Sunday, February 26, 2012

Who are you following?

What is a PLN?

Here are some places to start. 
Recommended by you!
Don't let this huge list overwhelm you.  Peruse those that interest you when you have a chance or are seeking inspiration.  Please share more blogs and people you recommend following in the comments!

Technology is revolutionizing the world of education – replacing familiar classroom tools and changing the way we learn. MindShift explores the future of learning in all its dimensions – covering cultural and technology trends, groundbreaking research, education policy and more. The site is curated by Tina Barseghian, a journalist and mother of a grade-schooler.  (Twitter: @MindShiftKQED)

This blog is part of the 21st Century Fluency Project.  Many contributers add their thinking on innovation in education. 

Shelley Wright is a high school teacher who writes about her experiences with technology, integration, and project based learning.

This blog is part of the Buck Institute for Education's website.  Their many contributers focus on anything and everything about project based learning.
(Twitter: @biepbl)

This site from the George Lucas Foundation focuses on what works in education.  Their mission is to improve the K-12 learning process by documenting, disseminating, and advocating for innovative, replicable, and evidence-based strategies that prepare students to thrive in their future education, careers, and adult lives.  Check this site out for a collection of ideas, strategies, videos and blogs, all searchable by topic or grade level.  (twitter: @edutopia)

This blog is part of the Change the Equation website. Their mission is  to create widespread literacy in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) as an investment in our nation that empowers us all. 
                                                         (twitter: @changeequation)

TED Talks believes passionately in the power of ideas to change attitudes, lives and ultimately, the world. Their website is a collection of the best talks, searchable by subject.

Grow your personal learning network! Join Twitter!

                      Who to follow?
Here are some suggestions to get you started...
  • @KevinHoneycutt (technology guru)
  • @followMolly (Google Certified Educator)
  • @mcleod (technology guru)
  • @PLTWorg (Project Lead the Way)
  • @TheThirdTeacher (designing learning environments)
  • @DanielPink
STEM's own...
  • @waukeshastem (Ryan)
  • @mmnagan (Melissa)
  • @kkrzysik (Kate)
  • @jimi_james_68 (Jim)
  • @STEM_teacher_C (Luke)
  • @stemologist2011 (Charlie)
  • @csprades (Christina)
  • @dlucasadam (Danielle)
  • @jpatzer1 (Jeff) 
  • @ered25 (Emily)
  • @brianyearling (Brian Yearling)

Other suggested websites

(Organize websites for yourself or for students)

(An online bulletin board that lets you pin all of the amazing ideas you find on the web and saves the link.  You also can gather great ideas from other people's boards)

The Jason Project

(Virtual Field Trips)

NASA for Educators

1 comment:

  1. Here is a collection of Twitter for teachers resources: