Public Education (K-12) Resources

A friend of mine is going to be starting a very interesting & unique job in the educational sector; working for a private corporation (that’s all I can say for now, but hope to be able to tell more in the new year). We were discussing various sources of information and community nodes in this field so I thought I’d put down my references in one spot.
Here is my annotated webliography.

  • Good summative post on blogging in education, by Australia’s James Farmer.
  • James also has created free blog spaces for Educators and Students (a safe place to blog)
  • The platform that is, in my opinion, the best for building education communities and providing user-controlled access rights is Elgg.
  • An excellent resource on the science of brain-based learning is the Eide Neurolearning Blog.
  • The ultimate site on blogging in public education is by Will Richardson.
  • Scott Adams offers another perspective on technology in education and distance learning. I really like his Edutrain meme.
  • Albert Ip’s blog on how we should prepare our next generation for life in 2020 is always worth a read.
  • My own list of bookmarks on Public Education issues. I also have a list of online Student Resources, as recommendations for our two school-age boys.

I’m sure that I’ve missed many other good sources of information, so feel free to add your recommendations in the comments. I’ve done some work in the K-12 education sector but it’s not really my specialty.

5 Responses to “Public Education (K-12) Resources”

  1. Jacques

    To add to your list…

    Quelques bonnes adresses dans la langue de Molière :

    – Les réflexions de François Guité

    – Les réalisations innovatrices dans une école de chez nous, via son directeur, Roberto

    – Le Café pédagogique, de France, mais avec des sujets universels dans le monde de l’apprentissage

    …et bien d’autres.

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  2. Harold

    I deleted a comment by mistake, so here is what I was able to recover (sorry, Peter)

    Adult Education
    From Peter at http://www.maxstudy.com

    James Farmer has effectively challenged the typical online education model. Weblogging is an underutilized approach the is growing and merits serious attention if we are to take distance learning to the next level. Considering, in my concurring opinion, that the social/cognitive/teacher presence forms the basic foundation of ‘authentic thinking’ and a natural learning environment, it seems only logical that this model (blogs) should coexist and to some extent supplant the discussion boards.

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