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Educational Blogs You Should Be Investigating


Feb07

Today’s topic again focuses on another valuable teacher freebie, and free is in my price range.  How about you? Today’s post gives each of us a rare professional development opportunity – learning from other teachers who teach the same curriculum as you.  Think about it.  Wouldn’t the idea of having just a first grade teacher conference be phenomenal?  How about a drama teacher conference?  Or one for middle school English teachers?  What sort of conversations would you have?  What resources would you share?

Now think about the possibility of peering inside another teacher’s classroom to see what wonderful projects and activities were happening.  Could you take an idea or two back to your room?  Absolutely!  That’s the power of following educational blogs.

What I’ve pulled for you today are blogs divided by subject and grade level for you to quickly reference, but I do encourage you to explore blogs outside of your curriculum, as well.  Some are classroom blogs.  Others are teacher reflections.  A few are teaching strategies with classroom resources, and there are even some from outside education, but relate to your curriculum. 

I cannot guarantee you will be able to reference all of these blogs while at school, as I am aware many school filters limit access to blogs.  Please, do not let that discourage you from investigating, however.  Take the time to check these out.  Hopefully you will find inspiration and wonderful ideas.

If you own a blog or know of another one that would fall under this list, please consider adding it to the comments. The better the list, the better we all will benefit.

Technology Integration

Administration (Principal/Superintendent/Tech Director)

Elementary General

Pre-K/Preschool

Kindergarten

1st Grade

2nd Grade

3rd Grade

4th Grade

5th Grade

Art

Librarians

Business Education/Photojournalism/Graphic Design

Drama/Theater

English/Language Arts/Speech

ELL/ESL

FACS

Foreign Language

Industrial Technology

Math

Music

Physical Education/Health

Science

Social Studies/History

Special Education

Study Skills

Technology/Computer Apps


posted by
2/09/09

Thanks for linking my blog to your site. I will now have the pleasure of checking out some sites that I didn't know about.


posted by
2/09/09

Glad to have you visit Aussie Teacher! You do have one of the best blogs on the web.


posted by
2/09/09

Thanks for including SharonsShare - you have a great blog and I enjoy your newsletters.
Sharon


posted by
2/09/09

Thanks Sharon. I hope I can help direct more people to your great blog.


posted by
2/10/09

Great list. Here is another online education site you might want to add:

http://universitiesandcolleges.org

Very interesting useful posts about learning online.


posted by
2/10/09

Excellent - thank you


posted by
2/12/09

If you would like to know more about the use of technology in education in Africa, you may visit my blog at http://www.e4africa.co.za


posted by
2/14/09

Thank you Kobus. Your blog is excellent.


posted by
2/15/09

Thanks for the link.
I enjoy blogging. My teacher blog A Day In the Life at http://sarahpuglisi.blogspot.com
Is one I try to talk to teaching, momming and being a person, the student blog is How Beautiful You Are at http://sarahpuglisi.wordpress.com, both have been interesting. I have very little school tech so this is hard to see there. In a poverty school in a very difficult time in education it's a start. I'd do quite a lot to see kids with laptops and equity in access. But I have learned quite a bit myself in this form.

There are always things to do to improve.
I appreciate the links.
Sarah Puglisi


posted by
2/20/09

Thanks for linking to the Recorded Books blog! This is a really great list - I just shared it on twitter.

Readers of this blog, follow @recordedbooks on twitter and send me a tweet or DM and I'll send you a link for a download of an excerpt and lesson plans for Waiting for Normal, Good Masters! Sweet Ladies!, or The Adventurous Life of Myles Standish.

Thanks again!


posted by
3/16/09

Here's another great blog to check out - it's got tech-tips, integrating technology, 21st century education, new teacher tips, and much more.

http://educationaltechnologyguy.blogspot.com/


posted by
3/16/09

Excellent! Thanks for sharing! The more blogs we have on the list, the better our resources will be.


posted by
3/17/09

These are great! Now, do you know of a blog that has tips for educators on how to find the time to monitor valuable blogs?


posted by
3/17/09

Fantastic list. I'm RTing this on Twitter @johnmikulski. My tech ed blog is http://classroominthecloud.blogspot.com.


posted by
3/17/09

Hi MollyAnna - It sure would be nice if we could download blog posts to our iPods like podcasts in iTunes and listen as we hit the treadmills, wouldn't it? I use Google Reader to track the blogs I follow and have been pleased with it. Glad you stopped by.


posted by
3/17/09

John, (your "ski" name is almost as cool as mine! ;) Thanks for sharing Making Teachers Nerdy on Twitter. Your blog is yet another great source for educators, and I appreciate you adding to the list.


posted by
3/19/09

HI,
Thanks for including Kindergarten Tales in your list. We love sharing what we do with others!


posted by
3/24/09

Hi there, and many thanks (belated, unfortunately) for including my blog "Kindergarten's 3 R's" in your incredible list! I didn't notice the link since it's titled "Kidney Garden" in your post until now~ I can't wait to explore the other sites you've included!

Michaele


posted by
3/24/09

Hi Michaele! Oh my. I've fixed the typo. We're very glad to have your blog on the list. Thanks for stopping by Making Teachers Nerdy.


posted by
3/25/09

Ha, no, it wasn't a typo, it was the address name instead of the name of the blog. :) The name of the blog is "Kindergarten's 3 R's" (though the address is "kidney-garden" etc.) Thanks again for the link- I also LOVE the name of your blog!

:)

M.


posted by
3/27/09

Great list of resources.

Thank you very much.


posted by
3/29/09

MrsSmoke,

Thank you for linking to my site, Keyboarding Research and Resources. It provided me the opportunity to come to your site which is quite impressive.

You might also want to explore my other website, Dr. Z Reflects. This is a site where I share Web 2.0 tools that can be used in learning. I would be most interested in your feedback as well.

Thank you,

Leigh Zeitz (Dr. Z)
http://keyboardingresearch.org
http://drzreflects.com


posted by
4/13/09

Thank you Dr. Z for stopping by Making Teachers Nerdy. Both of your sites are wonderful resources I highly recommend for anyone. Thank for you sharing.


posted by
4/13/09

I came across a blog post that greatly adds to this list. Beth Harrison over at soyouwanttoteach.com has created a post entitled "20 Blogs I Wish I Were Around When I Started Teaching". It's a wonderful read and I highly recommend you checking it out
http://www.soyouwanttoteach.com/2-blogs-i-wish-were-around-when-i-starte...


posted by
4/14/09

Nice work! I'll be sharing your blog with by colleagues who have not yet taken the leap.
Roger Lemelin
http://lemelintrailertalk.blogspot.com/


posted by
4/15/09

Thanks Roger for stopping by Making Teachers Nerdy , sharing your blog with us, and passing the word onto your colleagues. Glad to see you.


posted by
4/20/09

Thanks Smoke for all the links. You do such a great job. This is a wonderful resource!


posted by
4/28/09

Thanks Tuanua! It also helps to have a great Tech Person like yourself to share ideas and "nerd out" together.


posted by
4/29/09

Please check out Road to Teaching (http://roadtoteaching.com)

It's support aspiring, preservice, and student teachers. It has the web's largest collection of teacher interview questions and a blog.

Thanks for sharing these links.


posted by
4/29/09

Thanks Hougan for sharing! This will be a wonderful resource for all of us.


posted by
6/01/09

Another very useful edu site is http://aceonlineschools.com. Right now it has a great post on free documentaries.


posted by
6/03/09

Check out my teacher blog of 109 great articles at http://penningtonpublishing.com/blog
I am promoting my newest book, Summer Daily Brainwork, with a great article at http://penningtonpublishing.com/blog/study_skills/summer-daily-brainwork...

See what you think!


posted by
6/17/09

Thank you for the terrific resources. Some of us consider sixth grade to be part of the elementary track. Here's a blog of some sixth grade experiences integrating technology into the classroom. http://www.yoursmarticles.blogspot.com


posted by
7/05/09

Thanks for all of the great links, I really appreciate the special education links! I can always use more resources.
Sandy


posted by
7/08/09

What an interesting website, and a very helpful list of blogs and resources!

My company, Tutoring Match, also has an educational blog on our website - take a look:: http://tutoringmatch.com. We are an academic and enrichment referral service located in Fairfield, Connecticut. We have been tutoring students in-home since 1999, and will be launching online tutoring this month.

We are looking to partner with professionals and services that complement us, and vice versa. We have all our partnerships listed and linked on our website. Let me know if you would be interested in displaying Tutoring Match's link and/or logo on your site in exchange for your site's recognition on our resources page and/or our blog.

I look forward to hearing from you!

Henry


posted by
7/31/09

Thanks for the links to other kindergartens. I use a google reader account but found that a few of the K links didn't have a feed I could add to google. Please add my blog to your list for kindergarten.
http://poulingail.edublogs.org


posted by
8/01/09

Thanks for the helpful list of blogs. I've added 3 to my "must read" list.


posted by
9/09/09

Thank you so much for this great blog. We have recently added computers to all our classrooms and many teachers are trying to find a way to use their computers with their classes. I am sure to forward this on. I have created a list of other great educational resources in a sort of blog style format at http://www.best-online-schools.org/online-home-school.html which I think your readers would like.


posted by
10/28/09

Great List! I will be tweeting it so my tweeps can find it. My secondary science blog is at http://pchsfysicstchr.edublogs.org I appreciate you all sharing and putting this list together!


posted by
11/05/09

hey all i am a teacher, check out my blog: http://john-myblogging.blogspot.com/


posted by
2/27/10

AMAZING website! Thank you so much for all the links. I have a website with great ideas for elementary school teachers, and I thought you might be interested. I'm trying to connect with other teachers and other websites for great ideas for the classroom. I appreciate all of the work you put into this!


posted by
3/02/10

I recently started http://www.21stcenturyquestions.com, a free online resource for teachers and students to promote self-directed student learning and the development of ITC digital literacy skills. I hope you find it useful.


posted by
4/27/10

Please consider the following for inclusion:
http://rf-rosfrankiebeyond.blogspot.com/
RosFrankie
Amherst, Massachusetts
A never-ending story, according to Gödel’s Theory of Incompleteness, for inquisitive children, ages 8 - 12. Adventures, questions, a fantasy format combining true science, history, psychology and myth. RosFrankie finds much to love in a world where everyone is different and no one is perfect. Promoting readers to ask questions and seek answers. Designed to 'never end' because the end is a continuation written by readers with characters they create themselves. Educationally orientated. RosFrankie is one of the many children’s books currently offered free on the internet in an effort to promote broad ranging educational concepts and to encourage stimulating learning experiences. The title character in RosFrankie is named in honor of Rosalind Franklin, x-ray crystallographer of DNA fame. The book is dedicated to the encouragement of creative problem solving following the obvious hypothesis that answers will never be found if questions are never asked. It is on the leading edge of the direction of successful future education, due to the creation of the internet, in which the search for knowledge will be unlimited and restricted only by an individual child's desire to learn.
http://rf-rosfrankiebeyond.blogspot.com/


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5/03/10

posted by
5/12/10

Hi,
The Kindergarten and Business blogs are really nice. I haven't explored the Art, Foreign language and and Science section. But I'm impressed with your research and writing skills. Much to my surprise, all websites are tremendously helping. Thanks for sharing and keep your great work posting and sharing at other platforms too.
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posted by
6/19/10

I happened to find this site as a referring URL to my blog, the French Corner. Thank you so much for listing my blog here! I am so excited to have discovered this blog and all the great resources you have found.
-Samantha Decker


posted by
6/21/10

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posted by
6/22/10

Hi. This is a fabulous list and have discovered a couple of new blogs besides seeing a few of my favorites, too. Please consider adding my blog Apples With Many Seeds (http://applewithmanyseedsdoucette.blogspot.com/). I blog about resources for grades K-12 that I think will engage students (or anyone, really) primarily juvenile fiction and nonfiction but sometimes higher level materials that are just too good to miss (eg. photographic/coffee table books) and occasionally, professional teaching support resources.
Tammy


posted by
6/29/10

I just stumbled across your site. How could I have not found this before!!! I am creating an RSS for a blogging course I am taking and am subscribing to your site. I love the links for Pre-K and ESL/ELL as that is what I teach. You have done a great job finding great blogs/links for us to use.

Thank you,

Jennifer Cardenas


posted by
7/02/10

Really help full lists i think it will really help many of them...

Thank you,
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