General Technology Topics
Beyond Penguins and Polar Bears. A website featuring regular and guest contributors featuring webinars and podcasts for all levels of education.
eClassroom News Connects you to all the latest news, information and resources on how today’s teachers are using technology in the classroom to advance learning.
EdGamer. Part of the EdReach Network, these webcasts explore how to introduce gaming into the classroom with solid educational pedagogy.
Ed-TekHub. This site provides helpful summaries and ways to utilize educational technology in a variety of platforms.
Educelerate. Part of the EdReach Network, this site features some of the biggest voices in tech discussing various topics.
Edutopia. A comprehensive website and online community that increases knowledge, sharing, and adoption of what works in K-12 education. We emphasize core strategies: project-based learning, comprehensive assessment, integrated studies, social and emotional learning, educational leadership and teacher development, and technology integration.
eSchool News. Connects you to all the latest news, information, and resources on how today’s educators are using technology to advance learning.
Google Educast. Part of the EdReach Network, this is a series of webcasts that helps teachers to use Google applications in their classroom.
The Idea Box. Part of the EdReach Network, this is a series of podcasts that provide new ideas for integrating technology into the classroom.
ISTE Free Resources The International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) has a set of free resources about educational technology.
Second Hand Compliments. Provide a second hand compliment by letting somebody know something valuable you have learned from another student, staff member, parent, or volunteer. Mark Johnson and Sam Stecher tweet @mc_bossy and @samuelstecher respectively and @Mission_Monday collectively.
Steve Hargadon. Steve Hargadon is the founder and director of the Learning Revolution Project, the host of the Future of Education interview series, and founder and chair or co-chair of a number of annual worldwide virtual events, including the School Leadership Summit and the Global Education Conference, Library 2.0, the Future of Museums, Gaming in Education, and the Homeschool Conference.
The Teacher’s Guide to Badges in Education. What encourages students to do well in school? Often, it comes down to grades. Many students will work harder in order to earn a higher grade. Colleges want to see good grades. Parents want to see good grades. Grades are good, right? Unfortunately, some students are not motivated by grades. Yes, this includes your brightest kids. Some kids could get an A on any test you give them, so they do not see the need for homework. Why do an hour of work every night when they know they are going to get an A on the test? Now you have a student who gets Fs on all his homework and As on all his tests. It turns into a C average, and he doesn’t care. How do you motivate him to do more or do better? The old-fashioned way – you give him a badge.
The Teacher’s Guide to the Library of Congress. The U.S. Library of Congress has just swooped in and unveiled an enormous new (and free!) resource that’s all about the Common Core. It’s located at http://www.loc.gov/teachers and worth checking out.
Two Guys! Part of the EdReach Network, The Two Guys! show is a podcast series that interviews guests on the latest areas of technology.
Open Education Database: 100 Free Podcasts from the Best Colleges and Universities in the World. Open Education Database is a comprehensive collection of online college rankings and free courses anywhere online.
The A.T.TIPScast. Assistive Technology Tools In Public Schools is a podcast about using technology to help students meet their educational goals. Each episode features at least one “A.T.TIP” that can be used to provide more options for students.
Classroom 2.0 LIVE! Classroom 2.0 LIVE is an opportunity to gather with other members of the community in real-time events, complete with audio, chat, desktop sharing, and sometimes even video. You are invited to join us for our weekly Saturday show with co-hosts Peggy George, Lorie Moffat, and Tammy Moore!
Day in Tech History. The Day in Tech History is a rundown of technology history. Host Jeffrey Powers is a technology expert that has been building desktops and servers for almost 20 years.
EdReach Network. EdReach provides a platform for passionate, outspoken innovators- aiming to strengthen their voices by highlighting innovation in the field of education, through reporting critical educational news, providing commentary, and offering criticism of the educational issues of the day.
Educate. This is the first and best UK directory to locate quality podcasts from over 250 carefully selected podcast channels for educational use – ideal for teaching and learning activities with children, young people and educational professionals.
Infinite Thinking Machine First launched in 2006, the Infinite Thinking Machine (ITM) is a high-energy Internet TV show directly targeted at K-12 educators, parents and students. Our goal is to inspire creativity and innovation in education.
ISTE Podcasts This audio podcast produced by the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) explores issues relating to emerging trends and effective uses of educational technology, and highlights expert perspectives and suggestions.
LearnOutLoud Podcasts. Use the “wasted time” commuting by listening to a plethora of podcasts on a wide variety of topics.
NerdyCast This is an education podcast featuring some of the smartest and funniest people in education. We are going to talk education, technology and pop culture.
Radio Lab. Published by National Public Radio, this audio links to programs that play on more than 450 NPR stations around the country. Radiolab is a show about curiosity. Where sound illuminates ideas, and the boundaries blur between science, philosophy, and human experience.
Smart People Podcasts Smart People Podcast (SPP @SmartPeoplePod) is simply a place to hear cool stuff from even cooler people. We are reaching out to leading professionals in various industries to pick their oversized brains and pass that information along to our listeners.
The Forum – A World of Ideas. Produced by the BBC, the Forum is a podcast which features the world’s most remarkable minds tackling a big idea. Podcast weekly on Tuesdays.
The State of Tech These podcasts, published every so often, talk about education, discussing new software, apps, platforms and how to use technology in the classroom. While there is a special focus on the state of Ohio, the topics are often beneficial to everyone.
Teacher Created Podcasts. This website link provides free resources provided by Teacher Created Podcasts. Also includes a link to the free resources archive.
Teaching with Technology Podcast. These podcasts provide a series of user-friendly techniques, suggestions, tips, and advice. This podcast is part of the Power to Learn, which is Cablevision’s education innovation.
TED Talks. Ideas Worth Spreading. TED is a nonprofit devoted to spreading ideas, usually in the form of short, powerful talks (18 minutes or less). TED began in 1984 as a conference where Technology, Entertainment and Design converged, and today covers almost all topics — from science to business to global issues — in more than 100 languages. Meanwhile, independently run TEDx events help share ideas in communities around the world.
Edudemic Teacher’s Guide to Twitter. Twitter has proven itself to be an indispensable tool for educators around the globe. Whatever skill level you may be, Twitter is downright fun and worth your time. So here’s a useful guide that we curated from Edudemic’s archives in an effort to put something together that was a bit easier to read than random blog posts.