Blogging in Education Today (Part 5 – Education Technology Blogs)

This week we wrap our series, in which we’ve been learning about many of the ways in which blogs are being used in today’s educational institutions.

As promised last week, this final post in our series will examine blogging that focuses on education technology, as practiced by education and instructional technologists and educators in general.

First, a brief recap of the types of educational blogging we’ve already examined in this series. We started by looking at teachers blogging on their own, then followed with ’classroom blogging‘, moved on to individual student blogging, and this bought us to last week when we looked at examples of blogging by educational administrators.

Like the above types of blogging, the use of blogs to share experiences and insights into various education technnologies has been growing steadily since the late 90′s and early 00′s. An Internet search for “education technology blogs” or similarly worded phrases will deliver hundreds of relevant results. With their high level of technological prowess, it shouldn’t be surprising that there a good number of these types of bloggers who have created very popular, highly trafficked web sites.

Here’s some examples of Ed Tech blogs. I’ve provided a mix of blogs from both teachers and technologists, since these two types of professionals are the source of the majority of education technology blogging.

Ideas and Thoughts: As noted on his site’s About page, Dean Shareski is a Digital Learning Consultant with the Prairie South School Division in Moose Jaw, SK, Canada, who specializes in the use of technology in the classroom, and holds a Masters of Education in Communications and Technology through the University of Saskatchewan. This blog’s tagline (hard to read in the image below) is, “relevant, engaging, authentic learning”.

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