Major Networks for Educators
Each of these resource networks has a slightly different flavor, but they are all well-managed and supply pointers to a wide range of projects and issues of the day.
CoSN is a membership organization with a nominal fee in exchange for comprehensive services, including a new national conference (real and virtual).
Internet Scout Project is maintained by the National Science Foundation and includes lists of relevant conferences and innovative uses of the Internet, in addition to discussion of key issues and a wide range of resources. Important notices are often cross-posted. Subscribers might post inquiries about best practices, technical difficulties, searching for sites for particular curriculum projects, or express opinions about current issues. The Internet Scout Project also issues a report of upcoming state-of-the-art tools.
With thousands of direct subscribers and participants, EDTECH plays an influential role in determining the future directions of the uses of technology in education for many universities and school districts.
ITeachNet functions as a new forum and resource for teachers at international schools here and abroad.
Blackboard's mission is to re-imagine education, with the goal to make learning more desirable, accessible, and meaningful for learners.
It can be overwhelming to subscribe to so many groups. We recommend that you explore these networks and select a few that seem most helpful. They are a valuable resource for remote collaboration.
Other Areas To Check Out...
• An Evaluation Checklist for Educational Web Sites
• Black (African-American) History
• Comprehensive Collections & Resources
• Discussion Groups
• Education & Curriculum Groups
• Evaluation Resources
• Group Collaboration in Assessment
• Math Made Easy(er)
• Networks for Teachers By Teachers (sampler)
• Scientists and Mathematicians Online