Here are six edtech bloggers who are also experienced educators and have firsthand experience integrating software, tablets, apps and other edtech into classrooms.
Class Tech Tips
Former New York City teacher and current author and edtech consultant, Burns focuses on sharing edtech tools and apps and best implementation practices. In addition to covering topics that range from using PDFs to exploring design thinking, her Class Tech Tips blog also rounds up the latest books, resources and workshops.
Free Technology for Teachers
Byrne is a former high school social studies teacher from Maine who has created the Free Technology for Teachers blog, which features free web-based resources that educators can use to enhance learning experiences. He also maintains other K12-edtech sites—including iPadApps4School.com, Android4Schools.com and PracticalEdTech.com—and contributes regularly to School Library Journal, What School Leaders Need to Know About Digital Technologies and Social Media, and Teacher Librarian.
Cool Cat Teacher Blog
A high school teacher and the IT director at Westwood Schools in Camilla, Georgia, Davis has more than two decades of experience teaching educators how to use technology in the classroom. She is an author of two technology guidebooks for teachers, hosts the 10-Minute Teacher podcast and distributes a weekly newsletter. Her Cool Cat Teacher Blog offers advice, ideas and inspiration, and tracks trends and the latest edtech tools.
Keeler is a math teacher at Chawanakee USD in O’Neals, California; an adjunct lecturer at California State University Fresno; a Google-certified teacher and innovator; and co-author of five professional development books. On her Teacher Tech blog, she shares the latest changes and updates to Google platforms, and offers dozens of tips for integrating Google Classroom into instruction.
The Innovative Educator
Nielsen has worked her way up through the New York City public school system, starting as a librarian and now serving as director of digital engagement and professional learning. The Innovative Educator reflects her technology and professional development expertise, which she garnered during stints as a literacy coach, edtech professional development manager and technology innovation manager. She offers advice and guidance on apps, social media and voice-activated artificial intelligence, among other subjects.
The Techie Teacher
A former elementary school and instructional technology resource teacher, Smith is now an edtech consultant for 826 Michigan after-school program in Ypsilanti and Ann Arbor public schools. Her blog, The Techie Teacher, features fun and engaging ideas for implementing edtech, ranging from suggestions for digital activities and lessons to recommendations for edtech-related tools and apps.