Expo & Conference 2016
Wednesday, February 24
teacher communities provide opportunities for you to expand your
professional knowledge through interaction with others who share your
interests, passions, and every day struggles. The following is a
list of online communities designed for teachers. All sites are free to
join; some may have premium content (as noted below).
AP Teacher Community - https://apcommunity.collegeboard.org
Supports all AP courses through 29 different communities where
educators can connect and share.
Classroom 2.0 - www.classroom20.com
For anyone interested in Web 2.0, Social Media, and Participative
Technologies, this site has discussion forums, special interest groups,
videos of educational speakers, and webinar recordings.
Education Forum - http://educationforum.ipbhost.com/
Designed originally as a resource for one educator's classes
and expanded to promote friendly discussion and sharing for
educators around the world, this site includes an extensive list of
forums separated by curricular area, educational issues, conferences,
Education Week Teacher - http://www.edweek.org/tm/
Features hot educational topics in the form of news, blogs, interviews,
commentary, whitepapers, and more.
edutopia - http://www.edutopia.org/community
A space to connect and share through blogs, discussions and
edWeb - http://home.edweb.net/
In addition to blogs and news, edWeb provides the opportunity to join
professional learning communities and attend free webinars while
earning continuing education certificates.
Elementary Teachers Network - elementaryteachersnetwork.ning.com/
Social network dedicated to elementary teachers.
Intel Teachers Engage - https://engage.intel.com/community/teachersengage/
This link will take you to the main hub where you can find discussions
and resources about incorporating technology into K-12 classrooms. You
can create private groups within the community.
ISTE Commons - http://connect.iste.org/home
Excellent repository of information as well as lively discussions;
guests may view content, but only paid members can post content.
MERLOT II - https://www.merlot.org/merlot/index.htm?action=communities
Open educational resources separated by academic disciplines, support,
and partner communities.
ProTeacher - http://www.proteacher.net/
Mainly a site for discussion boards and chat; separated by content
areas, topics of interest, and grade level.
SimpleK12 - http://community.simplek12.com/scripts/student/home.asp
"Professional development in your pajamas!" A site full of shared
resources categorized by grade level, subject area, type, and premium
resources; also hosts a forum.
TeachAde - http://www.teachade.com/
Social network and resource sharing site designed for educators;
includes a fundraising tool for teachers.
Teachers.net - http://teachers.net/
Chatboards, lesson plans, classroom projects, teacher mailrings and
The Teacher's Corner - http://www.theteacherscorner.net/
Wealth of information and resources including lesson plans, activities,
worksheets, bulletin board patterns, daily writing prompts, and teacher