Ten education blogs worth following

By Meris Stansbury, Online Editor
April 6th, 2012


Many blogs listed here are winners of multiple awards.

Education blogs, on any and every topic, abound online. Unfortunately, educators are probably the last people who have the time to go out and search for them. Which blogs review good free resources? Which can offer information about school reform trends? Which highlight short, how-to videos for those who aren’t very tech-savvy?

In this time-saving list, you’ll find 10 of the best education blogs that readers have recommended, that have won multiple awards, or that other educators just can’t stop talking about.

The blogs are listed in alphabetical order. What are your favorites that we’ve left out? Share them in the comments section of this story.

1. Edudemic (social media)

What is the best way to improve education using social media? That’s the big question that Edudemic hopes to answer. You’ll find regular doses of helpful ideas, infographics, news, videos, and more when you visit Edudemic. Do you ever wonder how schools, universities, colleges, and large groups in general should use social media? Students are often early adopters, frequent users, and overall lovers of technology and social media. Edudemic is run by a handful of graduate students and teachers with a passion for learning and educating.

2. Flipped Learning (new ways of teaching)

Flipped Learning was created by Jon Bergmann, a teacher, educational coach, and writer who has helped educators around the world reconsider what education can look like. He, along with Aaron Sams, are considered two pioneers in the Flipped Class movement. They co-wrote the book on the Flipped Classroom. It will be available from ISTE Press in June of 2012.

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Panelists: Blogs are changing education

3. Free Technology for Teachers (free tech resources and tech reviews)

The purpose of this site is to share information about free resources that teachers can use in their classrooms. This blog has won multiple awards by many publications, and recently in 2010 Free Technology for Teachers was awarded the Edublogs Award for “Best Resource Sharing Blog,” “Best Ed Tech Support,” and “Best Individual Blog.” Free Technology for Teachers is read by an audience of more than 44,000 daily subscribers (as of March 1).

4. The Innovative Educator (creative teaching ideas)

This blog is a great place to look for fresh ideas about how to teach students course material. Created by Lisa Nielsen, who writes for, and speaks to, audiences across the globe about learning innovatively and is frequently covered by local and national media for her views (which include the need for “Passion [not Data] Driven Learning,” as well as “Thinking Outside the Ban” to harness the power of technology for learning), The Innovative Educator was named Get Degrees 2011’s  “Most Trusted Education Blog,” and it has received many other blogging awards and nominations as well.

5. MindShift (research, policy, and cultural issues)

Technology is revolutionizing the world of education—replacing familiar classroom tools and changing the way we learn. MindShift explores the future of learning in all its dimensions—covering cultural and technology trends, groundbreaking research, education policy and more. The site is curated by Tina Barseghian, a journalist and mother of a grade-schooler.

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8 Responses to “Ten education blogs worth following”

April 11, 2012

I’d like to see more places to go where new technologies are actually evaluated. No one has the time to jump on the bandwagon of every new technology or product. I’d also like to see more on how parents can overcome new problems that technology creates for kids. And I’d like to see more on opportunity costs — in other words, when kids spend time on the computer it means they spend less time on other things that may be more important. I’m seeing a lot of selling, but little critical review. One of my daughters is very good with social media, but not very good in math for example. I have to pry her away from Facebook. I do not allow my girls to have cell phones, can’t afford them, yet the school consistently sets practices with open end times because they just assume every kid has one and can phone home for a ride. The teachers don’t feel like they have to schedule anything other than start times any more. The school uses a band practice online tool that records kids practicing and grades them, but it is technically a poor product. Let’s get real folks. Why adopt things that don’t work just to be modern.

April 12, 2012

Thank you for the great list.

Please also check my blog for technology integration information:

Twitter: @ictforeducators

Thank you,

D. Norman

I recently discovered Cooperative Catalyst. I also regularly read subsets on topics of interest on the websites of Edutopia and Education Week. Also, I check regularly on the business and education websites of Harvard – often get transferrable information from the business sites. Finally, there is Seth Godin’s blog – really important regularly for individuals and fr educators when ou really understand what’s being witten.

IMPORTANT SUGGESTION: Assuming you are on Twitter (if not, why not??? Lots of great Learning Development or PD via the hash tags), most loggers make their newest blog a link in a tweet and you can follow them w/o going to website unless want more info.