At our last week’s Principal’s meeting for our cluster we facilitated a workshop on developing an RSS feed using Google Reader specifically focussed on the the sorts of things that we thought principals might be interested in. We will develop this more over time but I thought it might be useful to list the blogs that we suggested we added to our reader. At the workshop we used a Google Doc but they click more easily from a blog post.
If I missed anyone that you think should be in my list please let me know and I will add them.
Our best reads…. Teachers in our cluster who edublog
http://tracyprout.edublogs.org/ Tracy Prout – Tasman Bay Christian School
http://allanahk.edublogs.org/ Allanah King- Me!
http://cherryl.edublogs.org/ Cherryl Eden – Richmond Primary
http://kellimcr.wordpress.com/ Kellie McRobert – Nayland Primary
http://sarnee.edublogs.org/ Sandra Rolls – Tasman Bay Christian School
Kiwi Blogging Leaders and Principals
http://blog.core-ed.org/derek/ Derek Wenmoth, CORE
http://blog.core-ed.org/ Core Education Blog
http://blog.core-ed.org/greg/ Greg Carroll, Outram, Dunedin
http://edorigami.edublogs.org/ Andrew Churches, Kirsten College, Auckland
http://pr1nc1pal.blogspot.com/ John Dorman, St Paul’s, Nelson
http://leading-learning.blogspot.com/ Bruce Hammonds
http://regano.edublogs.org/ Regan Orr- Principal of Koputaroa School, Horowhenua
http://burnhamprincipal.blogspot.com/ Rob Clarke
http://wedontknowhowluckyweare.blogspot.com/ Luke Sumich- Summerlands, Auckland
http://maramastewart.com/ Marama Stewart, Pukeokahu School, Taihape
http://www.kaimai.school.nz/principal/ Dane Robertson, Tauranga
http://mikeanz.blogspot.com/ Mike Anderson, Waimari, Christchurch
http://thechalkface.wordpress.com/ Danny Nicholls, St Patricks
http://stanleyave-principal.blogspot.com/ Stuart Armistead, Stanley Ave, Te Aroha
http://mattskilton.blogspot.com/ Matt Skilton, Muritai School, Wellington
http://carolyn-stuartcomments.blogspot.com/ Carolyn Stuart, Tawa Int
http://thinkbeyond.co.nz/blog/ Cheryl Doig, Christchurch
http://awapunischool.blogspot.com/ Steven Soutar, Awapuni, Palmerston North.
Blogs that may interest you- leadership etc.
http://chrisbetcher.com/ Chris Betcher- ICT leader- Sydney
http://www.tonyryan.com.au/blog/ Tony Ryan- Learning Consultant- Australia
http://edu.blogs.com/edublogs/ Ewan McIntosh- Ed Leader- Scotland
http://www.principalspage.com/theblog/ Michael Smith, USA
http://edtalks.org/ Better still search iTunes for Edtalks and subscribe to these educational video podcasts and view them at your leisure.
http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/education Stuff- Newspaper link with a focus on education
http://www.educationalleaders.govt.nz/ Look for the RSS icon for ‘News & Hot Topics’ and ‘Professional Learning Articles’.
http://nzcurriculum.tki.org.nz/ Look for the RSS icon for ‘Latest News’.
And Charles added that all principals should be following and commenting on the blogs of their classes and also shared some of the blogs in his RSS…
Education news and commentary…
http://www.ictineducation.org/ UK digest for “leaders and managers of educational ICT”
http://www.educationmatters.ie/ Irish education digest
http://bigthink.com/ big ideas….not just about education
http://www.edutopia.org/ the George Lucas Educational Foundation
http://teachpaperless.blogspot.com/ a collaboratively written blog dedicated to conversation and commentary about the intertwined worlds of digital technology, new media, and education.
http://www.ucea.org/ University Council for Educational Administration Texas
http://larryferlazzo.edublogs.org/ has great links to collections of websites
http://teacherleaders.typepad.com/the_tempered_radical/ – teacher Bill Ferriter’s hard hitting comments
http://theinnovativeeducator.blogspot.com/ Lisa Nielsen is an innovative educator in New York City
http://jeffthomastech.com/blog/ Jeff Thomas a Director of Technology at a private middle school.
http://bigthink.com/blogs/dangerously-irrelevant Scott McLeod (currently on sabbatical in NZ)
Since I posted this on Sunday people have added further suggestions via the comments or Twitter so here they are….
http://www.educationalleaders.govt.nz/News Ministry RSS for educational leaders
http://sethgodin.typepad.com/ Seth Godin, ideas and marketing
http://www.connectedprincipals.com/ Connected Principals- a collective principals’ blog
http://movingforward.wikispaces.com/Education+Blogs+by+Discipline Scroll down to find Principal Blogs to subscribe to
http://schooltechleadership.org/research/projects/blogs-administrator/ List of leadership blogs from Scott McLeod
http://speirs.org/ Fraser Speirs, Cedars School of Excellence, Scotland
http://www.n2growth.com/blog/form-over-substance/ Where CEO’s come to grow