Our 5 Favorite Education Blogs of 2016
One of the best parts about being a parent is watching your child learn and grown as a part of a community. Whether that’s through activities likes sports or music, or whether the learning is more academic, a lot of your child’s early experiences will take place in school! It’s no wonder then that you are going to try and stay current with the latest developments and trends in education to make sure you’ll at least understand your fifth grader’s math homework enough to help.
Enter our five best education blogs that will help you stay up to date! The blogs below are just a sampling of the MANY good choices out there. Here’s a look at some blogs discussing some of the big and important current issues in education.
1. The Learning Network (as part of the New York Times)
For the past 18 years, the New York Times has curated an education blog that uses their daily news coverage as a backdrop for student learning. It’s a great resource that uses the news to frame curriculum resources, lesson plans, students’ activities and lots of multimedia resources. Definitely a great place for parents, students and teachers!
The great industry resource Education Week offers a blog where award-winning teacher Larry Ferlazzo answers a variety of questions on such topics as classroom management, teaching standards, lesson planning and more. If you’re looking for insight into what it’s like to teach in your kid’s school, this is a great place to start!
One of the most interesting education blogs available today is MindShift. There, senior editor Ki Sung (former NPR producer) “explores the future of learning in all its dimensions.” MindShift explores learning by breaking it down into its components and exploring unique experiences, like game-design as a framework for learning. It’s a LOT of fun to read and full of cool insights.
Edudemic is a broad-ranging and thorough look at the role that technology is currently playing in the education of your children and the role it might play in the future. It’s great to find a “technology” blog that talks about student management issues as much as computers, so this is a good read.
If you want a more thorough look at the role technology will play in your child’s education or just want to know more about education technology in general, EdSurge is your choice. EdSurge does a great job at looking more broadly at the industry-wide view of education technology, so if that is your interest, you’ve found your sandbox.