Teacher Education Community Portal

MERLOT Teacher Education

Welcome – From the Editor

Welcome to the MERLOT Teacher Education Portal, an educational resource for teaching and learning. You are invited to join MERLOT (it's free) and contribute to this growing community of teacher education instructors by using the learning materials, submitting your own modules and assignments for evaluation, and commenting and rating the materials in the collection. Feel free to add your favorite materials to MERLOT.  Our board uses the following review form.

We are the proud recipients of the 2018 and 2015 House Cup for the most productive board. Our editorial board is composed of teacher educators from across the U.S.: Bruce Bennett (Grand Canyon University), Cris Guenter (California State University-Chico), Angela Gunder (University of Arizona), Elaine Lawrence (State University of New York-Oneonta), Laurie Tenzer (St. Petersburg College), Mary Wall (Thomas Edison State College), and Esperanza Zenon (River Parishes Community College). We would love to have you join us as a reviewer; email Jane Moore for further information.

If you have any questions, contact the Editor of the Teacher Education Editorial Board, Jane Moore at jmoore@calstate.edu.


March 2018 Image

A review by the Teacher Ed Board of our Classics Award winner, FlipGrid One:  


Flipgrid One is a free tool which allows educators to create an interactive material for their classes. Students can create videos that can be seen by the entire class. Flipgrid Classroom is a paid version with more options.  It is a great tool for introductions in a blended or online class.  It allows students to create short videos (using a built in or connected video camera); users can respond to other videos with their own.  It could be used to have students respond to a reading or an image.  Small groups could develop their own grids, or the class could use one grid.  We love FlipGrid One!

New Materials

New Members

Teacher Ed on Twitter

  • RT @KatherineMangan: Among the reasons board won't fire embattled MSU pres: "Nobody in their right mind is walking into this hot mess right…
    22 seconds ago | chronicle
  • Scholarly associations encourage graduate students to seek nonfaculty careers and then lose them as members. Here’s… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
    19 minutes ago | chronicle
  • Students are often in their own digital worlds. Here's how teachers can meet them where they are:… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
    47 minutes ago | EdWeekTeacher
  • One year later, here are some lessons learned from the combining of two universities in Philadelphia. chroni.cl/2KeGnQJ
    50 minutes ago | chronicle
  • RT @marcparry: I spoke with some historians and political scientists who are trying to shape the public's understanding of the border crisi…
    53 minutes ago | chronicle
  • RT @erichoov: Harvard’s latest legal filing asks court to protect applicants’ privacy - and university’s ‘commercial interests.’ https://t.…
    54 minutes ago | chronicle
  • VIDEO: Domingo, a 12th grader at Highlander Charter School in Providence, Rhode Island, describes how one teacher h… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
    59 minutes ago | edutopia
  • The public interest “does not mandate the disclosure of every document about the Harvard admissions process that mi… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
    1 hour ago | chronicle
  • School-based health clinics for teachers and their families can significantly lower a district's health care costs… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
    1 hour ago | EdWeekTeacher
  • "There are a lot of good things going on, but no one cares when you’re fighting with survivors," said Brian Mosalla… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
    1 hour ago | chronicle