Tuesday, August 28, 2007

The Administrator’s Digital Briefcase: Websites for School Administrators

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The Administrator’s Digital Briefcase: Websites for School Administrators

In this age of technology, as an administrator, it is just as imperative for you to be connected to the Internet and technology as it is for your faculty, staff and students.

Below is a list some examples of the ways administrators can stay connected and network on the web. These websites are also great resources that may serve both the novice administrator to the seasoned administrator in today’s schools to help stay connected:

  • Colonial Intermediate Unit 20 http://www.ciu20.org/resources/offsite/websitesforadmin.phpColonial IU 20 is one of 29 intermediate units throughout Pennsylvania, which were created in 1971 to provide services to school districts in ways that create economies of scale, cost savings, and better efficiencies in the delivery of important programs and services to children, especially those with special needs. We also play an important role in providing substantial support services to the administrators and teachers in the 13 school districts that comprise IU 20. This website boasts 68 essential links that every administrator should be familiar with.
  • Administrator Internet Briefcase http://www.vickiblackwell.com/administrators/default.htm It is a well developed page that hosts a variety of essential resources at any administrator’s fingertips.Louisiana LEADS Project - This site offers categories with web resources in curriculum, data driven decision making, finance, general, professional development, productivity, professional organizations, professional reading, professional Organizations, etc.
  • Educator’s World: Administrator’s Desk http://www.education-world.com/a_admin/index.shtml This is a great resource page from Educator’s World. This is the School Administrator’s channel. It offers resources from helping your teachers to get better classroom management school, improving cafeteria behavior, first day of school tips, to grant of the week highlight.
  • Administrators.Net http://administrators.net/ This is a division of Teachers.net. It offers resources for Administrators, such as administrative job postings, chat, administrator discussion boards, etc.
  • Administrators Online Assistance Resources http://www.sabine.k12.la.us/vrschool/admin.htm This webpage is a wealth of resources for any administrator. Subtitled: News for Administrators, it reads like a RSS feed for hot educational topics from all major educational publications.
  • New York State Resources for School Administrators http://usny.nysed.gov/schooladmin/ As a New Yorker and New York Educator, how could I not list this site? This is a great site for all NYS administrators to know about and use that links to a variety of necessary must know websites and tools.
  • Websites Correlated to ISTE Nets http://www.icsrc.org/VITAL/principalweb.html Great site that breaks webpages down into a chart for resources. This chart can also be taken and adapted to the individual district needs as well. Also great example to include in a district technology/curriculum plan.

Suggested Resources to read and obtain:

Brooks-Young, S. (2005). 101 Best Web Sites for Principals (Paperback), ISTE 2nd Ed. Retrieved August 15, 2007 from http://www.iste.org/eseries/source/orders/isteFileDisplay.cfm?product_code=101wp2&type=1 I have obtained this book and it gives a great review of the sites it recommends and why it is important for administrators to know and use. Not very heavy in the finance section. However, the link provide above does give the basic content of the book.

Slowinsk, J. (2000). Becoming a Technology Savvy Administrator, ERIC. Retrieved August 15, 2007 from http://eric.uoregon.edu/publications/digests/digest135.html

Virtual School Resources (It is not just High School):

AccelerateU K-12 Online Education, http://accelerateu.org/index.cfm?isFlashCapable=yes

Arkansas Virtual High School, http://arkansashigh.k12.ar.us/

Basehor-Linwood Virtual Charter School, vcs.usd458.k12.ks.us
Clintondale Virtual High School, www.clintondalevhs.org
eLearners.com, http://www.elearners.com/resources/k12-online.asp

Evergreen Internet Academy, www.egreen.wednet.edu

Florida Virtual Schools - http://www.flvs.net/

Georgia Virtual Schools, http://www.gavirtualschool.org/
Hop-On! www.hopkins.k12.mn.us/pages/HopOn/HopOnHome.html
Illinois Virtual High School, http://ivhs.org/index.learn?bhcp=1

Internet Academy, Federal Way www.iacademy.org

Kentucky Virtual School, http://www.kvhs.org/

Louisiana Virtual School, http://lvsportal.doe.state.la.us/

Maryland Virtual High School of Science and Mathematics, http://mvhs1.mbhs.edu/

Michigan Virtual High School, http://www.mivhs.com/

Minnesota Online High School, http://www.mnohs.org/

Nevada Virtual High School, http://www.nvhs.org/
North Dakota Division of Independent Study, http://www.dis.dpi.state.nd.us/

North American Council for Online Learning, http://www.nacol.org/events/vss/

Texas Virtual Schools, http://www.texasvirtualschool.org/

Utah Electronic High School, http://www.ehs.uen.org/?bbatt=Y
Virginia Virtual Advanced Placement School, http://www.pen.k12.va.us/VDOE/Technology/VAPS.html
Virtual High School, http://www.govhs.org/website.nsf

West Virginia Virtual School, http://virtualschool.k12.wv.us/vschool/

Wisconsin Virtual School, http://www.wisconsinvirtualschool.org/

The Obvious Website for Administrators (Review):

http://www.aasa.org/ American Association of School Administrators
http://netc.org/cdrom/ NorthWest Educational Technology Consortium
http://www.edweek.org/ew/index.html - Education Week
http://nsdc.org/ - National Staff Development Council
http://www.nsba.org/site/index.asp National School Boards Association
http://www.ccsso.org/ - Council of Chief School Officials
http://www.ascd.org/portal/site/ascd/index.jsp/ Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development
http://www.naesp.org/ - National Association of Elementary School Principals
http://www.nassp.org/s_nassp/index.asp?CID=1138&DID=54609 National Association of Secondary School Principals
http://www.asfsa.org/ American School Food Service Association
http://www.banx.com/ BankQuotes for the Business Officials
http://www.ed.gov/admins/lead/safety/schoolsafety/index.html US Department of Ed – School Safety Resources
http://www.ed.gov/admins/landing.jhtml US Department of Ed - Administrator Resources
http://www.teach-nology.com/edleadership/ Teach-nology Administrative Section
http://eric.uoregon.edu/ Clearing House on Educational Policy and Management
http://www.nbpts.org/ National Board for Professional Teaching Standards
http://www.nctp.com/ - National Center for Technology Planning
http://www.teachersfirst.com/emerg.htm - Planning for Emergencies
What to Read

News, Journals and Blogs

School Administrator News - http://www.schooladministrator.net/

District Administrator - http://www.districtadministration.com/viewarticle.aspx?articleid=1107&pf=1

Education Week - http://www.edweek.org/int_page.html?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.edweek.org%2Few%2Findex.html

Eschool News Online - http://www.eschoolnews.com/

Public Agenda Online – Education - http://www.publicagenda.org/issues/frontdoor.cfm?issue_type=education

EdLINC - http://www.edlinc.org/

School Board News - http://www.nsba.org/site/page_sbn_issue.asp?TRACKID=&CID=682&DID=9461

Electronic School - http://www.electronic-school.com/

Phi Delta Kappan - selected articles - http://www.kiva.net/~pdkintl/kappan/kappan.htm

School CIO - http://www.schoolcio.com/

COSN - http://www.cosn.org/

American School Board Journal - http://www.asbj.com/

Current Issues in Education - http://cie.asu.edu/

Education Policy Analysis Archives - http://epaa.asu.edu/epaa/

American Journal of Education - http://www.journals.uchicago.edu/AJE/

Smart Briefs - http://www.journals.uchicago.edu/AJE/

BLOGS/Wikis/Podcasts

Buildilding Engaged Schools - http://www.buildingengagedschools.com/content/?ci=24751

Grazing for Digital Natives - http://jdorman.wikispaces.com/+Blogs

Library of Congress Blog - http://www.loc.gov/blog/

Leader Talk - http://www.leadertalk.org/

Web 2.0 and School Administrators http://sjbrooks-young.com/blog/ - Susan Brooks- Young Blog

TechLearning Blog, http://www.techlearning.com/blog/2007/07/is_it_time_to_add_sl_to_your_p.php

The Teach Teachers - http://thetechteachers.blogspot.com/

LightHouse Learning Blog - http://nausetschools.org/lighthouselearning/2007/08/teen-grid-ideas-for-content-areas.html This site is a blog from Kathy Schrock Suggesting ways to teach in SL.

TED Blog - http://blog.ted.com/2007/08/100_websites_yo.php

November Learning Communities - http://nlcommunities.com/podcasts/default.aspx

CoolCatTeacher Blog - http://coolcatteacher.blogspot.com/

El/Ed/Tech http://eledtech.blogspot.com/ - Written by a colleague of mine, he is young and talented and definitely a mind to watch and learn from.

2Cents Worth - http://davidwarlick.com/2cents/ Warlick’s blog

CodDogBlog - http://cogdogblog.com/ Levine’s blog

Jane’s EPick of the Day - http://janeknight.typepad.com/pick/

Weblogg-ed - http://weblogg-ed.com/ Richardson’s Blog

Speed of Creativity - http://www.speedofcreativity.org/ Fryer’s Blog

Ed Tech Talk Podcasts - http://edtechtalk.com/

And finally, Professional Development Blog with yours truly at – http://www.karenbrooksucboces.blogspot.com

Data, Statistics, Research, and Education Information

Below is a just a short list of the many discussed:

Above where just highlights reviewed and explored from this session, contact me for more information on PDFs.

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