Saturday, December 30, 2006

Interesting Education Blogs to Read

What blogs are you reading? You may find one or more of the following education blogs interesting. A description of the blog, the author, and the blog's URL are listed for each one. When you visit these blogs, check out the other blogs their authors recommend.

Learning.Now, at the crossroads of Internet culture & education with Andy Carvin

“Explores how new technology and Internet culture affect how educators teach and children learn... offer[s] a continuing look at how 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.”


Tim Lauer is principal of Lewis Elementary School in Portland,
Oregon. He maintains a blog about how educational technology “can be used by teachers and students to gain a greater understanding of their world, and as a means to tell their stories…”

weblogg-ed: the read/write web in the classroom

During the past year I have learned more from Will Richardson about
expanding the boundaries of learning than anyone.” –Alan November, April 2005

“Maintained by… Will Richardson, “Learner in Chief” at Connective Learning and the author of Blogs, Wikis, Podcasts and Other Powerful Web Tools for Classrooms published by Corwin Press... site is dedicated to discussions and reflections on the use of Weblogs, wikis, RSS, audiocasts and other Read/Write Web related technologies in the K-12 realm, technologies that are transforming classrooms around the world.”

Kathy Schrock's Kaffeeklatsch

“Webster's defines kaffeeklatsch as 'an informal gathering to drink coffee
and chat.' It is a perfect analogy for a blog! (And you are welcome even if you don't drink coffee!) I will be posting thoughts, discoveries, and ideas here as I discover them, mainly on the topic of educational technology, and I invite you to do the same!”

Moving at the Speed of Creativity: the weblog of Wesley Fryer

“Wesley Fryer is an educator, author, digital storyteller and change
agent... addresses a range of topics related to education, technology integration, distance learning, and twenty-first century literacy... won in the eSCHOOL NEWS blog contest in the Education Theory category...”

Applied Science Research

“Newtown High School, 12 Berkshire Road, Sandy Hook, CT 06482. The
Applied Science Research Program Blog: Designed to promote students' understanding of concepts by exploring and sharing ideas with other students. Developed and maintained by Frank LaBanca... won in the eSCHOOL NEWS blog contest in the Classroom Instruction, Students category...”


“Written by Andrew Rotherham, co-founder and co-director of Education Sector... A higher-education administrator who mixes insights on education theory with sound, practical advice... won in the K-12 Administration category in the eSCHOOL NEWS blog contest...”

Bill MacKenty: Technology strengthens, deepens, and broadens our learning...

“I'm an instructional designer at Hunter College High School. I help people integrate technology into the curriculum. I am also very keen on the role of games in education.”

Practical Theory: A View from the Classroom

“Chris Lehmann, Principal of the Science Leadership Academy in
Philadelphia, PA (Opened 9/06)... What I did: Technology Coordinator / English Teacher / Girls Basketball Coach / Ultimate Coach at the Beacon School, a fantastic progressive public high school in Manhattan.”

Assorted Stuff

“Tim Stahmer, an Instructional Technology Specialist working in the Office
of Instructional Technology Integration for an overly large school district on the Virginia side of Washington DC... Observations on the state of public education in the United States and the perpetual efforts to reform it... plus comments on instructional technology, movies, TV, the web, other media, a very small dab of politics, and the everyday oddities of life that pop up... which is why the site is called Assorted Stuff... won in the eSCHOOL NEWS blog contest in the Classroom Instruction, Teachers category...”

Teaching and Developing Online

Darren Cannell is the author of this online learning blog from the
Saskatoon Catholic School System. “The Cyber School has recently launched its first set of elementary lessons and resources based on technology for grades 4 and 5 as well as mathematics resources for grades 7 and 8... Cyber School has further advanced its contributions to the education system by developing and launching 'Online Teacher Learning Communities'... These 'Learning Communities' serve as a collection of useful resources for grade levels from kindergarten to grade 12 and encompass all subjects from Physical Education to Aboriginal/First Nations Education... The resources are for both online uses as well as printable copies for classroom use.”

2 Cents Worth
of believing that learning about the world can be as exciting as the world really is

David Warlick “explores the changing nature of information and ways that it changes our notions of what it means to be literate in the 21st century.”


Anonymous said...

Thanks for the blink to my Web log!

Kathy Schrock

Anonymous said...

Rick DuFour, Robert Eaker and Rebecca DuFour maintain a web log online at It's essentially an information clearinghouse on Professional Learning Communities at Work. Everything is free too!