What Works in Public Education)
The Digital Generation: Welcome to Their World
http://www.edutopia.org/digital-generation
A great parent piece:
Digital Generation Parents Share Their Wisdom
http://www.edutopia.org/digital-generation-parents-video
Wikis in Plain English
http://www.commoncraft.com/video-wikis-plain-english
Social Media in Plain English
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MpIOClX1jPE&NR=1&feature=fvwp
What it means to be a tech savvy leader
http://www.eschoolnews.com/2010/01/28/tssa-winners-describe-what-tech-savvy-means-to-them/
(video clips of top 10 supts talking about tech leadership)
These three from The Pearson Foundation

  • Changing to Learn: Learning to Change
http://www.pearsonfoundation.org/pg5.6.html
same on youtube
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tahTKdEUAPk

  • Empowering the 21st Century Superintendent
http://www.pearsonfoundation.org/pg5.4.html
  • Learning to Change: Changing to Learn - Student Voices
http://www.pearsonfoundation.org/pg5.6.2.html
A Vision of Students Today
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dGCJ46vyR9o&feature=channel
A vision of K-12 Students Today
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_A-ZVCjfWf8&NR=1&feature=fvwp
Emergent by Design: Educator Guide for Integrating Social Media
http://emergentbydesign.com/2009/11/24/75-resources-educator-guide-for-integrating-social-media/
Socialnomics: Social Media Revolution
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NhPgUcjGQAw&feature=player_embedded#