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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.
- NEA Professional Library http://www.nea.org/administrators/resources-administrators.html Another great resource, the NEA, for administrative links.
- Florida Leaders.Net http://www.floridaleaders.net/resources.php?title=56 Wow, what a great resource. This website boasts a variety of Host Links for Administrators in the area of curriculum , grant, educational resources and much, much more.
- 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
AccelerateU K-12 Online Education, http://accelerateu.org/index.cfm?isFlashCapable=yes
Maryland Virtual High School of Science and Mathematics, http://mvhs1.mbhs.edu/
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
District Administrator - http://www.districtadministration.com/viewarticle.aspx?articleid=1107&pf=1
School CIO - http://www.schoolcio.com/
COSN - http://www.cosn.org/
Smart Briefs - http://www.journals.uchicago.edu/AJE/
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.
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/
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 InformationBelow is a just a short list of the many discussed:
- School Law.com - http://www.schoollaw.com/
- Child Stats.gov - http://www.childstats.gov/
- Fed Stats - http://www.fedstats.gov/
- Proximity Census 2000 School District Data http://proximityone.com/sddmi.htm
- US Census Bureau - http://www.census.gov/
- The Future of Children - http://www.futureofchildren.org/
- RAND - http://www.rand.org/research_areas/education/
- MiddleWeb - http://www.middleweb.com/index.html
- SISA - http://home.clara.net/sisa/index.htm
- ManyEyes - http://services.alphaworks.ibm.com/manyeyes/home
- Tinkerplots - http://www.keypress.com/x5715.xml
- InspireData - http://www.inspiration.com/productinfo/inspiredata/index.cfm
Above where just highlights reviewed and explored from this session, contact me for more information on PDFs.