Top 25 world languages blogs

1. Vamonos! Lisa Stevens, a primary language educator and consultant, offers her thoughts on teaching and learning primary languages. There are many thoughtful discussions on best practices and connecting with students. She shares some of her personal experiences, as well, and offers some suggestions and resources. 2. Teaching and Learning Spanish This resource-rich blog includes […]

Top 20 history podcasts

1. Dan Carlin's Hardcore History Dan Carlin takes a sharp look at historical events and asks probing questions such as "Was Alexander the Great as bad a person as Adolf Hitler? What would Apaches with modern weapons be like? Will our modern civilization ever fall like civilizations from past eras?” 2. History According to Bob […]

25 best chemistry blogs for college students

1. Chemistry Blog A group of 16 bloggers — ranging from professors to researchers to graduate students — manage this blog, which features news, reviews, tips, and more. You'll find a lot of useful information with advice for the classroom, research and even the job search. There are also links to resources, books, and more. […]

100 reasons why educators should use blogs

For students: 1. Blogs are fun! Many of your students likely already keep a personal blog. Using a blog in the classroom will help students relate to the lesson. 2. They help students develop and hone their writing skills. 3. They model forms and standards of writing for students. Show them what good writing looks […]

Top 100 green blogs for students

1. Tree Hugger — This interactive environmental site has proven to be one of the top green blogs on the web, and has even been called “the green CNN.” The site posts up to 30 articles a day, and readers can use the site’s “Climate Culture Calculator” to see how much carbon they can save […]

Top 40 podcasts for teachers

1. The Teacher's Podcast Mark Gura and Dr. Kathy King bring you this series of podcasts, which cover "news, views, research and resources you can use.” Gura and king are educators themselves, and have experience as authors, professors and "ed tech experts.” The duo claim that their podcast won't offer you the usual fare, but […]

Top 25 Android apps for education

The iPhone and iPad don't get to have all the fun. Android is among the leading smart-phone technology, and there are over 70,000 apps available for it. Though we can't claim to have reviewed all 70,000 of them, here are our suggestions for some of the top apps available for education — for use in […]

Top 25 blogs for math in the classroom

1. Miss Calcul8 The writer of this blog teaches "life with a bit of algebra and geometry on the side.” And her goal is a lofty one: "I expect to be the best teacher that has ever lived, to change the world, and to live wealthy.” Along the way, she shares her thoughts on differentiated […]

Top 10 social studies/history blogs for teachers

1. HistoryTech This blog is an offshoot of Social Studies Central, and it discusses social studies and history, ways to integrate technology and other topics of interest. Notable recent posts include Conflict History: Your One-Stop Shops for Battle Info, Tip of the Week: Lectures in 60 Seconds, and Open Content: Why are We Here? 2. […]

Tips for using blogs in the classroom

It seems like everyone has a blog these days. Some of us even have more than one (er, five…). And many educators have taken advantage of this popular outlet to use as a teaching tool in the classroom. But there's more to using blogs in the classroom than just throwing up homework assignments or sharing […]