15 of the Best Blogs for Educators

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The classroom is not what it used to be.
The pace of technology adoption is accelerating.
It pays to keep track by reading the latest education news.

To improve is to change; to be perfect is to change often.
—Winston Churchill

Here are fifteen information resources to help you stay up to date.

Our vision is of a new world of learning based on the compelling truth that improving education is the key to the survival of the human race.

  • It’s a world of creativity, inspiration and ambition informed by real-world evidence and experience.
  • It’s a world where students become lifelong learners and develop 21st-century skills.
  • It’s a world where innovation is the rule, not the exception.
  • It’s a world where schools provide rigorous project-based learning, social-emotional learning, and access to new technology.
  • It’s a world where students and parents, teachers and administrators, policy makers and the people they serve are all empowered with a shared vision to change education for the better.

Our mission is to create awesome students.
Our core audience includes educators, administrators, teachers, parents, and students.
We publish these types of stories:

  • Research and evidence-driven strategies for professional and self-improvement
  • Expert guides and how-tos for the newest education apps
  • News re-caps of the most important updates for each week
  • Compilations of the most useful edtech tools and tips
  • Reviews of valuable and innovative products for educators
  • Special features such as college reports

EdSurge is an independent information resource and community for everyone involved in education technology.
We report on latest news and trends in the edtech industry to help:

  • Entrepreneurs who build new products and businesses;
  • Educators who use these tools;
  • Investors and others who support companies and schools. We share information vital to all in the ecosystem: trends, available jobs, opportunities and events. We are building a database of rich information about emerging products and how they’re being used. We also run a series of conferences where educators and entrepreneurs meet on common ground and exchange feedback on how to build and refine tools to improve educational outcomes.

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning is operated by a team of dedicated teachers located in Canada.
Free resource of educational web tools, 21st century skills, tips and tutorials on how teachers and students integrate technology into education.

Resources include:

  • Educational Technology
  • Teacher Tools
  • Recommended Books
  • iPad Resources
  • Google Drive for Teachers
  • Posters
  • Infographics

For over three decades, Tech & Learning has remained the premier publication and leading resource for education technology professionals responsible for implementing and purchasing technology products in K-12 districts and schools. Our team of award-winning editors and an advisory board of top industry experts provide an inside look at issues, trends, products, and strategies pertinent to the role of all educators –including state-level education decision makers, superintendents, principals, technology coordinators, and lead teachers.

Education musings, technology, and lessons; my life as a teacher by Pernille Ripp. (by Pernille Ripp)
I am a passionate former 4th and 5th, now 7th grade teacher in Oregon, Wisconsin, USA, proud techy geek, and honest to a fault. Mother of 4 incredible children and married to my soul mate. Creator of the Global Read Aloud Project, a global literacy inititive that has connected more than 500,000 students in the past 5 years. Co-founder of EdCamp MadWI, and believer in all children. I have no awards or accolades except for the lightbulbs that go off in my students' heads every day. I muse on education on my blog “Blogging Through the Fourth Dimension.” Follow me on Twitter @PernilleRipp.

Classroom 2.0 is the social network for those interested in Web 2.0, Social Media, and Participative Technologies in the classroom.
We encourage you to sign up to participate in the great discussions here, to receive event notifications, and to find and connect with colleagues. We have over 80,000 members from 200 countries!
Classroom 2.0 is a free, community-supported network. We especially hope that those who are "beginners" will find this a supportive comfortable place to start being part of the digital dialog.

Inside Higher Ed is the online source for news, opinion and jobs for all of higher education.
Whether you're an adjunct or a vice president, a grad student or an eminence grise, we've got what you need to thrive in your job or find a better one: breaking news and feature stories, provocative daily commentary, areas for comment on every article, practical career columns, and a powerful suite of tools to help higher education professionals get jobs and colleges identify and hire employees.
Inside Higher Ed was founded in 2004 by three executives with decades of expertise in higher education journalism and recruitment. We believed that higher education was evolving quickly and radically, and that the time was right for new models of providing information and career services for professionals in academe.

KQED Education
Education is central to the mandate of public media. KQED Education fulfills this mandate by engaging educators in schools, colleges, universities, and informal learning environments and supporting their utilization of PBS and KQED content as a learning tool by:· Producing high-quality digital learning objects–video and audio clips, interactive tools, and lesson plans that leverage and link to KQED’s high quality, multiplatform media content—that are aligned to state and national content standards;

  • Distributing these resources via KQED’s website and other online platforms that include iTunes U and PBS LearningMedia, a service containing thousands of teaching assets from more than 1,500 producers and 350 PBS stations nationwide; and
  • Training educators to use educational media and digital media tools in their learning environments through in-depth professional development opportunities and online training resources.

TeachThought’s mantra is simple: learn better.
Our mission is illuminate and actuate optimal learning for everyone, everywhere. This starts with helping smart teachers teach smart, and it extends to work with like-minded organizations to bring visibility and traction to their ideas.
TeachThought, LLC is a progressive learning brand dedicated to supporting educators in evolving learning for a 21st century audience.
Most visibly, this starts with thought leadership and practical solutions for K-20 teachers via the TeachThought blog.
TeachThought is primarily interested in exploring new learning models, including blended learning, project-based learning, self-directed learning, and the role of play in learning while also supporting existing K-20 educators as they seek to improve their own craft in practice today. So, a balance of reality and possibility.

Faculty Focus publishes articles on effective teaching strategies for the college classroom — both face-to-face and online. Faculty Focus was created in 2003 by Magna Publications.
Faculty Focus is edited by Mary Bart. Mary joined Magna in 2008 and also manages the company’s social media presence. Mary got her start in journalism as a reporter and managing editor at a small community newspaper publisher in upstate New York and later served at the editor-in-chief of Counseling Today, the monthly magazine of the American Counseling Association. In addition to her editorial experience, Mary worked in public relations and marketing for seven years.

"The depth of your observations from last night is still resonating with me. I'm trying to think of another interview I've given where the questioner understood the material so well that he/she so regularly (and fluidly) went into new intellectual territory. I can't think of any. Pretty amazing. Thank you."
-David Shenk

"Steve is one of the most influential yet understated individuals in the world of Education. He gives thought leaders a widely attended global platform to voice their ideas to transform Education, and he does so with tremendous respect and intelligence."
-Charles Fadel

"Steve conducted the most in-depth interview I've ever been through and I enjoyed it to boot!"
-Doc Searls

Here's the roundup of what's been popular on The Innovative Educator blog. Below you'll see the top posts along with the number of page views. I hope there's something that looks of interest to you. If it does, check it out.

The Chronicle of Higher Education is the No. 1 source of news, information, and jobs for college and university faculty members and administrators.

Based in Washington, D.C., The Chronicle has more than 70 writers, editors, and international correspondents.

Online, The Chronicle is published every weekday and is the top destination for news, advice, and jobs for people in academe. The Chronicle's Web site features the complete contents of the latest issue; daily news and advice columns; thousands of current job listings; an archive of previously published content; vibrant discussion forums; and career-building tools such as online CV management, salary databases, and more.

The Chronicle's audited Web-site traffic is more than 12.8 million pages a month, seen by more than 1.9 million unique visitors.

eLearning Industry is the largest online community of professionals involved in the eLearning industry. At eLearning Industry you will find the best collection of eLearning articles, eLearning concepts, eLearning software, and eLearning resources based on the Top eLearning Authors. You are more than welcome to Post your eLearning article.
eLearning Industry is designed to:

  • share the knowledge via eLearning articles, tweets, ppp, etc,
  • help instructional designers and (or) eLearning professionals to find a project or a temporary basis job,
  • to build a safe online community of professionals involved in the eLearning industry.
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