In the world of blogging there are organizations that have bloggers employed and then there are individual bloggers. Here are some education blogs from both types that have proved most useful in dispelling myths, providing staff development, and offering relevant resources for classroom use.
These are rock-solid and trusted education blogs that continue to be sources of inspiration for us all as educators from all walks of life. You’ll find organizations dedicated to talking about modern teaching and learning, as well as educators from the trenches who put vision into practice every day.
10 Terrific Education Blogs
- Wabisabi Blog—Our very own home for all things education related. We strive to post content every day that teachers of every level find useful and inspiring.
- Edutopia—One education blog that comes up frequently when searching the Web for anything innovative in education. This foundation seeks to keep education moving forward and at the forefront of discussion. You’ll find videos, blogs, and up-to-date articles on the latest tools for educators.
- MIndShift—This is KQED’s contribution to innovative education. MindShift takes its tag line “How We Will Learn” seriously. As such they are dedicated to highlighting the cutting edge of education. MindShift is staffed by writers who are always in-the-know about the latest in learning and the technology that continues to enhance it.
- EdSurge—EdSurge strives to provide the best information by relying on a community-driven database of edtech products and articles.
- ISTE—Arguably the largest tech education organization, ISTE puts together a massive gathering of educators for technology every year. It requires membership to get full access, but their education blogs are freely accessible.
- The Innovative Educator—Lisa Nielsen is The Innovative Educator. She works tirelessly to help change school for those that matter the most, which are the students. Seeking out resources to help them experience relevant and real-world success, she makes sure that all voices are heard.
- EdTech Roundup—Michael Karlin's EdTech Roundup was formed in early 2013 to help out educators with the challenges of technology integration. You'll find technology news, reviews, lessons, app ideas, and more on this great blog.
- FreeTech4Teachers—Richard Byrne is a former social studies teacher who now runs this blog. It's a treasure trove of resources for educators all over the world. Read about his own personal innovative milestones as an educator, and then dive into the great stuff he has on offer for all kinds of teachers in all kinds of classrooms.
- Cycles of Learning—Ramsey Musallam is a featured speaker on TED Talks. He describes the mission for his blog as one designed "to create inquiry-based learning environments fueled by student curiosity and exploration." There is some really quality stuff here that's worth exploring in detail.
- Kathy Schrock's Guide to Everything—Kathy Schrock has amassed an impressive array of resources in her many years as an educational technologist. In addition to her own articles, she also has a list of her own recommended education blogs. Her main website is incredibly well-organized, like a card catalog of resources too numerous to mention. Dive in and explore Kathy's efforts—you won't be disappointed.
Many more educators are speaking about transforming education to keep up with the profession's transformational pathway on their own budding education blogs. This, at least, is a starting point to begin the discussion in your neck of the woods!