Taking a moment to say THANK YOU to everyone who has played a role in this site's ongoing success …
TodayÂ I am taking a moment to thank all ourÂ readers, viewers, and fans. Thank you as well toÂ theÂ many organizations and sites that republish and promote EmergingEdTech content. And thanksÂ to the many guest post writers who have written posts here, and to our advertisers.Â YouÂ have allÂ helped to make the site aÂ wonderful success!
I formally launched EmergingEdTech in April of 2009, and in the two years since, the site has grown to a significant readership -Â over 20,000 visits from 17 toÂ 18 thousand unique visitors each month, consumingÂ overÂ 31,000 pages of content. We've got thousands of RSS and e-mail subscribers, as well as thousands of fans, followers, and subscribers across Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube. And these numbers continue to growing streadily from month to month.
One of the things I did to help spread the word about EmergingEdTech and improve it's search engine positioning when I started was to cross post articles on other education technology web sites like EducauseÂ and Classroom 2.0, and I am so thankful that these great sites exist (there areÂ so many excellentÂ resources on these sites – be sure to stop by and check them out if you're not already a member!).
I have also been cross posting for years onÂ TechnologyIntegrationInEducation, Greg Limperis's social networking site where educators and professional can learn what'sÂ happening in technology in the classroom by following the latestÂ Ed Tech news andÂ sharing content. IÂ just recently started fully syndicating each week's feature postÂ there as a Featured Blogger (thanks Greg!).
EmergingEdTech content is also syndicated on Edu1World.org, a member-only social network for, “higher education CIOâ€™s, professionals, faculty, associations, and vendors who develop, support and work with technology solutions”.
I am also in the process of developing a syndication agreement with the folks at Learnboost, a “free all-in-one solution [that] allows teachers to manage their classroom by offering an amazing gradebook, software for managing and creating lesson plans, tracking attendance, maintaining schedules, integrating Google Apps including calendars, tagging of Common Core Standards, and so much more.”
Thanks to the owners andÂ operators of each of these sites for partnering with me.
Of course, EmergingEdTech is also on your favoriteÂ social media sites …
If you wish to consume EmergingEdTech contentÂ on theseÂ popular social media sites, we'reÂ out onÂ Facebook (facebook.com/EmergingEdTech), YouTube (youtube.com/user/EmergingEdTech), and Twitter (twitter.com/emergingedtech), so be sure to stop by.
Thanks again to everyone. I hope all readers and viewers feel comfortable contributing at any time – we love comments, ideas, questions, feedback, so bring it on and join the conversation.
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