While I do my best to bring you educational technology highlights, there are some really exceptional sites out there, for example Common Sense, that are completely devoted to this topic and have an absolute wealth of information to explore. Previously, I wrote about a Common Sense resource called Graphite, and today, I want to recommend another such site, EdSurge, which according to the website, is “an independent information resource and community for everyone involved in education technology.”
Like Graphite, the EdSurge site has a section dedicated to product reviews. If you are considering using a new product, head over there to read what other educators have to say about it. If you are simply looking for a certain type of product, say a classroom response system, you can select that subcategory and browse through the 17 options currently listed, filtering by tech and requirements and/or cost. You are bound to find something new. You might discover the exact solution you have been looking for or the best thing you never even thought of.
In addition to the review section, EdSurge has news, events, and research sections. The main EdSurge page is laid out like a newspaper for educational technology while the news page allows you to filter results based on your interests, for example technology in school. Read about what other schools are doing, opinion pieces, pieces from a student perspective, and more.
As if all that is not enough, you can also find events to attend around the world and online to expand your knowledge of educational technology, as well as read reports based on the latest research in the field.
Overall, EdSurge is an exceptional place to go for more information on educational technology, and the free subscription makes it even easier with weekly email updates. Have you ever visited EdSurge? Share your thoughts by leaving a comment below.