"5 Reasons Your Students Should Blog"
I provide professional development training for districts looking to expand educational technology. I have provided training on using Google Apps (Blogger, Docs, Drive, etc.), Evernote, Dropbox and other Cloud Based Storage. I have experience in designing Professional Development for school districts of all sizes and have presented on the value of educational technology across the country.
TeachThought, LLC is a progressive learning brand dedicated to supporting educators in evolving learning for a 21st century audience.
Most visibly, this starts with thought leadership and practical solutions for K-20 teachers via the TeachThought blog. It then extends to our design of learning models, curricula, technology, apps, and other learning tools to experiment with a combination of utopic opining and data-driven and research-supported thinking.
TeachThought is primarily interested in exploring new learning models, including blended learning, project-based learning, self-directed learning, and the role of play in learning while also supporting existing K-20 educators as they seek to improve their own craft in practice today. So, a balance of reality and possibility.
I am a teacher, and a lifelong learner. I began teaching in Philadelphia in 2004 as a Science teacher for grades K-6. I also spent 5 years in a K-8 setting as a Technology teacher. I currently teach high school students how to think critically about technology and successfully integrate technology tools into their learning through a half-yearTechnology course. I also teach kids how to view their world with an artist’s eye and express themselves creatively in a half-year Art course. Over the years, my instruction has evolved along with my teaching philosophy. I believe in student-centered learning, with a focus on choice and individual interests and independence. As such, I gear my assessments less around grades and numbers and more around feedback, skill mastery and meeting students where they are. The most exciting thing about teaching is that I never stop learning about my students and about myself as a teacher and person.
Launched in 2010 by KQED and NPR, MindShift explores the future of learning in all its dimensions, covering cultural and technology trends, innovations in education, groundbreaking research, education policy, and more. The editor is Tina Barseghian. Get in touch by sending an email to MindShift [at] KQED [dot] org.
MindShift is a service of KQED.
Getting Smart® is a community passionate about innovations in learning. We believe the shift to personal digital learning holds promise for improved student achievement in the developed world and access to quality education in the emerging economy–for the first time we have a chance to provide a quality education to every young person on the planet!
We’re advocates for better K-12 education as well as early, post-secondary and informal learning opportunities for all students. We attempt to accelerate and improve the shift to digital learning. We cover important events, trends, products, books, and reports. We welcome guest bloggers with something to say. We look for ways that innovation can help reframe historical problems and suggest new solutions.
Our vision is of a new world of learning, a place where students and parents, teachers and administrators, policy makers and the people they serve are all empowered to change education for the better; a place where schools provide rigorous project-based learning, social-emotional learning, and access to new technology; a place where innovation is the rule, not the exception; a place where students become lifelong learners and develop 21st-century skills, especially three fundamental skills:
how to find information;
how to assess the quality of information;
how to creatively and effectively use information to accomplish a goal.
It’s a place of inspiration and aspiration based on the urgent belief that improving education is the key to the survival of the human race. We call this place Edutopia, and we provide not just the vision for this new world of learning but the real-world information and community connections to make it a reality.
"I'm Larry Ferlazzo and here you will catch me talking about websites that will help you teach ELL, ESL and EFL!"
2¢ Worth is just that, it’s the change in my pocket at one particular moment. It is a place where I record the thoughts and ideas that shape themselves in my head as I read, listen, talk, and observe. I write in this blog to have my ideas criticized, deconstructed, recombined, added to, and, when possible, to be used.
Vicki Davis is a teacher and blogger. With almost 70,000 followers Vicki was named one of “Twitter’s Top 10 Rockstar teachers” by Mashable and included in Thomas Friedman’s book, the World is Flat. Vicki’s classroom and blog have won many awards including the ISTE Online Learning Award and more. She is author of the upcoming book Reinventing Writing and coauthor of Flattening Classrooms, Engaging Minds and writes the Cool Cat Teacher Blog, consistently named one of the top 50 blogs in education worldwide.
Hi. I'm Dan Meyer. I taught high school math to students who didn't like high school math. I have advocated for better math instruction here and on CNN, Good Morning America, Everyday With Rachel Ray, and TED.com. I currently study math education at Stanford University, speak internationally, and work with textbook publishers, helping them move from education's print past to its digital future. I was named one of Tech & Learning's 30 Leaders of the Future and an Apple Distinguished Educator. I live in Mountain View, CA.
"Lisa Nielsen found school boring + irrelevant. That pissed her off. She writes this blog to share ideas to help change that for others."
A parent of two teen-agers, Will Richardson has spent the last dozen years developing an international reputation as a leading thinker and writer about the intersection of social online learning networks and education. He was one of a handful of original education bloggers (willrichardson.com) and his work has appeared in numerous journals, newspapers, and magazines such as Ed Leadership, District Administration, Education Week, The New York Times and English Journal. He is an outspoken advocate for change in schools and classrooms in the context of the diverse new learning opportunities that the Web and other technologies now offer.
Moving at the Speed of Creativity is Wesley Fryer‘s blog. (That’s me!) I use this site to digitally document my own journey of learning and collaborate with other educators and lifelong learners around the globe. I focus primarily on issues related to engaged learning, web 2.0 technologies, digital storytelling, educational leadership, literacy, blended learning, creativity, appropriate uses of educational technologies, digital citizenship, and educational transformation.