Pennsylvania Educational Technology Expo & Conference 2016


Kimberly Tohill
Wednesday, February 24
8:30am-11:00am
Hershey Lodge

Online 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, and more.

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 newsletters.

edWebhttp://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 more!

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 forums.










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