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The 2014 Honor Roll: EdTech’s Must-Read K–12 IT Blogs

Meet some of the best and brightest voices in education technology.

Education IT Professionals Blog

The BLOG for IT Pros supporting education.

This blog is a great resource for Education Technology because you hear about real world
experiences from knowledgeable individuals that are doing the work in technology that you
can relate to. There are all levels of contributors in the technology realm, from supporters
of desktops, servers, phones, switches, firewalls and security to technology leaders. This
is a great source to follow along with our colleagues and keynote speakers that we are
fortunate to gather with each year in May for the Tech Talk Live conference. As an
attendee of Tech Talk Live, you can view recorded presentations of the sessions held at
the conference.

Feel free to sign up to contribute your own article or just a comment. This blog will allow
you to grow your knowledge in the technology field within the educational world and will
definitely provide great information!

Thinkgate's Education Blogs | Thinkgate

Browse informative posts from Thinkgate's education blog geared towards educators interested in the newest technology and learning platforms.

Gaggle Speaks

Ideas, news and advice for educators, administrators, technologists and curriculum specialists to bring safe, online communication into the classroom.

ClassBook Blog | ClassBook.com

Our blog focuses on original thought leadership about improving the student learning experience. Be sure to check out our "Ask the Experts" series, featuring Q&A's with educational leaders who are shattering the status quo and blazing new trails in K-12 educational technology.

Inquire & Inspire

A relatively new blog that includes some very creative ideas for integrating technology into the classroom. Valuable tools for increasing engagement and technological literacy amongst staff and students alike.

Edgenuity Blog

We center our blog, the Edge, around online and blended learning and the advancement of interactive content in the classroom. We are in the midst of an important time for education as technology and methodology evolve to meet the needs of today’s students. With our blog, we give readers the chance to hear from Edgenuity’s experienced educators and talented innovators as they discuss hot topics in education and provide new perspectives. We also want to open the discussion about the changes in our industry, and invite educators to join us in talking about where education is today and where it should go tomorrow.

Learning Outside the Lines - Transforming K-12 education using technology-based learning

A few weeks ago Julie Evans, CEO of Project Tomorrow was in the National Capital Area to brief Congress on the state of digital learning in grades K-12 in the United States and what this means for our students' preparedness to meet the challenges of the 21st Century, using data from Project Tomorrow's annual Speak Up survey.

Free Technology for Teachers

The purpose of this site is to share information about free resources that teachers can use in their classrooms.

I am a former high school social studies teacher best known for developing this blog. I taught for eight and a half years at Oxford Hills Comprehensive High School in South Paris, ME. During that time I piloted 1:1 laptop use before the program went school-wide. I coordinated a "laptop squad" to support teachers' use of laptops in their classrooms. I also served on a number of curriculum and assessment committees.

Public Sector View -

An online publication that discusses the uses and benefits of video teleconferencing (VTC) technologies across education, healthcare and government. The education section focuses on the innovative uses of VTC for catalog expansion, virtual fieldtrips, blended learning and more.

Shake Up Learning

This new blog is dedicated to sharing resources and ideas for technology integration in the classroom and beyond. Be disruptive, and shake things up!

Kairos EdTech

A blog about technology integration in the classroom. Teachers and educators can find resources, reviews and tips to innovate in the classroom.

EdSurge

EdSurge is an independent information resource and community for everyone involved in education technology.

Edudemic

We've been tracking some of the more interesting new technology products thanks to the new(ish) Global Education Database. It's a helpful tool to help you find the best products for your classroom,...

The Principal of Change

I am the Division Principal for Parkland School Division and an Innovative Teaching, Learning, and Leadership consultant. I believe we need to inspire our kids to follow their passions, while letting them inspire us to do the same.

Comics in Education

Comics in Education is devoted to examining the use of visual narrative in the K-12 classroom and beyond. Although schools have seen a rise in the use of graphic novels in recent years, this use is often limited to supporting reluctant or developing readers. The focus of Comics in Education is on showing that understanding, decoding, and making meaning of visual narrative has never been more important than it is today for learners of all ages and abilities.

The Mobile Native

Scott Newcomb has taught for 13 years and works with 4th graders at St. Marys Intermediate School, Ohio, USA. This is a public school in its 4th year using mobile learning devices with their students.

Lisa Nielsen: The Innovative Educator

Here's the roundup of what's been popular on The Innovative Educator blog. Below you'll see the top posts along with the number of page views. I hope there's something that looks of interest to you. If it does, check it out.

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Ditch That Textbook

Ditch That Textbook

Ditch That Textbook is a blog dedicated to teaching with less reliance on the textbook with an emphasis on educational technology and creative teaching.

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Technocation: the EdTech Blog

Technocation: the EdTech Blog

An EdTech blog by a passionate educator in Hawaii. Shares EdTech related news, tutorials, reviews, opinions, tips, and tricks. Also promises not to flood your reading experience with paid ads!

MSEDTECHIE Patricia J. Brown www.msedtechie.blogspot.com

An educational technology blog dedicated to sharing simple, creative, and innovative ways to integrate technology in the classroom. Patricia Brown, an technology integration coach, an adjunct graduate professor, trainer, and ed-consultant.

The Official Peer Instruction Blog

Turn To Your Neighbor's tagline is "Change how you teach." The primary purpose of the blog is to showcase educators, students, and others doing clever work with a flipped classroom and peer instruction focus to gain their insights about relevant topics, for example see our post on K-12 math teacher Geoff Slack . The blog was founded by Julie Schell when she was a postdoc with Harvard Professor and Ed Tech Innovator, Eric Mazur. There are thousands of tips on using evidence-based practice to improve teaching. Our post What is a flipped classroom in 60 seconds has gotten 17,000 hits on you tube and is used in teacher inservice to help introduce K-12 teachers to the flipping method.

Learning & Collaboration Blog

The way we learn is rapidly evolving, and the Learning & Collaboration blog by LearnDash spotlights the new ways teachers and students can collaborate using today's latest technology.

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Science Out Loud | MIT+K12 Videos

Science Out Loud | MIT+K12 Videos

Our mission is to use MIT's unique resources to inspire the inner scientist in all learners. We believe everyone can have wonder for our world - so we create fresh and authentic video content that entertains and engages just as much as it educates.

MIT+K12 Videos are made for students by students. We invite and train current MIT students to write and host webisodes about their favorite STEM topics for kids and kids-at-heart. These videos show a side of science different from what you might find in a textbook – everything from the physics of invisibility cloaks to motor control in humanoid robots – and make the resources that are unique to MIT more accessible and visible to a global audience. Most importantly, they’re hosted by MIT students who showcase a diverse set of interests, personalities, and backgrounds; who are relatable and fun and who dismiss the misconception that science is only for an elite and isolated population.

Wireless Network Design | IT Solutions Blog

Helping schools create the ultimate Mobility Strategy. With topics such as iPads in the classroom, 1:1, BYOD, Security, Wireless Infrastructure and more, this blog covers it all. It is our goal to be a resource for you; helping you know what you need, why you need it and how to get it done right.

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