The A-Z of Education Blogs: Letters I-L
In this multi-part series, we are profiling the best of the best education blogs, in alphabetical order. In the previous article, I introduced letters F-H and in this one, I will discuss letters I-L.
The focus of this particular blog is on the various international learning experiences, such as studying abroad and latest learning theories around the globe. It takes a unique look at how to open minds through higher education on the international stage.
Score: Active 16.9, Original 23, Helpfulness 22, Authority 24
Kelly Tenkely started out as a teacher and turned into a technology integration specialist who started her own school, implementing all the inspirational new educational techniques available. The blog focuses mainly on implementing technology in the classroom using various tools, but also ideas around education. As with any blog you will use whatever material and ideas you see fit to implement in your classroom.
Score: Activity 21, Originality 21, Helpfulness 21.5, Authority 21
Total Score: 83.5
The site is full of inspiring stories about young women who have found success in the world of coding. You will find stories of young women who used coding to start businesses or to find hope in homelessness.
Score: Activity 25, Originality 24, Helpfulness 24, Authority 25
Total Score: 98
Jeff Herb presents a potpourri of videos, podcasts, and articles about the effective use of technology tools. Recently he has shared strategies for using Ozobot, as well as tips for the use of online videos in the classroom.
Score: Activity 17, Originality 21.5, Helpfulness 21.5, Authority 20.5
Total Score: 80.5
This is a site that everyone in higher education should bookmark because it has posts about virtually everything in the field. With an area that goes to other blogs and articles, it is like a search engine just for those in the industry.
Score: Active 25, Original 20., Helpfulness 21, Authority 22
This excellent blog shares useful videos from the teaching channel, offering ideas for what to incorporate into your classroom. One of the best blogs for easy implementation of tools shared thanks to the videos that make it easy to see exactly how to implement it.
Score: Activity 18, Originality 18, Helpfulness 18, Authority 18
Total Score: 72
Designed to help international students, this blog focuses on the issues, concerns, and news specific to the niche. Whether you need advice on socializing in a new country, tips on traveling, or what to expect over the various holidays around the world, it is a great place for those who are learning outside of their home country.
Score: Active 22, Original 23, Helpfulness 21, Authority 19.7
A recognized leader in educational technology, ISTE analyzes current trends in areas such as coding and Virtual Reality. Updated daily, the blog will keep you up-to-date on the changing world of edtech.
Score: Activity 25, Originality 23, Helpfulness 23, Authority 24.5
Total Score: 95.5
Educational technologist Kathy Schrock shares her discoveries and insights about educational technology and its impact in the classroom. Recent blog posts offer ideas for using Pokemon Go in the classroom and for creating 360° images with a cell phone.
Score: Activity 25, Originality 21, Helpfulness 21.5, Authority 23
Total Score: 90.5
Author and award-winning educator Erin Klein provides practical strategies to increase student achievement and engagement with technology. She earns top marks for her engaging and relevant website.
Score: Activity 22, Originality 23, Helpfulness 22.9, Authority 24
Total Score: 92%
Larry Ferlazzo has another blog and this one, too, is helpful for teachers. Especially if you want to stay up to date with the latest news regarding teaching practices and studies on what’s effective in the classroom as Ferlazzo scours the net on an almost daily basis for news to share and also expresses his own opinions. The focus is ESL, ELL and EFL.
Score: Activity 25, Originality 21, Helpfulness 21, Authority 25
Total Score: 92
Tony Vincent’s technology blog has been around since the 1990s, and it’s still a treasure trove of advice and resources today. Recently he provides tips for teacher iPad use and formative assessment tools.
Score: Activity 24, Originality 20.5, Helpfulness 21, Authority 22
Total Score: 87.5
Steve Wheeler, a professor of educational technology, explores our changing culture and the ways teachers must adapt to it. His blog features periodic interviews with education influencers.
Score: Activity 20, Originality 20, Helpfulness 22.5, Authority 23
Total Score: 85.5
As the name suggests, this is a blog that tends to go all over the place, hitting both high profile and more obscure topics in higher education. There is a lot of advice in that can help you keep things in perspective through some of the most difficult situations.
Score: Active 17, Original 23, Help 18, Authority 17.5
Well, that’s it for letters I-L. Did we miss any?