The Best Education Blogs For 2014: One List

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best-education-blogs-2014-2The Best Education Blogs For 2014: One List

As social media “follows” have risen in popularity, mere “blogging” seems old news, but it nonetheless remains a powerful–perhaps still the most powerful–way to distribute thinking, strategies, tools, and even curriculum to continue to support teachers, schools, and other growing sects in education.

This is by no means an exhaustive list–and like most “best of” lists, it’s maddeningly subjective. It’s also in no certain order–it’s just one list of the best education blogs for 2014. You’ll notice several well-known blogs, and some new faces as well. That was on purpose.

Also intentional was a kind of variety, from teaching and learning, to technology and Exceptional Child Education, to good old-fashioned ed reform–and even some “blogs” that aren’t really blogs.

Because the internet.

It’s an inherently and unavoidably biased list, and we likely missed some great ones, but that’s where you come in. With list.ly, you can suggest additions, and vote on what’s there to “crowdsource” the list–so please do! Then we can be collectively biased together.

So, as we enter a new year of progressive learning, consider the growing list (27 and counting, in alphabetical order) of the best education content on the internet.

The Best Education Blogs For 2014

The Best Education Blogs For 2014

The Best Education Blogs For 2014

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    "As a teacher, we have to understand that we cannot know everything. Fortunately technology has created a platform wi...

    "As a teacher, we have to understand that we cannot know everything. Fortunately technology has created a platform wi...

    When I announced the 2014 Expert Educators and Mentor Schools last week, I promised to introduce you to some of the winners, and today I'm very excited to highlight newly-named Expert Educator Jessie Mann.

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    Audrey Watters

    Audrey Watters

    I made some changes to Hack Education in the last week, updating the content in the Ed-Tech Guide and on the site for my forthcoming book, Teaching Machines. I've decided to use GitHub to do so, in part because I want to be able to easily share the resources here with others -- ask for contributions, encourage folks to fork it, and so on.

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    Blogging Through the Fourth Dimension

    Blogging Through the Fourth Dimension

    The holidays are upon us which means so are the Edublog awards. I have a long history debating publicly whether or not we should have awards at all, but this year there are a few blogs that have greatly impacted what I do and how I do it and so I wanted to make sure that I publicly acknowledged these people and projects.

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    Classroom Technology News | Educational Apps | Bloom's Taxonomy | techlearning.com

    Classroom Technology News | Educational Apps | Bloom's Taxonomy | techlearning.com

    The Resource for Education Technology Leaders focusing on K-12 educators. Site contains a Software Reviews Database, articles from Technology & Learning Magazine, articles from Educators in Educators' eZine, Event and Contest listings, Reader suggested Web sites, and weekly news updates on education technology leaders.

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    Connected Learning Research Network

    Connected Learning Research Network

    This interdisciplinary research network is dedicated to understanding the opportunities and risks for learning afforded by today's changing media ecology, as well as building new learning environments that support effective learning and educational equity.

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    Cool Cat Teacher Blog - Teaching students with new tools, enthusiasm and belief that teaching is a noble calling.

    Cool Cat Teacher Blog - Teaching students with new tools, enthusiasm and belief that teaching is a noble calling.

    "The stance a leader takes with respect to blame is...a key determinant in whether a team, department or whole organization will have a culture of learning from mistakes." Excerpt From: Ben Dattner and Darren Dahl. The Blame Game: How the Hidden Rules of Credit and Blame Determine Our Success or Failure Educational Leadership: Are we playing [...]

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    Diane Ravitch's blog on WordPress.com

    Diane Ravitch's blog on WordPress.com

    In this article at Huffington Post, Alan Singer has investigated the secret, privately funded apparatus that designs education policy in New York State. The group is known as the Regents Research Fellows, but they are not subject to any public oversight.

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    EdSurge : The Best in Education Technology

    EdSurge : The Best in Education Technology

    EdSurge is an independent information resource and community for everyone involved in education technology.

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    Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

    Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

    Free resource of educational web tools, 21st century skills, tips and tutorials on how teachers and students integrate technology into education

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    Edudemic - Education Technology Tips For Students And Teachers

    Edudemic - Education Technology Tips For Students And Teachers

    Flipped classrooms are one of the more popular trends we've seen since Edudemic was created, and it is certainly one of the most long- lasting. Other things have come and gone...

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    Edutopia

    Edutopia

    Empowering and connecting teachers, administrators, and parents with innovative solutions and resources to better education. Join the conversation today!

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    EmergingEdTech. Education Technology.
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    EricSheninger.com

    EricSheninger.com

    Eric is the award-winning Principal at New Milford High School located in Bergen County, NJ. His work focuses on leading and learning in the digital age as a model for moving schools and districts forward. This has led to the formation of the Pillars of Digital Leadership, a framework for all educators to initiate sustainable change to transform school cultures.

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    gealgerobophysiculus

    gealgerobophysiculus

    Thoughts on teaching, learning, and the crazy process of having fun doing both with students.

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    Getting Smart - Think. Learn. Innovate.

    Getting Smart - Think. Learn. Innovate.

    Such a long-term funding relationship is rare; most giving spans at best three to five years. But MIND is rare, too. We have been supporting the organization this long because they have developed one of the best and most effective approaches to helping students learn math that we've ever seen, with strong rigorous an...

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    Granted, and...

    Granted, and...

    Readers of this blog will recall that I routinely look at issues of student engagement via our surveys, news articles, available research, and comments offered by students. In this post we again here from students directly concerning the positive role that teachers and school can play for students in difficult personal and neighborhood surroundings.

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    Kleinspiration

    Kleinspiration

    I also like to tie our projects into the curriculum. Since we are studying human and natural characteristics within our community, I'm going to pre-cut 8" circles to perfectly fit in the plate. The students will illustrate a landscape of their choice to demonstrate their understanding of our community characteristics.

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    Langwitches Blog

    Langwitches Blog

    The Magic of Learning

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    Larry Ferlazzo's Websites of the Day

    Larry Ferlazzo's Websites of the Day

    I think it could be an interesting movie to show to my English Language Learners to see how they would describe what they saw - I wonder if all would describe it literally or if some, unprompted, would see the deeper story it's trying to tell..

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    Learnlets

    Learnlets

    Technology is supposed to support our goals, and, when well-written, it does. So for instance, when I write, I use particular features to make my writing process better aligned with my thinking. I'm working on a book (as you've seen hints of and some resultant interim thoughts), and I'm finding that now that it's time to deliver, I've got a conflict.

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    Life of an Educator by Justin Tarte

    Life of an Educator by Justin Tarte

    It is so easy to get wrapped up in our own little worlds, but we have got to remember that whatever is going on in our world, is 100 times simpler and less complicated than that of our students.

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    MindShift

    MindShift

    The success and popularity of Minecraft in and out of classrooms is no surprise. It's one of the best examples of the potential of learning with games because it embraces exploration, discovery, creation, collaboration, and problem-solving while allowing teachers to shepherd play toward any subject area.

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    My Paperless Classoom

    My Paperless Classoom

    NOTE: this is not a lesson plan, review, or screencast. This is a reflective post. I recently decided to blog all in one place, so there will be a greater variety of posts appearing on this blog. This is a busy time of year, and in many ways it feels like all of the other times of year.

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    paul g moss

    paul g moss

    Theories in Education

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    TeachThought

    TeachThought

    Learn better: Illuminating learning for a new century. Connect with us!

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The Best Education Blogs For 2014: One List

  • erinklein

    Terry,

    I’m honored! What a great list! Thank you so much for including Kleinspiration.

    Warmly,

    Erin

  • Drew Minock

    Extremely honored Terry!! Thank you very much!

  • educatorstechnology

    Thank you Terry for the mention.

  • paul moss

    thanks so much – most unexpected

  • Eric Sheninger

    What a pleasant surprise! Thanks for including me.

  • Tim Villegas

    Just found this… unbelievable honor. Thanks so much! (Think Inclusive)

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  • Peter

    Whoa. Are there any blogs on this list that are designed for students? Teachers and educators are missing the new wave in education – talking to themselves on a media that is perfect for reaching out to students. Short sighed list in the extreme. Go think again and this time look for the blogs/websites that educate and don’t just do yet more talking about education

    • terryheick

      Interesting point, though a little rough with your tone, yes?

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