Patrick Larkin- principal in Mass. Beautiful job documenting the path to changing business as usual in the schoolhouse.
Joyce Valenza- recognized as one of the premier librarians and integration genius' of our time. Her former superintendent said of her hire, "it was better than recruiting Hank Aaron"
Scott McLeod-University of Iowa academic who ruminates on technology, leadership and the future of our schools.
Disruptive Discourse: 21st Century Teaching and Learning
Buffy Hamilton- A cutting edge librarian with ideas for all partners.
Robin Cicchetti- An award-winning librarian who transformed her traditional library into a Learning Commons.

Drive by Daniel Pink
A Whole New Mind by Daniel Pink
Nudge by Richard Thaler and Cass Sunstein
Linchpin by Seth Godin
Connected by Nicholas Christakis and James Fowler
The New Learning Commons: Where Learners Win: Reinventing School Libraries and Computer Labs
by David Loertscher, Carol Koechlin, and Sandi Zwaan

TED Talk by Larry Lessig: Laws that Choke Creativity:

Joyce Valenza's website. Make sure to see her 'traditional' one too.

A wiki clearing-house of effective school library practices (with links to more excellent school library websites -- elem, middle and high school). http://schoollibrarywebsites.

One of the world's most visited learning sites on the web.

Free Technology for Teachers

A review of free technology resources and how teachers can use them.
Ideas for integration.

The definitive source for reinventing school libraries and computer labs.

K-12 Schools interested in collaborating on Web 2.0 and ePortfolios: connect with global leader/researcher on ePortfolios

Web 2.0 resources/Technology Integration specialist- her resources

Technology Tools 2009- Key Tools Every Educator Should Have in their Toolbox
A comprehensive list of web 2.0 resources with simple explanation and note about with whom they are popular.
Technology Tools Resources
Web tools aggregated by Academic librarians- complete, simple, interactive- simply excellent.
Learn Central (vRooms)
ex: Online Games and Virtual Worlds for Global Education: Resource Packet for Teachers
School 2.0 eToolKit

Ideas & Stories
Educator's Royal Treatment
Education and education technology leaders share ideas and success stories
The Transforming Education Through Technology
Did You Know 4.0
Digital Generation Poject:
(Edutopia: What Works in Public Education)
The Digital Generation: Welcome to Their World
A great parent piece:
Digital Generation Parents Share Their Wisdom
Wikis in Plain English
Social Media in Plain English
What it means to be a tech savvy leader

  • Changing to Learn: Learning to Change
same on youtube

  • Empowering the 21st Century Superintendent
  • Learning to Change: Changing to Learn - Student Voices
A Vision of Students Today
A vision of K-12 Students Today
Emergent by Design: Educator Guide for Integrating Social Media
Socialnomics: Social Media Revolution