Magazine article Multimedia & Internet@Schools

E-News Updates

Magazine article Multimedia & Internet@Schools

E-News Updates

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MANY organizations are distributing free newsletters with timely articles and links to valuable resources. Joining a mailing list or RSS feed is easy and convenient, and it's a timesaver when you want the latest news about innovative technology and practical ideas for integrating it into your classroom. Below is a selected mix of educational technology newsletters and RSS feeds for you to investigate.


Annenberg Media, part of The Annenberg Foundation, focuses on professional development for K- 12 teachers. One of its goals is to distribute educational video programs with corresponding Web and print materials to advance excellence in teaching. Video programming is made available via the Annenberg Satellite Channel, free video on demand at the Web site, and on DVD or videocassette. Each month, subscribers to the Updates newsletter will receive a message highlighting the news, elearning, and programming of the Annenberg Channel, as well as ideas for connecting their resources to classroom curriculum.


One of the best mailing lists to join is Blue Web'n. Each month, 5-10 new sites on specific topics are annotated and rated based on a scoring rubric. These are then added to the online library that contains more than 2,000 high-quality sites categorized by subject, grade level, and format (lessons, activities, projects, resources, references, and tools). You can search by grade level (Refined Search), broad subject area (Content Areas), or specific subcategories (Subject Area). To subscribe, send an email message to bluewebn-subscribe@yahoo


If you are looking for rich content related to folklore and the cultural arts, you will want to receive periodic updates on resources, projects, and events that are happening across the country. The Cultural Arts Resources for Teachers and Students (C.A.R.T.S.), a cultural resource center for K- 12 education, is filled with folklore, history, culture, and arts-in-education resources and educational activities. To join the mailing list, send an email message to


Read breaking news about today's critical issues such as No Child Left Behind, technology trends, and other topics that impact educators. Subscribe to a variety of weekly or monthly updates such as Edweek Update, Teacher Magazine Update, EdTech Trends, and Curriculum Matters. By joining Education Week's RSS newsfeed, the latest articles are a click away.


The George Lucas Educational Foundation (GLEF) publishes three enewsletters: Edutopia News and two topic-specific publications called Project-Based Learning and Technology in Education. These newsletters provide inspiring stories from teachers and students in action, resources for news, information on grants, editorial highlights, and links to what's new on the Web site. The RSS feed disseminates in-depth articles about innovative education from The George Lucas Educational Foundation.


Discover how schools are using technology, find grant-funding opportunities, and learn about new assessment tools through eSchool News and Classroom News. Each is a monthly publication sent via email. For daily updates, visit the eSchool News Web site or subscribe to the RSS feed that dispenses the top news in school technology.


Jamie McKenzie, nationally known educator and speaker, publishes a bimonthly newsletter from September to June. Each issue contains thought-provoking articles, cartoons, and announcements from FNO Press. Recent articles include "Putting an End to Topical Research," "Photoshopping Reality: Journalistic Ethics in a Time of Virtual Truth," and "Nothing but Net- The NoTime Slam Dunk Lesson."


MMIS Xtra is the K-12 technology and media specialist's source for the latest industry and product news. …

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