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Challenge by Choice with Tiered Instruction and Assessment Top 100 Education Blogs Education blogs are becoming a means for educators, students, and education administrators to interact more effectively than ever before. They are also a great resource for those searching for the best online education programs to jumpstart their teaching careers. Technorati currently tracks 63.1 million blogs. More than 5,000 of them are about education. Please note that this is by no means an exhaustive list of all of the great education blogs out there. Blog Topics E-Learning | Education News | Education Policy | Internet Culture | Learning | Library and Research | Specialty | Teaching | Technology E-Learning Technology-assisted learning and online learning are topics discussed in these blogs. Education News This blog is a good starting point to read more about the latest news in the world of education as well current happenings at the best online colleges. This Week in Education Education Policy Internet Culture Learning Library and Research Specialty Teaching Technology

My Adventures in Educational Technology 100 Most Inspiring and Innovative Blogs for Educators October 1st, 2005 Whether you work at elementary schools or online colleges, you will find that being a teacher is a difficult and often thankless job. Between lesson plans, unengaged students, and new emerging technologies, teachers need help now more than ever. Luckily, there are a few resources out there for educators looking for tips, empathy, and inspiration. Blogs are a great way for teachers to connect with other great teachers around the world, find advice and inspiration, and learn new, cutting-edge teaching strategies. General Teaching Blogs Get the latest tips, tools, and advice sure to help just about every teacher out there. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. dy/dan: Dan Meyer is a high school math teacher stationed outside Santa Cruz, CA. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 21. 22. 23. 2 Cents Worth: This blog examines the barriers that prevent the modernization of education systems and affect teaching, curriculum, the children, and their future. 24. 25. 26. 27. 28. 29. 30. 31. 32.

Applying Psychology to Understand How People Think, Work, and Relate The Open Classroom ID and Other Reflections Klout and Education: Never the two shall meet! Hey David, I think this is a pretty brilliant graphic and couldn’t agree more that when we get wrapped up in social status versus social good when working in social spaces, we’re missing the boat in a lot of ways. But I’m not sure that I agree with the “Never” in your thinking. Here’s why: Classroom teachers have historically been easy to ignore by those who are working beyond the classroom — especially those who are living in the policy world that governs our lives. My guess — based on their fascination with using numbers to sort and rank students and schools — is that those people might just take things like Klout scores and Twitter followers seriously when trying to determine whether or not WE are worth listening to. While I hope that I’ll never ignore people based on their social status, I know that I get ignored by people with real power all the time because of my perceived status within our profession. Any of this make sense?

The Whiteboard Blog | Supporting the use of technology in the classroom Murmurings from the Whiteboard In January Micheal Gove announced that he wanted there to be more elements of Computer Science within the ICT Curriculum. He even specifically mentioned the use of Scratch saying “we could have 11-year-olds able to write simple 2D computer animations”. This coincided with my department being about to start a Scratch computer game design topic with our Year 7’s. So it was time to get down to business, I think Scratch is a great tool and have used it a lot in the past but felt there was definite room for improvement in the way I delivered it. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. Arrrgggghhh! So is the problem that the aim of these lessons, I was focusing on computer game creation, was too optimistic for our students to achieve? I really wanted my students to be able to create something that showed their imagination and creativity. My plan was to have each lesson cover a different aspect of game creation. I decided that the following were some of the core aspects of creating a computer game -

Education Database Online Blog Is Apple Still a Game Changer in Education? The words "Apple" and "innovation" often go hand in hand, but the tech giant has been less dominant in education than it has been in other areas. While the iPad has continued to change the way many classrooms function, Apple's once-leading online education platform, iTunes U, is now left out of most discussions about online learning and OpenCourseWare. In the 1970s, when mainframe computers had a monopoly on academic research, Apple started donating Apple 1 computers to schools. This allowed more students than ever to use computers and led to the rise of computer instruction and technological developments in education. Today, though, the field is so varied that Apple has had a harder time making the waves in education it once did. Apple's Bright Spots One of the biggest things to come out of Apple in the last few years is the iPad. Students can download apps for each class, create presentations, and access information from anywhere. Staying Alive

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