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Top 5 Education Technology Blogs

Posted on October 19th, 2011 in Certification Map | 39 Comments »
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education technologyAs one of the world’s oldest trades, teaching still consists of the same basic elements that it had at the dawning of time. After all, a teacher is still responsible for imparting knowledge. But what continuously evolves, though, are the methods and tools that teachers use to educate.

Technology in the classroom has changed drastically over time. In the past half century, the use of digital technology in education has accelerated to the point that it has changed what teachers are now capable of doing in the classroom. Education technology is every teacher’s friend and should be utilized in as many creative and effective ways as is possible.

However, many teachers are missing the low-hanging education technology fruit. A great way to stay informed of the advances and applications of technology in the classroom is to keep an eye on some of the great education technology blogs on the Internet. Here is a list of five of our favorite education technology blogs:

1. Education Technology Blog
Education Technology Blog is a popular destination for information about the newest gadgets, methods and innovations in education technology. It is updated several times a week and covers everything from the newest iOS and Android apps to free classroom communication tools that any teacher would find handy. Make sure you check back often to stay on top of the newest, most helpful education technology advances.

2. PBS Teachers Technology Integration
PBS Teachers blog has a mass of resources for K-12 educators. It’s not simply a education technology blog, but also has a very extensive technology page, which includes research, best practices, and information on the digital divide, distance education and emerging technologies. PBS brings its reputation for thorough research and reliable information to its teacher’s blog, making it an incredibly helpful resource for getting catching up on the state of education technology in general.

3. The Power of Educational Technology
Liz Davis keeps a blog about education technology and the transformative power it can have in the classroom. She writes from a informed point of view as she is the Director of Academic Technology at a prevalent New England private school. Davis offers a larger portion of opinion pieces, summaries of major education technology stories, and reviews of industry talks and conferences. The Power of Educational Technology also includes a blog roll of her favorite Ed-Tech blogs to fill out your reading list. This serves as a great launching pad to other great sources on education technology information.

4. Free Technology for Teachers
The title of this blog speaks volumes. Richard Byrne keeps a blog that is updated frequently with the newest effective and, more importantly, free education technology resources that every teacher can benefit from. With a list that includes everything from new web apps to mobile technology resources, Free Technology for Teachers is an excellent site to check often. After all, any teacher can appreciate free innovation in the classroom.

5. Cool Cat Teacher
Vicki Davis is a full time teacher and proponent of incorporating new tools in the classroom. Like Free Technology, her blog, Cool Cat Teacher, offers free implementation ideas for teachers. Davis also includes a great deal of fun, interesting and informative anecdotes from her own experiences. She believes that teaching is a most noble calling, and that technology has the ability to transform lesson plans and boost student engagement. She covers emerging educational technology, but offers a bit more by supplementing her own experience with recommendations of new tools and creative classroom implementation.

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    Educational blogs have become increasingly popular because education has leaped from its traditional modes to more interactive digital communication

  • Alyssa

    All readers who are interested in classroom technologies should look into classroom management software! It has helped me tremendously in my classrooms and helps me deal with younger students who disobey while using PC’s! My school uses CrossTec’s SchoolVue and we love it!!! hope this helps :)

  • Ipsolnet1

    Learning through technology will be intresting

  • Crickett

    This is a wonderful blog on technology in education and how to use it. Thanks for the information!

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  • omar

    nice ideas

  • omnia

    this is awonderful blog on technology in education and how to use it .thanks for the information

  • omnia

    Its great that through technology one can understand things with more attachment because now a days all have with fun new gadgets

  • omnia

    All readers who are interested in classroom technologies should look into classroom management software! It has helped me tremendously in my classrooms and helps me deal with younger students who disobey while using PC’s! My school uses CrossTec’s SchoolVue and we love it!!! hope this helps :

  • Maryam g.diab

    Wonderful blog for educational technology ..thanks for more information
    I thinks it’s important for teaching specially English subject :))

  • salwa

    nice

  • Dina Magdy

    i think it`s beautiful thing to do. using technology in education make easier for both teachers and students.

  • Dina Magdy

    and this technology will save students` and teachers` time and efforts as well

  • Mayada Ibrahem

    i think technology is very important for educational process,,, so we should use it in our curriculum,,, it make information more easier

  • Omnya Ahmed

    i think educational technology is very important for learning nowadays that make the education more easy and quickly for students and also for teachers

  • Basma Hassan

    I think technology is ver important for making education easier for students

  • Basma Hassan

    And nw all the advanced countries using technology as method for teaching

  • aya aziz

    All readers who are interested in classroom technologies should look
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  • asmaa atwa

    ithink educational technology helpls improving the educational process

  • Guest

    i think it is very difficult to learn without technology as it make our learning very easy and available to all people

  • Hayam Hussien Homa

    technology is an important factor in our life espeicially in education as it make it very easy and available to all people

  • katreen adel

    i think modern technology help people in their life and make it easy

  • refqa kamal

    i think modern technology save time and help people in their study

  • Salma Hamdi

    This is very helpful and encourages teachers to try new tools of technology in their classrooms which makes the educational process more easier and more fun.

  • Ghaderashrf

    Ithink,Technology is a key factor in the educational process where the educational process is made easier and more pleased and indispensable today in the whole world

  • Sherouk ahmed

    in my opinion modern technology help student in their study and make the life more easy

  • Fatma Hussien

    Using technology is very important in education as it makes students pay more attention in class and it makes the teacher’s job more easier.

  • shimaa gamil

    I think, modern technology is an important part of our lives. It help us in all fields of our life

  • khlood khaled

    In my opinion modern technology makes educational process easier and enjoyable for students and teachers.

  • Fatma Hozayen

    The Power of Educational Technology is the blog i liked the most

  • Aya Ahmed

    I think this is very useful but it’s difficult to use in our schools .

  • Totle Eclips

    Modern technology delete the wall of fear that some students have it and make them deal frealy

  • Sayeda Ibrahim

    In my opinion , using technology is important in education because it makes students pay attention in class and it makes the teacher’s job more easier. So it works as facilitated in the educational system :)

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    I think it is very diffecult to learn without modern technology as it makes our learning more easier

  • جنتى قرانى

    I think educational technology is very important for learning that makes the education more easily and quickly for students and also teachers

  • asmaa khalil

    i think technology is the main mean which uses in our life to solve

    different problems in different fields and for entertainment.

  • Noor Tarek

    in my opinion modern technology makes the education enjoyable and exciting for student

  • asmaa khalil

    it considered apractical application of knowledge.