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Our Favorite EdTech Blogs for School Librarians

November 21, 2018

Technology is changing our world, and it moves fast. Innovative businesses constantly release new apps and tools that shape the field of education. It can feel a little overwhelming at times.
 
How can educators — whether librarians, teachers, or administrators--keep up with it all? Reading EdTech blogs! But there are so many bloggers out there writing amazing future-ready blogs, finding which to follow can be overwhelming as well. That’s why we’ve created this round-up of some of our favorites.
 
The Library Voice
You might know that Shannon McClintock Miller, a regular contributor on Capstone Community, has one of our favorite EdTech blogs, The Library Voice, where she shares about all the wonderful, creative ways she is integrating technology into her school community on a daily basis.
 
Worlds of Learning
Library media specialist, Laura Fleming, blogs about the ways technology has affected learning. Fleming is the bestselling author of Worlds of Learning: Best Practices for Establishing a Makerspace for Your School, and she talks about Makerspaces a lot on Worlds of Learning.  As Fleming has been a K-8 media specialist, a classroom teacher, and a library media specialist, she has a unique perspective. Her blog offers a fresh outlook on the field of education.
 
The Daring Librarian
EdTech blogs don't have to be serious, and librarian Gwyneth Jones has a great sense of humor. She uses Vines and illustrations, making The Daring Librarian as entertaining as it is informative. Jones will crack you up with her personal stories, but she also gives helpful tips about using websites as opportunities to learn.
 
My Paperless Classroom
Sam Patterson, a K-5 tech integration specialist, writes about his experiences in the classroom, discusses ideas for using technology, and explores the challenges that can come up. Expect an honest account of tech integration in the classroom on this blog.
 
Librarian.net
Library technologist Jessamyn West blogs about her experiences in the library including technology tips for librarians and her “Ask a Librarian” series. Although she often discusses technology, West also offers general advice for librarians.

Not So Distant Future
If you're looking for future-ready blogs, look no further.  Self-proclaimed “techno” librarian, Carolyn Foote, runs Not So Distant Future, and she offers strategies for teachers and librarians alike. You can expect to find interesting information about the intersection of technology and education.
 
The Innovative Educator
If you want a lot of tips and ideas for ways to use technology, the Innovative Educator is a great blog. Educator Lisa Nielson provides helpful resources for fellow educators with the goal to make students more engaged. Nielson is motivated by her frustration with educators who are irrelevant, and she aims to change that. Stick with her tips, and you'll never be boring.

EdTech RoundUp
The best blog for news and updates about the latest technologies is EdTech RoundUp. Look no further if you're seeking straightforward coverage about what's happening in education tech.  Although this blog may not be as unique, it's an excellent resource. If you want to keep up with the most current tools, this is the blog for you.
 
Steve Hargadon
Director of the Web 2.0 Labs and chair of the Social Learning Summit, Steve Hargadon is a well-known ed-tech leader. His blog offers helpful information on the latest technologies.
 
Teaching...My Calling
Cara Whitehead is a National Board-Certified literacy teacher of the fourth grade. Also, she works as the webmaster, social media promoter, and technology coordinator. Filling three different roles has given Whitehead a unique point of view, and she offers helpful information on social media and web tools on her blog.
 
Blended Learning and Technology in the Classroom
Author and educator Catlin Tucker covers quite a range of topics on her blog. She explores some of the best web tools for educators and discusses blending technology and learning together. Giving practical tutorials for educators on various tools, Tucker's blog is an excellent resource.
 
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There are so many more blogs that make keeping with the world of EdTech exciting! While these are some of our favorites, we encourage you to explore other sites as well.
 
Also, if you're looking for more  helpful and inspiring articles and resources for educators, be sure to check back each week for new articles on Capstone Community.