The A-Z of Education Blogs: Letters M-Q
In this multi-part series, we are profiling the best of the best blogs in education, in alphabetical order. In the previous article, I introduced letters I-L and in this one, I will discuss letters M-Q.
What started out as a blog about maths has become a blog for teachers to post various opinion pieces, as well as practical ideas and exercises to implement in the classroom.
Score: Activity 18, Originality 18, Helpfulness 20, Authority 25
Total Score: 81
MiddleWeb provides resources for the middle grades. They focus on five streams of content: Resource Roundups, Themed Blogs, Articles, Interviews and Book Reviews. Co-teaching, how to help students crush math anxiety, and opening your classroom doors to family audiences are all recent topics that have been covered on their very active blog.
Score: Activity 19, Originality 19, Helpfulness 20, Authority 20
Total Score: 78
This is an extremely exciting blog as it explores anything and everything that is proven to help learning, be it technology, games, or new teaching methods. For teachers looking to incorporate helpful tools and techniques in the classroom, this is blog is a must read.
Score: Activity 25, Originality 25, Helpfulness 25, Authority 24
Total Score: 99
If you’re very into edtech, then this is a blog by Wesley Fryer is for you. Engaging posts about advancement in edtech and how to use various tools, as well as book reviews.
Score: Activity 20, Originality 24, Helpfulness 20, Authority 25
Total Score: 89
Ms. Cassidy has a love of teaching that comes across in her blog posts, which describe activities she’s done with her class. It will provide you with doses of inspiration and ideas for activities you can use in the classroom.
Score: Activity 20, Originality 18, Helpfulness 18, Authority 20
Total Score: 76
A tech integration specialist presents his real-life trials and triumphs. He also shares ideas for unique Makerspace projects.
Score: Activity 17, Originality 18.5, Helpfulness 18.7, Authority 20
Total Score: 81.2%
The NACAC (or National Association for College Admission Counseling) is the place to go if you work in admission, or if you (or your kids) are getting ready to take the plunge into the admissions process.
Score: Active 25, Original 22, Helpfulness 24, Authority 23
NAFSA focuses on the latest in news, from politics to holidays, around the world. They also offer advice on a number of different topics through guest bloggers.
Score: Active 22, Original 24, Helpfulness 22.5, Authority 25
NEA Today provides News and features from the National Education Association. If you like to keep up to date on what’s going on in the field of education, including research and some theories and ideas to implement in the classroom, then this is an excellent blog.
Score: Activity 24, Originality 25, Helpfulness 23.5, Authority 25
Total Score: 97.5
An Australian Information Technology teacher shares her ideas and experiences around fostering global connections in the classroom. She is especially masterful in her use of Skype as a tool to teach about culture.
Score: Activity 18, Originality 20, Helpfulness 19, Authority 19
Total Score: 76
Covering the latest information on campus, this blog is a treasure trove of the latest news, trends, and statistics. It is a great resource for students, professors, and staff, and gives you a way to connect with others to get more information.
Score: Active 22, Original 16, Help 22, Authority 17
This blog focuses on teaching, technology, and productivity within academia, but it does occasionally stray into politics when the latest news affects higher education.
Score: Active 25, Original 24, Helpfulness 22, Authority 25
Pearson provides products and services in the educational field and their Teaching & Learning PreK-12 Education blog is very informative, with useful tips and thoughts to ponder.
Score: Activity 23, Originality 20, Helpfulness 20, Authority 22.5
Total Score: 85.5
Larry Ferlazzo is an award-winning English and Social Studies teacher at Luther Burbank High School in Sacramento, Calif. He’s also an author of several books related to teaching and is big on using goal setting to motivate students. His blog often offers Q&As with other writers on topics surrounding education. It’s a blog that definitively provides a fresh look at teaching and education as a whole. As Larry also answers readers questions regarding teaching, you’re welcome to contact him.
Score: Activity 24, Originality 23, Helpfulness 21, Authority 25
Total Score: 93
Well, that’s it for letters M-Q. Did we miss any?