50 good P-12 education blogs


Scott McLeod at Dangerously Irrelevant has a list of 50 good and great blogs that focus on education, P-12.

1. Through some glitch in the screening process, Millard Fillmore’s Bathtub sneaked onto the list. The bubbles in the Bathtub seem deeper and warmer as we just think about it.  We’re flattered to be listed, even with an asterisk.

2. There are 49 very good blogs on that list, a few of which I’ve not heard of before, some of my old favorites, and all of them very interesting that I’ve checked out so far. Go check them out. They deserve the traffic. You deserve the information.

In fact, just to give them all a link boost, I’ll copy McLeod’s list below the fold.

School’s out for me, with just a little cleanup and an amazing training burden left for the summer. This last semester has been a doozy. I’ve not blogged nearly so much as I should have. There are a lot of issues left on the table. It’s nice to be on the list; I wish there were more comments. I find the feedback useful, fun, and instructive, like older son Kenny’s chastisement this morning subtly slipped into comments on the Mencken typewriter post.

Where should education bloggers be going, Dear Readers? Where should this blog be going?

McLeod’s list below the fold; comments are open for the whole summer.

From Dangerously Irrelevant:

Below is my latest attempt. I made a few changes from last time, which I describe after the table. Authority and rank are from Technorati as of June 2. Clicking on each blog name will take you to its Technorati page.


Blog Name
2008
Authority
2008
Rank
1*
apophenia
1,256
1,880
2
Weblogg-ed
897
3,222
3
Joanne Jacobs
798
3,848
4
Stephen’s Web
708
4,581
5*
The Panda’s Thumb
563
6,314
6
2 Cents Worth
559
6,364
7
Cool Cat Teacher Blog
550
6,527
8
Moving At the Speed of Creativity
452
8,585
9
Ewan McIntosh’s edu.blogs.com
434
9,073
10
Students 2.0
415
9,601
11
Dangerously Irrelevant
413
9,650
12
The Fischbowl
402
9,999
13
Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites Of The Day…
292
15,222
14
Beyond School
281
16,003
15
EdTechTalk
255
18,132
16
The Thinking Stick
251
18,485
17*
Millard Fillmore’s Bathtub
247
18,889
18
CogDogBlog
243
19,288
19
Angela Maiers
241
19,497
20
Ideas and Thoughts from an EdTech
233
20,369
21
Techlearning blog
231
20,603
22
elearnspace
231
20,603
23
dy/dan
223
21,531
24
Around the Corner
219
22,034
25
Practical Theory
211
23,110
26
Open Thinking & Digital Pedagogy
197
25,258
27
Steve Hargadon
194
25,760
28
Half an Hour
187
27,002
29
k12 Online Conference
180
28,355
30
Mobile Technology in TAFE
179
28,551
31
blog of proximal development
171
30,308
32
HeyJude
168
30,991
33
Blue Skunk
164
31,997
34
The Education Wonks
164
31,997
35
Drape’s Takes
162
32,533
36
Always Learning
162
52,728
37*
The Learning Circuits Blog
157
33,890
38
Remote Access
152
35,296
39
PBS Teachers . Learning.now
151
35,621
40
Eduwonkette
150
35,920
41
So You Want To Teach?
149
58,157
42
Eduwonk
148
36,614
43
Teach42
147
36,964
44
History Is Elementary
145
37,670
45
LeaderTalk
144
38,026
46
Infinite Thinking Machine
137
40,556
47
Creating Lifelong Learners
133
42,160
48
AssortedStuff
131
42,997
49
Connectivism Blog
128
44,360
50
think:lab
122
47,149
51
O’DonnellWeb
121
47,646
52
iterating toward openness
119
48,680
53
Teaching Generation Z
119
48,680
54
Generation YES Blog
112
52,751

Be sure to look at his methodology. Technorati links can be skewed — I know mine is skewed by kids looking for information about the Berlin Wall, for example, some of whom link to the photos I’ve posted.

McLeod also links to other lists of education blogs; he says there are more than 100,000 edubloggers total. For America’s best and greatest industry, that might be an appropriate number.

Other attempts have been made to catalog the top edublogs. Of note are the following:

* Guy Kawasaki’s Alltop Education
* Aseem Badshah’s Live Mocha list

From my view, there are a lot of much better blogs than this one out there. This may be a one-time ranking if anyone ever discovers the man behind the curtain. For example, The Living Classroom, a site I find particularly inspirational and fun, probably doesn’t get enough traffic to be a blip on these rankings, but the material is great, the potential for lesson plan inspiration is outstanding, and it would be well worth the time of anyone in education to take a look at it.

What other undiscovered education gems are out there in bloggerland?

One Response to 50 good P-12 education blogs

  1. mpb says:

    I like Paul Hamilton’s site for free resources, especially for special learning needs.

    http://paulhami.edublogs.org/ Free Resources Education

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