February 5, 2010
Since I first started taking interest in Instructional Technology, I realized the importance of continued learning. Instructional technology changes fast and always has new information available. No one person can be an expert in every single area available in Instructional Technology. While it is important to be well-versed and know a variety of aspects of Instructional Technology, it is also important to know who experts are so you can read their blogs, follow their lead, and most importantly learn from them.
It is one of my goals to start sharing more of my resources and where I find my information. Today, I want to share with you three of my favorite blogs. All three bloggers are in the field of education. They work at local levels where they have hands-on experience and application for what they are writing on. I hope you enjoy their tidbits of information as much as I do!
http://www.mossfreestone.com/ - Moss Free Stone is written by Randy Rodgers from Birdville ISD in Texas. He is one of the first people I started following. I had the opportunity to see him present at a conference, and I knew immediately that he was someone I needed to follow. I started reading his blog and following him on Twitter. I have learned so much from his posts and his wonderful knowledge of Web 2.0. Enjoy!
http://coolcatteacher.blogspot.com/ - Cool Cat Teacher was the second person I started following. Her blog posts vary, and she has a wealth of knowledge in education! Vicki Davis is a teacher in Georgia. She presents all over and has started many cool projects, such as the Flat Classroom Project. Her sense of humor makes her followings fun to read, and it is obvious she applies all of her writings to her own life and classroom. Enjoy!
http://www.freetech4teachers.com/ - Free Technology for Teachers is one of my latest gold mines that I have found. I found this blog through following Richard Byrne on Twitter. He posts amazing (and short) descriptions of free technologies teachers can use in their classroom. They apply to a variety of subjects and usually have a quick description and important information. Enjoy!
I hope you will spend time scrolling through their blogs and reading old posts. There is so much to learn from all three of them! In the future, I will share more, but I want to start small! We all need time to learn from others, which I know takes time:)