I posted out to my PLN several weeks ago that I was searching for web resources to present in the 30 Day Challenge. One of the surprising resources that I got back was Technology Education publications. While I hadn’t really considered these as something for the challenge before, the contributor made a good point that stuck with me. So, here it is! While there are many journals and other periodicals out there in print, many are online or at least have an online version. It is easy to subscribe to them and you can receive periodic emails with article highlights (if you want them) and recent Tech Ed projects in the works throughout the world. Below is a list of some of those publications on Tech Ed and a little bit about each one.
Ed Tech Magazine is a collection of K-12 articles and case studies. It is sponsored by CDW-G, but has many good articles. You can search for articles using the search box at the top of the window, or browse the site by category as seen in this image to the left.
THE Journal is a standard publication on educational technology that is very visible as a print based publication. THE Journal is published by 1105 Media group Inc. This is the online version linking to all it’s articles. The articles you will find here are all tech ed based, but can get heavy on the IT and admin side of education. That said there are some really good examples of positive uses of technology in education in it.
What can you say, Tech & Learning is another great resource for Tech Ed articles and blogs. That is why it’s here! The publications listed here all allow you to easily post each article to your PLN through Twitter, Facebook, Google+ and more. There are also RSS feeds for embedding the resources on your own website or apps.
Edutopia.org is more of a blog collection site. Of course there are general education articles and information, but the vast majority of information on Edutopia is in the form of curated blogs from educators. I like how you can search by topic or grade level to get at what you want to find that is relevant to you.
How do I organize all this stuff?
Now who would I be if I gave you all these publications, but didn’t give you a way to keep them all together? I know right!?
So here you go….. Flipboard is a free app (iOS and Android) that allows you to collect RSS feeds and other social networking sites / articles and place them into an easy to navigate and edit flipboard. I simply downloaded the app from the app store, created an account using my Facebook credentials, and added these publications to my flipboard. Now I have a nice organized way to view them all (and more… subscribe to the “Kid President” FB page if you need a good pick me up :)) in one easy place. I know right!?
Take a gander at these publications (“Flip”, if you will) and report back with a good article link that you find uplifting, insightful, or even one that gives you a great idea to try in class with your students. Looking forward to seeing what you can find!