Nelson Mandela once said, “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” There has never been a truer statement spoken. Education does equal power and with it, students as well as parents and educators can absolutely transform our world.EDUCATION BLOGS

We at www.10greatest.com understand the need for proper education. We get that teachers need reliable content, educators need online communities, students need to be excited about learning, and parents often need encouragement. You’ll find all that and more in our Guide to the Best Education Blogs.

We’ve done extensive research to come up with a list of top-rated education blogs. Our list includes education technology, teaching children with special needs, homeschooling, educational policy, helping dropouts get back into school as well as many other important topics. We hope you’ll find this list beneficial.

How to Use This Guide

Before proceeding, we’d like to explain how this guide is structured. With each blog title you will find:

  • The site owner’s name, if available
  • A photo that represents the site/site owner
  • The blog link
  • A list of key features for each blog
  • Additional information, when applicable (will include things like free downloads, free e-Books, other free resources as well as book information we feel might be helpful or a note if the blogger is interested in contributors).

We’d also like to encourage readers to get involved. Ways you can do this:

  • Participate in online communities
  • Sign up for free newsletters
  • Be a contributor if you feel you have knowledge to share
  • Share information with your child(ren)
  • Take advantage of free resources
  • Follow the bloggers you like on social media
  • Create accounts on those sites that require you to do so in order to take full advantage of the resources

Education is so very important and it takes everyone getting involved to succeed.

Best Education Blogs

ASK A TEACHER

Jacqui Murray

http://askatechteacher.com/

Jacqui works with a team of tech teachers to run this award-winning blog. Materials are provided free for grades K-12. This is an excellent technology source for both teachers and homeschoolers.

Key Features:

  • Start Here
  • My Classroom
  • Free Lesson Plans
  • K-12 Resources
  • K-12 Websites
  • K-12 Apps
  • K-12 Add-ons
  • Classes
  • Message Board
  • Best of the Best
  • Work with Me
  • About Me
  • Grants
  • Store

 

LEARN LEAD GROW

Matt Berman

http://bergman-udl.blogspot.com/

Matt is a K-12 Learning Technologies Specialist. He has a passion for education. Learn Lead Grow is about “creative ways to infuse technology and universal design for learning.” Readers will find incredibly helpful posts here. Be sure to browse the Archives.

Key Features:

  • Home
  • 50 Leaders in a Year
  • About Matt
  • Contact Matt
  • Work with Matt
  • Clicks for a Cause
  • YouTube
  • Twitter
  • Facebook

 

THE IGNITED TEACHER

Michelle Williams

http://fuelgreatminds.com/blog/

Committed to finding new and exciting ways to teach her students, Michelle is a veteran educator with knowledge to share. The goal of her blog is to equip teachers with real classroom solutions. Teachers can find here off-campus professional development support as well as lesson plans.

Key Features:

  • Home
  • About
  • Store
  • Professional Development
  • Blog
  • Contact

 

EMERGING ED TECH

Kelly Walsh

http://www.emergingedtech.com/

Kelly is the CIO at the College of Westchester in White Plains, NY. He is also a faculty member. His goal with this blog is to explore how technology can improve learning outcomes. You’ll find here a community of educators who explore the use of technology as a learning tool.

Key Features:

  • Home
  • About
  • Contact
  • Custom Training
  • 3-Minute Teach “Tool-torial” Videos
  • Posts by Category
  • Press/Media
  • Flipped Learning Professional Development

Additional Information: Subscribe to Emerging Ed Tech and receive the free e-Book Education Technology Resources.

 

TEACHHUB EDUCATION BLOG

http://teachhub.blogspot.com/

Run by teachers for teachers, the goal here is to improve the quality of education. These teachers wish to make available the most recent, affordable, and complete tools for all K-12 educators. They also provide additional resources and opportunities.

Key Features:

  • K-12 News
  • Top Teacher Recommendations & Reviews
  • Blogs & Discussions
  • Online Professional Networking Community
  • Free Weekly Newsletter
  • Daily Pop Culture & News Printables
  • Classroom Management Tips
  • Professional Development Options
  • Teacher Spotlight
  • Contests & Giveaways
  • Video Writing Prompts

Additional Information: You have options on how to view this site. Classic, flipcard, magazine, mosaic, sidebar, snapshot, and timeslide are the viewing formats.

 

JOOMLALMS ELEARNING BLOG

https://www.joomlalms.com/blog.html

This is all about Learning Management Systems. Their goal is to provide affordable and professional e-Learning solutions. They strive to make their e-Learning platform powerful and flexible with solutions to meet the needs of educators and businesses.

Key Features:

  • Fast Track
  • 3rd Party Integration
  • Custom Learning Development
  • E-Learning Authoring Tools
  • Blog
  • Features
  • Clients
  • Online Demo
  • Pricing
  • Partners
  • Help
  • Community

Additional information: Blog topics include news, knowledge base, e-learning, JoomlaLMS 2.0, guest posts, expert interview, JoomlaLMS tips.

 

TEACHING AND LEARNING GURU

Andy McHugh

https://www.teachingandlearningguru.com/

Andy has been a teacher for over 10 years. He enjoys trying new strategies to engage students, improve knowledge retention, and promote life-long learning. Here he sahres his tips and advice on teaching and learning, leadership, Ed Tech management, teacher workload management plus more.

Key Features:

  • Home
  • Outstanding Teacher Blog
  • About Teaching and Learning Guru (contact form is located here)

Additional information: Categories can be found on the Home page. Look for assessment, behavior management, education technology, education systems, professional development, raising achievement, teacher training, teacher workload, teaching and learning.

 

ED TECH FOR BEGINNERS

Neil Jarret

https://edtech4beginners.com

Neil has a Master of Education degree and an interest in educational technology. He is a Google Certified Educator who works towards ways Ed Tech can accelerate student learning. If you are new to educational technology, Neil can help.

Key Features:

  • About Neil
  • Contact
  • E-Books
  • Get Featured
  • Lesson Plans/Resources (English, Math, Other, Science)
  • Online CPD
  • Other Teaching Ideas

 

RESOURCEAHOLIC

Joanne Morgan

http://www.resourceaholic.com/

Joanne is a math teacher who has been sharing resources along with ideas about teaching since April, 2014. This is her personal blog filled with resources for most all math-related topics.

Key Features:

  • Blog
  • Algebra
  • Shape
  • Data
  • Core AS
  • Core A2
  • Statistics
  • Mechanics
  • Further
  • Homework

Additional information: About the Further page – this is a list of resources for teaching Edexcel Further Pure 1 and FP2. These are organized by topic. About the Homework page – this is a place for math teachers to share their homework creations. These can be downloaded for free.

 

JESSICA LAHEY

http://www.jessicalahey.com/

As an English teacher, mom, and best-selling author of The Gift of Failure, Jessica understands deeply about teaching. Aside from her blog, she hosts a weekly podcast where she answers questions from parents.

Key Features:

  • Home
  • Events
  • The Gift of Failure (worth it to take time to read reviews of this book)
  • Speaking
  • #AMWriting Podcast
  • Journalism
  • Blog
  • About (contact information is located here)

 

SCHOLASTIC

http://www.scholastic.com/home/

If you are a parent or an educator, it’s likely you are familiar with Scholastic. It was founded in 1920 as a simple magazine but has grown into a worldwide educational resource. The information found here is vast and helpful for everyone involved in the education system.

Key Features:

  • Home
  • Teachers
  • Parents
  • Kids
  • Administrators
  • Librarians
  • The Stacks (ages 8 – 12)
  • Family Playground (ages 3 – 7)
  • Common Core Standards

 

CLOAKING INEQUITY

Professor Julian Vasquez Hellig

https://cloakinginequity.com/

Professor Hellig is an award-winning teacher, researcher, and blogger. His focus is “examining how accountability, testing, school finance policies, and market reforms impact urban minority student.” He also researches and reports on issues of access, equity in schools, and diversity.

Key Features:

  • Charter Schools
  • Teach for America
  • High-Stakes Testing
  • African Americans
  • Latinas/Latinos
  • Vouchers
  • School Finance

Additional topics that may be of interest about Professor Hellig:

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Professional Publications
  • Book, TV, Radio, Print Appearances
  • Book Speaking and Engagements

 

PARENT CUE

 

http://theparentcue.org/blog/

This blog is a bit different than others on our list. Instead of focusing on education in the classroom, it instead focuses on education at home. This is about life lessons and how parents can successfully engage/teach their children in learning those lessons. All ages and grades are discussed on this blog.

Key Features:

  • Home
  • Blog
  • Store
  • Podcast
  • App
  • Contact
  • Subscribe
  • Phases & Stages (sorted by grade)
  • Crisis
  • Life Skills
  • Faith
  • Family Life
  • Relationships
  • Technology

 

THE EDUCATOR

https://www.theeducator.com/blog/

A global source for education professionals, The Educator can help educators find jobs in every academic field. This site also offers the latest education news, blogs, and teaching resources.

Key Features:

  • Job Search
  • Blog
  • News
  • Resources
  • Career Advice
  • About Us
  • Advertise with Us

 

MR.  HILL’S MUSINGS

Adam Hill

https://mrhillmusings.wordpress.com/

Adam is a primary teacher who is dedicated to working hard to develop as a teacher and leader. He created his blog to use as a platform for reflecting, sharing good practice, and learning.

Key Features:

  • Blog
  • About
  • #PYP Book Study
  • Guest Blogging
  • Contact

Additional information: PYP Book Study is a private group on Facebook. This is a group for educators to share ideas related to professional reading. There are regular live Twitter chats as well.

 

STEVE HARGADON – THE LEARNING REVOLUTION HAS BEGUN

Steve Hargadon

http://www.stevehargadon.com/

Steve is the founder and director of the Learning Revolution Project as well as the host for the Future of Education interview series. He is quite passionate about education. His philosophy is, to quote him, “We must stop discussing educational policy and start discussing learning in a way that recognizes the importance of individuals learning about learning for themselves.” This is an exceptional blog with much to offer.

Key Features:

  • Home
  • About
  • My Beliefs (highly recommended reading)
  • Events/Speaking
  • Interview/Podcast
  • Awards
  • Reviews
  • Contact

Additional information: Take time to click on Learning Revolution and learn more about this great project. Also look for inspirational quotes and important posts with links.

 

BRILLIANT OR INSANE – EDUCATION ON THE EDGE

Mark Barnes

http://www.brilliant-insane.com/

On this blog, Mark and his team cover most education topics. They have edgy opinions about education technology, innovation, social media, education practices, leadership and more. It’s well worth a visit.

Key Features:

  • Best of BoI
  • Feature
  • Innovation
  • Inspiration
  • Issues
  • Podcast
  • Strategy
  • Technology
  • Uncategorized
  • You Vote: B or I

Additional information: Subscribe via email to receive a free copy of 10 Mantras That Reduce the Daily Stress of Parenting.

 

THE THINKING STICK

Jeff Utecht

http://www.thethinkingstick.com/

Jeff set a goal at the age of 21 to become a principal by age 30. While he stayed on track, his goal eventually changed. He is now passionate about teaching students how to use technology as a vital part of learning. He wants to help students learn how to engage in online communities in a positive way and not focus only on Internet content.

Key Features:

  • Bio
  • Publications
  • Podcast
  • Contact Me

Additional information: Jeff has several videos on his site. They are recommended viewing.

 

CAITLIN TUCKER

http://catlintucker.com/

Caitlin is a best-selling author, international trainer, EdTech speaker, and Google Certified Innovator. Her blog is aimed at educators. Explore the topic of Blended Learning (integrating online discussion with face-to-face instruction). Also, be sure to watch her interesting video interviews.

Key Features:

  • Home
  • About
  • Books
  • Favorite Web Tools
  • Interviews with Caitlin
  • Keynotes, Training & Coaching
  • Upcoming Events

Additional information: Take time to visit Caitlin’s Favorite Web Tools page. There is a list of helpful information here for educators.

 

RESOURCES FOR TEACHERS

http://www.fortheteachers.org/

This site began as a way to share ideas and resources specifically related to state assessments and standards. It’s now grown into something much bigger. This is now a resource for teachers all over the country. Here you’ll find lessons and thoughts that will spark innovative, new, and exciting ideas.

Key Features:

  • Home
  • Differentiation
  • Instructional Strategies
  • Curriculum Ladders & Lesson Planning
  • Reading Skills for Big Kids
  • Lesson Ideas

Additional information: Be sure to scroll to the bottom of the Home page. You don’t want to miss out on Caitlin’s Leveled Reading articles, writing prompts, calendars, tips on classroom organization plus more.

 

TEACHER TECH WITH ALICE KEELER

Alice Keeler

http://alicekeeler.com/

This blog is dedicated to examining how technology improves learning and relationships with students. Alice is a teacher author, and Certified Google Innovator. She has quite a bit of wisdom to share. Visit her site to explore along with Alice and other teachers.

Key Features:

  • Home
  • All Posts
  • Google Classroom
  • Free Tour of Google Classroom
  • Add-ons & Templates
  • Alice Keeler Events
  • Hire Me
  • Categories

 

TEACHING HIGH SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGY

http://teachinghighschoolpsychology.blogspot.com

While the name of this blog is self-explanatory, don’t let the simplicity of the title fool you. This blog is packed with information. From workshops to conference announcements as well as insightful articles, you’ll find all you to need to know about teaching psychology.

Key Features:

  • Links of Interest
  • Labels
  • THSP Moderators
  • Other High School Teaching Blogs
  • Blog Archive
  • Must Have Books for Psych Teachers
  • Textbook Publisher’s Websites

Additional information: Located on this site is a free Back to School Stress-Management Tool Kit for Teens. This might prove helpful for parents and teachers.

 

MELTING TEACHER

Carissa Peck

http://eslcarissa.blogspot.com/

Carissa’s blog is about “melting hi-tech, low-tech, and no-tech with your class.” She discusses the use of background music in the classroom, the use of fun stations, tips for flawless writing, and a myriad of other topics.

Key Features:

  • Who is Carissa Peck?
  • Carissa’s TPT Store
  • Blog Archive
  • Labels (categories)

Additional information: About Labels, you’ll find dozens. It is hard to image Carissa has missed any education-related topics. It is recommended readers take time to look through the labels carefully. There is quite a bit for educators to explore.

 

TEACHTHOUGHT

Terry Heick, Director

http://www.teachthought.com/

TeachThought is committed to innovation in K-20 education. Their mission is to grow teachers through resource curation, podcast publishing, curriculum development, thought leadership, and professional development. TeachThought develops content such as blog posts, e-books, e-courses, videos, etc. to work towards their mission.

Key Features:

  • Categories
  • Info
  • Professional Development
  • Search

Additional information: On the Categories page, you’ll find the following topics – critical thinking, teaching, technology, learning, and the future of learning.

 

MRS. ORMAN’S CLASSROOM

Tracee Orman

http://www.traceeorman.com/

Mrs. Orman makes learning fun. She is a teacher who engages her students and helps then learn in ways that are exciting. This is evident by her blog posts. Into Hunger Games? Visit her Hunger Games Lessons Pinterest account here.

Key Features:

  • Home
  • My TPT Teacher Resources
  • My Clip Art
  • Teaching Resources
  • Featured Post
  • Common Core ELA Resources
  • Popular Posts
  • Blog Archive

Additional information: Visit Mrs. Orman’s store at Teachers Pay Teachers to receive her free digital download Back to School Beginning of the year Free Playlist Icebreaker Activity.

 

USER GENERATED EDUCATION

Jackie Gerstein, Ed.D.

https://usergeneratededucation.wordpress.com/

To quote Dr. Gerstein, this is what she says about herself, “I don’t do teacher for a living. I live teaching for my doing…and technology amplified my passion for doing so.” What you’ll find on her site are posts that are inspiring and all come down to innovation in the classroom. Her posts include visuals which are a nice touch.

Key Features:

  • Top Posts
  • Follow Blog via Email
  • Tags & Categories
  • Kindle download: The Educator as a Maker Educator (click on the book image)

 

THE ABSOLUTELY TRUE ADVENTURES OF A LIBRARIAN

Nikki D. Robertson

http://www.nikkidrobertson.com/

Nikki is passionate about 1:1 Digital Initiatives, collaboration with educators, and helping students become well-informed critical thinkers. Her background as an educator, librarian, Instructional Technology Facilitator, and President-Elect of ISTE Librarians give her all the tolls and qualifications to succeed in these goals.

Key Features:

  • About Me
  • Contact Info
  • Twitter
  • #FutureReadyLibs
  • #TLC Chat (live Twitter chat – click for schedule)
  • TL News Night (click for schedule)
  • Blog Archive

 

EDUWELLS

Richard Wells

https://eduwells.com/

Richard’s focus is providing professional development in both pedagogy and technology. He also speaks on matters of future focused education. He lives and teachers in New Zealand but his blog will be helpful to educators worldwide.

Key Features:

  • Book
  • About
  • Posters
  • Leadership
  • Reader
  • Speaker

 

TEACHING WITH TECHNOLOGY

Bethany Petty

http://usingeducationaltechnology.com/

Bethany is a high school Social Studies teacher. She describes her classroom as “flipped, blended, and gamified.” She feels technology is vital for student learning. This blog is an absolutely fantastic source for educators.

Key Features:

  • Home
  • Blog
  • About
  • Google Chrome e-Course
  • Google Classroom
  • How To Tips
  • Legal Information
  • Social Studies Resources
  • Teachers Pay Teachers
  • Teaching with Technology Store
  • Work with Me
  • YouTube Videos and Tutorials
  • Bethany’s Favorite Finds
  • Global Collaborations Database
  • Resources for Creating a Digital BreakoutEDU
  • Hyperdocs for Social Studies
  • Bethany’s Summer 2017 Presentations

 

E-LEARNING INDUSTRY

Christopher Pappas

https://elearningindustry.com/

E-Learning Industry is the largest online community of e-Learning professionals. The purpose of E-Learning Industry is to assist instructional designers and/or e-Learning professionals find projects and/or jobs. In addition, knowledge is shared via posts, Tweets, ppp, etc. This is a safe online community for professionals in the industry.

Key Features:

  • Free e-Books
  • Webinars
  • Advertise
  • Get an LMS Quote
  • Articles (sorted by topic)
  • Press Releases
  • Events
  • Directory
  • Jobs
  • Post Here

Additional information: Readers may want to create an account to get the full experience of this site. Also, be sure to scroll to the bottom of the Home page to learn how to use this site and discover additional resources.

 

TEACHBYTES

Aditi Rao

https://teachbytes.com/

Aditi is enthusiastic about technology. She feels it is important for both students and teachers. Her goal with TeachBytes is to showcase new tools educators can use in classrooms.

Key Features:

  • Meet Aditi Rao
  • Advertise & Sponsor
  • Contact
  • Popular Posts

 

LITERACY, TECHNOLOGY, POLICY, ETC…A BLOG

Jennifer Roberts

http://www.litandtech.com/

Jennifer is a high school English teacher as well as a Google Certified Teacher and Digital Teacher Leader. She uses her blog to discuss and share with educators how she applies literacy and educational technology in her classes.

Key Features:

  • Popular Posts
  • About Me
  • Useful Additions
  • Great Tools
  • Blog Archive

 

THE WRIGHTSLAW WAY

Pete and Pam Wright

http://www.wrightslaw.com/blog/home/

This husband and wife team have come together to create The Wrightslaw Way. This is a blog/website that focuses on education and kids with special needs. The topics covered are extensive: abuse/restraints, Autism, behavior/discipline, discrimination, education policy, plus so much more. If you are a parent of a child with special needs, this site is highly recommended.

Key Features:

  • Blog Home
  • com (main website)
  • Advocacy
  • Sped Law
  • Training
  • Store
  • Newsletter
  • Helpline

 

AZHAR’S REFLECTIONS

Azhar Yousseff

http://azharreflections.blogspot.com/

Azhar is an EFL teacher who truly loves her students and is committed to helping them be the best they can be. Her blog is where she reflects on her teaching experiences. She also discusses e-Learning, lesson planning, and tutorials. While you’re here, look for additional resources such as tools, online conferences, webinars, online courses and open educational sources.

Key Features:

  • Home
  • About
  • My e-Adventures of Writing
  • Nonstop Teacher e-Adventures
  • Blog Archive
  • Topics List
  • Google Online Courses
  • Useful Websites

 

DROPOUT NATION

RiShawn Biddle

http://dropoutnation.net/

RiShawn takes on a tough subject – the crisis of low educational achievement. She explores American public education, school reform, and policies/practices that lead to children dropping out of school. Her goal: to help all children attain high-quality education.

Key Features:

  • Home (you’ll find blog posts here)
  • About
  • Sections

Additional information: On the Sections page, look for the following subjects – 3 Thoughts, TIDN, DN Podcasts, State Level, Parent Power, Voices.

 

PBS PARENTS

http://www.pbs.org/parents/education/

Founded in 1969, PBS has always focused on education. They’ve created an educational site just for parents. This site has multiple contributors who are experts in their fields – child psychology, early childhood education, media as well as other important areas. This is an outstanding source for advice on parenting issues, school related resources, and strategies for building literacy and math skills.

Key Features:

  • Home
  • Birthday Parties
  • Child Development
  • Education
  • Fun & Games
  • Food & Fitness
  • Parenting
  • PBS KIDS Programs
  • PBS KIDS Shop

Additional information: While here look for mobile downloads, sign up for the free newsletter and be sure to read Parents Picks.

 

SIMPLE HOMESCHOOL

Jamie Martin, Founder

http://simplehomeschool.net/

Jamie, along with her fellow homeschool mom contributors, have truly made navigating homeschool simple. Here you will find tons of resources, advice, and links to more valuable information.

Key Features:

  • New? Start Here
  • About
  • Categories
  • Jamie’s Books
  • Jamie’s Favorite Homeschooling Reads
  • Simple Homeschool Curriculum Directory

Additional information: Subscribe to Jamie’s blog via email and receive free her book Secrets of a Successful Homeschool Mom.

 

EDUTECHNOATION

Michael Fricano, II

http://technocation.blogspot.com/

Michael is an elementary school teacher. He has a passion for education, MakerED, coding, reading, and technology. His mission is to provide educators and schools worldwide with knowledge and skills that will effectively integrate technology into classrooms. On Michael’s blog, you’ll find Ed Tech news, tutorials, reviews, and opinions.

Key Features:

  • Blog Home
  • Connect with Me!
  • com (main website)
  • Workshops & Presentations
  • Virtual Reality in Education
  • Conferences & Events
  • YouTube Playlists
  • Google Posts
  • Apple Posts
  • #EdTechTidBits of the Week
  • GAFE Resources

 

GETTING SMART

http://www.gettingsmart.com/

Getting Smart is on a mission – “accelerating and amplifying innovations in teaching and learning that put students at the core.” On this site, you’ll discover well-written posts by multiple contributors. Take advantage of their many series and services.

Key Features:

  • Topics
  • Series (10 different series provided)
  • About (look here for contributors and contact information)
  • Services

 

TEACHER ET CETERA

Jennifer Ward

http://www.jenniferward.org/

Jennifer is a teacher, learner, writer, and technology enthusiast. Her goal is helping students discover as well as develop their writing voices. She strives to cultivate a learning environment center around students. Blog topics you’ll find here: personal reflections, professional development, flipped classroom, empower writers, plus more.

Key Features:

  • Home (this is where you’ll find blog posts)
  • About Me
  • Contact Me
  • Presentations
  • Vitae
  • Classroom Site
  • Teaching Portfolio

 

FREE TECH FOR TEACHERS

Richard Byrne

http://www.freetech4teachers.com/

Before conducting workshops and speaking at conferences, Richard was a high school Social Studies teacher. He began his blog in 2007 and his goal is to provide the best free sites and apps for both teachers and students. This is an award-winning blog that is well worth a visit.

Key Features:

  • Blog Home
  • IPad Apps for School
  • Practical Ed Tech
  • Android 4 Schools
  • Google Tutorials
  • Free Guides
  • Alternatives on YouTube
  • Advertise Here
  • About the Author
  • Creating Blogs and Websites
  • Video Creation
  • Blog Archive

 

FOR HIGH SCHOOL COUNSELORS

Cindy Morton

http://forhighschoolcounselors.blogspot.com/

Cindy has been a counselor for 14 years. She has a doctorate in Teacher Leadership and she’s an expert in conflict resolution. The aim of this blog is sharing resources and information about her field of work. She works with educators, parents, and students.

Key Features:

  • Home
  • Peer Helping
  • Resources
  • Livebinders Resources for School Counselors
  • Peer Mediation
  • Counselor Web Tools Livebinder
  • Counselor University
  • Upcoming Public Engagements
  • The Best School Counselor Blogs & Websites
  • For High School Counselors Pinterest Page
  • The School Counselor Store
  • Link Magazine for Counselors
  • High School Counselor Week

 

THE TECH SAVVY SCIENCE TEACHER

Cristina Conciatori

http://techsavvyscience.blogspot.com/

Cristina launched her blog in 2011. Her goal was to create a place for teachers to learn how to integrate technology into classrooms. Cristina is a science teacher who teaches middle and high school students. This is an excellent source for educators who have an interest in education technology and wish to learn more.

Key Features:

  • Home
  • About Me
  • Presentations
  • Where I’ve Been Featured
  • Disclosure
  • Blog Archive

 

EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY AND MOBILE LEARNING

Med Kharbach

http://www.educatorstechnology.com/

Med is a doctoral researcher and a former teacher with 10 years classroom experience. Med created this blog as a way to curate, review, and share Ed Tech tools as well as mobile apps. The goal is to help teachers use digital technology in their day-to-day teaching, learning, and professional development.

Key Features:

  • Home
  • Categories (sorted alphabetically)
  • Ed Tech Tools
  • Google Drive Guides
  • Chrome Tools
  • Chromebook Apps
  • Android Apps
  • iPad Apps
  • Books 4 Teachers
  • Ed Tech Charts
  • Contact

 

TEACH MAMA

Amy Mascott

https://teachmama.com/blog/

This is a site for parents who wish to become the best possible teachers for their children. Amy has created an incredible blog with truly beneficial resources. Look for 1200+ posts and 400+ free downloadables.

Key Features:

  • Home
  • About
  • Press
  • Media Kit
  • Contact
  • Sweepstakes Rules
  • Early Literacy
  • Reading
  • Writing
  • Math
  • Science
  • Activities
  • Digital Library
  • Best of Teach Mama
  • Shop Teach Mama
  • Teach Mama Gift Guides

 

MZ. TEACHUH

Melanie Link Taylor, M.Ed.

http://melanielinktaylor.mzteachuh.org/

Melanie is an educator and edublogger. She has credentials in General Education and Special Academics Instruction. Mz. Teachuh is where Melanie discusses daily professional development as well as shares articles for special needs, Ed Tech, and STEM. She also shares amusing posts in the Fine Arts and Humanities.

Key Features:

  • Blog Catalog (teaching blogs and blog directory)
  • International Edubloggers Directory
  • Blog Archive
  • About Me

 

INSTITUTE FOR EDUCATIONAL ADVANCEMENT (IEA)

Elizabeth D. Jones, President and Founder

http://educationaladvancement.org/blog/

Elizabeth saw a need to address the needs of gifted children. As a result, the IEA was created. Over 20 years the IEA has existed and developed a community for gifted students. The IEA philosophy, in part – “Highly provided by skills educators, administrators, and business professionals to fully actualize their talents.”

Key Features:

  • About IEA
  • What is Gifted?
  • Programs
  • Services
  • Gifted Resources
  • Caroline D. Bradley Scholarship
  • Contribute
  • Awards Dinner & Celebration

Additional information: Please scroll to the bottom of the Home page to further explore what IEA offers.

 

THE YALE CENTER FOR DYSLEXIA & CREATIVITY

Sally E. Shaywitz, M. D. and Bennett A. Shaywitz, M. D., Co-Directors

http://dyslexia.yale.edu/

Dyslexia can be difficult for a child but with the right tools and information this obstacle can be overcome. If you are a parent with a dyslexic child or an educator who teaches dyslexic students, make this site your go-to source. You’ll find here all you need to know about dyslexia and how to help kids find new ways to learn.

Key Features:

  • About
  • Have Dyslexia?
  • For Parents
  • For Educators
  • Policy & Advocacy
  • Successful Dyslexics
  • A Dyslexia Declaration of Rights
  • Technology
  • Reading Lists

 

ENGAGING PARENTS IN SCHOOL

Larry Ferlazzo

http://engagingparentsinschool.edublogs.org/

It’s not enough to pack a lunch and get your kids to the bus stop on time. Parents should be actively engaged in their child’s education. Larry understands the importance of this. This is why he created his blog. Larry pulls from hundreds of sources and gathers for readers the most relevant items.

Key Features:

  • Home (this is where you’ll find the latest news)
  • About Me
  • Contact
  • My Parent Engagement Book
  • All My Best Lists on Parent Engagement
  • Categories
  • Blog Archives

Additional information: Take time to click on the photos of Larry’s books to visit his other site and to read excerpts from his books.

 

GROWN AND FLOWN

Mary Dell Harrington and Lisa Heffernan, Co-Founders

https://grownandflown.com/

Mary and Lisa created Grown and Flown for parents of teens on the brink of adulthood. This blog offers tips and advice for parents and their kids. A few of the topics addressed include graduation, college, admissions, and other important moments in a teen’s life.

Key Features:

  • Home
  • High School
  • College
  • What Parents Need to Know
  • Gift Lists
  • Join

Additional information: Grown and Flown welcomes guest writers. To contact Mary and Lisa about contributing to the blog, scroll to the bottom of the Home page and fill out the contact form on the Write for Us/Contact page.

 

TEACH CHILDREN WELL

Maureen Devlin

https://teachwellnow.blogspot.com/

Maureen is an educator, writer, researcher, and blogger. Her blog is appropriately named as her passion is to teach well. Educators know this is a daily effort and the right resources are needed to achieve success. On Teaching Children Well, you will find those resources as well as motivational posts.

Key Features:

  • Home (this is where you’ll find Maureen’s posts)
  • Social Media
  • My Story
  • Presentations
  • Online Books & Websites
  • Blog Archive
  • Focus Post
  • Signature Posts & Websites
  • Popular Posts
  • Professional Priorities
  • Important Education Articles
  • Professional Ethics

 

RAMBLINGS OF A GIFTED TEACHER

Jeffrey Shoemaker

https://ramblingsofagiftedteacher.wordpress.com/

While Jeffrey calls his blog Ramblings of a Gifted Teacher, his posts are anything but. Expect well-written and insightful writing. The purpose of this blog is to share his ideas and thoughts about educating gifted children. He provides points of view from a teacher which are unique and can be quite valuable.

Key Features:

  • Home
  • About Me
  • Talking Pts
  • Techno Info
  • Curriculum
  • Advocacy
  • #ohioGTchat
  • Book Reviews

 

THE COOL CAT TEACHER BLOG

Vicki Davis

http://www.coolcatteacher.com/

Vicki’s tagline on her blog reads “Refreshing Teachers, Renewing Hope.” She accomplishes these things well. Her blog has a total reach of over 448,000 and she’s been featured in major publications (think Forbes magazine and The New York Times). Vicki is a full-time teacher with tons of knowledge to share.

Key Features:

  • Technology
  • Trends
  • Cool Stuff
  • What Do You Do?
  • Grade Level
  • 10-Minute Teacher Podcast
  • Subject Areas
  • Home
  • Newsletter
  • About
  • Work with Me
  • Store
  • Speaking
  • Code of Ethics

Additional information: Subscribe for the Cool Cat mailing list and receive free 200+ Cool Tools for Schools Handout.

 

EDUEMIC

Amanda Green, General Manager

http://www.edudemic.com/

Edumenic is one of the most popular sites to discuss teaching, learning, and the impact of technology on education. This is a true community of education professionals, teachers, and others who share their opinion as well as views on technology and education.

Key Features:

  • Articles
  • News
  • Trends
  • How To
  • Updates
  • Tools
  • Social Media
  • Online College Report
  • About Us
  • Home
  • Featured
  • The Teacher’s Guides
  • For Students
  • For Teachers

 

USED BOOKS IN CLASS

Colette M. Bennett

https://usedbooksinclass.com/

While teaching in 2010, Colette looked for inexpensive ways to acquire books for classrooms. She was successful in her endeavor and now blogs about her journey and how other teachers can do the same. Keep in mind that “used” can have two meanings – books that have been previously owned and how these books can be used in a classroom setting. Colette discusses both.

Key Features:

  • About Used Books in Class
  • Home
  • Posts
  • Categories
  • Blog Archives
  • Top Post & Pages

 

FINDING COMMON GROUND

Peter Dewitt

http://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/finding_common_ground/

Peter is a former K-5 public school principal and now an author and presenter. On his blog Peter covers more than just teaching and education. He discusses topics that are sometimes difficult to talk about like the emotional and social health of students. Here Peter has created an online community where educators and students can truly find common ground.

Key Features:

  • Current Issue
  • Topics
  • Blogs
  • Reports & Data
  • Events
  • Opinion
  • Video Gallery
  • Jobs
  • Education Week
  • Teacher
  • Digital Directions
  • Market Brief
  • Top School Jobs
  • Shop
  • Advertise

 

EDSURGE

Betsy Corcoran and Agustin Vilaseca, Co-Founders

https://www.edsurge.com/

The purpose of EdSurge is to connect two communities – Ed Tech entrepreneurs and educators. On this site, you’ll find the latest news/trends in Ed Tech, investors, policy makers as well as others involved with educational technology. There is also a job board here along with info on conferences and live workshops.

Key Features:

  • Home
  • News
  • What We Do
  • Higher Ed
  • Job Boards
  • EdSurge At-a-Glance
  • Product Reviews
  • Research

 

IDEAS OUT THERE

Sean Hampton-Cole

https://seanhamptoncole.wordpress.com/

Sean considers himself an “uncommon educationalist.” He lists many daring questions on his blog – How do we get teachers excited about professional development? How do we nurture lifelong learning? Is homework evil? These are merely a few of the questions Sean poses and answers. There is much to be learned here.

Key Features:

  • About Me
  • Stats
  • Follow Blog via Email
  • Tweets
  • Blogroll
  • What I Write About
  • Top Stuff
  • Time Machine (blog archives)

 

TOAD-ALLY EXCEPTIONAL LEARNERS

Alison Whitley

http://www.toad-allyexceptionallearners.com/

Alison’s desire is to provide the best possible learning experience for her students. She’s devoted many hours in finding ideas to help special education students and that time spent gave life to her blog. Look for her customized lesson plans, suggestions, and ideas to help those who teach special education.

Key Features:

  • Home
  • About Me
  • Free Resources Library
  • Planning Resources
  • Disclosure

 

RAPTIVITY

Vikas Joshi, Chairman & Managing Director

http://blog.raptivity.com/

Raptivity is a brand of e-Learning software. It features over 190 customizable interactions. It can be used stand-alone or to augment existing authoring tools. Visit the site to learn more about how Raptivity can help you with e-Learning.

Key Features:

  • Blogs
  • Website (main website)
  • Learning Through Leaders
  • Interaction Samples
  • Try Raptivity (can sample the software for free)

 

THE LEARNING SPY

David Didau

http://www.learningspy.co.uk/

A blog born out of frustration is now a wealth of information. David was frustrated with the state of education and decided something needed to be done. His blog is where you can follow his journey and learn more about changes he has influenced. While visiting, be sure to click on the photos of his books to learn more about them.

Key Features:

  • Home
  • About
  • Reading List
  • Training & Consultancy
  • #WrongBook

 

KIDS WORLD CITIZEN

Becky Morales

http://kidworldcitizen.org/

Becky is an ESL and Spanish teacher. She’s also a mom of 5 multicultural/bilingual children. Her blog is a result of her enthusiasm for teaching kids about cultures and sharing ideas as well as educational activities. This is an outstanding site for parents and teachers.

Key Features:

  • Home
  • Map Search
  • Geography
  • Art
  • Food
  • Books
  • Languages
  • Celebrations
  • For Fun
  • Printables
  • Our Story
  • Diversity Calendar
  • Travel with Kids
  • Popular Global Picks

 

ELT PLANNING

Pete Pun

https://eltplanning.com/

Pete currently teaches English in Bangkok but has taught in South Korea, Hungary, Vietnam, Spain, and other locations. His mission with this blog is to share plans, ideas, and ELT-related posts. Many of his posts are for less experienced teachers but all who teach EL will benefit.

Key Features:

  • Home
  • About Me
  • General
  • Lesson Ideas
  • Certa Tips
  • Diplesol Tips
  • Contact

Additional information: Pete welcomes collaboration. If interested in contributing, please visit his About Me page.

 

EDTECHYNESS

Rae Faring

http://edtechyness.blogspot.com/

Rae is an Educational Technology Coordinator who works with students and educators. Her blog touches on topics such as technology, professional learning, critical thinking, Google apps, micro-blogging plus more.

Key Features:

  • Home (this is where you’ll find Rae’s posts)
  • Social Media
  • Labels (categories)
  • Popular Posts
  • Blog Archive

 

LAMDA SOLUTIONS

Shevy Levy, Co-Founder & CEO

http://blog.lambdasolutions.net/

As a recognized leader in e-Learning Technology, Lamda Solutions experts can help reduce costs of organizational learning while at the same time assisting organizations with implementing continuous training and e-Learning.

Key Features:

  • Products
  • Services
  • Resources
  • Industries
  • About
  • Contact
  • Learning Insights

 

READING BY EXAMPLE

Matt Renwick, Founder

https://readingbyexample.com/

On his own, Matt began this blog in 2011. It has since become a collaborative effort where multiple educators share their views and insights. Here you’ll find thoughts and expertise on literacy and leadership. This is a fantastic go-to resource for teachers and education leaders worldwide.

Key Features:

  • About This Blog
  • Contributors
  • Most Memorable Blog Posts
  • Recommended Reading

Additional information: If interested in becoming a contributor, please visit the Contributors page and complete/submit the contact form.

 

AP LIT HELP

http://www.aplithelp.com/

Beneficial for AP and ELA teachers, AP Lit Help is a blog that encourages best practices in reading and writing. It is aimed at students on all levels. This is a community of master teachers who share practical lessons, helpful resources, and inspiration.

Key Features:

  • Home
  • Start Here
  • Ideas
  • #aplitchat on Twitter
  • Community
  • Contributors
  • Resources

 

TEACHING ABOVE THE TEST

Mariana G. Serrato

http://teachingabovethetest.blogspot.com/

Mariana has been teaching since 2008. She is a founding ADVENTURE teacher, Google Certified Educator, and Edmodo Luminary and Ambassador. Her goal in teaching is to empower students to become creators of knowledge. On Mariana’s blog can be found results of her pursuit in looking for new ways to teach while providing her students with fun and exciting content.

Key Features:

  • Home
  • About Me
  • PBL
  • Gamification
  • Genius Hour
  • Differentiation

 

THE ADVENTURE LIFE

Heather Thomas

https://thisadventurelife.wordpress.com/

Attention homeschoolers! Here we have a great blog for you! Heather is a homeschool mom to two boys. Her blog is where she shares tips, advice, her successes and even her mistakes. Heather provides an honest look at homeschooling. You’ll also find plenty of fantastic resources plus the encouragement all homeschool parents need from time to time.

Key Features:

  • Home
  • About/Contact
  • Our Current Curriculum
  • Our Lapbooks
  • Printable Freebies

 

Final Thoughts

With technology being such a vital part of our everyday lives, it makes sense to turn to the Internet for educational resources. Our hope is that no matter who our readers might be – students, parents, teachers, and/or educational professionals – our Guide to the Best Education Blogs has been beneficial and will become a permanent resource.