Leading and Learning by Example

Leading and Learning by Example in the Blended Learning School

Links & Resources from Webinar
Curated by Sarah Blattner


Books, Data & Facts  |  New Bloom’s Taxonomy  |  Modern Learning Spaces  |  Curator  |  Digital Citizenship  |  Creative Commons




Webinar Recording With the DigitalJLearning Network
and Sarah Blattner:


Books, Data & Facts:
It’s Complicated by Dana Boyd

Who Owns the Learning? by Alan November

Pew Internet & American Life Project


Inspiring Video:  “19 Bold Ideas for Change in Schools” (5:41)
From ISTE 2013 Ignite Sessions, Will Richardson

iste-presentation from Will Richardson on Vimeo.

New Bloom’s Taxonomy:

Bloom’s Digital Taxonomy Wheel and Knowledge Dimension – An interactive wheel that helps you think differently about higher order thinking

Kathy Schrock’s Cogs of the Cognitive Process — Downloadable poster for the classroom, as well as a variety of models to transform how you think about deep learning.

Modern Learning Spaces:

8 Tips and Tricks to Redesign Your Classroom” from Edutopia

Learning Spaces  — Tons of resources and articles  on modern learning spaces from Vanderbilt University Center for Teaching

Learning Spaces from MIT

Design Thinking for Educators – A process and approach you can sink your teeth into for transforming any piece of your school, whether learning spaces, processes, curriculum or systems.


Leading & Learning as Curator:

Follow TAMRITZ on Diigo – TAMRITZ curates resources on modern learning, media literacy, digital citizenship, tools for K-12 classroom and digital badge learning.  Follow us!  Updates are sent out with the latest resources.

Google Search Education – Lessons, resources and online activities that will help you and your students master Google as a search engine for academic resources and learning

Alan November’s Resources for Web Literacy Education – It is no longer about what you know, but how you access and vet resources and information.  November’s resources provide links and activities to help level up your media literacy skills and your students.

Wikipedia: How to create your own article – The best way to understand the web and how it works is to contribute to the web and tinker with its tools and resources.  Consider creating a page for your school on Wikipedia.  Your students will have to consider their audience, the medium, how to collaboratively compose, as well as how to verify the accuracy and authenticity of what they post.  Try starting with examining a widely visit Wikipedia article, like the American Revolution to examine the style, form, and elements of an entry.

Open Educational Resources Commons – Access a treasure trove of free and open educational resources, connect to a global community and try the “Open Author” tool that allows you to curate links, pictures, sound files, videos and articles and share them with your colleagues.  Not ready to try open author?  You can still contribute resources using the “submit OER” bookmark button.  This is a wonderful place to begin curating content for your colleague and students.

ITunesU – You do not need to own an Apple device to acces ITunesU.  ITunes is available for download on both Windows and MAC OS devices.  ITunesU is an online library of course content from reputable universities and scholars.  Try a podcast or video from Harvard, MIT or Stanford.  To acesss ITunesU, download and launch ITunes.  In your top navigation, go to the Itunes Store > ITunesU.  It’s free!  And, did you know you can have your own “channel” on ITunes for your school?  All you need is an AppleID and an Internet Browser — go!  Learn more here.


Curation Tools:

Symbaloo Edu


Google Drive



LiveBinders for Education


Bag the Web

Digital Citizenship Resources:

Common Sense Media’s Resources for Educators

Common Sense Media’ Cyber Bullying Toolkit

Carnegie Cyber Academy

Vicki Davis Cool Cat Teacher’s Internet Safety Poster

PWC Personal Brand Program

First Take:  In a Networked World, Does Every Child Need to Be a Brand?” by Will Richardson

All the Rest is Commentary:  Getting Schooled by a Day Schooler” by Ken Gordon of PEJE

COPPA:  Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act

FERPA:  Family Education Rights and Privacy Act

Acceptable Use Policies:  Sample documents to provide fodder for thought

*State of Virginia

*New York City Department of Education


Creative Commons & Fair Use:

Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Media Literacy Education

Wanna Work Together? from the folks at Creative Commons (2:59)


CC Image and Public Domain Resources:


FLICKR Advanced Search

Wikimedia Commons


EduPic Graphical Resource