Caitlin Tucker is an expert in blended learning and has written extensively about using technology to create student-centered classrooms. Look forward to great posts on all thing edtech- from "10 Tips for Teachers Using Twitter" to "5 Technology Tools Perfect for ELA Online Learning Stations."
Cool Cat Teacher
Vicki Davis aka "The Cool Cat Teacher" is has been teaching for fourteen years and is one of our favorite Twitter superstars. In addition to organizing Twitter parties and hosting a podcast, she shares insight across a wide range of relevant topics on her blog (like parent-teacher relationships, making writing exciting and how to keep your phone from waking you up).
The EdTech Roundup
Mike Karlin excels at providing reviews of educational tools as well as resources for educators to integrate technology into the classroom. He also publishes a weekly podcast and lessons plans.
EduTech for Teachers
This practical blog publishes regular lists of Cool Tools as well as super-helpful posts like "10 Things Every Teacher Should Be Able to Do on Google Classroom." On Twitter the author Jamie Forshey (@edutech20) regularly retweets other great resources and shares classroom photos.
My Paperless Classroom
Sam Patterson, a teacher since 2012, focuses his educational technology blog on pedagogy. His posts offer ideas for not only teaching students skills like coding, but changing the way they approach learning.
The Rapid E-Learning Blog
Tom Kuhlmann shares "tips & tricks to help you become a rapid elearning pro." His publishes a new post every week and often provides free resources (like avatar and deck templates)- those alone warrant a bookmark!
Sharing is Caring: Reflections on Education Technology
Matt Frat (@iMattFrat) is an Edcamp organizer and regularly shares his personal reflections from various events, professional development sessions and conferences with shout-outs to other leaders in the field. Whether you attend EdCamps or not, Matt's reflections will have you excited to try something new in the classroom and better equipped to navigate the sometimes overwhelming world of professional development.
The education blog for National Public Radio (NPR), nprEd shares well-researched stories on k-12, higher education, learning/tech and the common core as well as teacher profiles. They are especially good at myth de-bunking and breaking down the latest education research.
Like a TED talk, the TED-Ed blog's "Lessons Worth Sharing" sprinkles in interesting facts and interesting classroom-ready animated videos and GIFs.
The World Bank EduTech
Detailed entries on this blog focus on education technology in developing countries and provide big-picture context (like how Uruguay is working to overcome its lack of qualified English teachers in order to prepare students for the 21st centuryUruguay is working to overcome its lack of qualified English teachers in order to prepare students for the 21st century) and insights on the realities of schools in remote communities around the world.
We also can't go a day without checking for the latest on Edsurge or Edutopia.
In addition to these awesome blogs, following the folks on our Super Educators Twitter list is another great way to connect and collaborate with a global community of passionate colleauges while discovering even more resources. Here are just a few:
Do you have a favorite site, blog or Twitter superstar we didn't mention? Leave a comment or tweet @PenPalSchools!