Staying current with the latest edtech is becoming increasingly more challenging. Everything seems to move at such a rapid pace that some products appear to be here today and gone tomorrow. As K-12 administrators, it’s important to remain in the know. To help, here are some of the top blogs to read and participate in a conversation.
Mindshift: A partnership between a California public television and NPR to investigate technology’s impact on learning.
Eduwonk: Education news, analysis and commentary by Andrew Rotherham, the co-founder of Bellwether Education Partners.
Brilliant or Insane – Education on the Edge: A review of innovative educational practices in edtech, leadership and social media by education coach Mark Barnes.
Homeroom: The Department of Education’s official blog for information on early learning all the way to college completion.
21st Century EdTech: An excellent resource from Michael Gorman for STEM tips and project-based learning.
Alice Keeler: A Google Certified Teacher’s take on the search engine updates and the Google classroom.
BYOT Network: Dr. Tim Clark, the Director of Learning Innovation for SAFARI Montage, offers creative ideas for teachers to transform the classroom into a learning community.
Class Tech Integrate: A quick guide to what’s not only new but useful on the technology scene.
Class Tech Tips: Monica Burns, who has experience integrating technology for Common Core State Standards, offers an outlet for teachers who struggle with technology integration.
EdTech Teacher: A group of 16 instructors across the US share tools and advice to empower learning and engagement in the classroom.
Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: Med Kharbach shares resources for teachers to incorporate social and mobile technologies in the classroom.
Learning in Leading: Known for his conversations on digital literacy, Kyle Pace has one of the most influential blogs in the educational space.
te@ch Thought: A one stop shop for discussions covering tablets in the classroom, Common Core Standards and other helpful tips.
21st Century Principal: North Carolina teacher John Robinson asks very tough questions about testing and educational policies.
Edutopia: An initiative started by filmmaker George Lucas to help schools engage students in innovative learning methods.