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Our editors have reviewed and selected the top 50 Edu-Bloggers that you should follow for up-to-date news and views on everything pertaining to education. Is there a blogger you’d like to see featured here?
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Director of Tech for school district outside Atlanta. Cofounder of #edchat. Highly influential.
Specialty: Instructional technology, resources for teachers, Web 2.0
Twitter Name: web20classroom
2010 Followers: N/A
2011 Followers: 35,734
Teach Paperless

Description: Collaborative of  teachers  to record their experiences  going paperless. Chief blogger is Shelly Blake-Plock.

Specialty: Digital technology, new media, education

Twitter Name: teachpaperless
2010 Followers: 6,453
2011 Followers: 16,821

Cybrary Man

Description: Helps moderate Twitter’s #edchat forums on Tuesdays. Thought leader in instructional technology, creating cyber libraries of resources.

Specialty: Instructional technology, resources for teachers

Twitter Name: @cybraryman1
2010 Followers: 10,872
2011 Followers: 11,016

Free Tech 4 Teachers

Description: 2010 winner best Edublog Award. Available for speaking, product reviews. US history/civics high school teacher in ME. Site takes ads.

Specialty: Free Ed Tech Resources

Twitter Name: rmbyrne
2010 Followers: 11,511
2011 Followers: 20,751

Edtech Vision

Description: High school librarian & new media teacher at a private Catholic high school near Portland, OR. 20+ years teaching K-12. Founded the PDXedcamp.

Specialty: Tech for librarians, google certified

Twitter Name: ccassinelli
2010 Followers: 2,292
2011 Followers: 3,471

Always Learning

Description: Edublog award nominee. In her 9th year of teaching technology in international schools, now in Thailand.

Specialty: International tech, tech tips for teachers.

Twitter Name: mscofino
2010 Followers: 4,862
2011 Followers: 6,944

Cool Cat Teacher

Description: Consistent edublog award winner. Founded flat classroom, wiki expert, available for speaking, does product reviews, accepts ads on blog site.

Specialty: Flat classroom, wikis and ed tech

Twitter Name: CoolCatTeacher
2010 Followers: 10,581
2011 Followers: 27,217


Description: Sixth grade teacher who is passionate about technology integration, flipped classroom. Nominated as best new blog in 2010.Visit Blog

Specialty: Technology integration, flipped classroom

Twitter Name: amandacdykes
2010 Followers: 0
2011 Followers: 3,115

Edutopia’s team of bloggers

Description: Edutopia hosts a variety of bloggers with specialty areas from STEM to project based learning.Visit Blog

Specialty: Various educators post to this website.

Twitter Name: edutopia
2010 Followers: 0
2011 Followers: 43,260

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Description: Consistent edublog award winner. Features websites for teaching ELL, ESL and EFL. HS English/SS teacher in Sacramento. Also has blog on edweek.

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Specialty: Technology; ELL, ESL, engaging parents. In the trenches classroom mgmt.

Twitter Name: larryferlazzo
2010 Followers: 7,226
2011 Followers: 13,002

Moving at the Speed of Creativity

Description: Award-winning Oklahoma blogger, Web 2.0 technologies, their appropriate use, digital storytelling, educational leadership, blended learning. Takes ads on his blog.Visit Blog

Specialty: Ed tech, e learning

Twitter Name: wfryer
2010 Followers: 7,055
2011 Followers: 11,266

Steve Hargadon

Description: Consultant for Elluminate/Blackboard Collaborate. Created the Classroom 2.0 social network. Emerging Technologies Chair for ISTE.

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Specialty: Web 2.0, Blackboard related, emerging technologies

Twitter Name: stevehargadon
2010 Followers: 6,204
2011 Followers: 11,169

Bud The Teacher

Description:Instructional technologist for the St. Vrain Valley School District in northern Colorado.Visit Blog

Specialty: Teaching 2.0, digital learning collaboratives

Twitter Name: budtheteacher
2010 Followers: 0
2011 Followers: 7,381

Kevin Jarrett

Description: K-4 Computer Teacher & Technology Facilitator and District Webmaster in New Jersey.

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Specialty: Ed tech

Twitter Name: kjarrett
2010 Followers: 6,305
2011 Followers: 9,250

Blue Skunk Blog

Description: Director of media and technology for the Mankato (MN) Public Schools. Author of six books, a long- running column in Library Media Connection, the Blue Skunk Blog. ISTE speaker.Visit Blog

Specialty: Media and tech

Twitter Name: blueskunkblog
2010 Followers: 0
2011 Followers: 1,636

Reflections from an Elementary Principal

Description: Wisconsin elementary principal, passionate about learning, instructional leadership, co-moderator of #educoach chat.Visit Blog

Specialty: Principal issues, intstructional leadership

Twitter Name: PrincipalJ
2010 Followers: 0
2011 Followers: 1,758

Technology Tidbits

Description: Running list of tech tools for teachers. Accepts ads.Visit Blog

Specialty: Technology in the classroom

Twitter Name: dkapuler
2010 Followers: 0
2011 Followers: 1,435


Description: Texas-based instructional technologist. Active in Texas education, provides tips, ideas for teachers.Visit Blog

Specialty: K-12 Inst. Tech Specialist with MEd. Hoping to build bridges between thinkers in the cloud & teachers in classroom

Twitter Name: EdTechSandyK
2010 Followers: 0
2011 Followers: 3,135

Allison Kipta

Description: Cryptic blog listing tools, resources for ed tech.

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Specialty: Ed tech tools

Twitter Name: akipta
2010 Followers: 2,270
2011 Followers: 2,346


Description: Infrequent but thoughtful blogger. High school math teacher, tech consultant, Manitoba.Visit Blog

Specialty: Math, teaching philosophy

Twitter Name: dkuropatwa
2010 Followers: 1,939
2011 Followers: 2,891

Chad Lehman

Description: Employed as Discovery Educator Network (DEN) Community Manager. Formerly a school ibrarian & classroom teacher.

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Specialty: Tech resources, all things Discovery Education

Twitter Name: imcguy
2010 Followers: 1,283
2011 Followers: 2,056

Practical Theory

Description: Philadelphia-based principal of the Science Leadership Academy. Co-chair of EduCon. Keynote speaker at 2011 ISTE.Visit Blog

Specialty: STEM, instructional technology

Twitter Name: chrislehmann
2010 Followers: 0
2011 Followers: 10,422

E- learning journeys

Description: E-Learning coordinator at Beijing (BISS) International School. Co-founder Flat Classroom Projects.Visit Blog

Specialty: E-learning, global education

Twitter Name: julielindsay
2010 Followers: 3,780
2011 Followers: 5,260

Angela Maiers

Description: Highly influential twitterer, speaker, consultant. 20-year educator, now with her own consultancy. Often speaks on motivating teachers.

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Specialty: Using technology and social media to create positive change in schools.

Twitter Name: angelamaiers
2010 Followers: 13,852
2011 Followers: 25,604

Scott McLeod

Description: Created the famous “Shift Happens” video viewed millions of times on YouTube. IT director and founder of CASTLE – administrators’ PD program. Keynote at ISTE.

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Specialty: PD for teachers, instructional technology

Twitter Name: mcleod
2010 Followers: 0
2011 Followers: 12,752

Reflections on Teaching

Description: Computer lab teacher at an elementary school in Sacramento.Visit Blog

Specialty: Ed tech

Twitter Name: alicemercer
2010 Followers: 1,533
2011 Followers: 2,390


Description: Founded by KQED/NPR. New site.

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Specialty: Future of learning, research, trends, innovations

Twitter Name: MindShiftKQED
2010 Followers: 0
2011 Followers: 5,873

Ask a Tech Teacher

Description: Tech teacher for 15 years in elementary school in CA. Provides tips, insight for teachers.Visit Blog

Specialty: instructional technology, tech integration

2010 Followers: 0
2011 Followers: 1,048

Cathy Nelson

Description: Nominee for Edublog awards. Offers tips to teachers and library media specialists who are modeling integration of technology. Media specialist in SCarolina. DEN Star.

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Specialty: DEN, tech integration from media specialist point of view

Twitter Name: cathyjo
2010 Followers: 1,649
2011 Followers: 2,275

Alan November

Description: Founder, November Learning. Pioneer in instructional technology. Author, speaker. Most recent boook is “3 Keys to the Flipped Classroom.”

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Specialty: Instructional technology, tech integration

Twitter Name: globalearner
2010 Followers: 4,565
2011 Followers: 9,759

21st Century Collaborative

Description: 20 year educator. Author of “The Connected Educator, learning and leading in the 21st Century.” Co- Founder of PLPnetwork.comVisit Blog

Specialty: Research and speaking interests include 21st Century reform, teacher leadership, networks, and community building online

Twitter Name: snbeach
2010 Followers: 5,099
2011 Followers: 7,869

Kyle Pace

Description: Instructional technologist in Missouri. Active in twitter edchat, edcamps. Co-authored “Integrating Technology with Music Instruction.”

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Specialty: Instructional technology

Twitter Name: kylepace
2010 Followers: 0
2011 Followers: 10,546


Description: 35+years in classroom, administration. Now a PD consultant. Goes nationwide to teach and speak. Growing influence.Visit Blog

Specialty: Project-based learning, student-centered learning

Twitter Name: peterpappas
2010 Followers: 0
2011 Followers: 2,837

The Nerdy Teacher

Description: Founded the Project PLN, an online ezine. In his first year of blogging nominated for best new blog, best teacher blog.Visit Blog

Specialty: Project-based learning

Twitter Name: TheNerdyTeacher
2010 Followers: 0
2011 Followers:12,437

Will Richardson

Description: Educator, speaker, author, 10-year blogger at Weblogg-ed and now at willrichardson,com. Educator for 22 years. Co-founder of Powerful Learning Practice.

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Specialty: Instructional technology, PD focus, PLNs

Twitter Name: willrich45
2010 Followers:12,931
2011 Followers:20,843

EdTech Digest

Description: Blog/online magazine about edtech, and the industry. Victor is formerly editor with District Administration and THE Journal.Visit Blog

Specialty: Ed tech industry, interviews with key company leaders, top trends

Twitter Name: edtechdigest
2010 Followers: 0
2011 Followers:2,204

Educators Royal Treatment

Description: Scholastic Administrator Tech Editor; 34-year veteran teacher, and ed tech author.Visit Blog

Specialty: Tools, trends in education

Twitter Name: kenroyal
2010 Followers: 0
2011 Followers:2,235

Change Agency

Description: Online educator, technology coach, edublogger, advocate for arts & technology education. Author of “Wikis for School Leaders.” Houston based.Visit Blog

Specialty: Online learning, wikis

Twitter Name: ssandifer
2010 Followers: 2,056
2011 Followers: 2,747

Kathy Shrock”s Kaffeeklatsch

Description: Edublog award winner. Thought leader in edtech. Retired in 2010 after stellar career in PennSD. Still very active as consultant, speaker. Features products on her site.Visit Blog

Specialty: Ed tech, instructional technology pioneer

Twitter Name: kathyschrock
2010 Followers: 7,548
2011 Followers:12,757

Stump the Teacher

Description: Chicago-based 6th grade language arts and social science teacher. Active in twitter edchats.Visit Blog

Specialty: Instructional technology, resources for teachers

Twitter Name: stumpteacher
2010 Followers:0
2011 Followers:4,845

iLearn Technology

Description: Edublog award winner. Technology teacher, classroom tech integration specialist, Den Star, instructional coach.Visit Blog

Specialty: Integrating tech into the classroom

Twitter Name: ktenkely
2010 Followers:4,734
2011 Followers:8,932

Teacher Boot Camp

Description: Highly influential blogger, tweeter. Calls herself an education thought-provoker. Travels worldwide to speak, teach teachers. #Edchat cofounder. Based in San AntonioVisit Blog

Specialty: Social media for educators, PLNs

Twitter Name: ShellTerrell
2010 Followers:0
2011 Followers:18,348

Alfred Thompson

Description: K-12 computer science academic relations manager for Microsoft. Former HS computer science teacher.

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Specialty: Computer science curriculums

Twitter Name: alfredtwo
2010 Followers:2,174
2011 Followers:3,700

David Truss

Description: Vice principal with the Learning Innovations Network in BC, Canada. Focusing on Open Learning. Nominated for edublog awards.

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Specialty: Open learning

Twitter Name: datruss
2010 Followers:2,869
2011 Followers:4,481

Jeff Utecht

Technology & Learning Coordinator International School Bangkok, Author of books on Web 2.0 for educators.Visit Blog

Specialty: Web 2.0 presenter

Twitter Name: jutecht
2010 Followers:7,238
2011 Followers:9,944

School Library Journal

Description: Edublog award winner. Teacher-librarian at Springfield Township High School.Visit Blog

Specialty: Library issues, technology

Twitter Name: joycevalenza
2010 Followers:5,762
2011 Followers:9,850

2¢ Worth

Description: 35-year educator as teacher, administrator, staff with NC Dept. of Ed. Education consultant. Thought leader in instructional technology.Visit Blog

Specialty: Instructional technology, 21st century teaching

Twitter Name: dwarlick
2010 Followers:9,665
2011 Followers:13,804


Description:Helping others with Web 2.0 technology and blogs in the classroom. Expert in all things blogging for teachers.Visit Blog

Specialty: Helps teachers know best practices around blogging and ed tech tips

Twitter Name: dwarlick
2010 Followers:6,889
2011 Followers:9,095


Description: Supports teachers with new teaching ideas, free resources and teacher opinion on best practices.

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Specialty: Teaching ideas, teacher promotions

Twitter Name: weareteachers
2010 Followers:10,000
2011 Followers:23,567

My/Island View

Description:Co-Founder of #edchat, moderates. Created EduPLN community NING. Thought leader on instructional technology, professor of ed in NY after 35+ years in classroom teaching.Visit Blog

Specialty: Instructional technology, teaching pedagogy, social media as PLN resource

Twitter Name: tomwhitby
2010 Followers:0
2011 Followers:14,704

Kirsten Winkler

Description:2010 2nd runnerup best edublog award. Founder & Editor @EDUKWEST, Started as a language teacher, now consulting, writing.

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Specialty: Instructional technology, Web 2.0 strategies

Twitter Name: kirstenwinkler
2010 Followers:1,604
2011 Followers:2,730