Edutopia is one of those sites that you just have to bookmark. You may not see something totally perfect on the homepage at your first visit but, dig a little bit and you’ll likely find a treasure trove of useful resources. There are entire blogs written by community authors who know how to write and how to share what’s happening in their classrooms, schools, etc. There are high-quality videos produced with big (for education) budgets thanks to the generous support of The George Lucas Foundation. In other words, this site isn’t going away anytime soon and it’s going to only keep getting better with age.
From The Edutopia Website
Our vision is of a new world of learning, a place where students and parents, teachers and administrators, policy makers and the people they serve are all empowered to change education for the better; a place where schools provide rigorous project-based learning, social-emotional learning, and access to new technology; a place where innovation is the rule, not the exception; a place where students become lifelong learners and develop 21st-century skills, especially three fundamental skills:
- how to find information;
- how to assess the quality of information;
- how to creatively and effectively use information to accomplish a goal.
It’s a place of inspiration and aspiration based on the urgent belief that improving education is the key to the survival of the human race. We call this place Edutopia, and we provide not just the vision for this new world of learning but the real-world information and community connections to make it a reality.
How To Use It In The Classroom
Edutopia is a powerful set of resources that include community sharing areas, videos, guest blog posts, and a series of useful visuals that are always great for teachers. The site is exceptionally useful for teachers above all others.