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:
3. Free Technology for Teachers
6. Common Craft – Social Design for the Web –
9. Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day…
You can see PostRank’s complete listing here.
Thank you again for sharing such wonderful sites. I am not too surprised with at least 3 of the sites which I have subscribed to for awhile with my Google RSS reader. The Free Technology for Teachers has been an exceptional resource for finding ways to use various technologies and introducing me to various technologies that I would have never known existed. The Cool Cat Teacher blog has sound advice for using technologies as well. I almost nearly include a link to your blog on most of my blogs because you’ve already listed and found the best sites for my topics! 🙂
I will have to check the others on the list, but I currently do have some of the Common Craft listed in my Youtube channel and may just subscribed to their channel.
Oh, the adventures we get into when we start arguing semantics. 🙂
The most important part, in the end, is more folks learning about more great resources. And my thanks, again, for helping contribute to that!