Eventually I was able to get down to less than ten favorites that I read regularly, and check in with the rest as they posted updates on Twitter. It took me some time to figure out which blogs I wanted to follow and recommend to others, but it was definitely worth the effort. I have learned more from these ten bloggers in the last couple of years than I ever could have in a teaching credential program!
If you are currently looking for blogs to follow, you're in luck! There are several great lists of edubloggers out there, but the one that just came out yesterday is by far the best one I've found yet. The Top 100 Technology Blogs for Teachers has some incredible blogs written by incredible educators, including seven of my top ten:
- 21st Century EdTech
- A Geeky Momma's Blog
- Angela Maiers Educational Services
- Blogging About the Web 2.0 Classroom
- Teacher Reboot Camp
- The Edublogger
- Free Technology for Teachers
- iLearn Technology
- Making Teachers Nerdy
- Successful Teaching
- Welcome to NCS-Tech
Once you find a couple of blogs that you enjoy, check out the blogs that those bloggers read (most bloggers list their favorite blogs in the sidebar or somewhere else on their blog). And don't be afraid to leave a comment. We LOVE comments! I tell my students that the comments tend to be the most important part of any blog because that is where the conversation happens. And it is in having that conversation that insight can happen, that changes can begin, that we can learn from one another. How very powerful! So if you have something to say...say it!
Join the conversation!