Now that 2015 is over, let’s see who were the ones that really made a difference in the year that passed. There are countless EduBlogs worldwide, focusing on teaching practices, methodology, or educational technology. We all have our favourites, but some managed to stand out from the rest in 2015, garnering a hefty following in the process. So, did your favourite EduBlogs make the cut?
Before we begin, a few words on the process:
What we measured
- Following across the six major social networks, namely Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Pinterest, YouTube, and Instagram. We recorded the results on the last week of December 2015.
- We included only English speaking blogs.
- We included all kinds of EduBlogs: from ones focusing on Pre-K all the way up to Higher Ed, and all subjects in between.
What was not included
- We had to leave LinkedIn out because most blog owners have personal LinkedIn accounts counting Connections and not Followers.
- EduBlogs by separate entities and institutions, like Washington Post’s excellent ‘Answer Sheet’, were also left out because they do not have their own distinctive following.
What could not be measured
- Content, both in terms of quantity (number of posts) and quality.
- Reach, as in number of retweets, likes, pins, views and so on.
So without further ado, here is the list of the 20 top performers:
The 20 Most Influential EduBlogs for 2015
- Free Technology for Teachers
- eLearning Industry
- Inside Higher Ed
- Teaching Channel
- Cool Cat Teacher
- Teacher Toolkit
- Educational Technology and Mobile Learning
- Brilliant or Insane
- Math Coach’s Corner
- Kathy Schrock’s Guide to Everything
- Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day
- The Innovative Educator
- Getting Smart
- The Hechinger Report
- Cult of Pedagogy
Below you can see a detailed chart with influence per social platform.
Is there someone else who should have been in this list?
Who is your favourite?