There are innumerable blogs that are only of interest to teachers of specific subjects or grade levels or teaching and learning (child and adult) strategies. Here are some of our favorites:
- Reality 101 (http://cecblog.typepad.com/cec/) is a blog written for new special and gifted education teachers, by new special and gifted education teachers. It is maintained by the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC), the premier association for special education professionals.
- All Things PLC (www.allthingsplc.info) provides research, articles, data, and tools to educators who seek information about professional learning communities. This ad-free site (its title boasts that it contains “all information, no commerce”) is maintained by Solution Tree, a leading provider of educational strategies and tools.
- Blogging about the Web 2.0 Connected Classroom (http://blog.web20classroom.org/) The content of this blog features “A Blend Of Technology And Education.”
- A Media Specialist's Guide to the Internet (http://mediaspecialistsguide.blogspot.com/) This blog is written by NJEA member Julie Geller from Ridgefield Park Jr./Sr. High School “because you never know when you'll need a cybrarian….”
Share your favorite subject area, grade or strategy-specific blogs on NJEA’s Facebook page. Go to www.facebook.com and search for “NJEA.” If you would like to discuss your selections on Twitter, use the hashtag #edblogs. Or you can always email your suggestions to firstname.lastname@example.org. We may highlight them in a future issue.