Resources/ PLN

MindShift

An amazing blog that delivers so much good, relevant and thought provoking comment. As they say, “MindShift explores the future of learning in all its dimensions, covering cultural and technology trends, innovations in education, groundbreaking research, education policy, and more.”

Edudemic

Edudemic is an online educational magazine with an incredible wealth of knowledge and forward thinking information for the field of education. In their own words, “Our mission is to make people smart….by giving everyone access to the leading edge of thinking in the most accessible, consumable, compelling way possible.” I feel smarter already just writing this. Click on the link if you want to be smarter.

Seth Godin

Seth Godin is a marketing guru and author who hosts his own blog. His writing is incredible and wisdom on all topics insightful. I subscribe to his daily blog post (among others) and most days read it over a cup of coffee. A great way to start the day.

Dan Pink

Brilliant author of A Whole New Mind, Drive and the soon-to-be-released, To Sell is Human, Dan Pink hosts a great website with tremendous resources like podcasts and a blog. Dan gets people to “think” and has challenged conventional wisdom in his books and talks. Peruse the site and I guarantee you get “wiser”. Can you tell I am a fan?

Edutopia

Edutopia is tremendous resource provided by the George Lucas Foundation. It promotes integrated studies, project based learning, technology integration, teacher development, social and emotional learning and comprehensive assessments. They have a great home on itunes university too.

Educators Technology

A great resource for teachers, and any educator for that matter, that focuses on mobile apps and learning. Plus, a host of free “stuff”. Enjoy

Khan Academy

Need some help trying to solve a math problem or a question about a science topic? Check out the more than 2,000 videos by clicking on the Watch tab. The Khan Academy is an organization committed to providing a free world class education. From lessons on place value to financial literacy to algebra, they have it all and it is free. Go to itunes or the android marketplace to download their apps. They too have a home at itunes university.

Sir Ken Robinson

Sir Ken Robinson has one of the most viewed TED talks. TED is a non profit devoted to “Ideas Worth Spreading”. It started out as a means to bring together people from the Technology, Entertainment and Design fields. It has grown and has provided some of the most thought provoking presentations I have seen. Sir Ken Robinson will be the keynote speaker at the AIMS conference this year and our faculty will get to see him live. He is a staunch advocate for bringing creativity back to schools.

Twitter

Yes, Twitter. One of the best tools to hit education since the dry erase board. I don’t “tweet” much but I do get great news feeds in a simple and concise format.

Fractus Learning

A great compilation of RSS feeds for educators. Not as overwhelming as Twitter can be. Enjoy.

Instructify

The site officially stopped updating its content in March 2011, however, it remains open and provides the most comprehensive list of free educational resources I have come across. Where else can to find a type to learn program, play rock-paper-scissors with a computer and learn vocabulary while donating rice to hungry people around the world.

Prezi
Prezi is the new powerpoint. I love the flow of it. Here is a link to a Prezi I did for our faculty on developing your Personal Learning Network. Plus, you can search any and all public Prezi’s on their site. There are some great presentations you can see and many templates to choose from to create your own.

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