Many organizations are distributing free newsletters with timely articles and links to valuable resources. Joining a mailing list or RSS feed is easy and convenient, and it’s a timesaver when you want the latest news about innovative technology and practical ideas for integrating it into your classroom. Below is a selected mix of educational technology newsletters and RSS feeds for you to investigate.
Annenberg Media, part of The Annenberg Foundation, focuses on professional development for K–12 teachers. One of its goals is to distribute educational video programs with corresponding Web and print materials to advance excellence in teaching. Video programming is made available via the Annenberg Satellite Channel, free video on demand at the Web site, and on DVD or videocassette. Each month, subscribers to the Updates newsletter will receive a message highlighting the news, elearning, and programming of the Annenberg Channel, as well as ideas for connecting their resources to classroom curriculum.
AT&T Knowledge Network Explorer: Blue Web’n
One of the best mailing lists to join is Blue Web’n. Each month, 5–10 new sites on specific topics are annotated and rated based on a scoring rubric. These are then added to the online library that contains more than 2,000 high-quality sites categorized by subject, grade level, and format (lessons, activities, projects, resources, references, and tools). You can search by grade level (Refined Search), broad subject area (Content Areas), or specific subcategories (Subject Area). To subscribe, send an email message to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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