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Expanding your PLN with Blogs (CDL MOOC-Ed)

This list contains blog resources to expand your PLN, crowdsourced by participants in the NCSU Coaching Digital Learning MOOC-Ed course.

The Nerdy Teacher

It is that time of year again and it is crazy to think that some educators are already back to school and some are very close. There is always a bit of craziness that takes over as teachers get ready for the start of the school year.

Ideas and Thoughts | Learning Stuff Since 1964

I'm a huge proponent of self assessment and it's also important that I model that. With that, here is my assessment of my second section of teaching EDIM 516 at Wilkes University. While I certainly improved from my first effort in spring, I still have lots to learn.

Primary Preoccupation

Thoughts from a grade one teacher (by Kathy Cassidy)

Education Rethink

I once wrote a story that wasn't really a story. It was more like an episodic set of actions that sort-of landed with a general ending. It had action. After all, it was a first-person story of a kid who becomes a superhero and ends up in an island for other superheroes.

What Ed Said

Our strong beliefs about what comprises effective professional learning underpin the planning for our up-coming professional learning day, BY the teachers FOR the teachers... We have so much knowledge, expertise and passion within - It's not always necessary to depend on outside presenters to take our learning forward.


How we will learn

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Free resource of educational web tools, 21st century skills, tips and tutorials on how teachers and students integrate technology into education

A Media Specialist's Guide to the Internet

connected educator , cofounder of EdCamp Atlanta , a "groupie" of all things , a and a Twitterholic , I take for granted the fact that I speak up and contribute to educational conversations on a regular basis. But many educators do not feel comfortable following suit, and this is a problem .

Figuring out how the Pieces Fit ... - Home

Sharing ideas about instructional technology, creativity, and learning!


This is a space for me to share and reflect on my journey as a Kindergarten teacher. I am most passionate about play, inquiry and technology. I believe that relationships matter and that they are the key to success in the classroom. Last year I wrote about changing the focus of calendar time.

Moving at the Speed of Creativity

Here's a quick video showing how you can remove distracting icons from Apple TV if you have one in your classroom. We hadn't updated the AppleTV firmware to the latest version, so I was unable to show/hide icons from the main menu screen, but I did show how to do it from the [...]




August 18th, 2014 by Dan Meyer This is a series about "developing the question" in math class. Here is a resolution: ask your students for a sketch first. I've been a bit obsessed with "Barbie Bungee," a lesson on linear regression which you'll find all over the Internet.

Edudemic - Education Technology Tips For Students And Teachers

With the recent announcement that Google Classroom will be available to all Google Apps for Education schools by the week of August 11th, schools that have also adopted iPads are interested in...

Getting Smart - Think. Learn. Innovate.

Top 10 Reasons to Use Big History Project This School Year


10 Characteristics Of A Highly Effective Learning Environment by Terry Heick Ed note: This is an updated version of a related post published last year. Wherever we are, we'd all like to think our classrooms are...

Langwitches Blog

Langwitches, The Magic of Learning. Modern learning that transforms education in the 21st century. Finding new forms and redefining learning for the challenges of the future .

Free Technology for Teachers

National Geographic offers a couple of neat interactive charts that illustrate the environmental impact of individual choices. The Personal Energy Meter is a tool for evaluating your personal carbon footprint. The meter asks for your location then asks a series of questions about your energy consumption.


Make a difference

Class Tech Tips

A new online platform is helping teachers use stories to make content meaningful and engaging for their students. Visual storytelling is a powerful way for teachers looking to reach students as they introduce new topics and concepts.

The Unquiet Librarian

This slideshow requires JavaScript. The grand finale to Teen Tech Week 2014 was the first step in a partnership (more details later in this post!) between our media center and our friends from the Gwinnett County Public Library.

Great Techxpectations

Recently we sat down with our school's Mathematics Coach, Tilson Crew, to evaluate what apps we should put on the Infant (K1, K2 and grade 1) and Junior (Grade 2-5) iPads. Tilson has an incredible understanding of mathematics and what is best for students of all age levels.


Research Process while also focusing on proper citations, copy right, proper searching, website evaluation, synthesizing of information, and on, and on, and on can be a very daunting and exhausting task for both the teacher and the students! Luckily we have a wonderful online suite of tools to help ease and manage this process, all included within Google Drive!


Strategies from K-12 schools, districts, and programs that are dramatically improving the learning process.

Educational Technology Guy

I'm thinking about the Asus Chromebox as a desktop replacement for student desktops. They already have newer flat screen monitors and keyboards and mice, but older desktops. It's just a matter of swapping out the "box". Since we have over 11,000 Chromebooks being used, this makes sense.

Possibilities Abound--

Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly. Never again can we afford to live with the narrow, provincial "outside agitator" idea.