Teach.com recently came out with Teach100, which ranks and scores hundreds of education blogs across the web.
Each blog is scored on four components:
Social Reach: The combined social shares on Twitter, LinkedIn, and Facebook of the ten most recent posts, as well as the blog's main domain.
Activity: The frequency at which the blog posts articles.
Authority: Measured by the number of inbound links to the blog.
Teach Score: This is a subject score that measures how media is used on the blog, the relevancy of the topics, and the overall presentation of the blog.
Anyone can submit a blog they find helpful or educational, whether it's one you write on or one that you follow, and Teach.com will score it and list it on their site (they currently have 638 blogs listed). According to Teach100, here are the top ten education blogs to follow, and what content you can find on them.
This is a great source of content for anyone in higher education, including those looking for jobs. They have sections including Admissions, Books, Technology, Career Advice, and Diversity. They also offer a number of webinars and research in the higher ed space. Their most recent study was on Federal Accountability and Financial Pressure which surveyed college and university presidents.
This blog is under the New York Times umbrella. Their main audiences are teachers, students, and parents that want to use the NYTs content as inspiration for teaching materials. Teachers can use the section "Text to text" as lesson plans in areas such as American History, Civics, Current Events, and Social Studies.
Students can also comment on stories in the Student Opinion section, as long as they're 13 years or older.
Edutopia is part of The George Lucas Educational Foundation. The blog's focus is on k-12 educators and students. It's two main purposes are to produce content that improves learning and engages students and to "collaborate with researchers, teachers, and curriculum experts" to advance the field of project-based learning.
This blog is focused on bringing social media and web 2.0 into the classroom. It's not just a destination for content, but also acts as a social network for educators that are looking to learn more about integrating online strategies into their classrooms. They have groups at different schools that you can join and interact with, as well as many educational videos. They have over 78,000 members from 199 countries which really provides a variety of perspectives on education.
This blog is all about technology in the education space. They provide tactful advice about incorporating technology in the classroom, including a teacher's guide to technology and learning as well as product reviews on the best laptops, tablets, and apps for teachers. They also provide best practices for online learning, including posts like "15 Tips for Facilitating Online Discussion" and "How to Design Effective Online Courses."
This is an online community for teachers to share videos of instructional learning. For teachers in any school or even home teachers, this is a destination to learn from your peers. You can also find photos, videos, and audio recordings to use in your curriculum. You can also join different groups focused on specific topics.
TeacherTube is about community and education for teachers, by teachers.
This progressive blog is for all educators who are looking to be more digitally connected. They have great sections on testing with technology, best practices for iPads in the classroom, what hashtags to follow on Twitter, and research around how thinking habits and neuroscience impact students' learning processes.