10 of the Best Education Blogs You Should Be Reading

Best Education Blogs To Read
Deepanshu Gahlaut

Deepanshu Gahlaut

10 of the Best Education Blogs You Should Be Reading

“Wisdom is not a product of schooling but of the lifelong attempt to acquire it.” – Albert Einstein

This quote emphasizes a very important point which is that wisdom cannot be taught in schools, it can only be acquired with life experience. We, as a parent, teacher or child, tend to ignore this. This quote has another connotation that implies that continuous learning is something that is required for being successful in any field. 

Wondering how this is possible and whether learning in schools is sufficient? What else can you do to get more knowledge and experience?

First, apart from school education, giving your child necessary support and training to gain hands-on experience, developing social, communication, creative, and entrepreneurial skills are great way to help them acquire more knowledge and become future-ready.

Second, if your child is not spending enough time reading, it indicates that they might not be able to benefit from what education offers. A report in 2020 in The Guardian states that children are reading less than ever before.

Average Number of Books Read Graph

The graph shows a sharp decline in the number of books read through the grades.
Source: The Voyager

Reading books may have become an old concept for today’s children as they are more inclined towards getting information on the internet. Hence, blogs are a fantastic, but underrated method of providing learning and staying up to date on different topics. 

They are written by experts and updated frequently. Blog reading can be a great exercise for your child which will keep them updated, get a variety of opinions, and consume more information in a short amount of time. As parents, you should encourage your child to read informational blogs and learn about things and concepts. 

According to a 2018 Hubspot Survey, 60% of people read blogs to learn something new and keep up with industry trends. But the question here is, which blogs to read? There are a plethora of education blogs and resources available online. How to find and read the right ones?

Fret not! Here’s a list of 10 best education blogs that you should read and learn from in 2021.

1. Homeroom

Home Room
 

This is the official blog of the US Department of Education. This is an excellent resource to get insights into the activities of various schools and programs. It also allows discussion of educational innovation and reform. 

Website: Visit here

Follow on Twitter and Facebook

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2. MindShift

Mind Shift

MindShift (a part of KQED News) offers insights on the future of learning and how the teaching methods are evolving to meet the needs of today’s students. They also provide advice on how to raise children to be successful in life. Their audience is made of educators, parents, and life-long learners.

Website: Visit here

Follow on Twitter and Facebook

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3. The Innovative Educator

The Innovative Educator

Lisa Nielsen is the founder of The Innovator Educator and provides her opinion on the current education system. She is a public school educator and shares innovative ways to prepare students for relevant and real-world success. 

Website: Visit here

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4. Moonshot Jr

Moonshot Jr

Moonshot Jr covers topics, news, research, trends, etc. that are useful and meaningful to your child’s education and how entrepreneurial education can make them successful.

Website: Visit here

Follow on Twitter and Facebook

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5. Edutopia

Edutopia

Founded by George Lucas in 1991, Edutopia has thousands of informative articles on how technology can change the education system. They state their mission is to transform K-12 education so that all students can become future-ready.

Website: Visit here

Follow on Twitter and Facebook

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6. EdSurge

EdSurge

EdSurge is a community of teachers, storytellers, and techies. They provide research reports on ideas and technologies that shape the future of education and the learning system. You can find coverage on PK-12, higher education, and EdTech businesses. 

Website: Visit here

Follow on Twitter and Facebook

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7. Getting Smart

Getting Smart
 
Getting Smart is a place where education industry leaders and experts share their experience and innovation in the learning process. You can find coverage on innovation in education, learning, and technology.

Website: Visit here

Follow on Twitter and Facebook

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8. Will Richardson

Willrichardson

Will Richardson is an education thought-leader, international speaker and was named as a global 100 “Changemakers in Education” by HundrEd. In his blogs, he shares his thoughts, ideas, recommended tools, and strategies to help educators improve the learning experience for their students.

Website: Visit here

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9. TeacherTube

Teacher Tube

TeacherTube is an online community of teachers where teachers post videos on a topic for students. There are hundreds of topics – Science, Math, Arts, History, etc. which students can explore and learn about. 

Website: Visit here

Follow on Twitter

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10. The Edvocate

The Edvocate

The Edvocate aims to educate people about the shifts in education policy. They cover the latest news in education reforms, innovation in the learning system, education leadership, and child development.

Website: Visit here

Follow on Twitter and Facebook

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Final Note

This list is worth bookmarking and all the blogs are a must-follow for parents as well and children to be in the know of the latest developments in the education sector. 

However, there are still many blogs that didn’t find their place in this top 10 list but they, too, are doing their bit in improving the education system and aiding students in the learning process. Discovery Education, Inside Higher Ed, Pearson, Study.com, Udemy are some of the notable mentions that did not make the top 10 in our list.

Did we miss any education technology blog you think should be on the list? Please share your favorite blogs in the comment section below.

Let me end this blog with a Chinese proverb –

“Learning is a treasure that will follow its owner everywhere.”

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