Free Technology for Teachers.
You won’t get a free laptop here, but Richard Byrne will give you heaps of great advice on how to do things like create custom Wikia maps and use online geography libraries.

Teacher in a Strange Land.
EdWeek blogger Nancy Flanagan storms the barricades with opinions on everything from what she terms MOOKs (Massive Outrageous One-room Kindergartens) to Race to the Top to charters and TFA teachers.

MiddleWeb: All About the Middle Grades.
This clearinghouse for middle school teachers is organized around five streams of content: resource roundups; themed blogs; first-person guest articles; reviews of professional books; and interviews with
                                                                                             middle grade experts. Participation encouraged!


On Your Lists

“A few of my choices for fun and professional reads!” —Allison Hogan, teacher adviser

The Lost Art of Reading: Why Books Matter in a Distracted Time, by David L. Ulin

A Repair Kit for Grading: 15 Fixes for Broken Grades, by Ken O’Connor

Make Space: How to Set the Stage for Creative Collaboration, by Scott Doorley and Scott Witthoft

“One for my educational list and one for fun.” —Leann Parrish, teacher adviser

No More “I’m Done!”: Fostering Independent Writers in the Primary Grades, by Jennifer Jacobson

Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead, by Sheryl Sandberg

New, and on Our Radar

The Teacher Wars: A History of America’s Most Embattled Profession, by Dana Goldstein

Show Your Work!: 10 Ways to Share Your Creativity and Get Discovered, by Austin Kleon

The Opportunity Equation: How Citizen Teachers Are Combating the Achievement Gap in America’s Schools, by Eric Schwarz

#EdJourney: A Roadmap to the Future of Education, by Grant Lichtman

You Can Do This: Hope and Help for New Teachers, by Robyn R. Jackson

Blended: Using Disruptive Innovation to Improve Schools, by Michael B. Horn and Heather Staker


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