Continuing to highlight useful stuff where I find it ... this month 2 sites from NZ that are worth viewing no matter where you are in the world. Derek Wenmoth and Andrew Churches are educators who share good stories and ideas.
Derek Wenmoth's blog is a resource that will get you thinking about what you do and why you do it in your classrooms and schools. Derek is the Director of e-Learning for CORE Education in NZ. He's been a teacher and principal so knows the hard stuff. His interest and ability in questioning practice for the 21st Century is what brings me to his blog regularly. Here's an example of what you'll find with Derek - this is a reflection on a day spent with a group of teachers from a few schools sharing their learning - a great example of the power of web 2.0 stuff for sharing ideas. Having just read Scott McLeod's latest on why we still don't get it right with PD (amongst others), this entry is a little refreshing providing concrete examples of what does seem to work for staff PD.
Just where Andrew gets all his time to both write his blog entries and update his Edorigami wiki site is a mystery. Andrew Churches is just prolific. He talks from the heart in a lot of his blog stuff, but also deals with the practical side of using ICT in class. I've recommended to plenty of people that they read Andrew's stuff - he makes a real positive difference to what we do in this ICT and use in class.
In particular, on Andrew's wiki you'll find a host of resources for integrating ICT in all areas of the curriculum, but Andrew has a passion for connecting higher order thinking to his work, so if you are a Bloom's person, you'll find some great stuff here.
So, thanks Derek and Andrew. Keep up the great work.