Blogs I Follow--This is my blogroll. Most are related to educational technology, but not all. If you click on the little orange RSS tab it will add the blog to your RSS reader. A very cool feature is the little button next to that (with the magnifying glass), that allows you to preview the most recent 3 posts from that site.
- 2cents Worth
"Buzzwords in my world include: public/private, identity, context, youth culture, social network sites, social media."
- Blog of Proximal Development
What an excellent "find" in the world of blogs. Very high level posts! From his about page: "This blog began as an attempt to document my doctoral research and has gradually transformed into a place where I reflect on issues surrounding adolescent literacy, the use of technology in education, and, specifically, 21st century literacies and the impact of Web 2.0 tools on literacy development."
English teacher. My inspiration for a paperless classroom!
- Burcu Akyol's EFL Blog
"Impressions, reflections, reviews, tips and resources from an English teacher." Not just stuff about teaching English, great technology tips too.
- Byrdseed Gifted Lessons
Not an ed-tech site, but good stuff about teaching gifted students.
"The musings of an educator and professed webinerd in a flattening world."
- Cool Cat Teacher Blog
The "guru" of all things ed-tech related. She is extremely active and provides excellent tips. If you only subscribe to one, this is the one!
- Copy / Paste by Peter Pappas
Writes about all things related to education.
- Dean Groom
"I help educators deal with the rapid changes in technology, social media, games and virtual worlds."
- ESL Technology
"A place where I will compile interesting technologies that are directly (or, sometimes, very indirectly) related to teaching ESL."
- Farr-Out Links to Learning
"To inspire educators to become lifetime learners so that they in turn can teach students to be competent in subject matter, digitally literate, effective collaborators, creative thinkers, and innovative problem solvers."
- Free Technology for Teachers
Where I get most of my good stuff related to technology tools. Awesome collection. Another to add to your MUST have list.
- High Techpectations from Lucy Gray
She is an education technology specialist at the University of Chicago Center for Elementary Mathematics and Science Education.
- Huff English
"Issues, ideas, and discussion in English Education and Technology"
- I Education Apps Review
Reviews of iPhone and iTouch apps.
- I Want To Teach Forever
"Information, inspiration and ideas to help teachers in and out of the classroom."
- ICT In My Classroom
Teacher, across "the pond", who writes about educational technology and its uses in the classroom.
"Where teachers can stock their toolboxes with practical, time-saving classroom ideas and cutting edge methods of instruction."
Again, if you don't have a lot of time to spend reading blogs, make sure you at least subscribe to this one!
- Jim Burke
My English teaching guru! A MUST follow for all, but especially English teachers.
- Larry Ferlazzo
Amazing site, with a HUGE amount of resources.
- Louis Grey
Louis' blog is not specific to educators, but I enjoy it because much of the technology he writes about is useful in the classroom.
- Making Teachers Nerdy
"Tech Integration Tips and Web Links to Increase Your Teacher Nerdiness Levels."
- Moving At The Speed Of Creativity
Wesley Fryer's blog. "Moving at the Speed of Creativity is a site I use to digitally document my own journey of learning and collaborate with other educators and lifelong learners around the globe."
- Nik's Learning Technology Blog
"Tips, resources and teaching materials to help EFL and ESL teachers use ICT and new technology."
- Open Culture
"The best free cultural & educational media on the web."
- Ozge Karaoglu's Blog
"About teaching, learning, reflecting and being a 21st century learner & teacher."
- Seth's Blog
Seth Godin's blog. He's a pretty famous writer in the business world. I include his blog in my feeds because I find that a great deal of what he writes about applies to education as well.
- So You Want To Teach?
- Sue Water's Blog
Another guru in the ed-tech world. Her site is chock-full of information. This is one of my go to places if I have a question about anything ed-tech related.
- Talking SmartBoards
Good Smartboard resources.
- Teach Paperless
- Teacher Boot Camp
Another excellent blog. Shelly Terrell offers great tips and advice regarding educational technology. I like how she adds challenges to her posts.
- Teachers Love SmartBoards
Another good SmartBoard resource site.
- Teaching and Learning in the Digital Age
I like her philosophy regarding not using technology in the classroom just for the sake of using it. "I believe we should really focus on improving student outcomes in our decisions about the best ways to teach, and to prepare them for the world they may face when they leave school."
- Tech For Luddites
Again, not education specific, but awesome posts for beginner techies.
This is more like a newspaper (sort of). It has a huge amount of information regarding technology. I would suggest checking out the site rather than an RSS feed.
- Technology Tidbits
Another great blog that offers a great deal of advice regarding "tools".
- The Edublogger
Sue Water's other site. Again, a plethora of information. A must for every educator's RSS reader.
- The Tech Teachers
"Teachers talking about tech and education."
- The Tempered Radical
I love Bill's posts because he tells it like it is, no holding back. Great, thought provoking blog posts.
- The Writing Teacher
"Our goal is to increase the quality of our students’ writing skills by sharing knowledge among experts and practitioners."
" On this blog, I not only post information for my students but also share my writings on a variety of technology topics."
Will Richardson's blog. His book: Blogs, Wikis, and Podcasts got me started in "all this". 🙂