1. In the Cloud
Gwen Mueller, the blogger behind “In the Cloud,” describes herself as an “IT professional, strategist, creative thinker, gamer, [and] nerd in secondary education.” In the Cloud encompasses all these personas, providing fun and helpful edtech resources along with “1/4 cup of fun.” Just as visually appealing as it is fun to read, In the Cloud is a great resource for relevant edtech links (not to mention fun pictures and cartoons).
The EdTech Tumble Zone is curated by Sam Pabon, a IT Professional currently in the process of pivoting into the educational realm (he’s completing a Master’s in Educational & Instructional Technology). His stated philosophy on education is inspirational and in itself worthy of discussion: “As educators we should help facilitate goals and help cast a vision for students that will, not only, stretch their imaginations, but also their beliefs regarding what is possible.” The EdTech Tumble Zone is worth following not only for its many links to helpful edtech-related articles, but also for its fun/inspirational quotes (“Stop worrying so much. Worrying is using your imagination to create things you don’t want”), cartoons, recipes, and more.
Though the instructional technology specialist behind Edtech SandyK insists that her tumblr is just an “experiment,” we certainly hope it’s one that lasts! Edtech SandyK has curated a great collection of articles, videos, and other links that speak to education’s changing landscape, the importance of being a responsible digital citizen, and more. Be sure to check out EdTechSandyK’s blog too, which features more long-form posts on tech integration, learning tools, and other educational approaches.