Keeping up to date with Educational Research is an integral part of my professional development and the subsequent impact on learning and teaching. I use the following websites regularly, amongst others, to receive regular email updates on research developments, and am a member of many online forums where I can share experiences with other teachers worldwide.
In no particular order:
Harvard Graduate School of Education Alumni – where I gained my Professional Recognition status through the excellent postgraduate course ‘Teaching for Understanding’
IB Clever – a good forum to pass ideas and resources around from PYP to DP
National Geographic – inspirational for Biology teachers and students
Creative Commons – committed to fair open source sharing of resources online
UPD8 – some excellent science debating resources!
TED – inspirational talks on all global issues, can be used as a great lesson starter or course through-line to get kids critically thinking
Slide Share – a great resource of educational PowerPoints to be used as stimulating visual aids to your teaching
Science Video Resources – EXCELLENT site constructed by a highly qualified IB Biology teacher willing to share his plethora of excellent resources for teaching and learning – the best IB Biology resource out there!
International Development Association – very topical and useful for stimulating critical thinking
A Curriculum for Excellence (LTS) – recently developed in Scotland, UK and designed to de-clutter the curriculum and get back to teaching and learning science skills rather than science fact
Teacher’s TV – great for vidz but only accessible from the UK
TeacherNet – another great forum
Curriki – open source forum, also used by students