I found it fascinating to look at different blogs, that all focused on the topic of Education. Each one had its own individual style, and each one had its own focus. I noticed, that not every blog had a flow or transition between posts. Let me clarify this, for instance if you looked at Education Weeks Blog on Special Education, though each post had a particular focus on Special Education they were not written in a linking way. In other words not describing what happened one day, then what happened another day. This doesn’t mean that there is anything won’t with this type of flow. It just differs from that of a classroom blog designed to depict a student’s progression. Now don’t get me wrong, Education Weeks Blog on Special Education, is absolutely fascinating, I loved How they were able to Talk about how test accommodation not being a solution to students with ADHD, for one I am a student that struggles with ADHD and secondly I know I will have students that also do. This will defiantly be one of my go to blogs to find up and coming information, to assist my own classroom implementations.
Now, lets refocus back to blogging flow, specifically on on a day by day class blog, done by a teacher in the field. I loved Larry Ferlazzo’s blog entitled websites of the day, First of this might not appear to be exactly what I am talking about, but if you look close, he has found a way of mixing the day’s events with what is happening in the classroom and cultural. Not only that but he usually has a week in review blog, essential if this is the flow you are trying to achieve.
Finally not exactly an education blog, but if you are a tech teacher and want to stay updated on the latest and greatest tech, with a Canadian twist. MobileSyrup will fill that Canadian sweet tooth. This is a blog I follow passionately on a daily basis, and it will surprise you how many things they discuss that is relented both in the classroom technology implementation but also current Canadian events. Which if you were a socials teacher might come in handy. Plus, their layout is fabulous, great mixture of modern with that touch of minimalism, can I say that I have a little Blogvy(envy of a Blog). I hope some day I can have a blog that looks as refined as theirs.
Until next time Keep Smiling, and grow that minimalist side of yourself.