Feb 03, 2012
Education Blogs: Head of the Class
Working as the blogger relations manager for PR Newswire, I come across my fair share of great blogs that cover a wide variety of subject matters and interests. And as you might expect, some blogs are better than others. With that in mind and in an effort to highlight the better ones, I do my best to review one of these blogs every day.
You may be shocked to learn this, but education is a pretty serious issue. Or anyway, pretty much everyone with a stake in it has an opinion on the matter. And just about everyone has a stake in education. Think about it. Education affects just about everything we do, and, some might say, everything we are. The worlds of business, technology, health care and just about everything else imaginable has its roots firmly in education. It’s the foundation of everything. And as you may have guessed there are a host of great blogs dropping education knowledge. So with that in mind, let’s bust out our textbooks, sharpen our pencils, and enjoy this brief tour of some of the best education blogs I’ve seen.
Technology with Intention highlights teachers effectively using technology in the classroom. The bulk of the site is made up of individual profiles of those championing this cause. But there’s also a fair amount of space dedicated to advancements made outside of the classroom. If I were to pitch this blog, I’d look for stores that dealt with the cross-section of technology and education. Check out the full review here.
An Unschooling Life is a blog dedicated to the growing “trend” of homeschooling. Or better yet, it’s about unschooling. This can be a contentious issue. And with good reason. People care about their kids. This site provides a great example of the alternative ways in which education can be administered. If I were to pitch this blog, I’d look for stories that have to do with homeschooling. Check out the full review here.
The Quick and the Ed is a blog dedicated to education on a slightly more macro level. There are plenty of things to be said about teachers and classrooms and lesson plans. But this site is more concerned with education as a matter of policy. If I were to pitch this blog, I’d look for stories that focus on government’s impact on the education system. Check out the full review here.
The Tech Savvy Educator is a blog dedicated to the impact and effect technology can have on education. It’s written by a professional educator who also happens to be a parent. So he’s got perspective. And it should come as no surprise that he’s pretty passionate about what he does. If I were to pitch this blog, I’d look for any stories that meet at the intersection of technology and education. Check out the full review here.
The Line is a blog written by a real-life teacher. Just about everyone I know has something to say about education. It’s refreshing to gain the perspective of someone who is really out there doing it. Did I mention she’s a 7th grade teacher? That ought to count for something, too. If I were to pitch this blog, I’d look for stories that speak directly to the teaching profession. Check out the full review here.
That’s all for now. In the meantime, if there’s a blog I should be reviewing, drop me a line or a note in the comments, and I’ll take a look. Until next time…
Author Tom Hynes is PR Newswire’s manager of blogger relations. And as you may have guessed, he has a twitter account.