Welcome to a post where I wish to thank all of you for a special honor given to this blog. I also want you to be aware of some other awesome bloggers to watch in 2014. First, to ensure you do not miss one of these valuable posts or other resources covering PBL, Digital Curriculum, Web 2.0, STEM, 21st century learning, and technology integration, please sign up for 21centuryedtech by email or RSS. As always, I invite you to follow me on twitter (@mjgormans). Please give this post a retweet and pass it on. Have a great week – Michael Gorman (21centuryedtech)
It is an honor to be recognized as one of eleven educational blogs to watch in 2014 by Graphite which is part of Common Sense Media. This is an amazing not for profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of kids and families by providing the trustworthy information, education, and independent voice they need to thrive in a world of media and technology.
I write to serve educators and students and am humbled by this this very special mention, and see it as an incentive to continue writing and serving. I have enjoyed not just meeting and learning from all of you these past four years, but also being a member of the education profession for over thirty-five years.
You also may wish to become acquainted with the other educational bloggers on the list of eleven for 2014. I have often read and reflected on their writings and wish to thank them for multiple ideas and resources though the years. I invite you to explore the writings of these bloggers which includes; Richard Byrne, Vicki Davis, Scott Macleod, Darcy Moore, Lisa Nielsen, Steven Anderson, Erin Klein, Lisa Dabbs, Mary Beth Hertz, and Tom Murray. I know you will enjoy and benefit from what they have to offer. While I post the names I ask you to visit the Graphite Article (contains links to all blogs) so you can also learn more about these educational bloggers and also explore some amazing Graphite content.
The title of this post promised not just bloggers, but also resources to explore. This is another reason to visit Graphite on the web. Graphite™ is a free service from nonprofit Common Sense Media designed to help preK-12 educators discover, use, and share the best apps, games, websites, and digital curricula for their students by providing unbiased, rigorous ratings and practical insights from our active community of teachers While you are at Graphite make sure you explore some of their wonderful insights and information. . After visiting and subscribing to some possible blog suggestions, take a look at the site. First, explore the link Review and Ratings where you will discover over 500 websites, and apps complete with a review. Point your mouse at Top Picks in order to explore some of the highest reviewed educational resources by category. Don’t miss the Boards and make sure you read the Graphite Blog posts, filled with great tools and resources. Before leaving visit the Get Inspired link, by now you should be inspired enough to sign up and even receive a free newsletter.
Along with my sincere appreciation to all of my readers, I also hope that this post brought you hundreds of more possible resources and a few more bloggers to follow. Please take a moment to share 21centuryedtech with some one else! I will do my best at bringing you some great information and resources through 2014 and beyond! Have a great New Year!
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Michael Gorman oversees one-to-one laptop programs and digital professional development for Southwest Allen County Schools near Fort Wayne, Indiana. He is a consultant for Discovery Education, ISTE, My Big Campus, and November Learning and is on the National Faculty for The Buck Institute for Education. His awards include district Teacher of the Year, Indiana STEM Educator of the Year and Microsoft’s 365 Global Education Hero. Read more at 21centuryedtech.wordpress.com.