ASCD (formerly the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development) is the global leader in developing and delivering innovative programs, products, and services that empower educators to support the success of each learner. Comprising 140,000 members—superintendents, principals, teachers, professors, and advocates from more than 134 countries—the ASCD community also includes 56 affiliate organizations. The nonprofit's diverse, nonpartisan membership is its greatest strength, projecting a powerful, unified voice to decision makers around the world.
The association provides expert and innovative solutions in professional development, capacity building, and educational leadership essential to the way educators learn, teach, and lead.
- Association of College and Research Libraries
The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL), a division of the American Library Association, is a professional association of academic librarians and other interested individuals. It is dedicated to enhancing the ability of academic library and information professionals to serve the information needs of the higher education community and to improve learning, teaching, and research.
- Center for Women and Information Technology
Non-profit community of more than 450 prominent corporations, academic institutions, government agencies, and non-profits working to increase women's participation in technology and computing
- Common Core Standards
The Common Core State Standards provide a consistent, clear understanding of what students are expected to learn, so teachers and parents know what they need to do to help them. The standards are designed to be robust and relevant to the real world, reflecting the knowledge and skills that our young people need for success in college and careers
- Edublog Awards
The purpose of the Edublog awards is promote and demonstrate the educational values of social media.
Edublogs site is a resource for educators to use for ideas on how social media is used in different contexts, with a range of different learners.
The goal of Edudemic is to connect teachers, administrators, students, and just about everyone else with the best technology on the planet
K-12 educational innovation
- Free Technology for Teachers
The purpose of this site is to share information about free resources that teachers can use in their classrooms.
- Good Reads
Meet your next favorite book
Library Resources for students and professional development for librarians and teachers. INFOhio, a virtual K-12 library, transforms teaching and learning by connecting educational resources with the power of information technology.
- Institute for Library and Information Literacy Education (ILILE)
ILILE was established to provide local, regional and national leadership in fostering successful collaboration among K-12 teachers and school library media specialists who are concerned with advancing library and information literacy in the PK-12 school curriculum.
- Joyce Valenza's Neverending Search
Joyce's blog for School Library Journal
- Joyce Valenza's New Virtual Library on LibGuides
- Joyce Valenza's Virtual Library
- Learn Now
Applies research to the real world applications
- Learning Commons
Demonstrations of Virtual Learning Commons.
- Life in the Renaissance Blog
Thoughts on Education, Technology and Cognition...a blog by Chris Bigenho. Chris has a Ph.D. in Educational Computing and Cognitive Systems from the University of North Texas
LM_NET is the original discussion group open to school library media specialists worldwide, and to people involved with the school library media field. LM_NET provides an excellent way to network with other school library professionals, connect to new ideas in school library practice, seek advice, and ask library related questions. Consult LM_NET peers for relevant ongoing library on-the-job mentorship!
Social Media, Technology, Entertainment, Business, Lifestyle, United States and the World
- Media Literacy Clearinghouse: Resources for K-12 Educators
MLC's mission is to assist K-12 educators who want to:
- teach standards that include non-print, media texts
- learn more about media literacy
- integrate it into classroom instruction
- help students read the media
- help students become more media aware
- locate appropriate resources
The Ohio Educational Library Media Association is Ohio's preeminent professional association for highly effective school librarians and libraries.
The mission of the Ohio Educational Library Media Association is to meet the needs of Ohio’s learners
- PALM Center: Partnerships Advancing Library Media
The Partnerships Advancing Library Media (PALM) Center is a joint effort of LSI and two Florida State colleges, the College of Communication and Information and the College of Education. The center offers an array of services to support school librarians and other educators throughout the U.S. and internationally to improve their districts and schools.
- Paradigm Shift
Blog by Shabbi Luthra, IT Director of the American School of Bombay. One of her newest topics of interest is superstructing.
- Pew Research Center
Pew Research Center is a nonpartisan source of data and analysis, and takes no advocacy positions. It is a subsidiary of The Pew Charitable Trusts.
- Powerful Learning Practice
Offers coached and instructor-led professional development for teachers.
- Research at the American School of Bombay
The Research Team studies, prototypes (when required), designs, and develops new teaching and learning environments for the 21st century
- Science Alert
Science research news, Opinions, and includes Science jobs
- Selection Tools
Choosing resources to be a part of the collection is a vital part of the job of a school librarian.
- Stop the Worldwide War on Girls
Our mission is to increase awareness of the global war on girls, to forge partnerships with organizations that support this mission--and ultimately, to stop the assault on the daughters of the world.
- Ted Talks
Ideas worth spreading
- The Unquiet Librarian
Blog of Buffy Hamilton, former school librarian currently working for Cleveland Public Library
- YALSA: Young Adult Library Services Association
The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) is a national association of librarians, library workers and advocates whose mission is to expand and strengthen library services for teens, aged 12-18. Through its member-driven advocacy, research, and professional development initiatives, YALSA builds the capacity of libraries and librarians to engage, serve and empower teens.