I would like to thank the following bloggers for mentioning Teacher Reboot Camp in their posts of 10 blogs you should look at. Please, look at their blogs and if they are in this list, It’s Worth Voting for These Blogs, then consider voting for them. I read these blogs on a regular basis and find so many incredible gems in them. I will describe these briefly, then go into detail about the ones I nominate. Unfortunately the rules say I can’t include these in my top 10.
- The PLN Staff– One of my favorite blogs that is always filled with incredible wit and a lot of charm.
- A Journey in TEFL– Eva describes her use of web 2.0 tools with her students. Love her reflection!
- Sean Banville’s blog– I admire how Sean describes incredible ways to use technology effectively with students.
- The Island Weekly– Anne shares videos, music, and posts that are thought-provoking. She also covers culture and other issues.
- Sheetal Makhan– Some of these posts have literally had me in tears. She shares world issues many are too afraid to blog about.
- Doing Some Thinking– Henrick makes educators reflect on how students learn best. I love the pedagogy and critical view of teaching practices.
- Early EFL– Leahn shares incredible tips and resources for teaching young learners. This is a new gem I recently subscribed to.
- The VE Blog by Miguel Mendoza– Provides great insight into various technologies for professional development and classroom use.
- Bright Ideas Blog– I find some truly amazing videos and resources on this blog which is why I tweet it so much!
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Here are my 10 (in no order) recommendations in 2 categories, including the reasons why you should visit their blogs and my favorite posts.
English Language Teaching Blogs
- Linguistic Consultancy by Marisa Pavan- This is a relatively new blog but is filled with great tidbits of how to use technology effectively. What I really enjoy is Marisa’s honest reflection on the tools she uses and how it impacts her learners.
- Education Technology in ELT by Vicky Saumell- She shares so many incredible technology resources and blogs how to integrate them effectively with students.
- TeflTecher by Ian James– I love the lesson plans that go along with some the most innovative uses of technology I have seen. They are the kind you can’t wait to try in your classroom.
- ELT Ideas by Marian Steiner– Reading Marian’s posts is like reading beautiful prose. He explains teaching in a very poetic way that is quite beautiful.
- Check out What Twitter Feels Like
- Esra’s Englishous Blog by Esra Girgin Akiskali- Esra shares great tips for teaching English to young language learners. She also reflects on various instructional methods.
- Ozge Karaoglu’s Blog– You won’t the amount of technology resources she shares anywhere, which is why she is known as the Edtech queen.
- Burcu Akyol’s Blog– I have learned so much about professional development in ELT in this incredible blog.
- Check out the entire Spread Your Knowledge Series
- Nik’s Quick Shout! Blog by Nik Peachey- The most difficult part was trying to decide which Nik Peachey blog I would list. All are incredible and deserving of numerous awards for his incredible contribution to getting language teachers to use technology effectively with their students.
- Digital Play Blog by Kyle Mawer and Graham Stanley- I love the free online games shared and explored in this blog! You’ll be hooked as well.
- Jeremy Harmer’s Blog– This one has been named many times by others and for a reason, it is simply a must read for all educators. Jeremy makes educators reflect on their presentation styles and actions on social media. Yes, Jeremy has been mostly read by the entire ELT world but really he should be read by all educators.
- The Nerdy Teacher by Nick Provanzano- Nick writes with such pizazz and energy. Daily it seems he knocks out another thought-provoking post. He challenges educators to rethink the way students learn.
- Check out the entire 10 Weeks and No Tests series. Scroll to the bottom and read up!
- ICT in Education by Terry Freedman- Daily Terry’s posts make me reflect on the way I teach with technology. There is no sugar coating in this blog, but challenges to become a better educator and the experience to back this up.
- Technology Tidbits: Thoughts From a Cyberhero by David Kapuler- Daily David shares the best free tools and resources available for educators. He includes brilliant examples!
- Check out 50 Sites in 60 Minutes
- Pair-of-Dimes For Your Thoughts by David Truss- His posts continuously make me reflect on my pedagogy and instructional practice.
- Sue Waters Blog– I learned how to blog through Sue’s wisdom! Without her help and encouragement this blog would not be where it is.
- Teaching With Soul Blog by Lisa Dabbs- Lisa Dabbs is an administrator and leader who writes with continuous passion.
- Check out Holding on to Hope…(not losing it)
- Education on the Plate by Deven Black- This blog amazes me with the amount of passionate posts. It’s thought-provoking and inspiring like its author.
- Check out I Screw Up & Come Out Ahead
- You Blog by Monika Hardy- Monika is extremely passionate about education. She posts often and full of passion. Her blog aims to revolutionize and improve education and her students are doing this!
- Teaching and Learning in the Digital Age by Maryna Badenhorst- I love reading the creative way she implements technology in her classes. It is unique and makes you want to just dive in!
- Check out Claymation/Stop Motion
- So You Want to Teach– Joel has a real voice that speaks with passion and honesty about the teaching profession. He inspires growth and has been doing this for 3 years!
Narrowing down to these took some time, because I read several blogs and love them all. Please check the blog roll for more favorites or follow my tweets @shellterrell.
Take time the rest of the week to read these blogs and see which ones to add to your daily read! If you’re tagged in this post, please spread the love.
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