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Top 100 technology blogs for teachers

Top 100 technology blogs for teachers
(This article is a continuation and combination of two previous lists: “The Top 25 eLearning Blogs,” and “The Top 20 Teacher Blogs” and is great for readers in any state: Alabama, Colorado, Georgia, Maryland, or Tennessee). 1. The Whiteboard Blog – Nominated as the “Best Educational Tech and Support Blog” for the 2009 Edublog Awards, posts include various videos, tutorials, and resources for primary and secondary school teachers. Author Danny Nicholson is a freelance educational consultant whose main specialty lies in Interactive Whiteboards. Recommended posts: “Anne Frank’s House Interactive,” and “Maths Manipulatives.” 2. 3. 4. 21st Century EdTech – Voted as one of the Top 50 Education Innovators Award, blogger Michael Gorman is a John Hopkins University graduate who has presented at national and regional conferences, and also facilitates podcasts and webinars, and writes for various newsletters and magazines. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23.

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Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: Teachers Easy Guide to The Most Important Web Tools in Education When it comes to using web resources with our students, time plays a decisive role.It is next to impossible for a busy teacher restricted by curriculum constraints, day to day lesson preparations, assignment corrections, to mention but a few of his chores, to effectively search the web and find the adequate resources to share with his/ her students. Most people just do not have the time to learn all these technologies and some educators pick just one or two websites of interest and start exploring them. This is definitely not the right thing to do particularly if you want to leverage the huge potential of technology into your classroom.There is, however, a simple roudabout to this problem.

Top 13 web 2.0 tools for teachers Every day in my K-8 tech classes, I use a variety of cloud-based tools to enhance the learning experience for my students. There are more of these 'Web 2.0' tools than I can keep up with, but when you teach tech or coordinate technology for your school, 'keeping up' is part of your job. Here's how I determine which of these hundreds (thousands?) of tools are student-ready: 12 Tips to Manage Time and Increase Efficiency in the Classroom! 12 Tips to Manage Time and Increase Efficiency in the Classroom! By Susan Fitzell closeAuthor: Susan Fitzell Name: Susan FitzellSite: About: Susan Fitzell is a nationally recognized speaker and author of several educational resource books. She has over two decades of experience with differentiated instruction, teaching youth with special needs, students with behavioral and anger management issues, and students who experience bullying.

Large collection of Free Microsoft eBooks for you, including: SharePoint, Visual Studio, Windows Phone, Windows 8, Office 365, Office 2010, SQL Server 2012, Azure, and more. - Microsoft SMS&P Partner Community Blog - By Eric Ligman Throughout the year I try to share resources and information with you that I think will be helpful for you. Often times these resources will include links to free eBooks that we make available on a variety of topics. Today, I thought I would post a large collection of eBooks for you here so that you can find them in one place and consume them as you see fit. Also, if you find this list helpful, please share it with your peers and colleagues so that they too can benefit from these resources.

Organiser Tools Skip to main content Create interactive lessons using any digital content including wikis with our free sister product TES Teach. Get it on the web or iPad! 100 High School Teacher Blogs To Start Reading No matter what grade you teach, high school teacher blogs are some of the most important resources for teachers and school administrators. They feature insight, in-depth discussion, and usually quite a few bits of humor and personal experiences. What could be better? The following list courtesy of Online Degrees should get you more than started on finding some fascinating new educators to add to your RSS reader!

15 Conflict Resolution Tricks Every Educator Should Know Teachers wear many hats: counselor, coach, referee, probation officer. With the pent-up energy and (later on) the raging hormones wreaking havoc on students’ sanity, conflict is bound to occur in classrooms and on school playgrounds, meaning teachers have to be ready to put on their “mediator” hat at a moment’s notice. If you’re a young educator and want to have some conflict resolution tricks up your sleeve before you’re thrown into the ring, or you’re an experienced educator looking for some new ideas, we’ve lined up 15 techniques to help you win the fight. Like your students: Isn’t it true that we treat people we like differently than people we can’t stand? We’re probably more patient, more understanding, and slower to become angry with them.

The 35 Best Web 2.0 Classroom Tools Chosen By You 100 Web 2.0 Tools Every Teacher Should Know About 44.24K Views 0 Likes We're always trying to figure out the best tools for teachers, trends in the education technology industry, and generally doing our darnedest to bring you new and exciting ways to enhance the classroom. But I wanted t... 20 Free and Fun Ways To Curate Web Content Blog Basics - Basics for Blogging August 28th, 2012 I have two blogs and have spent years writing and developing them into successful websites. A lot of my readers ask how I did it and I always think – go back to blog basics. Sometimes you get so caught up in the aesthetic or creative aspect of your blog that functionality plays second fiddle, making it difficult for you to retain readers! Once you settle on a clean, easy-on-the-eyes layout, implement these blog basics to cover all your bases.

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: The 13 MUST Know Professional Development Websites for Teachers 1- Education World This is a great website that offers all the resources you need to grow professionally. It has different sections with each one full of PDFs, books, articles an many more . Reflections On Being A Blogger Last week on #edchat the discussion turned to blogging and the importance (or maybe not) in and out of the classroom. As always the conversation was a lively one with lots of different ideas on student blogging, administrator blogging, platforms and more. (Check out the archive to read and follow all the discussions.) I wrote about how to be come a blogger a while back. Lots of platforms, ideas for use and more in that post. I encourage you to check it out.

Enhancing Education: The 5 E's The 5 E's is an instructional model based on the constructivist approach to learning, which says that learners build or construct new ideas on top of their old ideas. The 5 E's can be used with students of all ages, including adults. Each of the 5 E's describes a phase of learning, and each phase begins with the letter "E": Engage, Explore, Explain, Elaborate, and Evaluate. The 5 E's allows students and teachers to experience common activities, to use and build on prior knowledge and experience, to construct meaning, and to continually assess their understanding of a concept. Engage: This phase of the 5 E's starts the process. 65 Free Interactive Whiteboard Resources Interactive whiteboard resources are a great way for teachers to engage classrooms in learning. While many teachers are spending hours a day creating their own activities for their interactive whiteboards, there are tons of free sources to help teachers learn about and use IWBs with students to further their use of technology in the classroom. Here is a list of some great interactive whiteboard resources and activities guaranteed to stimulate learning: General Interactive Whiteboard Resources for Teachers

…and this is why teachers should have blogs I have been a big advocate of blogging for teachers, but not until I started doing it myself. Personally, I realized that the time I take to sit down and reflect on what I do, what I read, or what I observe has really helped my own path as an educator and an administrator. Sometimes, for my own clarification, I go back and read my own blog to look at what I have done and how I can continuously work on it to improve. This transparent way of learning is something that I believe can not only improve the teaching profession as a whole (for example, take a look at the conversation on this Pernille Ripp post from today), but is something that could really improve learning for our students. Dean Shareski talked about this in his article entitled, “How to Make Better Teachers“, and the one word he used for his answer was “blogging”. Dean pushes this concept and shares how blogging mirrors some of the same objectives of Professional Learning Communities:

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