20+ Must-Read Education Technology Blogs

Over the past decade the information technology revolution has drastically changed education. Never before has so much information been available, with new technologies popping up daily to help us make sense of it. The dedicated bloggers featured in this post are your best bet for keeping up with the cutting edge of e-learning.

Dangerously Irrelevant

Professor Scott McLeod’s “ruminations on technology, leadership, and the future of our schools”  is an insightful look at the intersection of education and technology from the perspective of an experienced education administrator and leadership advocate.

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Cool Cat Teacher

Teacher Vicki Davis uses her insights into technology to help teachers master new tools and create enthusiasm for learning.

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Weblogg-ed

Maintained by Will Richardson of Connective Learning, the author of Blogs, Wikis, Podcasts and Other Powerful Web Tools for Classrooms, this site provides discussions and reflections on the use of blogs, wikis, RSS, audiocasts and other web related technologies that are transforming classrooms around the world.

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Jane’s E-Learning Pick of the Day

Jane Hart, a social media and learning consultant, features here a daily item of e-learning interest.

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Teachers Teaching Teachers

This site, which revolves around a weekly podcast meeting, has two purposes: developing teacher knowledge and leadership in our own schools and districts and putting this knowledge and leadership to work to improve student online reading and writing through the use of blogs, wikis, podcasts and webcasts.

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Teach42

A product of Steve Dembo’s passion for finding ways for schools to adapt to the 21st century and improve learning in the classroom, Teach42 shares his discoveries, ideas, musings, and failures, all of which amount to learning experiences.

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The Savvy Technologist

Maintained by Tim Wilson, the Chief Technology Officer for the Osseo Area Schools in Minneapolis-St. Paul, The Savvy Technlogist contains information that may be of interest to technology coordinators, technology integrationists, instructional media specialists, classroom teachers, and school administrators.

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Bright Ideas for Education

Written by Tom March, a web design and education consultant, this site focuses on the impact of technology and its effective integration to promote intrinsic motivation, robust thinking and authentic challenges. Recent highlights:

Moving at the Speed of Creativity

Speed of Creativity documents Wesley Fryer’s journey of learning and collaborations with lifelong learners around the globe. It focuses on engaged learning, digital storytelling, creativity, blended learning, appropriate uses of educational technologies, digital citizenship, and educational reform.

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Learning.now

Learning.now is a weblog on PBS.org that explores how new technology and Internet culture affect how educators teach and children learn. It will offer a continuing look at how new technology such as wikis, blogs, vlogs, RSS, podcasts, social networking sites, and the always-on culture of the Internet are impacting teacher and students’ lives both inside and out of the classroom.

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Kaffeeklatsch

Webster’s defines kaffeeklatsch as “an informal gathering to drink coffee and chat” which is also a great explanation of the purpose of this blog, where Kathy Schrock shares her ideas and discoveries on education technology.

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Open Education

Run by Thomas J. Hanson, a former Superintendent with 31 years experience in education, OpenEducation.net is dedicated to tracking the changes occurring in education today and providing both an objective and subjective look at the many issues facing educators.

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Langwitches

Silvia Tolisano authors this blog about the “magic of learning through technology”.

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Infinite Thinking Machine

The Infinite Thinking Machine is designed to help teachers and students thrive in the 21st century. It uses an active blog, video show, and other media resources to share practical ideas for turning the infinite universe of information into knowledge.

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Self Made Scholar

SelfMadeScholar.com is all about self-education – people learning what they want to know without formal schools or classrooms.

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Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day

English Language teacher Larry Ferlazzo shares the latest web resources for online learners.

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Creating Lifelong Learners

Matthew Needleman offers practical tips for elementary teachers in teaching traditional and new media literacies, valuing students and their cultures, appealing to different learning modalities, and integrating technology in the curriculum with an emphasis on video production and podcasting.

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Alan November Weblog

A recognized leader in education technology, Alan November uses his humor and wit to inspire us to think about applying technology to improve learning. His areas of expertise include information and communication technology, planning across the curriculum, staff development, long-range planning, building learning communities and leadership development.

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2¢ Worth

David Warlick’s 2¢ Worth aims to remove the barriers that prevent us from modernizing our education system by asking questions, probing, and provoking new perceptions about what we do, why we do it, and how we might adapt within an almost constantly changing environment.

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Free Technology for Teachers

This useful site reviews free technology resources, provides advice for how teachers can use them, and ideas for technology integration in education.

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Learn This

Mike King created Learn This to share his ideas as well and help others learn things about life, career, leadership, relationships, business and the spiritual world.

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