Curriculum Leadership Institute presents this carefully curated list of individual bloggers for your web-browsing adventures. While you are at it, don’t forget CLI’s monthly E-Hint! Search our extensive collection for instructional, curriculum and assessment helps, among other timely topics.
1. http://larryferlazzo.edublogs.org/ Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day specifically address ELL, ESL, EFL and other education topics.
- http://theinnovativeeducator.blogspot.com/ Lisa Nielsen, “The Innovative Educator,” writes to fight the “battle against boring.”
- http://willrichardson.com/blog/ Will Richardson writes as parent, teacher and technology administrator. His books include Freedom to Learn, From Master Teacher to Master Learner, and Why School?
- http://www.coolcatteacher.com Developed by full time teacher and IT director, Vicki Davis, this website includes various links to products, media, and tutorials.
- http://www.spencerauthor.com/ John Spencer is a professor who encourages creativity and design thinking in classroom learning. His latest book is Launch: Using Design Thinking to Boost Creativity and Bring Out the Maker in Every Student.
Education in the News
- http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/answer-sheet Valerie Strauss of The Washington Post writes about school reform, education policy, and vouchers.
- http://www.teachthought.com/ This blog draws from a collection of bloggers who focus on professional development. If podcasts are more to your liking, check out their TeachThought podcast.
- http://lilysblackboard.org/ The National Education Association (NEA) President, Lily Eskelsen Garcia, writes about current education issues.
- http://www.speedofcreativity.org/ Wesley Fryer, educational technology specialist, focuses on digital literacy, digital storytelling, digital portfolios, blended learning, educational leadership, digital creativity, and digital citizenship.
- http://hackeducation.com/ “Hack Education” is a cutting edge educational technology blog by Audrey Watters.
- http://learninginhand.com/blog/ Tony Vincent writes “Learning in Hand” a digital literacy and educational technology blog.
- http://worlds-of-learning.com Laura Fleming is the author of the blog “Worlds of Learning,” focusing on makerspaces in schools.
- http://edutech4teachers.edublogs.org Jamie Forshey is an instructional technology specialist. This blog is a frequent nominee and winner in a variety of categories.
- http://www.zigzagstech.com Meghan Zigmond is a first grade teacher and the technology facilitator in a school with a 2:1 iPad ratio.
- http://mathprojects.com/category/blog/ Chris Shore writes “The Math Project Journal.” He offers up math lesson plans and advice.
- http://cassiestephens.blogspot.com/ Cassie Stephen’s art blog with DIY art, suggestions for classroom instruction, and activities.
- http://writinglesson.ning.com/profile/CorbettHarrison “Writing Lesson of the Month Network” by Corbett Harrison, hosts a new, fun, and engaging writing lesson every month.
- https://solvemymaths.com/category/blog/ A secondary math teacher in the UK shares through puzzles, animations, and humor.
Society and Education
- http://www.forumforeducation.org/blog The Forum for Education and Democracy hosts a blog by George Wood, Executive Director.
- http://www.learnlikeapirate.com “Learn Like a Pirate” blog by Paul Solarz who is most intersted in active learning and the student-led classroom.
- http://www.rosscoops31.com Ross Cooper writes “Cooper on Curriculum” where he highlights inquiry-based learning and quality professional development.
- http://www.ashleigh-educationjourney.com/blog Ashleigh is an elementary teacher who teaches in a Title One school that teaches through workshops and is textbook-free.
- https://backyardlearning.wordpress.com Sarah Plotczyk is a licensed middle school science teacher, with an M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction. Her emphasis is outdoor learning experiences.
- http://www.thedaringlibrarian.com/ This blog by Gwyneth Jones, aka “The Daring Librarian,” covers makerspaces, technology and heroic digital citizenship.
- http://considerateclassroom.blogspot.com Special Education teacher, Lindy McDaniel, writes about early childhood special education in her blog, “The Considerate Classroom.”
Listing a link does not imply that Curriculum Leadership Institute agrees with all of the content or ideas within these websites and their pages, nor are these links intended to be understood as an endorsement.