The Top 10 Education Blog ranking was last updated 10/08/2016.
Widely regarded as the ‘most influential blog on education in the UK’, and winner of Best Education Blog at our 2015 blog awards is TE@CHER TOOLKIT. Authored by Ross Morrison McGill, a deputy headteacher in a well-known inner-city school in North London, and with over 140,000 followers on Twitter alone, TE@CHER TOOLKIT provides advice on how teachers can use social media and apps to make education more fun as well as updates on the latest education news.
After seven years of working in banking, Joanne Morgan decided to try her hand at a more “worthwhile and challenging career”, becoming a teacher in 2009. It was then that Joanne decided to create Resourceaholic as a platform to share ideas and resources for teaching secondary school mathematics. Joanne is also very active on Twitter, sharing articles, jokes and mathematics resources.
Award-winning blogger, author, consultant and speaker Mark Anderson combines his knowledge of technology and teaching to share his passion of learning and tech innovation. Drawing on his experience as an assistant headteacher, Mark uses his blog to give classroom advice for educators, app ideas to encourage learning, and personal anecdotes.
Lee Parkinson is the author of Mr P’s ICT blog ‘- iPads in the Classroom, which as the name suggests, promotes and teaches ideas for how technology and web based tools can be used across the curriculum to motivate children to learn. Following a career in primary school teaching, Lee now provides training to schools to help embed technology in classrooms. From iPads to Pokemon Go, Mr P’s ICT blog offers a creative approach to learning in a way that encourages children to read and write.
Scenes From The Battleground is one of the most influential education blogs, offering insight into British secondary education. Authored by teacher Andrew Old, Scenes From The Battleground brings first-hand commentary and insight on education system debates, current policy, Ofsted and the obstacles faced by teachers, providing a platform for discussion and debate.
Authored by associate professor Steve Wheeler, Learning with ‘e’s explores the application of digital media, technology and innovation in education. Providing opinion pieces on the current schooling system and research to inform educators about the influence of digital media and learning, Steve’s blog presents highlights from higher education conferences, student feedback and opinion as well as advice on digital media practice for teachers.
Feeling frustration over the state of the education system, in 2011 David Didau began to blog about the constraints faced by teachers and document both the successes and failures in his classroom. The Learning Spy blends psychology and teaching to influence perceptions. After a successful fifteen year career as a teacher, David is now a speaker, consultant and author of books including, ‘What if everything you knew about education was wrong?’ and ‘The Secret of Literacy: Making the implicit, explicit’.
Besides being the author of headguruteacher, an education blog with over 2 million views, Tom Sherrington is also headteacher of an inner-city school. Tom uses his blog as a platform to deconstruct debates on reforming the education system, providing personal anecdotes and reflections, while using research on teaching to advise new and seasoned teachers. Drawing on Tom’s experience as a teacher, headguruteacher illustrates contemporary ideas in learning and school leadership, to express the challenges 21st century educators face daily.
Danny Nicholson has over fifteen years of experience in teaching and now writes The Whiteboard Blog, producing hints and tips for teachers to help them improve the use of technology in the classroom, particularly focusing on the interactive whiteboard and iPads. The Whiteboard Blog provides resources for interactive lessons, teaching science, technology training and help guides as well as product reviews and giveaways.
10. Magical Maths
Magical Maths was launched in 2007 as a learning hub for mathematics teachers, offering teaching resources, designed to make learning fun. Now teachers across various disciplines contribute by sharing useful resources, ideas and personal views on educational topics. From classroom display advice to top student fails, Magical Maths gives advice on how to make lessons more interactive and engaging.
The fundamentals of working with bloggers are the same as with traditional journalists at traditional media outlets: respect their schedules; take time to read their material to learn their interests; and only contact them if/when they want to be contacted.
Vuelio’s blog ranking methodology takes into consideration social sharing, topic-related content and post frequency. Profiles of these education blogs and their authors can be found in the Vuelio Media Database.