Inquiry-Based Learning: A Review of the Research Literature- Friesen, S., & Scott, D. - Another great research article that talks about the benefits of inquiry based teaching in the classroom
Theoretical Considerations for Understanding Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge (TPACK)- Graham, C. R. - A research article that really explains TPACK and benefits of using it holistically.
Teachers’ Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge and Learning Activity Types- Harris, J., Mishra, P., & Koehler, M. - This research also dives into TPACK with example lessons and stories of teachers using it well in their classrooms.
What is Effective Integration of Technology, and Does it Make a Difference?- Rein, D. - An interesting read on the effectiveness of technology integration and classrooms and studies on if it is actually making a difference in the long run for our students.
Twitter Handles to Follow
@alicekeeler- An amazing tweeter who has lots of tools, resources and templates @edutopia- Like the website it has articles and links to resources and tools for the classroom @dwmalone- Director of Technology and Innovation at SFUSD and has great resources from various conferences @tech4learning- Great tech tools and resources for educators @coach_sv- Edcamp organizer that has great articles and links to resources @classtechtips- Monica Burns gives great tips, resources and links for teachers interested in a tech classroom @mindshiftKQED- Follows cultural, tech trends and innovations in education @Edsurge- Great place for educators to find tools to help support all learners @Edudemic- Connects education and technology to help teachers create 21st century lessons @dianeravitch- Great tweets and blog about the political side of education @catlin_tucker- A Google trainer and author who tweets a lot about 21st century learning in the classroom @huffpostedu- Great news articles on education @danielpink- A great author who has a variety of tweets about current issues
Bloggers to Follow
Dangerously Irrelevant- Scott Mcleoad has a great blog that talks about how we need leadership to effectively bring technology into schools. Web 2.0 Classroom- Steven Anderson is a humorous educator who brings help to teachers who want to implement technology well in their classroom The Daring Librarian- Gwyneth Jones is a spunky educator and Ed tech speaker. She blogs a lot about books, digital citizenship and more! Corkboard Connections- Although this blog is directed at elementary, I love the cute organization tools they have. Confessions of A Middle School English Teacher- This is a real blog that has posts from her experiences trying things in her classroom