Check out the featured posts on iLearn Technology, where technology integration teacher and expert Kelly Tenkely offers nifty technical tips and tools such as math pickle and off-road algebra that make the problems of history understandable, as well as a range of posts on professional Development.
Education technology and mobile learning
Med Kharbach is the teacher, graduate student, and professional blogger behind Educational Technology and Mobile Learning. On his website, the educator, who lives in Halifax, Canada, aims to help teachers better incorporate technology into the classroom by posting guides, reviews of free tools and free mobile education applications, and book recommendations. The Guides tab of the site has advice on everything from using blogs in the classroom to getting the most out of social and personal learning networks.
Meandering virtual school
At Virtual School Meanderings, Michael Barbour, Assistant Professor of Classroom Technology and Educational Evaluation and Research, shares distance learning resources and discusses the effective online delivery of materials to Grade K-12 students in virtual and cyber classrooms.
Susan Smith Nash has been involved in e-learning for more than two decades. The English graduate writes a variety of articles on E-Learning Queen – from those dealing with the history of mobile learning (m-learning) to a series on educational innovators in which she introduces leading personalities from the fields of e-learning. Interviewed learning and m-learning. When she’s not blogging, Susan (who insists that her readers are queen; she’s just the assistant) develops and manages e-learning, m-learning, face-to-face, and hybrid education, training, and development programs.
Teaching … my calling
National Board-certified fourth grade literacy teacher Cara Whitehead has multiple roles at her school: She is also a technology coordinator, webmaster, and social media promoter. On Teaching … My Calling she explains how she uses websites like Voki for her students‘ biographical research projects (the website allows users to create speaking avatars) and how the Vocabulary Spelling City website introduces vacation vocabulary is useful.
Cool cat teacher
Students named Vicki Davis Cool Cat Teacher, „the name of this blog that aims to inspire, encourage and inform“ and ends each post with a reminder of the noble calling to teach. Reporting on education and technology news and highlighting flat classroom strategies for using technology as a bridge between cultures are examples of the content of this blog.
Emerging Ed Tech
Emerging Ed Tech features weekly articles and accompanying video posts from Kelly Walsh, who has been in the IT industry for 20 years and is the director of institutional information and technology. It covers hot topics like the success of iPads in schools, introduces nifty technical aids like the classroom management app NetSupport School and offers 100 ideas on how to use Twitter as a helper for teachers.
The innovative educator
The Innovative Educator by Lisa Nielsen, the author of Teaching Generation Text, offers ideas on unschooling and passion-based learning, as well as a vision of how to adapt to today’s „plugged-in“ students, rather than blaming them for technology to ban them, including the introduction of cell phones in schools.
The official Slack blog
The official Slack blog provides a platform for professor and technology director Kristen Swanson to share Slack experiences and provide training, certification, and stories about Slack and how it relates to professional learning.
Free technology for teachers
Free Technology for Teachers is Richard Byrne’s award-winning edublog dedicated to sharing resources and practical ideas for their use, including an arsenal of tools for creating video montages („book trailers“) that add a new dimension to classic book reports, and a plethora of alternatives to YouTube for classrooms who don’t have access to the comprehensive video site.
Create lifelong learning
Creating Lifelong Learners is the award-winning blog of K-5 teacher Matthew Needleman who, based on his own experience developing Reading Remedies, shares tips for creating an iPhone app and ideas for presenting videos in class that based on his passion for incorporating digital films into the classroom.
Educational Technology Guy
Educational Technology Guy by Dave Andrade, an educational technology specialist and retired aerospace engineer, is jam-packed with resources for the classroom, including the best tips from the Discovery Education Network and ideas for using cloud storage, introducing project-based learning and looking for financing options.
Ask a tech instructor
Jacqui Murray is enthusiastic about the idea of introducing children to technology at an early age. Her blog, Ask a Tech Teacher, is a treasure trove of resources on topics from Math Automaticity to Animals Units to Human Anatomy, along with inspiring, technology-integrated lesson plans organized by subject and grade level.
The development of education is a key topic for the „constructivist“ educator and dean of the girls‘ school, Arvind S. Grover, who takes an iconic symbol into the 21st century on his blog 21Apples and about cyberbullying, research into the gender differences in the brain and the reasons think about why social media is an indispensable educational tool.
On his blog, assortedstuff, Tim Stahmer, educational technology specialist, examines the state of public schools in the United States, heralds the death knell for traditional computer rooms, and warns against focusing primarily on the salesperson / display area of professional development conferences.
Learning with ‚e’s
Learning with ‚e’s is the award-winning edublog from Steve Wheeler, associate professor, keynote speaker, member of the editorial board and chairman of the e-learning conference. He suggests new attitudes and approaches to teaching a generation of digital natives, wonders if blogging can get stubborn students to write, and examines why teachers should and shouldn’t do blogging.
Worth 2 cents
Author David Warlick offers observations and ideas on education, thoughts on educational technology, and experiences from 35 years as an educator.