It is so exciting to see all of the new tools and resources that emerge each day to help teachers and students. Although it’s exciting, it’s also very overwhelming. Staying on top of the latest tools and trends in education can be time consuming, particularly if you’re doing the research on your own.
Fortunately, that isn’t necessary. There are many great educational websites that share information on these topics. Even better is that many of them offer email newsletters which will send this information in a digestible format. Short, sweet, and to the point. Perfect for busy teachers and librarians. 🙂
Here are a few of my favorite educational newsletters:
Edutopia is one of my favorite newsletters for a few reasons – it covers pretty much every aspect of education (technology, social skills, grants, and upcoming educator events). It also features a weekly giveaway! This week’s prize is a Sphero. Newsletters are published on a weekly basis. Click below see a preview of the Edutopia newsletter.
In addition to being an amazing website and an awesome Twitter account to follow, MindShift has a wonderful newsletter. It is a daily newsletter, which can be a lot, but it covers some incredibly interesting topics. Articles like “What’s Going on Inside the Brain of a Curious Child?” and “Pediatricians Say School Should Start Later for Teens’ Health” are incredibly interesting!
If you love edtech like I do, EdSurge is a MUST! There are two newsletters to choose from, but I suggest signing up for both. EdSurge “Innovate” is geared for anyone with particular interest in educational technology, while EdSurge “Instruct” is all things education. Both newsletters are published on a weekly basis. They tend to be lengthly but I always take the time to read it from beginning to end. Newsletters feature articles on a variety of topics, but there is also a section for opportunities (awards for educators), events, edtech jobs, and grants.
There are many more out there with tons of information. Have a favorite you’d like to share? Add it in the comments below!