Being an educator means you probably have very little time to read the news during the week. Here are some interesting edtech articles from this past week that you might find useful.
For a second year, edSurge is running their Fifty States Project, in which they publish articles by educators in each state, showcasing their stories of "supporting learning with technology." Haiku Learning educators should definitely submit something because we know you’ve got some great work going on!
This author suggests that schools use standards to help guide teacher professional development, the same way schools do with students. He also includes an “imagined” case study of a teacher and what the ideal PD could look like.
Lots of recommendations and curated resources here! There are helpful sites like the Kentucky Virtual Library and the Google A Day Challenge, as well as links to sample lessons.
"Smart List: 55+ Great Blogs & Blasts” — GettingSmart
The first of about 20 ‘Best of’ lists to come from GettingSmart in the next couple months. This is especially a great list if you’re new to blogging and looking for a place to get started. For everyone else, there are some sites you’re probably well aware of and others that may be fun for you to discover!
"Seven Essential Chrome Extensions for Teachers and Students” — Tech & Learning
A teacher spent part of his summer developing a list of his favorite extensions that “make life easier” for both students and teachers. Discover extensions for tools like Save to Drive and Readability.
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