Developing an RSS Feed for Principals

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 edublogphoto-4

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

Podcasts

http://edtalks.org/ Better still search iTunes for Edtalks and subscribe to these educational video podcasts and view them at your leisure.

News

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.eschoolnews.com/ Amercian

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

Interesting individuals………

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://www.nzcer.org.nz/ NZCER

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

11 thoughts on “Developing an RSS Feed for Principals

  1. Our next challenge is to see if we can then get our principals to use Twitter and Delicious to help them manage their professional readings. I believe this is a way that busy principals can keep tabs on what is happening around them. The third stage will be to show just how useful their expanding network of collegial support can be when they have a question or problem. No allusions here – this is going to be a long term project and we know that this way of working will not be for all!

  2. Great use of time – hands-on way to get connected:-) Working out the best way to move towards doing this kind of thing regularly is the challenge, too. Have dedicated times to check feeds, or having them come direct to your inbox can help:-)
    Good work!

  3. There is a ‘subscribe to my inbox’ gadget that blogger offers to add to your side bar. That’s been a great feature for our cluster blog – great for getting resources, posts out cause most people use their emails. Good for getting readers easily, too.

    Wow, Allanah – what a great list. I’ll be sharing this with our staff.

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