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Shannon Reed is an award-winning playwright who teaches high school English to a large pack of bright young women at a private school on the beach in Queens, New York. She graciously contributed this column:

Last spring, the faculty at the small private school where I teach gathered in the traditional faculty meeting place -- a circa 1960's Home Ec room that probably shudders each time we refer to it as the "Consumer Sciences Department" -- to learn, from an exceedingly cranky member of the New York City Board of Education computers-in-the-classroom team, how to log into a website. As the woman snapped and snarled at everyone, I wondered, disinterestedly, what was her problem? Then I watched the faculty try to complete the simple tasks of accessing the internet and setting up a password and user name at the website. It quickly turned disastrous.

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Ed Tech Blogs

Want to understand how technology is impacting students, teachers and schools? These blogs tackle the issues -- and controversies -- surrounding educational technology:

DITBits

The K12 Geek

Not So Distant Future

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Blogging for Business

These websites write about the impact online "social media" is having on business, the tools available and how companies are using blogs to communicate with their customers. Check them out:

hyku

Like It Matters

Business Blog Consulting

PR 2.0

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Community of Learners

Miguel Guhlin, the innovative educator we interview in this week's "Teachers at Work" feature, recommends these "must read" blogs on technology in the classroom and other topics:

Moving at the Speed of Creativity

2cents

The Savvy Technologist

Remote Access

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Bud's Blogs

Bud Hunt, the teacher we interviewed about student blogging, suggests these links for educators interested in working with Internet technology in the classroom:

"Check out my bloglines account, the contents of which are my regular reads. Another place that folks should look for resources and conversation is EdTechTalk.com. I also recommend Educationbridges, a community of teachers experimenting with social networking and other Web 2.0 tools."

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Innovative Teaching Blogs

Brian Crosby, our featured educator in this week's "Teachers at Work" column, reads these blogs dedicated to innovating in the classroom:

Borderland by Doug Noon

Speed of Creativity by Wes Fryer

Mark's Edtechblog by Mark Ahlness

Around the Corner by Miguel Guhlin

Room 208 by Bob Sprankle

Finally, this is not a blog, per se, but Brian also recommends checking out National Library of Virtual Manipulatives for additional teaching resources.
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