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Top 10 EduBlogs All Online Teachers Must Follow

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Here’s a list of blogs that feed my teaching soul, hunger for knowledge, and need for deeper insights into teaching,  learning and writing. There are so many wonderful blogs that it’s impossible to list them all here,  so I’m listing the ones that have been most relevant to my own professional development. As such, they should be relevant to any teacher who wants to turn online teaching and/or publishing into a fully-fledged career.

 


Via Nik Peachey
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I remember the first time I ever heard the word 'blog' I had no clue what people were talking about. Now it is evident blogging is a natural way of life. What is so fascinating is the ability to learn from others globally! In other words, your virtual neighbor is anyone anywhere in the world! Priceless educational tool...

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stevecarter's curator insight, August 6, 2013 5:46 AM

A must for our staff

Maryalice Leister's curator insight, September 1, 2013 5:40 AM

I am making my way through these but am excited about the content I am finding here. What did educators ever do with all this wisdom before we had the place to make it heard? How wondrous that we can each become an expert and a motivator in our field!

HerrMess's curator insight, September 16, 2013 2:02 PM

Für mehr Blog-Input von medienbegeisterten Lehrern wie uns :-)

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Personalize Learning: 10 Predictions for Personalized Learning for 2013

Personalize Learning: 10 Predictions for Personalized Learning for 2013 | Sizzlin' News | Scoop.it
Check out what Personalized Learning will be like in 2013.

 

The main change that will happen in teaching and learning in 2013 will be about empowerment. Teachers and learners will be more empowered to take charge of their learning. We will see this through the evidence they share as they learn.

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I don't see this as anything new. Evidence through assessment has always been gathered during the learning process. It is the methods that have been the focus for change throughout the years. As technology increases, so does the need for reevaluating forms of assessment. Where portfolios have been a qualitative form of assessment, today one might see an ePortfolio.

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An Introduction to Content Curation and Its Relevance For Students and Teachers

 

 


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Dean J. Fusto's comment, September 7, 2013 4:49 AM
Helpful primer on curation and its particular skill set. Thanks for the scoop.
Dean J. Fusto's curator insight, September 7, 2013 4:50 AM

A very helpful primer on content curation.

Alfredo Corell's curator insight, September 22, 2013 2:49 PM

 

Stacia Johnson and Melissa Marsh have recorded a 10-minute video introducing to Content Curation for their EDCI515 graduate course at the University of Victoria.

 

Topics covered:

Defining CurationWhat skills neededWhat tools can help

 

good summary recomendet to anyone interested in content-curation and its aplications in learning

 

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APHG Graduate Certificate Program

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"More than 96,000 students took the AP Human Geography exam in 2012 and it is estimated that there are 3,200 AP Human Geography teachers nationwide. As demand for APHG exams increase, so will the demand for qualified teachers." 


Via Seth Dixon, Mike Busarello's Digital Textbooks
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Movements toward increased and better education are always an added plus!

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Lauren Jacquez's comment, March 6, 2013 9:39 AM
Wow! Thanks Seth...I'm going to check into this!
Heather Ramsey's comment, March 6, 2013 5:33 PM
This is awesome! In my opinion, there are not enough graduate programs in Geography Education, especially online. Thanks for posting this information!
Greg Hill's comment, March 10, 2013 12:45 PM
This is great
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How Does Technology Facilitate Learning? | Education.com

How Does Technology Facilitate Learning? | Education.com | Sizzlin' News | Scoop.it
This article discusses how technology can be used as an educational tool in the classroom to foster meaningful learning.

 

Some of the first educational technologies were illustrations in 17th-century books and slate chalkboards in 18th-century classrooms. Educational technologies in the 20th century include lantern-slide and opaque projectors, later radio, and then motion pictures. During the 1950s, programmed instruction emerged as the first true educational technology, that is, the first technology developed specifically to meet educational needs. With every other technology, including computers, educators recognized its importance and debated how to apply each nascent commercial technology for educational purposes. Unfortunately, educators have almost always tried to use technologies to teach students in the same ways that teachers had always taught. So information was recorded in the technology (e.g., the content presented by films and television programs), and the technology presented that information to the students. The students’ role was to learn the information presented by the technology, just as they learned information presented by the teacher. The role of the technology was to deliver lessons to students, just as trucks deliver groceries to supermarkets (Clark, 1983).

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If you deliver groceries, people will eat. If you deliver instruction, students will learn. Not necessarily! Learn why later in the article...

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Ascending Butterfly: Find out how helping an admirable teacher means free travel for YOU with the @HiltonHHonors Teacher Treks Campaign!

Ascending Butterfly: Find out how helping an admirable teacher means free travel for YOU with the @HiltonHHonors Teacher Treks Campaign! | Sizzlin' News | Scoop.it
Ascending Butterfly - Not Just a Blog, Not Just a Destination, But an Upwards Journey

 

I just found out about an amazing Travel Grant Competition called Hilton HHonors Teacher Treks, which is a program that will fund 15 teachers to travel and gain first hand experience that will help them to enrich the subject they teach, which will allow them to enhance their curriculum and inspire students to explore the world! (I wish programs like this existed when I was teaching!)
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So what are you waiting for Butterfly? Go VOTE Now! Do something nice for a deserving teacher and in turn something fun for YOU too!

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America Loves Celebrity Chefs, But Who Are Our Celebrity Teachers?

America Loves Celebrity Chefs, But Who Are Our Celebrity Teachers? | Sizzlin' News | Scoop.it

"I have a confession to make: I'm a bit of a K-12 snob.

 

I mean, when I refer to "teachers," I more often than not think about the thousands of K-12 practitioners from pre-kindergarten all the way through senior year of high school, inclusive of all subjects and types of schools (alternative transfer high schools look a little different, but still have a "senior year," right?). The term "educator," on the other hand, works for everyone such as professors, principals, and anyone directly charged with the learning of our children.

 

This came up because Robert Pondiscio, former VP of Core Knowledge, changed his Facebook status to ..."

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Teachers should not only be treated as celebrities but also as heroes! Their responsibilities and performances outweigh any fiction depicted on the silver screen.  Theirs is real life with the future of the world at their fingertips!

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Announcing The Great American Teach-Off 2013: Nominate an Innovative Teacher to Win $10K

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Announcing The Great American Teach-Off 2013: Nominate an Innovative Teacher to Win $10K

 

GOOD and University of Phoenix are proud to announce the launch of the second annual Great American Teach-Off for teachers in grades K through 12.

 

This program is a nationwide competition to celebrate U.S.-based elementary, middle and high school teachers that are engaging students to learn effectively and graduate successfully. Whether these teachers have innovative teaching methods, create unique classroom projects, or organize inspiring after-school programs that encourage community involvement in their school, we want to hear more about them!

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Now this is sizzlin' HOT news! If you know a deserving teacher (who doesn't!), please enter that person in the competition. Teachers are NOT recognized enough as it is!

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