Many organizations are distributing free newsletters with timely
articles and links to valuable resources. Joining a mailing list
or RSS feed is easy, convenient, and a time saver when you want the
latest news about innovative technology and practical ideas for integrating
it into your classroom. Below is a selected mix of educational technology
newsletters and RSS feeds for you to investigate.
Annenberg Media, part of the Annenberg Foundation, focuses on professional
development for K-12 teachers. One of their goals is to distribute
educational video programs with corresponding Web and print materials
to advance excellence in teaching. Video programming is made available
via the Annenberg Satellite Channel, free video on demand at the
Website, and on DVD or videocassette. Each month, subscribers to
the Updates newsletter will receive a message highlighting the news,
elearning, and programming of the Annenberg Channel, as well as ideas
for connecting their resources to classroom curriculum.
If you are looking for rich content related to folklore and the
cultural arts, you will want to receive periodic updates on resources,
projects, and events that are happening across the country. The Cultural
Arts Resources for Teachers and Students (C.A.R.T.S.), a cultural
resource center for K-12 education is filled with folklore, history,
culture, and arts-in-education resources and educational activities.
To join the mailing list, send an email message to email@example.com.
Read breaking news about today’s critical issues such as No
Child Left Behind, technology trends and other topics that impact
educators. Subscribe to a variety of weekly or monthly updates such
as Edweek Update, Teacher Magazine Update, EdTech Trends, and Curriculum
Matters. By joining Education Week’s RSS news feed, the latest
articles are a click away.
The George Lucas Educational Foundation (GLEF) publishes
three e-newsletters - Edutopia News and two topic-specific publications:
Learning and Technology in Education. These newsletters provide inspiring
stories from teachers and students in action, resources for news,
information on grants, editorial highlights, and links to what’s
new on the Website. The RSS feed disseminates in-depth articles about
innovative education from The George Lucas Educational Foundation.
Discover how schools are using technology, find grant funding opportunities,
and learn about new assessment tools through eSchool News and Classroom
News. Each is a monthly publication sent via email. For daily updates,
visit the eSchool News Website or subscribe to the RSS feed that
dispenses the top news in school technology.
Now On – The Educational Technology Journal
Jamie McKenzie, nationally known educator and speaker,
publishes a bi-monthly newsletter from September – June.
Each issue contains thought provoking articles, cartoons, and announcements
FNO Press. Recent articles include Putting an End to Topical Research,
Photoshopping Reality: Journalistic Ethics in a Time of Virtual Truth,
and Nothing but Net - The NoTime Slam Dunk Lesson..
The PBS weekly newsletter is dedicated to providing
teachers, students and their families with resources that transform
teaching and learning.
This weekly magazine is designed for prek-12 teachers. By creating
a profile, the newsletter can be customized to fit a teacher’s
content and grade level so that relevant information is seen immediately.
Not only are resources provided, but the schedule for PBS shows are
listed. This is a great resource for all teachers.
The weekly Scout Report is the flagship publication of the Internet
Scout Project. Published since 1994, it provides a quick way to keep
informed about great resources that are available on the Web. Each
site is selected, reviewed, and annotated by a team of professional
librarians and subject matter experts. Subscribe to the newsletter
or read current and archived issues online.
Five newsletters are supported by T.H.E. Journal,
a publication that highlights K-12 technology trends. K-12 Tech
Trends covers trends,
tools, and opinion pieces about instructional use of technology.
T.H.E. SmartClassroom focuses on hardware, infrastructure, and best
practices. School Security provides information on school and data
protection. T.H.E. Focus provides in-depth information about a specific
topic. EduHound Weekly features Website reviews, tips, and schools
that are successfully using technology. Visit the EduHound site < http://www.eduhound.com/> for
archives or to browse by category.
Library of Congress
Over ten news feeds are offered by the Library of Congress covering
news, upcoming events, Webcasts, and copyright. The feeds are designed
to be read in either an RSS reader or RSS-enabled Web Browser. News
for Teachers highlights new Web content, professional development
opportunities, and programs of interest to educators. .
U.S. Department of Education
Learn about model schools for improving learning. Find funding and
grant opportunities. Discover new teaching resources. Read about
promising innovations, research, and current U.S. Department of Education
activities. Eight newsletters and a daily RSS feed are distributed
to inform teachers, administrators, and stakeholders about current
(Really Simple Syndication) allows organizations to deliver news
to a desktop computer. By subscribing
to RSS feeds, users can
easily stay up-to-date with their favorite news sources. A feed reader
or aggregator is an application that collects and presents content
from a news feed. There are generally two different types of RSS
readers, a self contained program and one that uses a web browser.
Firefox 2 and Internet Explorer 7 have built-in RSS readers. Firefox’s
Live Bookmarks feature automatically delivers updates to your favorite
sites. Click on the subscribe button in Internet Explorer and the
feed is automatically added to the Favorites Center and Common Feed
List. The latest versions of Netscape and Safari also have automated