I’ve been posting annual lists of The Most Popular (& Useful) Resources For Educators for a number of years. 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 thought it would be useful for readers, my students, and me to review them all and identify my choices for the “all-time” best ones.
I’ve begun creating a number of these “All-Time” Best list, with The “All-Time” Best Ways To Create Online Content Easily & Quickly being the first ; The “All-Time” Best Web 2.0 Applications For Education second; The “All-Time” Best Videos For Educators third; The “All-Time” Best Online Learning Games was the fourth one; The “All-Time” Best Social Studies Sides was fifth; and The “All-Time” Best Science Sites was sixth.
Look for quite a few more “All-Time” Best lists over the next couple of months.
There are nearly 1,300 Best lists now that are categorized and updated regularly. You can see them all here.
Here are my choices for The “All-Time” Best Places To Find The Most Popular (& Useful) Resources For Educators These are not listed in any order of preference):
Google hosts “Top Charts,” which show the top things that people are searching for in multiple categories on a monthly basis.
Here are a couple of examples:
USC Rossier Online, associated with the University of Southern California, has a rating system for education blogs that they call The Teach 100.
The YouTube Trends Map shows which videos are popular in different regions of the United States and in many countries of the world, along with further filtering by the age of viewers.
The Internet Map shows you the most popular websites in the world, and in each country.
Amazon used to have a feature called “Most Highlighted Passages Of All Time.” (unfortunately, it appears that they have stopped updating it, so that link no longer works. Nevertheless, you can still see what the top twenty-five passages were when they calculated it in 2014).
Most Popular Educational Videos – All Time comes from a site called eduTube. It looks like there are some pretty interesting ones in the mix.
Here’s how Popular 50 describes itself:
Popular50.com serves as a 24/7 hub covering and curating the most viral and shareable video content across the web. It is a home for all videos of what is trending on the Internet. Choose your country, category and voilà, you have the best trending videos available on the internet. Currently, we are present in 40 countries and have 15 categories.
Trendy visualizes search trends in different countries.
Again, please let me know what sites I’ve missed….