As regular readers know, I periodically publish posts sharing what some organizations list as the “most popular” sites or services. I find them interesting and sometimes useful (see The Best Places To Find The Most Popular (& Useful) Resources For Educators –2011).
Every six months or so, I also publish Postrank’s listing of their determination of the “most engaging” education blogs (it changes weekly). I take all these lists with a grain of salt, but it can’t hurt to see a list of who might have important roles in the online discussion about education. Obviously, the usefulness of Postrank’s criteria is very debatable. At the very least, it’s a source of potential new blogs to read.
You can see the entire PostRank list here. And here are the “top ten”:
3. Free Technology For Teachers
6. Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of The Day
8. Angela Maiers Educational Services
9. Leading Blog: A Leadership Blog @ LeadershipNow
As always, it’s an interesting list. Automated/semi-automated aggregators, non-P-12-oriented blogs, and newspaper RSS feeds (not even blogs!) all mixed in with P-12 educators who pour out their heart and soul on a regular basis. Glad to know we’re not all losing to the bots and big media companies yet!
And then combine that with PostRank’s magical “engagement” formula 🙂