Today is the official launch of the EdReach Media Network, a collaboration by educators from all over the United States. I am proud to be a contributer to this endeavor through a bi-weekly post and the Google in Education podcast. This week my post on EdReach.us was about Schoology, a cool company I visited at the Illinois ICE conference. 

Classroom 2.0 is a great network of well informed and innovative educators. The EdReach team would like to invite your voice on the network. We hope that it will be helpful and encouraging. 

 

Here is an excerpt from the "official" media release:

 

The EdReach Educational Media Network (EdReach.us) aims to gather these voices together, and create one stream of educational news, blogs, commentary, and interactive media that highlights the innovation, highlights the ideas, highlights the cutting-edge best practices that are happening in the world's schools every day.
 
There is fabulous and innovative teaching happening in American education, happening all over the world- yet we forget. Lately, these moments seem to get lost under the sea of politics, budgets, and policy. Education news is also in a state of disarray. Go to most news sites and look for the education section- it’s likely you won’t find it. Still. Education isn’t getting the place it deserves in the mainstream media outlets.
 
There are amazing new tools being used in the classroom every day- gadgets, Web tools, innovative pedagogy. There are companies that are leading the charge with innovative Web tools for teachers. There are devices that are transforming the way teachers teach, and learners learn. There are teachers that do amazing things with students every day. Every day.

EdReach is made up of-  not one person- but a network of educators from all over the United States- field reporters- some hosting podcasts in Connecticut, some contributing from San Diego, Missouri, Iowa, Indiana, Wisconsin, Michigan- from all over the country. And it’s expanding.

So, if you want to know what’s happening in innovative Education, if you want to know what innovative education looks like, if you want to see what education can be like for America’s students and students all over the world- keep following and listening to EdReach.us.

EdReach is here to tell those stories.

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Keeping the lines of communication open should be so much easier in the world of web2.0 and social media. However, the same innovations that have expanded access are also inundating us with so much information, we struggle to find it, access it and implement it. We don't need more sites to access, but we do need more sites that act as centralized resources. EdReach looks to be one of them and worthy of a bookmark.

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