Much is required of today's school leaders. The links provided should be helpful as you seek information and skills related to the duties and role of the leader.
**Personal Productivity**
**Staff Development**
**Teaching & Learning Resources**
**Grants**
**Professional Organizations**
**Connecting to Web 2.0**


**School 2.0-Reflection Tool**
Presents questions that are designed to help you reflect on your skills in technology integration and to identify areas for growth

Technology Information Center for Administrative Leadership
Targets school leaders; over 500 carefully selected and annotated resources to help you find quality educational technology resources in a hurry; tools and templates; articles on topics like data-driven decision making, financial planning, curriculum integration

Teaching Today
Teaching tips, lesson plans, how-to articles, technology integration ideas; good for middle school principals, particularly

School Administrators Center
Current and archived articles focusing primarily on the needs of school principals hosted by Education World

**Educational Administrator Resources**
Links to hundreds of categorized web sites through TeAch-nology; topics include Block Scheduling, Burnout and Stress Management, Assessment, School Improvement, School Violence, and more

Administrators-ED.gov
Links to information on NCLG, Improving Teacher Quality, Supporting Teachers, Evidence-Based Practices, and more

Alabama State Department of Education
Hot topics; information due dates; reports; legislation; courses of study; school information, and more

Southern Regional Education Board
"SREB assists state leaders by directing attention to key education issues; collecting, compiling and analyzing comparable data on P-20 education; and sharing its analyses of actions and issues that help states and institutions form long-range plans and policies."



Personal Productivity


Microsoft in education: tutorials for students and teachers
Free tutorials on various Microsoft applications

**ikeepbookmarks**
Upload your bookmarks to the web for free; access them at any time, from any computer anywhere

del.icio.us
Free online social bookmarking site

diigo
Free online social bookmarking site

Google Docs
Import your existing documents, spreadsheets and presentations, or create new ones from scratch; invite people to your documents and make changes together, at the same time; free service

Zoho
A suite of online web applications geared towards increasing productivity and offering easy collaboration


Staff Development

**Technology in Motion**
Provides free, job-embedded professional development for teachers to promote the use of technology in teaching and learning

Intel® Teach Program
Trains teachers how to integrate technology into their lessons, promoting problem solving, critical thinking and collaboration skills among their students

Concept to Classroom: A Series of Workshops
Free online professional development workshops covering such topics as Interdisciplinary Learning in Your Classroom and Teaching to Academic Standard; workshops developed and reviewed by educational experts

Asking the Right Questions: A School Change Toolkit
Document providing a useful tool to help plan professional development that is directly tied to student learning

CARET
Searchable database of research studies and other information about technology use in education; a project of the International Society for Technology in Education in partnership with Educational Support Systems


Teaching and Learning Resources

Thinkfinity
Digital learning platform designed to improve educational and literacy achievement; standards-based resources; reviewed by experts; free online and offline resources

ALEX
Locate standards-based and research-based educational resources for teachers and students; Alabama Courses of Study; lessons aligned to COS; web links

Alabama Virtual Library
Find maps, images, journals, magazines, newspapers, and encyclopedia articles; great site for student research; includes educational games and other online tools

APTPlus
Locate videos, images, writing prompts aligned to standards; create assignments, quizzes, writing prompts, podcasts

TrackStar
A starting point for online lessons and activities; collect Web sites, enter them into TrackStar, add annotations for your students to create an interactive, online lesson called a Track. Create your own Track or use one of the hundreds of thousands already made by other educators


Grants

SchoolGrants
Grant writing tips; sample grant proposals; fundraising ideas

Grants & Contracts-ED.gov
Locate grant opportunities from the U.S. Department of Education

Technology & Learning: The Resource for Education Technology Leaders
Check out Hot Topics for Funding; find articles where to locate grants and how to succeed at grant writing


Professional Organizations

**American Association of School Administrators**
Offers support to elementary and secondary school district administrators; publications, toolkits, web links to topics of interest to leaders, such as Safe and Secure Schools; School Calendars; School Improvement; Data-Driven Decision-Making and more

Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development
Focuses on issues in staff development and curriculum; publications; bulletins, and news releases on policies and hot topics; online articles from journals, books, and newsletters

National Association of Elementary School Principals
Mission is to be a leader in advocacy and support for elementary and middle school administrators and leaders; subscription to Principal included in membership; links to topics of interest such as Early Childhood; Discipline; Special Education; Student Motivation, and more

National Association of Secondary School Principals
Focuses on middle and high school principals; provides members with the professional research-based and peer-tested resources, and practical tools and materials; publications include NASSP Bulletin, Principal Leadership, and others

International Society for Technology in Education
Provides leadership and service to improve teaching, learning, and school leadership by advancing the effective use of technology in PK–12 and teacher education; publications include Learning & Leading with Technology, Journal of Research on Technology in Education; houses the NETS-A, National Educational Technology Standards for Administrators

Phi Delta Kappa International Home Page
Professional association for educators " promoting high-quality education, in particular publicly supported education, as essential to the development and maintenance of a democratic way of life"

District Leaders Podcast
Forum for district leaders to share their experiences and expertise in a flexible format that works with busy schedules;the podcast episodes showcase interviews with district leaders from around the country

Connecting with Web 2.0
The Principal Blog******
Principal Melinda Miller shares her thoughts and ideas