Web Resources: January/February 2012

Technology Integration for the New 21st Century Learner by Nancy Blair

Discover resources and tutorials for Technology Integration and Student-Created Digital Media through the author’s blog.

Learn more about implementing the International Society for Technology in Education’s National Educational Technology Standards (NETS) for Students, Teachers, and Administrators.

Listen to Sugata Mitra share more about his research through his TED Talk titled “The Child-Driven Education.”

Gain tips on technology integration.

A Technology Enabled Journey by Pamela Albert Devine

Examine the “Seven Dimensions for Gauging Progress of Technology in the Schools,” at the Milken Exchange on Education Technology website.

Learn more about the New Jersey Technology Assessment for Proficiency and Integration’s tools and implementation strategies for assessing proficiency in computer and information literacy.

Building Social Media Connections by William M. Ferriter, Jason T. Ramsdenm and Eric C. Sheninger

Bookmark the Connected Principals blog to benefit from the thinking of 20 principals and to envision how interactions between blog authors and readers can become a part of a school’s communication plan.

Type in the hashtag #edchat on Twitter to find educators sharing interesting links and thought provoking questions and answers about the changing nature of education in the 21st century.

Check out “Social Media as a Professional Tool” from the May/June 2011 issue of Principal.

Learn more about the book from which this article is excerpted, Communicating & Connecting with Social Media, and other publications in the Essentials for Principals Series.

What Parents Want Principals to Know About Autism by Melanie I. Bloom

Read the first two articles of Principal’s special series on autism in the magazine’s archive.

Access the English and Spanish versions of this issue’s Report to Parents, “Helping Children Understand Autism.”

Delve into the book Educating Children with Autism from the National Academy of Sciences’ Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education. The book, which covers effects and features of educational interventions for young children with autism, is available online.

Find materials and information to help students with autism, ranging from communication to classroom structure and from behavior support to assistive technology.

Problems on the Playground: A Different Approach to Recess by James E. Levine

The State of Play, a survey sponsored by NAESP, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and Playworks, provides insight on principals’ views on recess.

The Transforming Conflict, National Centre for Restorative Justice in Youth Settings website features information on restitution, mediation, and family-group conferences.

It's the Law: Cyberbullying by Perry Zirkel

Tap into resources to help principals combat bullying through NAESP’s Bullying Prevention Resources page.