Throughout 2013 we have focused on providing quality content to keep you up-to-date on everything happening in the world of education and the possibilities education technology can offer you.
There are many other educational blogs that publish quality content and can be helpful for both students, teachers and anyone else interested in the world of education. We share articles, blog posts, infographics and other valuable items daily with our Twitter followers. Thanks to this form of “content curation”, we have selected a number of prominent education blogs which we recommend you follow closely this year.
The blogs listed below will help you uncover an extensive range of recommended education resources that are making a splash with influential educators as well as the latest news, trends and helpful tips and advice that you need to know to stay ahead of evolving teaching and learning methods.
Discover the best education blogs we recommend you follow in 2014:
- eLearning Industry: Christopher Pappas has built eLearning Industry and its sister websites and resources (eLearning Tags, eLearning Infographic etc.) into one of the largest elearning networks, primarily due to the vast amount of quality information provided. We’re massive fans of eLearning Industry and have even written an article for the site “Top 5 Ways to Use Mind Maps for E-Learning”.
- Cool Cat Teacher Blog: If you’re reading up on education online, you will have come across Vicki Davis’s Cool Cat Teacher Blog. If you’re interested in the latest trends in education – Cool Cat teacher is unmissable!
- Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day: Discover Larry’s thoughts on education issues with useful posts including an aggregation of useful links on a trending topics in education – here is a recent round-up of posts on Education Policy for example.
- Kleinspiration: Erin Klein is a parent, teacher, author and award-winning EduTech blogger who recommends education technology which herself and other teachers have been adopting in the classroom. Check out Kleinspiration where Erin divulges her edtech secrets and best practice advice.
- Teach Thought: With the Teach Thought blog, Terry Heick dedicates his time to supporting educators in evolving learning techniques for a 21st Century audience. The blog features tips and advice on how to transform and innovate in a learning setting. Again, we are thankful to have written for Teach Thought with our guest post “10 Mind Mapping Strategies for Teachers”.
- TeachBytes: TeachBytes was created to help educators discover interesting tech tools to use in their classroom such as QR codes, Apps and Social Media. You’ll find some useful tips to engage your students with technology in the classroom along the way!
- Free Technology for Teachers: If you’re interested in discovering new education technology, Richard Byrne’s impressive library of recommended tools and advice will help you navigate the best of what’s new. It’s the perfect place to find the latest ed tech resources at your fingertips. ExamTime has even been mentioned
- 21st Century Educational Technology & Learning: Michael Gorman regularly publishes fresh ed tech content. Follow his blog for some educational inspiration and classroom ideas. We’re not the first to name his blog one to watch for 2014…
- MindShift: MindShift explores the future of learning in all dimensions – covering cultural and technology trends, ground-breaking research and more. If you’re into technology and learning – visit this site.
- Hack Education: In her blog, Audrey Watters covers a lot of different content relating to education technology, not just discussing the tools but the also the wider implications of them. This summary of Hack Education’s Most Popular Posts of 2013 is a good starting point for a new reader.
- Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: This blog is described as a “free resource of educational web tools, 21st century skills, tips and tutorials on how teachers and students integrate technology into education.” Follow the owner of this blog, Med Kharbach on Twitter for actionable ways to implement ed tech into your classroom.
- EdTechSandyK: Sandy Kendall shares her journey as an educator and perpetual learner in this inspirational, story-telling blog. If you’re more interested in hearing personal stories of imparting knowledge to students and opinion-oriented writing, check out EdTechSandyK and absolutely follow her on Twitter.
Bonus: Up and Coming Education Blogs
The bloggers above have worked hard to be able to call their work some of the biggest education blogs to grace the internet. However, these blogs have some competition on their hands, not just from each other, but also from these rising stars in the education blogger realm:
- Packwoman’s Tech in Progress: Having read Jessica Packs’ blog post about her month in BYOD and ‘paperless purgatory’, it’s easy to see why the hard-working 6th grade teacher is the 2014 California Teacher of the Year! Follow Jessica’s blog to find out how to become an iPad Jedi Master!
- EduTechGeek: Ron Houtman’s blog is included because he knows the importance of content curation for teachers describing it as a ‘critical element to teaching and learning’. Find out what the acronym ATNAPFTS means here.
- Ozge Karaoglu’s Blog: Simply put, this blog is “About apps and web tools, and being a teacher…”. Similar to Free Technology for Teachers, it’s an excellent source of new resources you can try to complement your teaching and learning experience.
- Rafranz Davis: Rafranz is making waves in education technology circles as she shares her expertise as a Tech Specialist and insights into her mind via her Twitter account. She really is a “Digital Diva”!
- The Education Blog: This blog is different from all the others outlined in this blog post as it’s a resource you should direct your students to rather than to help enhance your teaching. It provides direct and helpful information on how students can learn particular subjects, approach an exam and other creative and positive ideas.
Got a suggestion? If you think we should add any other education blogs to this list, share your thoughts with us in the comments section below or on Twitter.