With over a hundred million active blogs out there and thousands more being created everyday, it is hard to know where to turn for the best information. The enormous number of blogs available is fantastic for those with obscure passions (say… Hungover Owls or Godzilla Haiku), but for those of us with broader interests, there is SO much choice.
As many of you already know, a great place to start your search for high quality, education blog content is the Edublog Awards. Listing the 2011 winners as well as all nominees, there is enough great content here to keep you going for a very long time. In addition to that exhaustive list we have put together six of our favorite education blogs (some Edublog nominees and some not yet recognized) that hopefully you and your school can learn from.
6 Education Blogs To Check Out
Heyjude is the personal blog of Australian technology and library guru Judy O’Connel. As a Lecturer for the School of Information Studies in the Faculty of Education, Judy focuses her blog on technology in education, with particular focus on the library and digital information. Media rich, clear and concise, Heyjude is a great blog for any teachers or librarians looking to expand their reading list.
As one of the most stylish and slick education blogs on the scene, Edudemic hosts a plethora of technology news and articles. With the tagline “connecting education and technology” the site is a must visit blog for all tech-addicted teachers. As well as providing great web content, the site has recently announced the release of its very own edtech iPad App “Edudemic Magazine“. Get on it!
The Nerdy Teacher
The Nerdy Teacher (aka Nicholas Provenzano) writes very regularly on his own blog “The Nerdy Teacher” as well as regular posts on Edutopia. As an educational consultant and an Edublog awardee his site focuses on all things ed but ensures each post is peppered with humor and cheer. For those looking to learn and laugh, this is the place to be.
The Thinking Stick
Run by educator, consultant and author, Jeff Utecht, The Thinking Stick is a very beautiful, modern site with quality, well thought articles. Jeff posts regularly on technology, education and his own experiences as well providing links to his own written work in the form of digital downloads. Definitely another one to add to your RSS feed.
As you can see from the front page, Teacher Tom has character. As preschool teacher for the Woodland Park Cooperative preschools, Tom works with 2-5 year olds and is passionate about his job. The site features a lot of what goes on in the preschool as well as many useful insights into education and children in general. A must read for anyone working with kids.
The Innovative Educator
Run by writer and speaker Lisa Nielson, The Innovative Educator features posts on the technology, politics and people in education. With the motivation of passion driven learning, the site is updated very regularly and hosts a number of resources on top of its quality blog posts. For a well rounded view on education you can’t go past this one.
What are your favorite education blogs? And what kinds of articles do you most enjoy reading online?
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