Keeping Current Annotated Web-liography

 

EdWeb is “A professional social network for the education community” where teachers can connect with colleagues, create learning communities, share and collaborate, and mentor new teachers.

 

  • National Center for Missing & Exploited Children

. (2013). Educators. Retrieved from http://www.netsmartz.org/Educators:

 

This site offers information about educating students on keeping safe in regards to the Internet. Run by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, this site has pages for parents and guardians, educators, law enforcement and students. This site includes resources such as Educational Standards that correlate to this topic.

 

This site offers videos divided by categories including technology, social media, and net safety. Under technology for example, there are videos on blogs, cloud computing, and RSS. This site can be used for an educator who is interested in learning more about the technology sides of new technologies that can be used in the classroom.

 

This site is based for teachers to engage about technology and its best practices. For example, there is access to Intel’s free professional development resources, There is also a K-12 Teacher’s page (http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/education/k12/teachers.html)

 

 

http://digitallearningday.org/

 

 

Through searching “educational technology on Pinterest related pins and pinboards can be found. Pinterest is wonderful for cobbling together a plethora of resources and up-to-date news on any topic, and educational technology is no exception. The Digital Learning Day page is one example (http://pinterest.com/diglearningday/) but there are also pins such as “The 25 Best Pinterest Boards on Educational Technology” (http://pinterest.com/pin/260786634644832242/) which links to a thorough list of relevant pinners.

 

This site goes hand in hand with Pinterest, as it recommends 30 educational pinners to follow. Many of them are educational technology based, as the blog started as Indiana’s way of highlighting Digital Learning Day. An example of a pinner they highlight is Shawna Slaton, who works as a Media and Technology Integration Specialist for Scott County School District #2 in Indiana and pins about topics including digital citizenship.

 

This site provides “Technology News for Today’s Educator”, this site has a plethora of educational articles of interest and applicable to classroom teachers, including “Ed Tech Leaders Brace for Online Testing” and “Four Keys to Success with Digital Textbooks.”

 

This site has general educational resources for teachers such as information on CCSS and the first five days of school in accessible video format.

 

This site provides educational technology resources for students to use divided into Bloom’s Taxonomy’s categories from remembering to creating.

 

This is a site for teachers to help students become better searchers. It includes lessons and activities, power searching, a Google a day, and live trainings.

 

 

Educational Leadership magazine often contains articles on educational technology and has a monthly article by Doug Johnson, the author of the Blue Skunk Blog, entitled Power Up! Doug’s topics have included tablets, changing role of technology directors, and electronic feedback.

 

 

Like Pinterest, TED Talks is not a website created solely for educational technology in mind. However, by searching “Educational Technology” in the top corner one can see videos that relate to educational technology. These videos are updated regularly and are featuring preeminent people in the field. For example, giving students self-supervised access to the web in places where they would otherwise not have access to education, so that students can learn from each other (http://www.ted.com/talks/sugata_mitra_the_child_driven_education.html) .

 

This site is described as “A resource of educational web tools and mobile apps for teachers and educators.” These resources include quality iPad resources, apps, digital skills teachers should have and Pinterest boards for teachers.

 

EmergingEdTech is a blog written by Kelly Walsh who posts information about implementing information technology and tools to benefit both teachers and students.

 

 

EdWeek has links to technology, a Digital Directions page, as well as an Industry and Innovation page, all which include up to date links, articles, and information on educational technology news.

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