This year’s Expanding Boundaries course was recently asked what blogs they are currently following on their Google Reader. I decided I’d take the opportunity to share my own in hopes they might pick a few up themselves and begin sharing their opinions of them with me. Because there are more than five blogs on my RSS feed I can not read every article of every blog so I do tend to browse the titles to find pieces that pique my interest. Here are a few that I tend to read more frequently than the others…
“Class Struggle” by Jay Mathews – Washington Post editor who frequently shares his opinions on education reform news, research, and general debate. He can make my blood boil at times which is probably why I like to read him… no one wants to read something they simply 100% agree with!
“Connect!” – The official Calgary Science School blog page sharing their project-based learning investigations and results. Sometimes PBL can be tough for educators young and old to visualize. One can gather alot from model work, particularly when its in your field of study!
“MeTA Musings” by Matt Townsley, a mathematics educator focused on sharing his classroom successes through “standards based grading” as well as the integration of technology into mathematics classrooms.
“Dangerously Irrelevant” by Scott McLeod, the co-creator of the “Did You Know? (Shift Happens)” videos (the most recent update from 2009 embedded below) and a passionate blogger regarding “technology, leadership, and the future of schools.”
Lastly, the “Planet Money” podcasts and blog are a favorite way for me to try to make sense of an economic world very foreign to a former geology major like myself. Their anecdotal stories that stretch around the world give perspective to the interconnectedness of our nation’s economy with those around the globe and a glimpse into the lives of the makers and shakers of Wall Street.