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Countdown to ISTE 09: World languages education blogs (aka THE PUSH 2014)

The Push 2014If you were asked to nominate a very short list of blogs for language educators to read / subscribe to, what would you share? Please submit to the list! (there’s a form at the end of this post)

What are some excellent blogs that P-12 language educators should be reading? We need both elementary and secondary examples for Spanish, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Chinese, Russian, Arabic, Latin, American Sign Language, and any others you know of! We’ll address ESL / ELL in a different post. Please contribute, see the responses, AND share this post with others so that we can get the best list possible.

What language education blogs would you recommend? http://bit.ly/1lDjshk Please share with others so we get a great list! #edtech

Thanks in advance for helping with this initiative. If we all contribute, we should have a bevy of excellent subject-specific blogs to which we all can point. Please spread the word about THE PUSH!

[Next up: Physical education / health]

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What is THE PUSH?

Every day between now and the ISTE conference, we work together to identify excellent subject-specific blogs that are useful to P-12 teachers. Why? Several reasons…

  • To identify blogs that P-12 teachers can use to initially seed (or expand) their RSS readers (e.g., Feedly, FlipboardReeder, Pulse)
  • To facilitate the creation of online, global (not just local) communities of practice by connecting role-alike peers
  • To create a single location where P-12 educators can go to see excellent subject-oriented educational blogging
  • To highlight excellent disciplinary blogging that deserves larger audiences
  • To learn from disciplines other than our own and get ideas about our own teaching and/or blogging

We are looking for blogs with RSS feeds – particularly from P-12 educators – not sites to which we can’t subscribe. This is an effort to update the awesome but now heavily-spammed list we made 5 years ago!

Some Iowa students weigh in on what classes they need for 21st century jobs

Leslie Pralle Keehn, a Social Studies teacher here in Iowa, had her students read The World Is Flat and then asked what ‘classes’ would help prepare them for 21st century jobs. Here are their responses:

Prallekeehnstudentresponses

I love how none of these are disciplinary silos (which, I’m guessing, is how her students experience most of their school days). What do you think about her students’ responses?


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