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Blogging Your Way to More Timely PLC's. Finding the best Education Blogs. Mississippi Association of School Administrators Fall Conference 2013. In time of change, learners inherit the earthwhile the LEARNED find themselves beautifully equipped to deal with a world that no longer exists. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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Blogging Your Way to More Timely PLC'sFinding the best Education BlogsMississippi Association of School AdministratorsFall Conference 2013 In time of change, learners inherit the earthwhile the LEARNED find themselves beautifully equipped to deal with a world that no longer exists.

~Eric HofferInformational site published on the web, consisting of "posts" typically displayed in reverse chronological orderA form of social networking in which bloggers not only produce content, but also build social relations with their readersMay provide commentary on a particular subject; function as more personal online diaries; function more as online advertising, etc.What is a Blog?Dangerously Irrelevant (education reform)This blog is aimed at helping resolve incongruities of K-12 students and school leaders. The curator of the website also blogs on education at the Huffington Post online.Edudemic (social media)What is the best way to improve education using social media? Thats the big question that Edudemic hopes to answer.

BlogsFlipped Learning (new ways of teaching)Flipped Learning was proposed by Jon Bergmann, a teacher, educational coach, and writer who has helped educators around the world reconsider what education can look like.Flypaper (Predominately Higher Ed)Tutorials, engaging commentary on pedagogy, and productivity through the use of technology. A voice to standards in major subjects that readies student for college or life after it.

BlogsFree Technology for Teachers (free tech resources and tech reviews)The purpose of this site is to share information about free resources that teachers can use in their classrooms.Geeky Mommas Blog (free resources)Former teacher and manager of educational technology for her school district, blogging-mommy Lee Kolbert provides free downloads and tips on using social learning.

Blogs (continued)The Innovative Educator(creative teaching ideas)This blog is a great place to look for fresh ideas about how to teach students course material.Linking and Thinking on Education (education news)A journalist for many years, Joanne Jacobs started her education blog in 2001. The website many links to the blogging community.

Blogs (continued)MindShift (research, policy, & cultural issues)MindShift explores the future of learning in all its dimensionscovering cultural and technology trends, groundbreaking research, education policy and more. The Organized Classroom Blog (tips for primary-grade management and effectiveness)The Organized Classroom is aimed mostly at primary-grade teachers sharing ideas on effective teaching methods, keeping the classroom organized, and engaging students.

Blogs (continued)Stephens Web (online media in education)Stephens Web is best described as a digital research laboratory for innovation in the use of online media in education. Technology with Intention (tech integration)This blog specializes in public learning about technology and education and focused on tech integration in the classroom, specializing in early adolescence.

Blogs (continued)Study Skills Blog (learning styles)This snazzy blog offers views from administration, valuable study tips, insights on online classes, and even facts likechewing gum can improve memory. Blogs (continued)The Thinking Stick (infusing technology)Educator, consultant and author Jeff Utecht writes about preparing students for changing patterns in learning and using social networks in education.This Week in Education (education news)This Scholastic-based blog presents major trends and issues in U.S. education today.Blogs (continued)Try Curiosity! (library issues and literacy-related news)Voted Best Librarian/Library Blog by Edublog Awards in 2010, and awarded Teacher Certification Degrees Top 50 School Library Blog.ZDNet Education (tech reviews for education, ed-tech business news)ZDNet Education provides news and analysis on IT and computing in the education sector.

Blogs (continued)The Next Generation of Educational Leadership (educational leadership)This blog, written by a Texas administrator, focuses on 21st-century educational eadership strategies.Edublogs 2012 Best School Administrator or Principal Blog FinalistsDarcy Moore WinnerThe Principal of Change Runner UpA Principals Reflections Runner UpThis and That Runner Up

Blogs (continued)RSS Rich Site SummaryOften referred to as Really Simple SyndicationEnables users to automatically receive updates from their favorite websites or aggregate information from several sitesReaders Feedly Bloglines SubscribingIndividual URLsRSS feed button on site

News FeedsEdublogs21ClassesWordPressBlogger

Where Can I Host My Blog?Top 100 School Administrator BlogsCompiled and hosted by onlinedegrees.org, this article introduces and categories some of the top administrator blogs around.You Still Want More?Collaboration with Digital Toolshttp://www.eschoolnews.com/2012/01/17/teacher-collaboration-with-digital-tools/E-books for Educatorshttp://blog.learningtoday.com/ebooks/Learning with Blogs and Wikishttp://www.ascd.org/publications/educational-leadership/feb09/vol66/num05/Learning-with-Blogs-and-Wikis.aspx

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Rick SmithMSMS AdmissionsDirector for School AdvancementThe Mississippi School for Mathematics & Science1100 College Street, MUW-1627 Columbus, MS 39701rsmith@themsms.orgTel: 800-553-6459 662-241-6439Fax: 662-329-8570http://www.themsms.org