Teachers these days have become more conscious about their teaching. They want to teach as per modern internet knowledge. Teachers rarely get to self-select learning opportunities, pursue professional passions, or engage in meaningful, ongoing conversations about instruction.
As expectations for improved student performance increase and the measurement and publication of evidence about performance becomes part of the public discourse about schools, there are few portals through which new knowledge about teaching and learning can enter schools.
Each year the average teacher spends over $659 from their own pocket to buy classroom materials for America’s kids. But now there are various sites that help teachers have access to materials online also mainly free of cost, or very minimum cost.
• Free Technology for Teachers: This blog is a review of free technology resources and how teachers can use them. A necessity for teachers looking to integrate technology into education with no cost.
• Cool Cat Teacher Blog: Winner of many awards, you can listen to podcasts, watch presentations, and much more on how to inspire students and other teachers.
• Science of the Invisible: Often posting on science related topics; you can also get his thoughts on academia.
• Bellringers: Blog by a public high school teacher from Dallas. It shares everything about teaching you never learned from teacher in-service or professional development.
• Techno Tuesday: This blog is designed to offer helpful hints, tips, and tricks to teachers who are integrating technology in an authentic manner.
• Creative Teaching: Targeted for parents and teachers, this site provides helpful tips, suggestions, lesson plans, and worksheets to teach children at the elementary and middle school grade levels. The information and materials cover reading, writing, math, science, and social studies.
• The Edublogger: This blog contains tips and tricks, help with using web 2.0 and edublogs. You can learn how to get students to create their own surveys, set up widgets, and design their own blog.
• Random Walk in Learning: This blog has an impressive amount of tools for teachers.
• Just a Substitute Teacher: Learn about teaching from this unique point of view, as well as how to teach in several different subjects.
• Weblogg-ed: Blogs on the use of weblogs, wikis, RSS, audio casts and other read/write web related technologies in the k-12 realm.