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Explore Ed Tech Tools: Blogs, Websites, Organization Websites, Twitter

There are many ways to keep up with the ever-changing landscape of emerging technologies. This week you will explore some outstanding Ed Tech websites and blogs and learn about professional organizations that produce and share educational technology resources, hold large annual conventions and workshops, and provide social networking opportunities. After completing the readings and exploring the required websites and multimedia listed in the Week Three Resources document, you will try out a tool or explore a website from each of these categories: Ed Tech Blogs, Ed Tech Websites, and Professional Ed Tech Organizations Websites. Finally, you will subscribe to Twitter and follow ISTE and a minimum of one Ed Tech blogger or additional Ed Tech organization on Twitter. Follow these instructions to Create an account on Twitter and learn how to follow a person or organization.https://support.twitter.com/articles/162981   twitter info:

teamlizSelect and explore one source from each of the following categories: Ed Tech Blogs

  • The 2016 Honor Roll: EdTech's Must-Read K-12 IT Blogs
  • 60 Best Ed Tech Blogs
  • Top 10 Educational Technology Blogs   
  • ISTE Connect Blog  
  • Blogging About the Web 2.0 Connected Classroom 

Ed Tech Websites

  • Education World
  • Edutopia
  • Ed Tech Teacher Technology Tools for Teachers  
  • Free Technology for Teachers
  • Tech & Learning
  • 10 Pinterest Boards Every Teacher Should Know
  • iLearn Technology 

Professional Ed Tech Organizations Websites

  • Educational Technology - Professional Organizations
  • Professional Organizations

International, National, and State Organizations

  • ISTE 
  • Educause 
  • Michigan Association for Computer Users in Learning (MACUL) free membership 
  • Texas Computers in Education Association 
  • California Educational Technology Professionals Association 
  • Administrators and Computer-Using Educators CUE 
  • State Educational Technology Directors Association (SETDA) for Educational Administrators
  • Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT)  
  • International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) 
  • Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE) 

Initial PostPost the name and link of your chosen Ed Tech blog, website, and organization.

  • Briefly discuss the purpose of each site.
  • Who is the intended audience? What is the scope of the content?
  • How will each site help you learn about and use educational technologies?
  • What current topic was being explored or discussed when you explored each site?
  • Finally, make a recommendation to your classmates regarding the use of the blog and website.

Add the name and contact information of the Ed Tech blogger or organization you chose to follow on Twitter and explain your choice. 

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