One of the hottest new education books is "The Innovator's Mindset" by my friend George Couros, a highly-sought-after teaching, learning, and leadership consultant. I spoke with George recently about his book.
This month, I challenge you to find an inspiring school or district at least 1,000 miles away. Read about their work. Connect with their leaders on LinkedIn and Twitter. Or better yet, in a Google hangout. And let's help those leaders find us... by sharing our best insights in places like Twitter chats and online communities with peers from across the country.
As school leaders, we need to promote the actions of connected educators if we want teachers to utilize technological resources in their work with students. A new Monday Twitter chat for principals, in celebration of Connected Educator Month, will help school leaders learn from each other.
This "Three for Thursday" entry highlights resources for school leaders to stay connected to cutting edge ideas in leadership and education technology.
After looking at the impressive work done by districts like the Williamsfield Community Unified School District, all school leaders should be putting the investigation of Open Educational Resources at the top of their to-do lists.
The use of technological gadgets has grown exponentially faster than educators' knowledge around how to use them. With this in mind, I encourage all school communities to host an event in October to educate stakeholders about some basic online safety guidelines.
Last week I posted Three for Thursday (Volume 2), a weekly series that will highlight three web-based resources that are popular with educators. Before I share this week's edition, I want to remind you to share your resources for future Three for Thursdays by sharing them with me here.
Last week I posted Three for Thursday (Volume 1), a weekly series that will highlight three web-based resources that are popular with educators. Before I share this week's edition, I want to draw your attention to some thoughts on organizing all of these resources which I posted yesterday.
The one discussion that needs to take place before anyone starts to compile their toolbox of digital resources surrounds the curation of these tools. Where are the best places for me to find these resources and where will I archive them so that I can access them when I want them?
As we complete our opening three days of professional development in Burlington Public Schools today, I was thinking about all of the great resources that staff has shared with one another this week. In addition, I was wondering how we can continue to share resources throughout the school year when we will be off in our own schools, classrooms and offices.