When I roll into the office every morning, I begin my day with a very specific routine: I warm up my coffee, check my email, and then drop by a few of my favorite education blogs. I consider all five of these sites below to be indispensable to my own work. When I can’t think of something to blog about on my own, or want to find out about a new piece of technology I can use in the classroom, Paul Hamilton, Larry Ferlazzo, Richard Byrne, Ana Cristina Pratas, and Med Kharbach are always there to help.
Free Resources from the Net for EVERY Learner
Paul Hamilton is an assistive technology consultant on Vancouver Island, British Columbia. When he isn’t consulting, he’s sharing awesome new resources on his blog.
What I like about Paul’s site is how well organized it is. Resources placed in the “Productivity” category are those that have the potential to help teachers become more productive; apps and websites placed under “Content and Curriculum” are those that directly support curriculum.
Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day…
In addition to teaching English, social studies and international baccalaureate classes to English language learners, Larry has written five books, and is a weekly teacher advice columnist for Education Week Teacher and The New York Times. I have no idea when this man sleeps!
His blog is brimming with useful resources, links to relevant articles, infographics, “best-of” lists, and videos for educators.
Free Technology for Teachers
Richard Byrne is a former high school social studies teacher and rock-star blogger who, like Larry Ferlazzo, updates his site constantly. In addition to blogging, Richard produces free downloadable guides, gives webinars, and has presented all over North America, Europe, Australia, Southeast Asia, and the Middle East.
His blog has an impressive subscriber base of more than 60,000 educators!
Digital Delights for Learners
Digital Delights is a Scoop.It page kept by Ana Christina Pratas, a 20-year veteran educator who currently teachers in the Middle East. Lots of useful resources and frequent updates.
Educational Technology and Mobile Learning
Educational Technology and Mobile Learning is another excellent resource put together by Canadian teacher, Med Kharbach