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Education


Partnership for 21st Century Skills: http://www.21stcenturyskills.org/
Educational group that want to improve 21st century skills of the students of the United States to prepare them to the work place.


Weblogg-ed: learning with the read/write web: URL: http://weblogg-ed.com/
This blog is owned by WordPress and its author is Will Richardson..
You will found great discussion about education issues, information and contacts on blogs. Great blog to discuss today’s education issues.
5/5

Contributor: H. James (7th /8th Grade French)

Ed.u.ma.ca.tion: Reflections on teaching, learning, and technology. http://thehurt.wordpress.com/
This blog is owned by WordPress and its author is Kevin Hurt.
He discussed about Education and share ideas
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4/5

Contributor: H. James (7th /8th Grade French)

Teachers Count: URL:
http://teacherscount.org.(2007 Teachers Count)
Description: This website is a non- profit organization whose goal is to raise knowledge and provide resources for educators. There are three levels to learn from; I'm a Teacher, I want to be a teacher, and just curious. The news articles enable educators to keep up to date with what is going on in the world of education. Teachers Count website also offers links to sites to get ideas for lesson plans! (Good website to find articles about current events or answers about teaching.)

3/5
Contributer: A.Pietrzak (7/8th grade Language Arts & Science)



Elearn Queen
http://elearnqueen.blogspot.com/
Susan Smith Nash

As described on the site: Interdisciplinary background, diverse interests. B.S. in Geology, M.A. and Ph.D. in English. In e-learning since the early 1990s, Nash is involved in e-learning and hybrid learning and training at universities, corporations, and not-for-profits. Focus: new approaches (green technology, m-learning, quality, retention, simulations, Web 2.0/3.0). Excellence in College Teaching and Learning co-authored with George Henderson (Charles C. Thomas Publishers). 4/5
Contributor: Keegan Norwood (High School Language Arts)



edublogs: Blogging For Teachers and Students, Made Easy: URL: http://edublogs.org/
Founded by James Farmer, this site provides blogs for teachers, students, and other professionals in the field of education. If you are an educator and want to create your own blog, this site is fairly easy to use. Or if you just want to find comfort in reading blogs from people who know what it's like to be you, this is a great place to visit. 4/5
Contributor: Tara Minnerly (7th Grade Language Arts)



Teacher Lingo: URL: http://teacherlingo.com(2006-2008 Lingo.com)
Description: The logo for Teacher Lingo is "An educational community to connect teachers from every level". The website was created by a retired middle school teacher and a computer software programmer to build a community for educators. This website offers a safe place for educators from elementary teachers to retired teachers to communicate. There are areas to blog, post lesson plans, message boards, and other special areas for teachers to collaborate with one another. (Outstanding website to connect with any teacher's of all stages and levels. )

5/5

Contributer: A.Pietrzak (7/8th grade Language Arts & Science)

Technology Blog
(The latest tips on Integration and implementation in your classroom)
URL:http://powertolearn.typepad.com/teacher_tech_blog/language_arts/
Description: This blog provides useful information for educators to utilize the latest technology into their teaching. There is also a link for parents and teachers to network and share information through the Power to Learn, Cablevision’s nationally recognized education initiative which empowers K-12 learning in the tri-state area by making technology in the classroom useful and by facilitating the home-school connection. 4/5
Contributor: K. Kerr (Grades 7, 8 & 9 Language Arts Teacher).


Elearnspace

educational blog: http://www.elearnspace.org/blog/

This is a large and pleasantly easy to navigate blog site with search functions and a long list of categories for educators of all sorts. Included among their current categories are: change, conferences, connectivism, corporate, Facebook, future, games, Google, information, innovation, knowledge, mobile, narrative, neuroscience, OER, PLE, presentations, privacy, Twitter, university, virtual worlds, visualization, and so on.
This would be a good site for any educator looking for a one stop shop for educational blogs.
Hosted by Wordpress.4/5

Contributor: Keegan Norwood (High School Language Arts Teacher).

Title: huffenglish.com Issues, ideas, and discussion in English Education and Technology

Hyperlink: http://www.huffenglish.com/ Author: Dana HuffDescription: Teacher, techie, and author, Dana Huff offers discussion, worksheets, tips and ideas for teaching in the digital age. Evaluation: Absolutely wonderful! Many blogs are very good for a particular topic but HuffEnglish manages to address the entire teaching spectrum from technology, to philosophy, to the nuts and bolts of teaching in an English classroom. Tons of great links are included as well as a large number of printable worksheets. Don’t miss. Rating: 5/5

Contributor: L. Norwood (High School English)





Technology in the Classroom



November Learning http://novemberlearning.com/ boasts they are "Expanding the Boundaries of Learning" and from everything I’ve witnessed- from spending a day in a small seminar with Alan November himself, to attending a session at last summer’s BLC, to browsing through numerous podcasts and articles located under “Resources”- NL continually inspires educators to open their minds to emerging technology and their roles within the education. Dig deep within this site, you won’t be disappointed. Based on the site’s strength, the content of its “Resources” section, this site is rated 4 out of 5. Contributor: M. Provost (7th Grade Language Arts)


Encountering E-Learning Education: URL: http://emma86.edublogs.org/
This blog is owned by edublogs and its author is Emma.
She talks about her experience as a student on primary Education. She gives ideas and free websites addresses on how to use the new technology in the classroom.
I like the website addresses
3/5

Contributor: H. James (7th /8th Grade French)

Nik’s Learning Technology :http://www.nikpeachey.blogspot.com/
This blog is owned by blogspot and its author is Nik Peachey.
Nik gives step by step explanation on how to use new technology in the classroom.
5/5

Contributor: H. James (7th /8th Grade French)

Edutopia: The George Lucas Educational Foundation: URL: http://www.edutopia.org/
Founded by famed movie director, George Lucas, this educational site promotes six Core Concepts: integrated studies, project learning, social & emotional learning, technology integration, teacher development, and comprehensive assessment. The site includes over 2,200 features, including blogs, and more than 150 videos. Even though there is a lot of information, it's very easy to navigate and well worth the visit!
5/5
Contributor: Tara Minnerly (7th Grade Language Arts)

Always Learning http://kimcofino.com/blog/, authored by Kim Cofino, is an excellent window into her experiences as an educator teaching technology abroad. Ms. Cofino’s blogs are not only thoughtful, but remarkably relevant to technology education anywhere; her strength lies in her commitment to responding to comments and the technology & links she shares within her posts; there are endless recommended sources, including her Kindlelist and Deliciousbookmarks. Based on Kim’s personal touches and willingness to inspire collaboration via blogging, VoiceThreadand shared lesson plans, this site is rated a 5 out of 5.
Contributor: M. Provost (7th Grade Language Arts)

Clive on Learning http://clive-shepherd.blogspot.com/
Clive Shepard
This blog features high quality reflection and critical commentary regarding the effects of emerging technology on education and the world at large. Clive culls current events news, industry news, business news, and combines them with an accessable understanding of technical data and the educational world to create truly insightful and stimulating dialogues. This site should prove to be a rewarding stop for any educator that wants a window into the big picture and what’s to come. 4/5
Contributor: Keegan Norwood (High School Language Arts)
Tech & Learning: URL:http://www.techlearning.com Description: This website offers many resources and expert strategies for the K-12 learners through integration of technology. Educators could view videos, blogs, magazine articles, contests and the most current information on technology. (Great website to find information and discussions from teachers).
5/5
Contributer: A.Pietrzak (7/8th grade Language Arts & Science)

2 Cents Worth http://davidwarlick.com/2cents/was created by David Warlick. He created this blogging site so that he was able to express his thoughts on different matters on just about any topic. You will find interesting blogs about education, technology, books, family, etc. He has the blogs filed on the different topics so it is easy to find exactly what you are looking for. There are also podcasts on this blogging site. Based on the discussions that David Warlick brings to the world, I would rate this site a 5/5.
Contributor: Alisha Lieber 10th Grade Language Arts Support

Blog of Proximal Development
http://www.teachandlearn.ca/blog/ was created by Konrad Glogowski. According to Glogowski "this blog began as an attempt to document my doctoral research and has gradually transformed into a place where I reflect on issues surrounding adolescent literacy, the use of technology in education, and, specifically, 21st century literacies and the impact of Web 2.0 tools on literacy development.” He has also received nominations and an award from Edublog. Based on the information that is discussed and the topics that he blogs about, I would rate this site a 5/5.
Contributor: Alisha Lieber 10th Grade Language Arts Support


Always Learning http://mscofino.edublogs.org/about-me/was created by Kim Cofino. On this blogging site Cofino reflects about her personal experiences with being a 21st Century Literacy Specialist.She has many projects and discussions that are technology based for the classroom. She also has been nominated for awards by Edublog. Her discussions and informatio prove to be benefical to eduators, therefore I would rate this site a
5/5.

Digital Writing, Digital Teaching
(Integrating New Literacies into the Teaching of Writing).
URL: http://hickstro.org/
Description: Digital Writing, Digital Teaching is a blog written by Troy Hicks, an assistant professor of English at Central Michigan University and a Co-Director for theRed Cedar Writing Project. Named one of the top 100 educational blogs by OEDb , It explores the variety of issues related to teaching writing with new media for K-12 teachers and teacher educators. This website has an interesting tag list that provides additional reading resources relating to education. Other features include ideas for teaching digital writing and reading, a list of projects and presentations and a resume and digital portfolio link of the author. 4/5
Contributor: K. Kerr (Grades 7, 8 & 9 Language Arts Teacher).


Teaching Paperless
http://teachpaperless.blogspot.com/ A blog maintined by educators for educators. This blog site is all about helping teachers create and maintain SocialTech-integrated Paperless Classrooms. Check this blog out for current trends and ideas about ways to utilize contemporary technologies in the classroom. Techologies such as blogging and wikis to make the classroom a true digital learning community. 5/5
Contributor: W. Rogers - 10th grade English


Educational Technology
http://people.uis.edu/rschr1/et/blogger.html a blog written by Ray Schroeder, a professor from the University of Illinois. It is a forum to discuss and evaluate emerging technologies such as wikis and even browsers. These discussions attempt to relate how these technologies impact educators and the classroom. 3/5
Contributor: W. Rogers - 10th grade English



Title: huffenglish.com Issues, ideas, and discussion in English Education and Technology

Hyperlink: http://www.huffenglish.com/ Author: Dana HuffDescription: Teacher, techie, and author, Dana Huff offers discussion, worksheets, tips and ideas for teaching in the digital age. Evaluation: Absolutely wonderful! Many blogs are very good for a particular topic but HuffEnglish manages to address the entire teaching spectrum from technology, to philosophy, to the nuts and bolts of teaching in an English classroom. Tons of great links are included as well as a large number of printable worksheets. Don’t miss. Rating: 5/5

Contributor: L. Norwood (High School English)







Technology


Wordpress.org: Wordpress Publishing Platform: URL http://wordpress.org/
WordPress.org provides free blogs and services to anyone and services on the site are predominantly free. As an Open Source project, hundreds of people manage the site. This is actually what I used to create my blog because it was extremely simple to use. 4/5
Contributor: Tara Minnerly (7th Grade Language Arts)

Joomla Blogger http://www.kziz.cn/
This blog is a that offers templates for websites. There is nothing really here that is specific to the educator, but obviously could be utilized by educators wanting to develop a website for their classroom. By providing templates, this blog caters to the novice web designer. Some of the things here are not free, but most of it is for sharing. 4/5
Contributor: W. Rogers - 10th grade English

North Central Regional Educational Laboratory http://www.ncrel.org/sdrs/areas/te0cont.htmThis website offers a wide variety of interesting articles and resources that will inform teachers of the importance of technology in the classroom. Even though some of the critical issues are very lengthy, this site is a good starting point that offers many different aspects of how teachers can utilize and integrate technology in the classroom.
Contributor: Michael Palo - HS World History/American Government


Language Arts


English Companion Ning **http://englishcompanion.ning.com/**is a billed as a place “Where English Teachers Go To Help Each Other”. At present there are 139 different groups to join with topics ranging from curriculum (Teaching Middle School ELA, Poetry Corner) to the integration of technology (Using blogs and wikis in the English classroom, Teaching with Technology). Creator Jim Burke, Burlingham High School English teacher, author, and master of the graphic organizer, also maintains a **blog** and a **website** dedicated to “Thoughts about teaching teens and English in the twenty-first century”. You will find discussions, lesson plans, and all things related to collegial collaboration. Created on the **NING** platform, this site is open to all for viewing but requires you to join the network in order to post. This network is the Mecca for all who teach English Language Arts curriculum. Based on its ease of use and wealth of diversified content, this site is rated a 5 out of 5.
Contributor: M. Provost (7th Grade Language Arts)
Contributor: L. Norwood (HS English)


The Learning Network
(Teaching and Learning with New York Times)
URL: http://learning.blogs.nytimes.com/category/language-arts/
Description: This website was created by the New York Times and gives an insight of how to use current affairs news to teach lessons with emphasis on Language Arts. There are also examples of lesson plans that provide details in areas such as materials, warm up, questions, and field experience. This site also demonstrates how various subject areas interrelate in the lessons. 5/5
Contributor: K. Kerr (Grades 7, 8 & 9 Language Arts Teacher).




French


Civilisation Française : http://www.cortland.edu/flteach/civ/
This site was created by Marie-J Ponterio & Robert Ponterio.
This site is great for high school teachers to have students study French culture.

5/5


FLTeach: Foreign language Teaching Forum http://www.cortland.edu/flteach/
This site was created by Jean W. LeLoup & Robert Ponterio.
You can find teaching methods for all levels and all languages
.
4/5

TF1: Télévision France 1:
http://www.tf1.fr/

Created by e-TF1
This site has French news entertainments, videos. Great for teachers and students with high level of French.

5/5




History


The History Channel: This Day in History - http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history.do
On January 24, 1935, canned beer made its debut in the United States. Probably not classroom appropriate, but this website offers anything and everything you want to know about a specific event in history. It offers videos that can be viewed online or purchased through their online store, but the History Channel is known for its interesting takes of historical eras, events, and people. This site is a great introduction that can be used in the classroom as an introductory lesson. 5/5
Contributor: Mike Palo HS World History/American Government

History Teacher Resources - http://www.historyteacher.net/
Teacher Ms. Pojer from Horace Greeley HS in New York has put together a wonderful page full of history resources for all teachers. Site includes many different links from around the world including access to PowerPoint presentations on various topics. All types of history are included on this website: American History, World History, Ancient History. Also, tips for how to research and write papers including lesson plans for teachers. Overall, a great resource for any teacher or those that are just interested in the topic of history. 5/5
Contributor: Mike Palo HS World History/American Government

Discovery Education -
**http://school.discoveryeducation.com/lessonplans/9-12.html**

Offers lesson plans for a variety of topics for secondary (9-12) education. Link offers a variety of lesson plan topics including thematic units. I have used some of these lesson plans before in my class with some great success. Lesson plans are easy to follow and understand. Overall, a grat teacher resource. 5/5
Contributor: Mike Palo HS World History/American Government

Historical Lesson Plans and Topics - http://www.cloudnet.com/~edrbsass/edhist.htm
This website is a great resource for any teacher that either teaches history, government, or English. This site has lesson plans about every historical time period. You can search for specific topics or just browse. Overall, this is one of the best history lesson plan sites I have seen on the Internet. ​5/5
Contributor: Mike Palo HS World History/American Government



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