Here are well-established educational sites excellent for teacher connections:
This is an attractive, vast website that has numerous educational topics: Experts and educators writing articles, groups to join, videos and classroom guides. Edutopia is a great support for teachers.
The Teaching Channel
This site provides specific video demonstrations in K-12 classrooms and lesson plan points on basic curriculum areas, as well as information on implementing the Common Core. There are also articles and blogs. The Teaching Channel provides a ‘Teaching Team’ feature for professional development.
The National Center for Learning Disabilities (NCLD)
This site offers connections for parents and teachers in the complex, challenging area of Special Education. There is a diversity of articles that are thorough, clear and understandable for those not trained in Special Education. The site offers eBooks, podcasts, videos and current news about the IEP process, IDEA, funding and interventions. NCLD is a tremendous asset for teachers and parents.
A clear, concise, and thorough guide to educational technology, blended and flipped learning, and educational innovation using technology. There are many guidelines on a wide variety of topics that a teacher may not even have enough background in ed tech to ask about. For a teacher wishing to deepen knowledge of ed tech, or a beginner hoping to catch up, Edudemic is very effective.
Melanie Link Taylor, M.Ed., is a writer and educator living in Southern California. Her blog, MzTeachuh, covers educational topics for general education, educational technology and special education.