Teaching has always been a very solitary business. The system in which we work makes it difficult to network, have professional conversations and improve our craft. But the system is changing – the internet is making it easier for you to find others to talk to about history and best practices. More and more individuals and organizations are working to connect online. Find the time and pick a favorite. Your students will notice the difference!

There are lots of places to hook into – break the ice and try some of these:

Blogs:

Speaking of History
Library of Congress (rss feed link)
American Historical Association
History is Elementary
Instructify
History News Network blogs (check the list of helpful resources on the left)

Discussion groups / organizations:

H-Net Groups
History Teacher Discussion Forum
National History Education Clearinghouse
Common-Place
History Cooperative
History Now
Ning Networks (National Council for the Social Studies example)