June 13, 2007
SCASA Summer Leadership Online Handout
“What’s New? What’s Coming”
SCASA Summer Leadership Institute, June 17-22, 2007
Myrtle Beach, SC
This post stems from a presentation I will be giving at the South Carolina Association of School Administrators Annual Summer Leadership Conference on Monday, June 18, 2007. My presentation titled “What’s New? What’s Happening? is designed to showcase blogs and podcasts that will introduce administrators to 21st Century Learning using the vehicle of Web 2.0 tools. The content included below will feature weblinks (blogs & podcasts; aggregators) that are showcased during the presentation. These were listed on the handout from the session.
Here are a few examples that may just jumpstart your journey into the 21st Century. There are many people online who will support you! Just start reading a blog a day, you will be hooked. You will find the best staff development and encouragement online! (Parts of this post and handout have been borrowed from guest blogger Cheryl Oakes on the Moving at the Speed of Creativity blog.)
EdTechTalk.com – a great place to listen to (and chat along with) some good conversations about 21st Century Literacy. http://edtechtalk.com/
K12Online Conference – Absolutely free learning; listen or read at your leisure! http://k12onlineconference.org/
Melinda Miller- The Principal Blog – an elementary principal who just started blogging and podcasting
Tim Lauer- Lewis Elementary – an elementary principal who blogs about his school
Tim Tyson- Mabry Middle School principal (from Marietta, GA who transformed the entire website into a Web 2.0 landmark filled with blogs, videos, and podcasts.
Wesley Fryer- an educator, author, digital storyteller and change agent. He addresses a range of topics related to education, technology integration, distance learning, and twenty-first century literacy.
• Moving at the Speed of Creativity (Blog & Podcast)
David Warlick- a podcaster/blogger who asks you to think outside the box ideas about classrooms, teaching, and learning in the 21st century.
• 2 Cents Worth (Blog) http://davidwarlick.com/2cents/
• Connect Learning (Podcast) http://davidwarlick.com/connectlearning/
Be on vacation, be cool and learn new tools.
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