Six weeks ago I kicked off a series of posts highlightng “most popular” lists of websites that I thought educators might find useful. Of course, there are a number of ways to gauge “popularity.” I just view these lists as opportunities to check-out some new sites, and find it interesting to see which ones might be particularly “popular.”

I made the mistake, though, of using the word “popular” in the first post of this series titled The “Most Popular” Blogs That Might Also Be Useful To Educators.

In that piece, I used Post Rank‘s analysis, which uses a variety of ways to measure levels of “engagement” that readers have with specific blog posts.  Recently, they’ve begun a system to tabulate this data and develop lists of the most popular blogs in many different categories. The rankings are adjusted each week or so.

It sparked a lot of discussion, including from PostRank, which stated they didn’t like to use the word “popular.”  You can see many comments in that first post about PostRank, and you can also see additional thoughts on the PostRank process at Sue Waters’ blog post Latest Statistics Say My Blogs Are……?

So, even though I’m still categorizing this post in the “most popular site” grouping for the sake of my own internal organizing of posts, I’m very specifically not calling this a list of “most popular education blogs.”

I just thought it would be interesting to see what PostRank lists as the ten “most engaged” education blogs right now — six weeks after my first post on them.

Here they are:


2. Inside Higher Ed

3. Free Technology for Teachers

4. apophenia

5. NYT > Education

6. Common Craft – Social Design for the Web –

7. Joanne Jacobs


9. Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day…

10. Cool Cat Teacher Blog

You can see PostRank’s complete listing here.