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The 2015 Honor Roll: EdTech’s Must-Read K–12 IT Blogs

Nominations for EdTech magazine's annual list of must-read K-12 educational technology blogs. For more info, check out last year's list: http://www.edtechmagazine.com/k12/article/2014/06/honor-roll-50-must-read-k-12-education-it-blogs

Mar 20, 2015 - shakeuplearning.com - 517
The 2015 Honor Roll: EdTech’s Must-Read K–12 IT Blogs | Shakeup Learning

Kasey Bell is a Google-certified instructional technology consultant with a ton of personality. Her blog features fun ways to incorporate technology into the classroom without it getting in the way of the learning process.

Mar 20, 2015 - alicekeeler.com - 635
The 2015 Honor Roll: EdTech’s Must-Read K–12 IT Blogs | Teacher Tech w/Alice Keeler

A Google-certified teacher, Alice Keeler knows a think or two about what makes Chromebooks tick. A prolific blogger, Keeler knows that in today's busy work week, professional development doesn't always happen at school. Her blog posts and tweets are all about keeping educators informed on the latest tricks and tactics with today's technologies.

Apr 20, 2015 by Wanda Terral - ignitionedu.com - 731
The 2015 Honor Roll: EdTech’s Must-Read K–12 IT Blogs | ignitionEDU - Home

Need a spark to ignite your creative eduTalents? Wanda Terral's blog, ignitionEDU, is a great place to start! Tips cover Google Apps for Education, Chromebooks, Instructional Design and Technology, Web 2.0, and everything EdTech.

Mar 20, 2015 - freetech4teachers.com - 620
The 2015 Honor Roll: EdTech’s Must-Read K–12 IT Blogs | Free Technology for Teachers

Richard Byrne, a Google-certified teacher and ed tech consultant, offers online resources and tools at a price point that everyone’s happy with: free. His blog is often updated multiple times each day, so be sure to check in frequently.

Mar 31, 2015 by Michael Fricano II - mauilibrarian2.com - 620
The 2015 Honor Roll: EdTech’s Must-Read K–12 IT Blogs | mauilibrarian2 in Olinda

Linda Lindsay's blog, mauilibrarian2 in Olinda, is a great EdTech blog! Linda is a librarian for Seabury Hall in Maui, Hawaii.

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http://techhelpful.blogspot.com

Apr 11, 2015 by Julie Daniel Davis
The 2015 Honor Roll: EdTech’s Must-Read K–12 IT Blogs | http://techhelpful.blogspot.com

Julie Daniel Davis is a published writer, co-moderator of #ChattTechChat twitter chat, and part of the EdCamp GigCity planning committee. She serves as an instructional technologist at the largest K-12 private school in Chattanooga, Tennessee. She loves learning and thinks that is an integral part of what makes her stand out in the things she is passionate about. She has the ability to help others feel confident in technology usage. Her brain doesn't shut down easily and she always seems to be thinking about ways to make things better, whether it pertains to her or not! (Guess that could be viewed as a negative too). She uses her gift of humor to put people at ease. She uses her gift of empathy to put herself in others' shoes. She uses her gift of attention to details to map out whatever task is before her. This blog is a place where she fleshes out ideas, stands on her soapbox, and shares her faults and successes. The blog started as a personal way of journaling her ideas and thoughts but she has found that educators find resonance in the things she writes. This was the first place she started being vulnerable with the outside world regarding her teaching.

Apr 17, 2015 by Chris Swietlik - k12.blackbaud.com - 583
The 2015 Honor Roll: EdTech’s Must-Read K–12 IT Blogs | K-12 Connect

This blog from Blackbaud K-12 offers the latest private and independent school news, tips for best practices, case studies and podcasts from industry thought leaders.

Mar 30, 2015 by Michael Fricano II - technocation.blogspot.com - 672
The 2015 Honor Roll: EdTech’s Must-Read K–12 IT Blogs | EdTechnocation

The EdTechnocation Blog.
From the perspective of a Technology Integration Specialist. I share EdTech related news, tutorials, reviews, and opinions. I also promise not to flood your reading experience with paid ads!

Mar 20, 2015 - kleinspiration.com - 546
The 2015 Honor Roll: EdTech’s Must-Read K–12 IT Blogs | Kleinspiration

Erin Klein knows how to create 21st century learning environments. As a K–12 teacher with a background in business, she knows the value that comes from infusing technology with education. Kleinspiration is her way of giving back to those who taught her — connecting traditions and technologies for the next generation of thinkers.

Mar 21, 2015 by Patricia Brown - msedtechie.blogspot.com - 554
The 2015 Honor Roll: EdTech’s Must-Read K–12 IT Blogs | MSEDTechie- Patricia J. Brown

Patricia Brown is a professional development specialist, an adjunct graduate professor, and an Edtech consultant. She is also an official EdSurge columnist. An educator since 2001, with two advanced degrees in Educational Technology. She is passionate about exploring unique ways for students to learn through Digital Media. As a technology integration coach, an adjunct college professor, edtech consultant, and presenter, she shares classroom-friendly apps, websites, and tech tips for Digital age educators via my website, blog, and social media.

Apr 16, 2015 by Chris Swietlik - fundsforlearning.com - 532
The 2015 Honor Roll: EdTech’s Must-Read K–12 IT Blogs | E-rate News by Funds for Learning

The nation's largest E-rate consulting firm provides timely updates and insights into the rapidly changing program from industry experts. From tips for getting the most funding for applicants to easy to understand breakdowns of new policies, this blog is an invaluable tool for administrators.

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Over-the-Counter Data Blog

Mar 21, 2015 by Jenny Grant Rankin
The 2015 Honor Roll: EdTech’s Must-Read K–12 IT Blogs | Over-the-Counter Data Blog

New #research & commentary relating to the communication of #educationdata (K-12 and above), covering topics like #datasystems, #edtech, #datause, #datavisualization & reporting, student needs, & educator needs

Apr 16, 2015 by Matt Miller - ditchthattextbook.com - 524
The 2015 Honor Roll: EdTech’s Must-Read K–12 IT Blogs | Ditch That Textbook

The Ditch That Textbook blog encourages teachers to free their teaching and revolutionize their classrooms through creative teaching and educational technology. Posts are written on Mondays and Thursdays by Matt Miller (@jmattmiller), a Google Certified Teacher, presenter and author of the recently released book, "Ditch That Textbook."

Mar 20, 2015 - hackeducation.com - 672
The 2015 Honor Roll: EdTech’s Must-Read K–12 IT Blogs | Hack Education

Education is what you make of it, and freelance writer Audrey Watters slices and dices different elements of ed-tech on her blog. As a self-described rabble-rouser, Watters to is guaranteed to make her voice heard.

Mar 20, 2015 - theinnovativeeducator.blogspot.com - 628
The 2015 Honor Roll: EdTech’s Must-Read K–12 IT Blogs | Lisa Nielsen: The Innovative Educator

Lisa Nielsen, a longtime public-school educator, uses her platform to explore new learning methods and to shine a light on educational inefficiencies and deficiencies. Case in point: her recent takedown of “the packet-driven classroom.”

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dy/dan

Mar 20, 2015 - blog.mrmeyer.com - 665
The 2015 Honor Roll: EdTech’s Must-Read K–12 IT Blogs | dy/dan

Former math teacher Dan Meyer uses his blog to share news, trends and insights in math education. This blog is a great resource for those looking to learn more about how technology is changing math education.

Mar 20, 2015 by Matt Renwick - educationaltechnologyguy.blogspot.com - 628
The 2015 Honor Roll: EdTech’s Must-Read K–12 IT Blogs | Educational Technology Guy

I would like to nominate David Andrade for this list. His site, Educational Technology Guy, states that he is an "Educator and Educational Technology Specialist". David provides helpful and easy-to-follow tutorials on his blog for a wide range of technology tools and applications.

Mar 27, 2015 by David Hopkins - dontwasteyourtime.co.uk - 665
The 2015 Honor Roll: EdTech’s Must-Read K–12 IT Blogs | David Hopkins / Technology Enhanced Learning blog

David Hopkins, Learning Technologist & eLearning Consultant. East Midlands, UK. FHEA & CMALT holder. Author: 'The Really Useful #EdTechBook' http://bit.ly/EdTechBook

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ClassTechTips.com

Mar 27, 2015 by Dean Setzler
The 2015 Honor Roll: EdTech’s Must-Read K–12 IT Blogs | ClassTechTips.com

As a classroom teacher I have used technology with my students to align instruction to the Common Core State Standards. In my current role as an independent education consultant, I work with teachers to make technology integration exciting and accessible at all grade levels and provide support to companies looking to strengthen their products in this field. --Monica Burns

Apr 20, 2015 by Audrey Homan - blog.tarrantinstitute.org - 702
The 2015 Honor Roll: EdTech’s Must-Read K–12 IT Blogs | Innovation: Education - with the Tarrant Institute for Innovative Education at the University of Vermont

Innovation: Education, by the Tarrant Institute for Innovative Education. Edtech news, how-to's and profiles of innovative classrooms, students and teachers in Vermont.

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SecurEdge Networks

Mar 20, 2015 by Danny Mareco
The 2015 Honor Roll: EdTech’s Must-Read K–12 IT Blogs | SecurEdge Networks

With hundreds of deployments under their belts, the blog at SecurEdge covers mobility in education from a level of expertise few can. With thousands of subscribers, their goal is to empower their readers with the latest in wireless networking and security to support the ever-changing K-12 environment. Their blog is updated twice a week and they have a large presence on twitter, so connect with them and check back often for updates.

Mar 23, 2015 by Gaggle Gaggle - gaggle.net - 687
The 2015 Honor Roll: EdTech’s Must-Read K–12 IT Blogs | Gaggle Speaks Blog | Safe, Online Teaching and Learning Platform

SXSWedu had lots of heavy-hitting educators, superintendents, deputy superintendents of instruction, CIOs and industry thought leaders. There were also lots of young entrepreneurs full of vision and passion.

Mar 23, 2015 - esheninger.blogspot.com - 561
The 2015 Honor Roll: EdTech’s Must-Read K–12 IT Blogs | A Principal's Reflections

We all know Remind as a safe way for teachers to send one-way messages to students and parents. It's been great for sending assignment reminders, schedule changes, motivational messages, and more! However, what was missing was the ability to bridge the gap and bring conversation full circle to include students' and parents' voices.

Mar 26, 2015 by Jackie Gerstein - usergeneratededucation.wordpress.com - 517
The 2015 Honor Roll: EdTech’s Must-Read K–12 IT Blogs | User Generated Education

Education as it should be - passion-based. (by Jackie Gerstein, Ed.D.)

Mar 31, 2015 by Jessica Sanders - blog.learn2earn.org - 620
The 2015 Honor Roll: EdTech’s Must-Read K–12 IT Blogs | Learn2Earn Blog: Learn how to use technology in your classroom!

The Learn2Earn blog is filled with EdTech insight directly from the people who understand it the most—educators. Eith lists, how-to's and tips, we aim to make tech integration in your classroom easy and effective.