RESOURCES WORTH SHARING
blogs and websites for educators (my gift to you)
Resources that are worth your time
You can subscribe to her blog for almost-daily posts. Tuesdays are "Tech It Up Tuesday", Fridays are "Edu-fun Friday" with comics, and Sundays are reserved for weekly Diigo bookmark updates. Jamie shares great tips and a variety of tools.
Don't want to subscribe? Visit her site for lots of great info and a plethora of archived posts.
"Welcome to Shake Up Learning by Kasey Bell! The award-winning Shake Up Learning website and blog provides educators with digital learning resources, tips and tricks, and classroom technology integration ideas. Here you will find great resources for Google apps, including guides and cheat sheets, mobile learning and apps, iPad tips, and social media tips for educators."
This is another blog to which you can subscribe or visit on an as-desired basis. Topics range from Google to coding to social media to blended learning. Lots of great Google info here, and if you can always search within the site for specifics (like Google Classroom).
The lists are annotated and hyperlinked. Lists from previous years are also updated, so if a site that was listed in 2013 has a new name or has been closed, it is noted. In addition, each description states the grade levels for which the site is appropriate.
Really, this site offers a lot of resources. Most content should be easy enough to find on the surface, but there's even more if you dig/play around. And once again, you can search only within the site for specific info. (Note that the search will take you to a Google page, but if the box is checked to search only within the website, the results will be confined to the site.)
For subject-related content, this is the site.
What is a librarian's list of favorite resources without at least one book-related option?
This is for all you book nerds. You know who you are. I'm one, too.
"Book Riot is dedicated to the idea that writing about books and reading should be just as diverse as books and readers are. So sometimes we are serious and sometimes silly. Some of our writers are pros. Many of them aren’t. We like a good list just as much as we like a good review. We think you can like both J.K. Rowling and J.M. Coetzee and that there are smart, funny, and informative things to say about both and that you shouldn’t have to choose."
You can follow Book Riot on a variety of platforms and subscribe to their newsletter. It can be geeky. It can be intellectual. Either way, it's fun. Harry Potter Christmas, anyone?